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Recent Questions:

  • just i want to know about spirit vinegar in detail.... - shaik mohammed
  • AOA

    It is Halal, for detail please go to Sevices Section and subsection Fiqah and Science.


    Category: Ingredients
    12-14-12 16:17:58
  • Is Steviva's 100% Pure Stevia Powder (Brand: Steviva, USA) halal? Do all stevia products undergo the alcohol crystallisation process, as mentioned in this website? Do you know any stevia sweetener that is halal? Thanks. - Rashidah
  • AOA

    haram Stevia Natural Sweetener Natural Sweettener Steviol Glycol is extracted from Stevia plant and crystalized through alcohol.


    Category: Food Products
    12-14-12 11:13:00
  • is cadbory temptation choclate rum and raisin is halal? plz tel us........ - aysha
  • AOA

    It is a Haram product.


    Category: E-Numbers
    12-14-12 09:49:07
  • the frozen yoghurt companies import their ingredients from america that's why i was asking and that eclipse mint with the code e440 (spearmint flavoured) is also made in america so i would be grateful if U found out about these things - shehreyar
  • AOA

    Ameruca do not use E Numbers so it is not made in USA. I do not whether it is Halal or not in Pakistan.


    Category: Food Products
    12-14-12 08:44:12
  • logon ka khaina hai k appy fizz haram hai is me alcohol hai. kya ye sahi hai. - imran shaikh
  • AOA

    Mujhai nahi malum appy fizz.


    Category: halal Certification Process
    12-14-12 07:13:15
  • is ethanol permited for medicin? - moshiur
  • AOA

    Please ask this question to a Islamic scholar.


    Category: E-Numbers
    12-14-12 03:56:12
  • I would liek to inquire about unsalted utter- please could you let me know what is the thing is wrong in unsalted butter? What do I have to inquire from the manufacturer? I have the following unsalted butter with the following ingredients: cows milk fat, bacterial culture, milk fat min 80%, milk solids not fat max 2%, moisture max 18%. Please kindly let me know whther its halal or not? Jazakallah khair, May Allah reward you the best for your excellent efforts. - M ADAM
  • AOA

    US has different food laws than England. If there is label on the package "Suitable for Vegetarian" then it is Halal otherwise not because wed do not know the Halal status of bacterial culture in England.


    Category: General Question
    12-14-12 02:51:41
  • AOA is rolo minis halal here is the ingredients:Milk chocolate sugar;coca butter;chocolate milk,nonfat milk;sunflower,lecithin;milkfat;natural flavor; Glucose syrup(Wheat);Sugar;sweetened condensed skim milk(Skim milk and sugar)Palm oil;Contains 2%or less of milk fat;salt;Natural flavor carbonate.IT has a U and a D symbols and a R symbol.Thank you so much =) - dania
  • AOA

    It is Halal only if no alcohol is used in natural flavor.


    Category: halal Certification Process
    12-13-12 21:38:52
  • Salaam, 1. Is little ceaser mushroom pizza halal? 2. I recently asked about dentyne ice gums on wheter the arctic chill flavor was halal, and you responded with a quote from wrigleys email. Just an FYI dentyne is not manufactured by wrigleys. It is a kraft foods products. So I wanted to ask again, is dentyne ice arctic chill flavor halal? Plz respond correctly this time. Jazak Allah khair - anonymous
  • AOA

    Little Caesar cheese pizza is not Halal. All Wrigley gums are not Halal.


    Category: Ingredients
    12-13-12 20:38:54
  • choclate liquor in cakes is halal or not.can we consume food that contains choclate liquor. jazakallah - naghma
  • AOA

    Chocolate Liquor is a Halal ingredient but other ingredients in cake has to be Halal.


    Category: General Question
    12-13-12 19:29:35
  • is kirkland (costco brand) cheese pizza halal or not? - samreen
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: E-Numbers
    12-13-12 16:26:37
  • raffaello from germany is halal or not? and about all ferrero products. - zakia
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: Food Products
    12-13-12 13:42:02
  • Can you tell me if the pizza at Rosati's Pizza - a popular pizza chain in the Midwest - is halal? In terms of the cheese, crust, and sauce. - Murtaza
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: Ingredients
    12-13-12 13:31:11
  • Bread "GRECA PITA " contain wheat and milk ( whey) made by Goglalian Bakeries .Inc of Santa Ana ,California is halal? - Farzana Abed
  • AOA

    Whey is Halal only if there is kosher symbol on the package otherwise it is not Halal.


    Category: Food Products
    12-13-12 12:17:25
  • Assalamuallaikum, Is Little caesars cheese pizza & crazy bread is halal or not? - Uzma
  • AOA

    They are not Halal.


    Category: Food Products
    12-13-12 11:48:49
  • Islamic Dissemination Center For Latin America, Can you please let me know if this is a trusted foundation for halal certification. New Chapter supplements are using this halal gelatin of beef certified by them. And can you also let me know if New Chapter's Serofin (st john's emotional health) is halal? Ingredients are Gelatin (Islamic Dissemination Center For Latin America certified), Vegetable glycerin, water, and carob. Extra-Virgin olive oil, soy lecithin, and yellow beeswax. - Umer Hasan
  • AOA

    I have no information on Islamic Dissemination Center For Latin America. I have no information on that product.


    Category: Ingredients
    12-13-12 11:40:40
  • SIR,IS CAKE RUSK CONTAIN ANY ALCOHOL IN THEIR FLAVOR?.PLEASE LET ME KNOW IMMEDIETLY. THANK YOU. - NILU
  • AOA

    This information is known to the manufacturer only.


    Category: halal Certification Process
    12-13-12 09:54:04
  • Is sunbeam made with whole grain white bread halal does have any kosher certification sign over it Jazak Allah - Neelofar jawad
  • AOA

    Sunbeam in Norteast and Florida carries kosher symbol. Please check its Halal status on our website.


    Category: E-Numbers
    12-13-12 07:26:53
  • a Muslim works as sale clerk in a pharmacy or store selling medicines of all kinds made from or having halal and haram ingregients will she/he violate any Islamic law relative to the work and salary recieved from such store Omar - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    This question is for a Islamic Scholar so please contact him.


    Category: E-Numbers
    12-12-12 20:00:56
  • Are Doritos nacho cheese halal?? - Sobia
  • AOA

    It is not a Halal product.


    Category: Food Products
    12-12-12 19:45:43
  • assalamu alikum i want to know if ponds cold cream is okay to use or not? i checked ur list and i found other ponds not cold cream so would u plz let me know! jazzaqalhu khaire! - ramin chowdhury
  • AOA

    Please check it at Non Food Section.


    Category: Non-Food Products
    12-12-12 18:03:02
  • alcohol cetyl, is it halal like benzyl alcohol? - md ashraf
  • AOA

    Benzyl alcohol is Halal because it does not cause intoxication. Cetyl alcohol is not a alcohol but a fat wax and Halal only if it is made from vegetable fat.


    Category: halal Certification Process
    12-12-12 16:47:20
  • What can we eat at Ihop? Jazakallah - Muslimah
  • AOA

    They are not Halal.


    Category: Food Products
    12-12-12 16:33:10
  • Assalamu Alaykum, is bakers yeast that contains "Sorbitan Monostearate" as an added ingredient halal? - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    In USA the baker yeast is 100% baker yeast. In UK it is Halal only if there is claim on the package  "Suitable For Vegetarian" because Sorbitan Monostearate is obtained from fat, animal or vegetable fat.


    Category: E-Numbers
    12-12-12 13:00:00
  • i'm eager to know about the soft drinks that contains alcohol and name of those which are alcohol free so that muslims can consume it. - Asad
  • AOA

    Only Pepsi is Halal.


    Category: Food Products
    12-12-12 11:52:04
  • AoA. Do you know why Great Value milks are not kosher certified? You had an article on the halal statuses of milk a while ago. I could not find it anymore.Can you tell me where to look for it. JazakAllah - Atiya
  • AOA

    This is the part of my presenatation at First Halal Food & Control Conference at Riyad, Saudi Arabia in Feb. 2012.

     

    According to US FDA, all states except California must use vitamin A and D3 for

    fortification of milk.

    Vitamin mix for milk fortification consists of Vitamin A, Vitamin D3, Water, Polysorbate

    80, Propylene Glycol and Sodium Benzoate. Only Vitamin A and D are listed on the milk

    bottle.

    The rest of the ingredients are processing aid ingredients(3). MCG is used to Halal certify

    Vitamin Mix Tastemaker Vita Rite D3 from Consolidated Flavors System Bridgeton, MO in

    1990s.

    All Vitamins Mixes are kosher certified and supplied by six companies, therefore all brands of milk in USA and Canada are Halal because Kosher certification of Vitamin Mix meets the Halal requirements.

    So there is no need of kosher symbol on milk bottle.

     

    It under Ingredients section and subsection Description of Vitamins in Milk:

     

    Vitamin Milk

    Milk from buffalo, camel, cow and goat is Halal by itself however milk in the US and Canada from cows and goats must be fortified with vitamins A and D by law. California is the only state where milk can be sold without vitamin fortification.

    • What are the source of Vitamins A and D:
      Vitamin A for milk fortification is produced commercially by reacting calcium carbonate with water and then esterified with palmitic acid (source can be from a plant or an animal or a synthetic). Vitamin D3 is produced from sheep's wool lanolin (Halal).
    • Presence of an emulsifier in Vitamin Mixes:
      A fat based emulsifier Polysorbate 80 is added to the vitamin mix for milk fortification s as a processing aid ingredient to help vitamins to be mix and distributed evenly with milk so that it is satisfy the law requirement of a specific amount of vitamins per quart of milk. This emulsifier is not mentioned on the ingredient declaration on the milk containers because it is considered a processing aid. This emulsifier should not be from pork fat. It has to be from plant fat such as soy bean.
    • This vitamins mixture must be certified as Halal or kosher because there is no FDA regulations about the source of vitamins and the emulsifier for vitamin mix. If a manufacturer wishes to use an emulsifier and vitamins from pork source, there is no law to prevent it.
    • Now almost every dairy in USA is using Kosher certified vitamin mix, so the milk in USA and Canada is Halal.
    • Composition of Vitamin mix for milk fortification:
      Vitamin mix for milk fortification is made of Vitamin A, Vitamin D3, Water, Polysorbate 80 (an emulsifier), Propylene Glycol (to prevent freezing) and Sodium Benzoate as preservative. These ingredients other than Vitamin A and Vitamin D3 will not appear on the ingredients list of milk on its bottle because they considered as processing aid ingredients.
    • VITAMIN MIX MANUFACTURERS:
      Tastemaker, Bungi Foods, Vitamins Inc., Danisco-Grindsted are the major suppliers for the vitamin mix (BASF and Roche vitamins are main suppliers of vitamin A &D) to the milk industry. These companies have kosher certified vitamin mixes. The vitamin mixes from above companies are consider Halal.



    Category: Food Products
    12-12-12 11:24:38
  • If the shampoo contains glycerine in its ingredients is it ok to use it?... - irfan syed
  • AOA

    Glycerin has to be from vegetable fat to be OK.


    Category: Non-Food Products
    12-12-12 08:59:45
  • is coca cola or Pepsi cold drinks in India are halal or not? - Hasan
  • AOA

    I have no information about them in India.


    Category: E-Numbers
    12-12-12 07:51:23
  • is KFC chicken halal or not? - Hasan
  • AOA

    I do not KFC is Halal in India or not but KFC is not Halal in USA/Canada.


    Category: halal Certification Process
    12-12-12 07:47:11
  • How do i make sure, sensodyne toothpaste i want to buy is halal? - muslim brother
  • AOA

    The company says it is free from animal derived ingredients.


    Category: Non-Food Products
    12-12-12 07:18:41
  • AOA! I want to know whether the chocolate named "Fin Carre ALPEN-VOLLMILCH" Chocolate is Halal or Haram.... waiting for response plz - Imtiaz Hussain
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: Food Products
    12-12-12 06:25:20
  • if a product contains red vine vinegar or white vine vinegar what is the status - naz
  • AOA

    MCG considers Red or White Vinegar as not Halal because of left over wine in it.


    Category: Food Products
    12-12-12 05:26:57
  • ARe all of 'ponds' products free from animal ingredients - naz
  • AOA

    Please call their 800 number to find out.


    Category: E-Numbers
    12-12-12 05:25:26
  • please kindly tell me about nutella chocolate bread spread if its halal or not? Jazakallah, mrs raouf - mrs.Raouf
  • AOA

    Please search it on our website.


    Category: General Question
    12-11-12 21:41:59
  • assalamualaikum ww. dear brother / sister. is edam cheese consider halal ? like from dofino or from holland ? jazakallah khair wassalamualaikum ww - joko widodo
  • AOA

    Any cheese is Halal only if it has a Halal or Kosher symbol on the package or says Suitable for vegetarian in Europe.


    Category: Food Products
    12-11-12 20:21:07
  • Is Panera bread's pastry ring Halal? - zainab
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: Food Products
    12-11-12 19:36:35
  • If comestics have cow derived ingredients in the makeup and lotions is that considered halal or haram? - Anmol
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: Ingredients
    12-11-12 18:43:49
  • toblerone, Hershey's , snickers minis, galaxy hazelnut and caramel , twix cookie bars , 3musketeers, Reese's , milky way and lexus . are those chocolate's halal ? - mohammed ishaq
  • AOA

    You can search them on our website because they are listed on our website.


    Category: Food Products
    12-11-12 18:21:49
  • It will be very great full if you can tell me the dr pepper is halal to drink or it haram thankyou - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    Dr. Pepper is not Halal because it is made with alcohol containing flavor.


    Category: Food Products
    12-11-12 10:54:42
  • What is the E number for Torula Yeast? - Liliana Bolio
  • AOA

    No information available for Torula yeast's E-Number on internet.


    Category: E-Numbers
    12-11-12 09:31:52
  • i want to know that wht the name of fungi enzyme - syed ali raza
  • AOA

    Alpha Amylase can be obtained from fungal and bacterial source.


    Category: General Question
    12-11-12 08:31:37
  • is the use of lipbalms made by companies lakme,maybelline,avon,revlon halal? - Yusra Yusuf
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: Ingredients
    12-11-12 06:52:33
  • Salaam, is panthenol an halal ingredient? the product says 'no animal derived ingredients' on it if that helps determine its status.Please advise. May Allah SWT reward you for your efforts. - murtaza ali
  • AOA

    It is a Provitamin of Vitamin B5 it can be obtained from vegetable source and animal source. The no animal derived means it is a vegetable  or synthetic base.


    Category: E-Numbers
    12-11-12 02:42:07
  • is maggi haram or halal? - mohammad salman
  • AOA

    A few Maggi Halal and other are not Halal. The one with green dot is Halal if no flavor present.


    Category: News & Alerts
    12-11-12 02:36:40
  • Asak, Could you please help me with the names of chewing gums available in India that are Halal. Also, sugar free ones. The list on the website does not provide the names of Manufacturers in India. Thank you. - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: E-Numbers
    12-11-12 01:30:58
  • Asalam Hershey,s real milk chocolate chips and Hershey,s baking melts real milk chocolate or Halal - nusrat
  • AOA

    Please search them on our website.


    Category: Food Products
    12-10-12 22:31:39
  • The ingredients of foster clark's mayonnaise are: Soyabean oil,Vinegar,Egg Yolk(6.9%),Sugar,Salt,Preservative(E202),Natural and Nature-identical Mustard Flavour,Antioxidant(E385) - Tania Islam
  • AOA

    This is not a US made product. Itis only Halal if no alcohol isused in flavor and it says suitable for vegetarian.


    Category: Food Products
    12-10-12 21:56:58
  • Is the Fresh Grilled Salmon or Herb Crusted Filet of Salmon at Cheesecake Factory halal? I am in Oakbrook Illinois, if that matters. Jazak'Allahu Kahiren! - Muhammad Rizwan
  • AOA

    All cheesecake Factory are not kosher certified and they are not Halal.


    Category: Food Products
    12-10-12 20:40:54
  • Assalamualaikum. In the ingredient section of a lot of different foods, they mention color ingredients like yellow #5 and #6. Others are colors like red#3 & 18 and blue #1. What are these colors made of. Do they have any haram substances in them? Thank you. - Tahmina Raquib
  • AOA

    From our FAQ:

     

    FD&C yellow No. 5 or FD&C red No. 40 colors:

    FD&C yellow No. 5 or FD&C red No. 40 are chemical dyes, lakes and they are Halal if use in pure granular or powder form but if the FD&C colors are required to make in liquid form then a solvent is needed to make FD&C colors in liquid form. Liquid FD&C colors are used in liquid foods such as soft drinks. Vegetable oil or glycerin is used to make liquid artificial colors. Liquid FD&C colors are Halal only if vegetable oil or soy fat based glycerin is used. If glycerin is obtained from pork fat then liquid FD&C colors will be Haram. A Halal or Kosher symbol (which meet the Islamic dietary requirements) appears on a food package containing these colors indicates that no pork or beef fat glycerin was used as a solvent


    Category: Ingredients
    12-10-12 20:36:16
  • I was wondering if the ice cream that is produced by Ben&Jerry's is halal. - evana
  • AOA

    None of them are Halal.


    Category: General Question
    12-10-12 19:37:35
  • Salam Alaikum, I noticed that on 2-22-2012, you had answered to a question about dentyne ice gum saying only ARCT. CHILL and PEPPERMINT are halal. But then on 4-9-2012 you responded to another question about dentyne ice gum saying they are made on the same lines that pork products are made. Can u plz clarify which answer is the correct one? Currently im eating the arctic chill flavor and want to confirm whether it is truly halal or not... JazakAllah khair Anonymous User - Anonymous
  • AOA

    The information came out latter that Wrigley will not gurantee the cross contamination with pork containing gums because they are made on same line. It is true for gum companies.

    Dear Mr. Ahmed,
     

    Thank you for contacting the Wrigley Company to request information.  We are always happy to hear from our consumers and will be happy to answer your question.
    In response to your request, we follow strict guidlines when it comes to that. But because they are both manufactured in the same facility, there is always a chance for cross contamination.
    We thank you once again for taking time to contact us. 
    Sincerely,
    Ashley Hern
    Consumer Care Representative
     
    8000261139

    Category: Ingredients
    12-10-12 19:31:04
  • Is "pure protein shake-21 grams of protein-vanilla creme" halal? - Abrar Khan
  • AOA

    It is not Halal if the vanilla is natural and no kosher symbol on the package.


    Category: Food Products
    12-10-12 16:20:51
  • i want to know , if gerber baby food are halal or not, i am talking about vege and fruit one. - JAVERIA
  • AOA

    Please write "Baby Food" under search click Food Product by Category, then click Show only Halal and then search. There is no answer whether they are Halal or not Halal. It depends upon the baby product some are made with bacon, pork and non zabiha beef, chicken and turkey.


    Category: Food Products
    12-10-12 15:07:05
  • Esselamunaleykum. Yesterday i sent an email to TCBY FROZEN YOGURT. it was about their products halal and kosher status. they answered my question and i am confused now. which are those halal? if you give me a special e mail adress i will send the list.Because i cant add here the list. the answer is here: Dear Ms. Pacaci, Thank you for taking the time to e-mail our Customer Service Department and for your interest in TCBY. All of our frozen yogurt is certified kosher through the following organizations: Hand Scooped Frozen Yogurt - OU (Metropolitan Kashruth Council of Michigan) Soft Serve Frozen Yogurt - KSA (Kosher Supervision of America) Cakes and Pies - CRC (Chicago Rabbinical Council) Pre-packaged cones - OU (Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations) (Our store-made waffle cones are not kosher.) Alcohol is used in some of the TCBY flavors as a solvent. The level of alcohol in our finished products translates to less than 0.1%. However, this small quantity still prevents us from obtaining Halal certification. I have attached a list of the ingredients in the majority of our frozen yogurt flavors, should you wish to have it for your reference. If you have any further comments or questions about TCBY, please do not hesitate to contact us again through our Web site at www.tcby.com. Thank you for contacting TCBY. Robert Schicker Retail Customer Service TCBY - sehriban
  • AOA

    The only TCBY frozen yogurt is Halal where there is no flavor and no Carrageenan. If you could not find in their products then they are are not Halal because they use alcohol as a solvent in flavor.


    Category: halal Certification Process
    12-10-12 14:43:36
  • Salaam, Is Arm&Hammer detergent Halal? Jazakumullah Khair! - Z
  • AOA

    If there is a Kosher symbol on it then it is Halal.


    Category: Non-Food Products
    12-10-12 14:30:44
  • Salaam, the washing up liquid (fairy liquid) i use contains the following ingredients: Aqua, Sodium Laureth Sulfate,Lauramine Oxide, SD Alcohol 40, Sodium Citrate, C9-11 Pareth-n, Sodium Chloride, PPG-34, 2-Propylheptanol ethoxylated, PEI-14 PEG-10/PPG-7 Copolymer, Sodium Hydroxide, Phenoxyethanol, PARFUM, Methylisothiazolinone, Colorant, Colorant. Please advise if this washing up liquid is halal? May Allah SWT reward you for your efforts. - murtaza ali
  • AOA

    None of the above ingredients should not be from animal fat source and no alcohol in parfum. These knowledge is only known to the manufacturer so please contact them.


    Category: Non-Food Products
    12-10-12 14:08:34
  • Assalamu 'Alaykum, Can you please let me know if Cold FX ishalal? It's a type of a medicine. Jazakallah, Haris - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: E-Numbers
    12-10-12 12:26:06
  • AOA i just want to know wether CARMEX LIPBALM is halal or not. plz reply as soon as possible - dawood
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: Non-Food Products
    12-10-12 12:07:55
  • Assalam o Alaikum I called IOGO yoghurt customer service today they told me that they use ETHYLIC Alcohol to axtract falvour from fruits and traces are present in the youghurt about 0.1% Just wanted to know whether that yoghurt will be halal or not ? Thanks - Anjum
  • AOA

    IoGo yogurts are not Halal.


    Category: Food Products
    12-10-12 12:01:37
  • Can we use Nexxus shampoo? Is there any non halal ingredient in this shampoo? - Nikhat Faridi
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: E-Numbers
    12-10-12 11:33:02
  • Foster clark's Mayonnaise contains no Haram ingredients.I check it from your given list but there is know kosher sign.Now it is halal? or not? - Tania Islam
  • AOA

    Could you please provide me the complete ingredients list to say whether it is Halal or not because this product is not availble in our area.


    Category: E-Numbers
    12-10-12 10:24:45
  • What is Kosher symbol? - Tania Islam
  • AOA

    The orthodox kosher symbols are U under the cricle, circle K, circle V, CRC, MHV, Kuf K.

     

    NOT ALL KOSHER CERTIFIED FOOD PRODUCTS ARE HALAL, ONLY THOSE MEET HALAL REQUIREMENTS ARE HALAL

    The Kosher Certified food products are not considered Halal if they contain one of the following ingredient (based on MCG Halal Standard):

    (1) Gelatin (2) Kosher Gelatin (3) L-Cysteine made from human hair or chicken or duck feathers (4) Wine (5) Liquor (6) Beer batter (7) Rum flavor (8) Ethyl Alcohol or ethanol as a main ingredient (9) Cochineal or Carmine (10) Naturally Brewed Soy Sauce (11) Brewer’s Yeast Extract from byproduct of beer making  (12) Nucleotides (13) Vanilla Extract (14) Wine Vinegar (15) If ethyl alcohol is used as a solvent in natural and artificial flavors (16) Confectionary Glaze or Resinous Glaze (17) Torula Yeast grown on alcohol (18) if Carrageenan is made with ethyl alcohol.


    Category: E-Numbers
    12-10-12 10:09:56
  • what is Hala chemical certification based on? contento fo alcohol or something on the process? - laura Alvarez
  • AOA

    MCG do not consider any chemical as Halal if alcohol present as a drop.


    Category: Non-Food Products
    12-10-12 09:41:27
  • some chemicals have in their ingredients some kind of alcohol like isopropyl alcohol ( for the alcohol wipes), linear alcohol alkoxylate, alcohol ethoxylates. Are they halal? Or is ethanol the only one that is non accepted? - laura Alvarez
  • AOA

    Only Ethyl Alcohol is Haram.

     

    NOT ALL ALCOHOL ARE ETHYL ALCOHOL

               

    Ethyl alcohol is Haram because of its intoxication quality. But not all alcohol are ethyl alcohol although word alcohol is written with their name. Here are some examples:

    1. Sugar alcohols do not contain ethyl alcohol but they called sugar alcohol because of their chemical formula. Sugar Alcohols or Polyols are carbohydrate(plant source). All the sugar alcohols are Halal except Erythritol(made through alcoholic fermentation) and if Lactittol is made from non Halal whey then it is not Halal. But if Lactitol is made from sucrose then it is Halal.

    2. isopropyl alcohol is also used in many processes as well as in home cleaning products and skin lotions and it is also known as "Rubbing alcohol". This is a Halal alcohol because it does not cause intoxication.

     

    3. Methyl alcohol or methanol or wood alcohol is also a Halal alcohol but it is a toxic alcohol . It is used in denatured ethanol or alcohol to denatured ethyl alcohol.

     

    4. Benzyl Alcohol is a organic compound and used as solvent in ink, paint, resin coating. It is a Halal alcohol.

     

    5. Specially Denatured Alcohol and Completely Denatured alcohol are ethyl alcohols to which denaturing materials are added to denature ethyl alcohol for purpose of not intended for consumption. They are used in cosmetic, pharmaceuticals products. They are allowed for skin application by many ulema.

     

    6. Butyl alcohol is not ethyl alcohol and used as solvent in paints

     

    7. Cetyl alcohol is also not ethyl alcohol but a fatty alcohol or wax and it is Halal only if it is obtained from vegetable fat and it is a Haram ingredient if it is obtained from pork fat. It is used in cosmetic products. The manufacturer of cosmetic is the only one who know the source of cetyl alcohol. So you have to call the manufacturer.

     

    8. Stearyl Alcohol is manufactured from fat based stearic acid and it is not ethyl alcohol. It is also used in cosmetic products. it is Halal only if it is obtained from vegetable fat based stearic acid and it is a Haram ingredient if it is obtained from pork fat. It is used in cosmetic products. The manufacturer of cosmetic is the only one who know the source of stearyl alcohol. So you have to call the manufacturer.

     


    Category: Non-Food Products
    12-10-12 09:38:24
  • is roselle supreme, whipping cream manufactured by Pritchitts, halal? it contains emulsifier E471 and E472b - Irwan
  • AOA

    I have no information. This is not a US made product.


    Category: General Question
    12-10-12 03:44:02
  • is it mountain dew halal - nazreena
  • AOA

    It is only Halal if no alcohol used in flavor. We have not tested the Mountain Dew products.


    Category: halal Certification Process
    12-10-12 03:24:13
  • i'd like to know if grape seed oil is halal to use on hair and skin as it seems to have many benefits for the hair and skin. - Tahseen
  • AOA

    Grape seeds are by product of wine making so it is not Halal.


    Category: Non-Food Products
    12-10-12 02:56:36
  • is Confectioner's Glaze halal ? - fatima
  • AOA

     

    Confectionery Glaze:

    Confectionary Glaze or Resinous Glaze made from Shellac(Shellac is a insect secretion) which is dissolve in alcohol and then alcohol is evaporated and glazed is applied on the surface of food products. It is also part of sprinkles on top of bakery products and ice cream. MCG do not consider it as a Halal ingredient because of alcohol.


    Category: Food Products
    12-10-12 02:25:36
  • ASalam Alikum, My question is about the fast food resturants. Is McDonalds, Burger King and Wendy's fries and hamburgers halal or not? Can you provide me more information about their products in which I can tell which is haram and which is halal? Jazakum Allah Khair. - abu idrees
  • AOA

    Only Burger King French Fries are Halal.


    Category: General Question
    12-09-12 20:27:17
  • is chex mix halal - Ummer
  • AOA

     

    Seach results for the term: chex mix

    Total results generated: 6

    Halal Status Product Name Category Product Brand Comments Date
    exclaim 100 Calories Cheddar, 100 Calories Chocolate Caramel Snack Mix Snack Mix Chex Mix Halal if no alcohol is used in flavor. 03-21-10
    exclaim Sweet N Salt Honey Nut, Sweet N Salty Carmel Crunch Snack Mix Chex Mix Halal if no alcohol is used in flavor. 03-21-10
    haram Sweet N Salty Trail Mix, Turtle Bars, Chocolate Chunck Bar snackMix Snack Mix Chex Mix Due to presence of Confectionary Glaze made with alcohol. 03-21-10
    haram Bold Party Mix, Peanut lover, Barbaque, Dark Chocolate Snack Mix, Snack Mix Chex Mix Due to presence of Confectionary Glaze made with alcohol. 03-21-10
    haram Bold Party Mix, Peanut lover, Barbaque, Dark Chocolate, Snack Mix Chex Mix Due to presence of Confectionary Glaze made with alcohol. 03-21-10
    exclaim Traditional Cheddar, Hot N Spicy, Sour Cream & Onion, Chocolate Turtle, Chcolate Peanut Butter Snack Mix Chex Mix Halal if no alcohol is used in flavor. 03-21-10


    Category: Food Products
    12-09-12 19:48:53
  • SALAM ALAIKUM. IS FERRERO ROCHER MADE IN CANADA WITH KOSHER SIGN HALAL?? - OSMAN
  • AOA

    I could not find them in September 2012 at Toronto supermarkets. Yes, if there is no flavor in it.


    Category: Food Products
    12-09-12 19:35:30
  • Is ethylparaben halal? - M.M
  • AOA

    It is a Halal preservative.


    Category: halal Certification Process
    12-09-12 19:31:11
  • Al Salmu Alukom, 'Is Aveeno Moisturizer lotion halal or not , and what kind of lotion Moisturizer for Eczema sensitive skin is halal to use ? - Om Yusuf
  • AOA

    Please check it at Non Food Section.


    Category: General Question
    12-09-12 15:52:34
  • Is tortillaland uncooked flour tortillas halal? It says in their website that they use five natural ingredients: unbleached wheat flour, water, canola oil, salt and just a pinch of sugar to hold it all together. They don't say anything related to yeast. - neslihan
  • AOA

    They are Halal.


    Category: Food Products
    12-09-12 13:25:12
  • Is mono and diglycerides used in Nestle drumcticks is animal based or vegetable based? - Nuzhath
  • AOA

    It is vegetable based but the flavor is made with alcohol so they are not Halal.


    Category: Ingredients
    12-09-12 11:59:12
  • Is Costco bakery cakes halal or not. - Riaz khan
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: Food Products
    12-09-12 10:39:10
  • As a result of strong fever (before 5 years) the hearing ability of my ears have tremendiosly fallen. I am using hearing aid now for I could not recover through medical treatment. I cannot hear without hearing aid and even it is difficult some times with the hearing aid itself. Can you please help in advising me what to do based on haddith. - Mussie Yasin
  • AOA

    Please ask this question to a Islamic Scholar.


    Category: General Question
    12-09-12 10:16:46
  • i want to know if the enzymes found in differents chips like cheetos doritos and hot fries are halal - yasmine
  • AOA

    They are not Halal.


    Category: halal Certification Process
    12-09-12 09:35:24
  • Is it halal to attach wool on your hair as i have thick afro hair and its very difficult to manage, so I want to use wool to plait it before wearing my hijab. - Aji
  • AOA

    Please ask this question to a Islamic Scholar.


    Category: E-Numbers
    12-09-12 06:41:51
  • I like to know we all drink fizze drinks can you list some which is harram to drink i will be very great full To you thank you. - Md abru
  • AOA

    Fizzy or Fizze non alcoholic drinks are not Halal.


    Category: General Question
    12-09-12 06:06:50
  • is product containing alcohol specially mouthwash is haram or halaal - mahek ali
  • AOA

    Mouthwash with alcohol is not Halal so use the mouthwash without alcohol.


    Category: E-Numbers
    12-09-12 05:52:47
  • As salaamu Alaikum. I wanted to know if the Gillette Clear Gel Cool Wave Anti-Perspirant/Deodorant is still halal like you said before? Here is a picture of the exact deodorant. Jazakallahu Khairan http://c1.soap.com/images/products/p/pg/pg-610_1z.jpg - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: Non-Food Products
    12-09-12 05:41:06
  • is Mayonnaise of Foster clark halal? - tanaia islam
  • AOA

    If it does not vcarry kosher symbol then it is not Halal.


    Category: Food Products
    12-09-12 04:15:22
  • Foster clark's Food product, halal? or haram? l - Tania Islam
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: Food Products
    12-09-12 04:10:22
  • aoa u said u hav no info about the frozen youghurt companies and about the eclips mints i would be very grateful if u could find out plz - shehreyar
  • AOA

    How could have information about food products in Pakistan when I have no access to ingredients and other require information. It is very difficult to find information sorry.


    Category: Food Products
    12-09-12 03:18:47
  • Fruiser Double Moisturising Shower Cream Goats Milk with Firming can i know is it halal it is a product from malaysia can i use it? - abdul rahman zahra
  • AOA

    If it has a Halal symbol and no alcohol in fragrance then you can use it.


    Category: E-Numbers
    12-09-12 00:34:21
  • Assalamalekum Can you please confirm if Truvia (Stevia + Erythritol) is halal to consume? The product is Kosher certified which is also mentioned on the outside packaging. Regards Kashif - Kashif Khan
  • AOA

    From Halal/Haram/Mushbooh Ingredients list of our website:

    haram Erythritol Grain & plant based ingredients Erythritol is a sugar alcohol obtained either from cornstarch or fruit alcoholic fermentation.

    No it is not Halal to consume it because it is a alcoholic fermented ingredient even with kosher symbol.


    Category: Food Products
    12-09-12 00:30:17
  • Assalamualikum, I just wanted to ask you is headen shoulders shampoo and mike Ike is halal name some mike ike - ubaid
  • AOA

    Head & Shoulder is not Halal made with pork/beef/vegetable fat. Ike Mike is a candy which is not Halal.


    Category: General Question
    12-08-12 17:29:36
  • Is Tylenol haram? - Husne
  • AOA

    Please check it at our Medicine section.


    Category: Ingredients
    12-08-12 16:30:58
  • are the original gourmet premium cookies halal? can we eat them? - ghufrana
  • AOA

    If it kosher symbol, no alcohol in flavor, no vanilla extract then you can use it otherwise not.


    Category: Food Products
    12-08-12 14:54:49
  • I recently bought chicken patties and chicken wings from a whole sale store ""Restaurant Depot".It was from Delta Valley Springdale, AR 72765-2020.It had halal sticker on it.Please let me know if I bought the right stuff.Jazak Allah Khair. Riffat - Riffat Khan
  • AOA

    They are not Halal because they are machine slaughtered not hand slaughtered,

     


    Category: Food Products
    12-08-12 14:18:26
  • is the drink arizona halal? if so what flavors if not all - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    They are Halal only if no alcohol was used in flavors. This information is known to the manufacture. Please ask the question to them by the following:

     

     HOW TO PHRASE YOUR QUESTION ABOUT ALCOHOL IN FLAVOR OF A FOOD PRODUCT

    The question about alcohol in flavor is a tricky one because it is a hidden ingredient of the flavor. If you ask alcohol question to non technical consumer department person of a food company, first they look at the ingredients list of the food product and will find no alcohol is mentioned. Then they will say we do not use alcohol in our products because they do not know the alcohol is a hidden ingredient of the flavor. We request Muslim consumers to use the following phrase when asking or writing the question to consumer department of any food company regarding the presence or absence of alcohol in the flavor of a food product.

    " is alcohol used as a solvent in flavor; alcohol is a hidden ingredient or processing aid ingredient of a flavor, it will not appear in the ingredients statement. The knowledge of presence or absence of alcohol in flavor is only known to your QA or Technical service department because they have access to the specification of flavors. In the specification of flavor, your flavor supplier has written  the name of solvent or carrier used in that particular flavor. So please request your QA or Technical service department to find out whether alcohol was used or not in the flavor as a solvent. The consumer department can not answer this question because they do not have access to specification of ingredients".

     


    Category: Food Products
    12-08-12 13:20:14
  • Hi, I would liek to inquire about White Balsamic Vinegar. Some balsamic vinegar are trditionally made and they are haram as per your website, but there are some that are made synthetically and no alcohol is added to it. Please could you let me know which type of balaic vinegar is halal? I needed a reply urgently, and will appreciate your help. May Allah reward you with the best for the excellent work you are doing. Jazakallah khair - M ADAM
  • AOA

    All Balsamic vinegar are not Halal because of presence of alcohol. Vinegar can not be made synthetically. Balsamic vinegra is made from special grape variety which contains more sugar in it that means more alcohol is developed and not all alcohol is converted to acetic acid and water so alcohol remained in it and provide a wine flavor.


    Category: Ingredients
    12-08-12 08:13:35
  • Is. Nature"s own bread halal - ramzan aly
  • AOA

    They are Halal and listed under Halal bread list on our website.


    Category: E-Numbers
    12-08-12 08:01:26
  • is phenethyl alcohol permissable - kauser tahir
  • AOA

    Phenethyl alcohol is permissible.


    Category: E-Numbers
    12-08-12 02:10:02
  • is klondike the original bar ice cream halal if is have symbal have K OR .KD - tariq
  • AOA

    They are not Halal because alcohol is used in flavor.


    Category: Food Products
    12-07-12 22:44:03
  • Is Msm that is Methylsulfonylmethane halal?It is a form of sulphur which is taken in powder or pill form to ease joint pain.Jazakallah - Shadaan Zafer
  • AOA

    It is a Halal chemical.


    Category: Non-Food Products
    12-07-12 20:32:09
  • there is a FPL Food‘s Halal Beef program Certified and approved by Halal Transactions of Omaha, is all their national products in US are halal certified or just those for export ? is there any way to know more about the subject pls ? - Nisrine
  • AOA

    I can not comment on any Halal certification of meat because MCG is not in Halal meat certification.


    Category: halal Certification Process
    12-07-12 19:49:46
  • I have question about two restaurants. One is domino's pan pizza. And other is tutti frutti frozen yogurt. Can you please let me know if these two products are halal? - Javaria Alvi
  • AOA

    Domino pizza is not Halal. If the frozen yogurt has U under circle kosher symbol and no alcohol in flavor, no kosher gelatin, no Carrageenan then it is Halal otherwise not.


    Category: Food Products
    12-07-12 19:46:54
  • I was wondering if Pillsbury products like their crescent rolls or their buns are halal? Thank you. - Nimra S
  • AOA

    They are not Halal because they do not have kosher symbol on it.


    Category: Food Products
    12-07-12 19:42:22