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Recent Questions:

  • does mnt dew contains percentage of alcohol 2 in its contain how about pepsi? - uzair
  • AOA

    Mountain Dew was not tested for alcohol.


    Category: General Question
    01-28-13 20:54:54
  • Assalamualikum, Is m&m pretzel halal - ubaid
  •  

    AOA

    Please use the Tutorial video on home page to find out the Halal status of any food product or non food product.


    Category: General Question
    01-26-13 17:34:29
  • I work for starbucks coffee co 16 yrs. and we have all information about most starbucks products in the store.( big book ) in our most products are Kosher ( UD - K ) it says on the back of boxes and cantiners. - Toor
  • AOA

    But it does not mean all of them Halal.

     

    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: General Question
    01-24-13 15:13:28
  • Is there any website or place I could buy the documents of the halal standards. I am looking for latest version of hala malasyan standards. - Laura
  • Hi

    Sorry, I have no information.

     


    Category: General Question
    01-24-13 07:42:04
  • I noticed you made a mistake and you put if alcohol is used it is halal on this question here. Seach results for the term: locust bean Are the brand "Popsicles" halal? They are called "The Original Brand Popsicle". They have the symbol K parve on it with the following ingredients: water, sugar, corn syrup, contains 1% or less of the following: citric acid, malic acid, guar gum, strawberry juice concentrate, raspberry juice concentrate, grape juice concentrate, lemon juice concentrate, cherry juice concentrate, vegetable juice ( for color), natural and artificial flavor of apple juice concentrate, locust bean gum, red 40, yellow 5, blue 1, red 3, yellow 6. -[Anonymous user] AOA It is Halal if alcohol is used in flavor. - Monir Sider
  • AOA

    Yes, I forgot to write " It is Halal if alcohol is not used in flavor. Sorry about.

     

    Seach results for the term: popsicle

    Total results generated: 1

    Halal Status Product Name Category Product Brand Comments Date
    exclaim Air Heads, Sour Pat, Banana Maria, Rainbow, Scribbles Pops Pops Popsicle Halal if no alcohol is used in flavor. 07-12-12


    Category: General Question
    01-22-13 14:27:40
  • Salam Alaikum. While I was at Tim Hortons, I've noticed a Kosher symbol on their hot chocolate beverages that are sold in big cylindrical containers. They usually display them openly at the cafe inside shelves and stuff where customers eat their food. So I was wondering whether hot chocolate is halal to consume considering it has the K-sign? Thanks. - Rawi
  • AOA

    If it has flavor in it then itis is made with alcohol and it is not Halal.


    Category: General Question
    01-21-13 16:02:11
  • Is bleaching halal in islam? - Golam Rahman chowdhury
  • AOA

    I know bleaching is Halal for flour because it is done by chemicals. 


    Category: General Question
    01-18-13 13:14:29
  • i would like to know if fillet o fish halal in Canada? - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    Please use the Tutorial video on home page of our Canadian site www.canadianhalalfoods.com to find out the Halal status of any food product or non food product. Most battered and fried fillet of fish are not if the company makes the beer battered fish or pottao product, fillet of fish are not Halal because left beer in the frying oil. But fillet of fish broiled or grilled then they are Halal if there is no alcohol in flavor.


    Category: General Question
    01-18-13 12:53:08
  • IS NIVEA SOFT CREME HALAL? It includes Myristly alcohol, alcohol denat.,lanolin alcohol... etc... - Anonymous user
  •  

    AOA

    Please use the Tutorial video on home page to find out the Halal status of any food product or non food product.


    Category: General Question
    01-17-13 21:41:14
  • salamo3alaykom, brothers in islam, am a muslim living new jersey usa, and my son likes a danon and danactive or danonino from back home , but her in usa i have difficulties on baying this product, so what i do i look only for a product that have a U circle or K circle is this is this a good way to find halal product or tell other ways , jazakomo laho khayran wa salamo3alaykom. - khalid
  • AOA

    Danon's Danactive, Danonino are not Halal either made with Kosher gelatin is mostly made from pork or the above products are made on same line and have crosscontamination with pork based kosher gelatin. Yogurt with K symbols are not Halal. Only Danon Low Fat plain yogurt and Non Fat plain yogurt are Halal which has OU kosher symbol. All fruit yogurts with OU kosher symbol are made with alcohol containing flavor and are not Halal. So you have to use plain yogurt only and add canned fruits or jam or jelly to taste good.


    Category: General Question
    01-17-13 19:34:22
  • saalam, is head and shoulders shampoo halal to use?? - hasan
  • AOA

    It is not Halal because pork or beef or vegetable fat is used.


    Category: General Question
    01-17-13 17:22:26
  • Asalamo Alikum Wr Wb Dear Ustaz Glycerine Muslim can use or not. Shukran - Gul Rahman
  • AOA

    Glycerin or Glycerol: It is a syrupy, water-white, odorless sweet liquid. A polyol that function as humectant. It is Halal if it is made from vegetable fat and Haram if it is made from pig fat. Glycerin is Halal only if it is Halal or Kosher certified. If there is kosher symbol on the food package containing glycerin, it means it is made from soy fat and Halal.


    Category: General Question
    01-16-13 23:15:09
  • saalam, What do i need to ask a company about there product to make sure its halal. - hasan
  • AOA

    The food companies are not aware of Halal food requirements, also they will not give information about hidden haram ingredients. The MCG is your best source for Halal foods.


    Category: General Question
    01-14-13 17:26:09
  • Is ethylhexylglycerin halal. It ispresent in skincare products - Salma
  • AOA

    Since it has glycerin then it is Halal only if the gelycerin is obtained from vegetable fat.


    Category: General Question
    01-13-13 23:15:20
  • Is the glyerine used in your product Quaker granola bar Chewy( Apple fruit Crumble) is from halal source. - Farid Baber
  • AOA

    We do not manufacture granola bar. Glycerin is from vegetable fat only when there is a kosher symbol on the package.


    Category: General Question
    01-13-13 11:59:41
  • AuA Br., JZR for all your efforts and research. Many a time you have written "Saudi Arabia allows a maximum of 0.05% alcohol in food products." My mother-in-law lives in Saudi Arabia and wants to know where you learned this information. JZR, Ws, Fatima Iqbal - Fatima Iqbal
  • AOA

    Please ask him to go to Saudi FDA website or write a e-mail to them. I was in bakery plant where they are shipping products to Saudi Arabia with alcohol containing flavor.


    Category: General Question
    01-07-13 15:00:12
  • Assalamulkum. are veet and Nair hair remover creams halal. I use Nair and noticed cetearyl alcohol, but I have no other option but to use these creams. Please guide me as to whether it is halal or haraam. - zainab
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: General Question
    01-06-13 07:04:07
  • Asalamu calaykum. I bought vatimin. From holland and barratt in the U. K it is calcium and d3 it say it has anti caking agent ang gelating and. Emulsifier can u tell me is halal or haram please - nimo hassan
  • AOA

    It will be only Halal if it says :Suitable for Vegetarian" on the package.


    Category: General Question
    01-06-13 00:48:24
  • muje bataya gya hai k muslman ko appril fool nahi manana chaheya kya ya sach hai agar hai to is ki kya wajha hai plz muje bataye mai aap k jawab ka wait karuga.... - shahbaj khan
  • AOA

    Is say giza ka kia taluk? yeh Halal food ke website hai.


    Category: General Question
    01-05-13 13:14:31
  • I want to buy a lip balm from maybelline new yor and the name of the balm is baby lips it has a lot of different flavors Ai I just wanted to know which one of them is halal. - Saba
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: General Question
    01-05-13 12:21:23
  • are le carnitine supplements helal? do they come from animal products as I cannot find any info on where it is extracted from? - sabriye
  • AOA

    Halal Carnitine from Solgar Kosher L-Carnitine 500 Mg 60 Tablets is availabel from www.koshervitamins.com or calling 800-645-1899.


    Category: General Question
    01-01-13 21:29:50
  • Assalamualikum. i want to color my hair with natural ingredients at home. Can you please tell the method? I even want to know if there is any halaal product for coloring in the market? - Zoha Afreen
  • AOA

    Please go Indian pakistani store and buy natural hair coloring.


    Category: General Question
    01-01-13 06:38:07
  • a.a , bro i wanted to know if coke, coca cola, fanta, sprite , mountain dew were halal in India? Plz reply the question asap... - Ashaq Hussain
  • AOA

    Only Pepsi is Halal.


    Category: General Question
    01-01-13 00:25:30
  • Assalamualikum Most moisturizing creans and skin care products hav ceteayl or cetreayl alcohol in them. Are they allowed to use n halal?coz with the same hands after applying creams we eat food n etc - mrs zeeshan
  • AOA

    Those are fat waxes and obtained from either animal fat or vegetable fat, only manufacturer knows the source you have to find from the manufacturer. There is no alcohol in it.


    Category: General Question
    12-31-12 11:06:15
  • I recently bought a color theory kit and it had a lot of lipsticks in it and the ingredients in it was red 6 red 7 lake and red 28 lake. Is it halal? - Saba
  • AOA

    Use of pork fat glycerin or vegetable fat glycerin in Red 6, 7, 28 lake colors is known only to manuafcturer so please find out from the manufacturer.


    Category: General Question
    12-30-12 14:34:23
  • Assalammualaikum.. 1)Can we Muslim consume product made by Muscle Pharm called Bullet Proof? 2)And is it Halal to consume Gaspari Nutrition product thank you.... - Ali
  • AOA

    If the product do not have a kosher symbol on the package and alcohol in flavor then it is not Halal.


    Category: General Question
    12-30-12 10:29:50
  • Which resturants in dubai are halal? pizza hut, macdonalds, nandos, basin robbins, subway etc? - Mohammed Patel
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: General Question
    12-30-12 05:10:06
  • I just wanna ask u someone give me some chocolates and i just wanna make shore are these halal or not? The name of the choclates are Lindt Lindor, Mint Patties Original and Kirkland Peanut Butter Cup are halal or not. - abdul rehman
  • AOA

    Lindt Lindor, Mint Patties Original are not Halal because lack of kosher symbol. For Kirkland Peanut Butter Cup is Halal only if there is a Kosher symbol on teh package no flavor under ingredients list.


    Category: General Question
    12-29-12 16:30:58
  • Salam alaykum, I wanted to know whether Senat chicken which is now being sold at my local Restaurant Depot in NJ is legitimate? JazakAllah khayr - Asif
  • AOA

    If they are machine slaughtered then they are not Halal.


    Category: General Question
    12-29-12 16:04:41
  • Name any good worth using brand names of soaps and shampoos that are first of all Halal and secondly they are having Muslim origin.. that they are not by any means a Jewish/American or a Non-Muslim product . please kindly let me know ! JazakAllah - Qazi
  • AOA

    None of the bar soaps and Shampoos in US are Halal or Kosher certified. The criteria for its usage is no animal derived ingredients has to be use and no alcohol in fragrance.


    Category: General Question
    12-28-12 01:15:46
  • Is the halal status you provide on this website valid worldwide or just in america..? thank you.. - ayoub
  • AOA

    Just for USA.


    Category: General Question
    12-27-12 07:57:33
  • Assalamu aleykum, Is red 40 halal? - Demba Koita
  • AOA

     

    Red 40 & Yellow 5 are chemical dyes, lakes and they are Halal if used as powder or granular forms but if they have to use as liquid then vegetable oil or glycerin is added as a solvent. Glycerin can be made from pork or beef or vegetable fat. Only vegetable fat based glycerin is Halal.

    A kosher symbol such as U or K  on any food package containing red 40 or yellow 5 indicates that either Red 40 or Yellow 5 is used either as a dry powder or if it is used as in liquid form in the product then vegetable oil or vegetable fat based glycerin was used as a solvent.


    Category: General Question
    12-26-12 17:21:17
  • asc i need to know if kroger buttermilk or any brand halal - farhiya
  • AOA

    Kroger Buttermilk is only if it has a kosher symbol on the package.


    Category: General Question
    12-25-12 10:42:45
  • are toothpastes manufactured by colgate in india consumable or are they halal or haram for consumption? - Mohsin Khan
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: General Question
    12-24-12 05:05:26
  • i'hv heard from lots of sources that VANILA is not halal at all.plz i just wanted to know the reason and should we buy product has sign of U , D ,K with Vanila..Jazzak ALLAH. - sadia
  • AOA

    Food products containing Vanilla flavor are not Halal even with kosher symbol because vanilla flavor is exctrcted from vanill beans with alcohol and water.


    Category: General Question
    12-21-12 16:31:23
  • assalamualaikum brother iwanna know that quaker oats softbaked cookies are halal or not.jazzakaallah kher - muhammad salim
  • AOA

    They are not Halal because there is kosher symbol on the package.


    Category: General Question
    12-21-12 09:15:53
  • Are Similac Prenatals Halal? It contains both DHA softgels and Multivitamin tablets. The DHA softgels are made of gelatin.But it says 'manufactured in a facility that processes milk, wheat, fish, shellfish, egg, peanut and tree nut ingredients'. So is the gelatin made from fish? - Anjum
  • AOA

    They are not Halal.


    Category: General Question
    12-20-12 15:58:53
  • Salam, y r u guys so rude? - muhammad saleh
  • AOA

    There are no other guys expect me. Although I am not rude to anybody but you think I am rude to you then I am sorry.


    Category: General Question
    12-19-12 13:53:02
  • which biscuits in india are halal and also if maggi products are halal like noodles? - parveen
  • AOA

    All Britania biscuits are Halal. Those maggi noodle soups with Green Dot under circle with no flavor are Halal.


    Category: General Question
    12-19-12 07:41:08
  • coco cola, pepsi and spirit halal or not - shaik mohammed
  • AOA

    Only Pepsi is Halal.


    Category: General Question
    12-18-12 17:00:50
  • is kit kat mini from germany is halal or not?.. i have already check the ingriedients but it is written in germany not in english please confirm. - iqbal
  • AOA

    It is not Halal because there is no kosher symbol on the products in Germany.


    Category: General Question
    12-17-12 10:39:31
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 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
  • 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
  • Hawaiian Host, The orgional MAUI CARAMACS(Milk Choclate Covered Caramel & Macadamias) is hallal? - Tahir Khan
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: General Question
    12-07-12 11:24:15
  • Is PreHistin halal? - Sharifah
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: General Question
    12-04-12 16:36:27
  • AoA Do you have any site which is for Australian Muslims. Please me know. Jazak Allah - Abbid
  • AOA

    You can search Halal Australia on internet.


    Category: General Question
    12-02-12 23:44:24
  • are seafood sticks halal ??? i bought them and when i went home i saw that one of the ingredients was white wine so are they halal ??? - maria
  • AOA

    Seafood Stick with White Wine is Haram. Any Wine in Islam is Haram.


    Category: General Question
    12-01-12 08:37:06
  • prophet issa is borne in which country and who take the image of prophet issa. - abdulquadri
  • AOA

    Prophet Issa was born in Bethleham now in Palastine Authority. I do not know who takes the images but images of men and women are not allowed in Islam.


    Category: General Question
    12-01-12 04:53:58
  • Where are u from - Laiba ejaz
  • AOA

    I was born, raise, educated in Hyderabad, India, I also obtained another master degree from North Dakota State University. So I am from India but naturalized US citizen.


    Category: General Question
    11-30-12 12:27:35
  • Webber Naturals Paharmaceuticals (Canada) Vitamin E is Halal ? - Imran
  • AOA

    I have no information but Kobo store carry kosher certified vitamins in Toronto or you can buy kosher certified Vitamin E from www.koshervitamins.com


    Category: General Question
    11-29-12 11:20:50
  • Asalamualaikum Your list if Quaker cereal does not include the Quaker LIFE MULTIGRAINS cereal So please inshallah let me know if it is halal and if we could eat it - Abid
  • AOA

    If it does not have flavor and have kosher symbol then it is Halal.


    Category: General Question
    11-28-12 17:01:14
  • please tell me halal fish names - Abdul Qadir
  • AOA

    Salmon, Cod, Perch, Sole, Bass.


    Category: General Question
    11-28-12 12:19:40
  • i was woundering if jello has anything with pig in it and also is it halal for my childeren to eat? - jennifer hasan
  • AOA

    All Jello Gelatin is Haram, all Jello Gelatin products are Haram. Only Jell-O Instant puddings with circle k Kosher symbol are Halal only if no alcohol is used in flavor.


    Category: General Question
    11-28-12 08:27:30
  • Assalamo Alaikum, I checked dutch farm web site and its showing they used Microbial enzymes (vegetable source) in all Dutch farm cheese product can we use these cheese or not. Allah Subhana wa Ta'ala give you Jazaey Khair for give us true information (Aameen) - Mrs Ahmed
  • AOA

     

    CHEESES AND ITS HALAL STATUS

    The following things have to be Halal in order for a cheese to be considered Halal: 1. Ingredients used to make the Mother Starter Culture growth Media ((if whey used, it has to be made from non animal rennet, Lactose is also from non animal rennet, yeast extract has to be from baker’s yeast). 2. Ingredients used to make the Bulk Starter Culture growth Media ((if whey used, it has to be made from non animal rennet, Lactose is also from non animal rennet, yeast extract has to be from baker’s yeast). 3. Starter Bacterial culture are Halal if they obtained from milk source and not from meat source, usually in practice they obtained from milk. 4. Milk Coagulating Enzyme, such as Microbial rennet used to coagulate milk or Rennet obtained from Zabiha slaughtered calves 5. Fat Hydrolyzing Enzyme, such as Microbial Lipases 6. Dairy ingredients such as Non Fat dry milk solid or cream or dry milk added 7. Artificial color such as artificial blue or green color is added to neutralize natural yellow color in curd for Asiago or Blue cheese 8. Media to grow mold Penicillium roquefortti providing blue color in blue cheese 9. Harmless plant based enzyme is added for curing or flavor development and growth media for biological curing agent used on the surface of Brick cheese 10. Flavoring, hydrolyzed lactose, whey for cold packed cheese food, gelatin(if it is used then it is not Halal) is allowed in cream cheese but most manufacturer use gums instead of gelatin. 11. Cheese must be Kosher certified(if kosher certification meets Halal requirements) or the starter culture bacteria, rennet, media upon which the culture bacteria grows has to be kosher certified or use of microbial rennet or Lipase or whey is made from using culture bacteria obtained from milk source, microbial rennet or milk is used as a media.



    Category: General Question
    11-26-12 06:54:05
  • Are (U) or (K) symbol all products Halal ? Is any brands fishfinger(frozen) halal ? - mehreen
  • AOA

     

    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: General Question
    11-25-12 12:41:29
  • Is Kit Kat Crisp Wafers in Milk Choclate hilal or not? Ingredients of the afforesaid product are: SUGAR, WHEAT FLOUR, NONFAT MILK, COCA BUTTER, CHOCOLATE, PALM KERNEL OIL, LACTOSE (MILK), MILK FAT, CONTAINS 2% OR LESS OF: SOY LECITHIN, PGPR, EMULSIFIER, YEAST, VANILLIN, ARTIFICAL FLAVOR, SALT, SODIUM BICARBONATE. (U)D - Abrar Rashid
  • AOA

    Kit Kat Crisp Wafer in Milk Chocolate is Halal only if it say "Vanillin, Artificial Flavor;.It means according to Hershey one ingredient which they told me long time ago. You also see all ingredients end wit " ; " not " ' ".  It is a Halal product.


    Category: General Question
    11-24-12 09:10:18
  • assalamu alikum is parmezan cheese halal or not - fatima chowdhury
  • AOA

     

    CHEESES AND ITS HALAL STATUS

    The following things have to be Halal in order for a cheese to be considered Halal: 1. Ingredients used to make the Mother Starter Culture growth Media ((if whey used, it has to be made from non animal rennet, Lactose is also from non animal rennet, yeast extract has to be from baker’s yeast). 2. Ingredients used to make the Bulk Starter Culture growth Media ((if whey used, it has to be made from non animal rennet, Lactose is also from non animal rennet, yeast extract has to be from baker’s yeast). 3. Starter Bacterial culture are Halal if they obtained from milk source and not from meat source, usually in practice they obtained from milk. 4. Milk Coagulating Enzyme, such as Microbial rennet used to coagulate milk or Rennet obtained from Zabiha slaughtered calves 5. Fat Hydrolyzing Enzyme, such as Microbial Lipases 6. Dairy ingredients such as Non Fat dry milk solid or cream or dry milk added 7. Artificial color such as artificial blue or green color is added to neutralize natural yellow color in curd for Asiago or Blue cheese 8. Media to grow mold Penicillium roquefortti providing blue color in blue cheese 9. Harmless plant based enzyme is added for curing or flavor development and growth media for biological curing agent used on the surface of Brick cheese 10. Flavoring, hydrolyzed lactose, whey for cold packed cheese food, gelatin(if it is used then it is not Halal) is allowed in cream cheese but most manufacturer use gums instead of gelatin. 11. Cheese must be Kosher certified(if kosher certification meets Halal requirements) or the starter culture bacteria, rennet, media upon which the culture bacteria grows has to be kosher certified or use of microbial rennet or Lipase or whey is made from using culture bacteria obtained from milk source, microbial rennet or milk is used as a media.



    Category: General Question
    11-23-12 15:50:15
  • Is Nestle Smarties ice cream pop-up halal? - Izzeddin Mojaddidi
  • AOA

    They are not Halal.


    Category: General Question
    11-23-12 05:48:36
  • Are bakery products in Winndixie are Halal like in Kroger bakery products? I live in New Orleans, Louiiana and there is no Kroger in our area. We have Rouses, Winndixie, Save a lot. I would like to know that if any shop sells the Halal bakery product? Jazak Allah - Mazhar Jamil
  • AOA

    I have no information about breads in Winn Dixie. You can write 'Bread" under search, click Food Product by Category, then click Show Only Halal, you will see a list of Halal bread brand which may be available in New Orleans.


    Category: General Question
    11-18-12 20:06:28
  • What could you say about the chocolates from Cad- bury factory? - Saad Abdullah
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    If it has kosher symbol and do not contain any following ingredients then it is Halal otherwise not. I do not see any Chocolate from Cadbury in USA:

     

    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: General Question
    11-17-12 23:06:24
  • AOA could you please tell me what is the quantity of alcohol they put in dr pepper and coca cola - shehreyar
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    The quantity anayzed by the lab is listed under Alert section.


    Category: General Question
    11-16-12 23:06:03
  • asslamualikum, i just wanted to ask you if capri sun apple and berry juices are halal - ubaid
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    All Capri Sun juices are not Halal because they are not kosher certified. It is possible that pork gelatin is used during the processing of apple juice. 


    Category: General Question
    11-16-12 22:50:49
  • is monster enrgy drink is halal for muslims - ahmad
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    Monster Energy drink is not Halal:

    ALERT:

    TITLE: FDA: 5 reported deaths with Monster drink link

    FDA today reported 5 deaths with Monster Energy Drink link. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration says it's investigating reports of five deaths and a non-fatal heart attack linked to highly caffeinated Monster Energy Drinks.

    Monster Drink is not considered as Halal because it has no Halal or Kosher symbol on the package. MCG has contacted the manufacturer and they told MCG that ingredients they used are not Halal. MCG recommend Muslims to stay away from Monster Energy Drink.

    Posted on: 10-22-12 00:00 AM


    Category: General Question
    11-16-12 05:33:10
  • is aveeno halal to use on ur face or body? - fatima chowdhury
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    Please check it on Non Food section.


    Category: General Question
    11-15-12 14:23:39
  • Almost all the products from Pakistan are halal.the products which are from outside should have halal sign on them.please chk the halal sign and use it.pakistan is amuslim country and under its law everything sold should be halal.jzk - aliya
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    India and Pakistan use alcohol in the flavor so not all Pakistani products are Halal.


    Category: General Question
    11-15-12 11:49:40
  • lays chips in pakistan are halal or haram - imran khan
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    I have no information about Lays products in Pakistan.


    Category: General Question
    11-15-12 09:21:19
  • is fairdous meat company halal is creasent meat halal Jazzaqallahu khire - fatima chowdhury
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    I have no information about Fairdos company but Chicago based Crescent food supplies hand slaughtered chicken which are Halal.


    Category: General Question
    11-14-12 14:47:24
  • Nespresso capsule- is this halal - M ADAM
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    I have no information.


    Category: General Question
    11-13-12 09:40:52
  • Wanted to know whether maggi and knor brand's non veg soups are halal in india? - uzma
  • AOA

    They are not Halal.


    Category: General Question
    11-13-12 08:24:22
  • Assalamu Alaikum. Can I ask if Palmolive bath soaps are halal? what particular shampoo brands are halal? how about body lotions? please help me. I am now very confuse on waht to use for my daily hygiene. THANK YOU SO MUCH. - rujia
  • AOA

    Answers for your questions are found under Non Food Section.


    Category: General Question
    11-12-12 17:49:43
  • Is beetroot halal? - Khadeja khan
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    It is Halal because it is part of a plant.


    Category: General Question
    11-12-12 10:23:44
  • congratulation for becoming Certified Food Scientist (CFS) - aliya
  • AOA

    Thank you very much.


    Category: General Question
    11-12-12 06:24:45
  • Is the tip top company that produces ice cream such as choc bar halal or not? - Saad Abdullah
  • AOA

    I have no information on Tip Top Company.


    Category: General Question
    11-12-12 02:29:53
  • we live in Europe ,you give precise detail for us residence,is there any one scholar did such research for muslims in europe. - ASIM
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    Islmaic scholars without the help of a Muslim food scientist can not provide the guidance what products are Halal and what are not because they are vnot educated in food science and lack food industry experience.


    Category: General Question
    11-11-12 11:51:01
  • I want to know if smoothie king halal - Ahmet
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    All Smoothies are not Halal.


    Category: General Question
    11-11-12 10:16:13
  • Is 100% cranberry juice halal?why is it listed as haram on some websites,its juts a juice made from fruits that is 100% that fruit,how can it be haram? - farman
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    During juice processing hidden ingredients are used which will not appear under ingredients statement. Cranbury Juice with kosher is Halal it will protect Muslims from adding Haram hidden ingredients.


    Category: General Question
    11-10-12 22:42:26
  • What is the status of garlic & chives cream cheese product of Lemnos made in Australia? - Anonymous user
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    I have no information.


    Category: General Question
    11-10-12 20:15:39
  • how can I get a halal product in ATLANTA Ga ? is the list applicaple to all us states :( - Sara
  • AOA

    Either our website or our Halal food book.


    Category: General Question
    11-10-12 11:02:13
  • Assalamu Alaikum, I want to learn whether "Market pantry fat free and %1 milkfat cottage cheese" sold in target stores are halal or not? I have seen these products in the halal list of MCG before, but now I could not find them. By the way, these two products have OUD but they also have carrageenan. Thank you. - Anonymous user
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    They are Mushbooh as reported on our website.

    unknown Cottage Cheese 1% Milkfat Small Curd, 4% Milkfat Small Curd Cottage Cheese Cottage Cheese Market Pantry Due to presence of Carrageenan. 07-12-12


    Category: General Question
    11-10-12 07:02:07
  • We are using soy milk original from silk brand,I didn't find any information about this milk in your website.this milk has carrageen.kindly email or post your search. - Karim
  • AOA

    If it has Carrageenan then it is mushbooh.


    Category: General Question
    11-07-12 18:34:30
  • Which kind of meat and poultry are zabiha halal in restaurant depot. - khatija
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    None.


    Category: General Question
    11-07-12 08:13:03
  • I want to know that is there any ingredient incentrum multivitamin tablets is haram? If yes then please tell me the name and detail of that ingredient. And also tell is there any country who manufacture halal centrum. - muhammad zaffer
  • AOA

    Centrum vitamins are not Halal period because the list of Halal vitamins listed on our home page.


    Category: General Question
    11-07-12 00:58:54
  • Aoa Im in desperate need of halal progesterone capsules or supplements? In pregnancy low progresterone level is bad,,,,kindly inform me if u have any information regarding this harmone supplement. JazakAllah - Sana c
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    Although it is not Kosher certified but suitable for vegetarian and you can obtained from www.koshervitamins.com

     

    Country Life 7-Keto Trim Vegetarian Suitable Not Certified Kosher 60 Vegetarian Capsules


    Category: General Question
    11-06-12 21:43:44
  • Is the burger restaurants in America are Halal? If not all, which ones? - Hashem
  • AOA

    No.


    Category: General Question
    11-05-12 05:16:26
  • is johnson's baby moisturizing cream is halal or haram? please tell me as soon as possible. - Afsana
  • AOA

    Please check it at Non Food section of our website.


    Category: General Question
    11-04-12 18:44:17
  • is johnson's 24hr soft cream is halal or haram? please tell me. - Afsana
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: General Question
    11-04-12 18:43:29
  • please tell me olay white natural healthy fairness night cream is halal or haram? - Afsana
  • AOA

    All Olay products are made with pork fat as it mentioned under Non Food Product section under cosmetic subsection.


    Category: General Question
    11-04-12 18:13:06
  • Assalam O Alaykum WRWB ALDI the Food Chain has grown very rapidly and is very frugal with good quality, is it possible that you can do an elaborated search on their products and add the results on your Web. Jazak ALLAH kahair - Haji Majeed
  • AOA

    They sell cheap quality food products without kosher certification. The Halal food products at Aldi is listed under Halal Food book.


    Category: General Question
    11-04-12 07:17:02
  • Is kitkat halal.I live in Winnipeg,Manitoba, Canada Please help..,, thanks :) - Suraya
  • AOA

    Kit Kat is not Halal in Canada.


    Category: General Question
    11-03-12 20:13:38
  • I bought some ice cream and on the package it had the letter V in a circle with the letter D is it okay to eat it, it is made by essenti? - Ummer
  • AOA

    If there is no flavor then it is Halal otherwise not.


    Category: General Question
    11-03-12 19:11:41
  • Why does Muslim Consumer Group uses a halal symbol with a triangle and an H in the middle making it look like the symbol of freemasons or Illuminati? - Muhammad Asif Khan
  • AOA

    Muslim Consumer Group's Triangle Halal symbol is a registered trademark from US patent office and they will not issue this trademark if there is already similar trademark exist. Nobody can use MCG trademark. Our symbols no way match exactly Freemason or illuminatei. Please check their symbol on www.yahoo.com


    Category: General Question
    11-02-12 09:52:49