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Recent Questions:

  • Assalamu Alaykum. If a restaurant is halal certified does it mean that its products don't have animal derived ingredients, for example the bread, or cheese? JazakAllahu khairan. - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    It depend upon what Halal criteria the Halal certifying organization used.


    Category: General Question
    10-15-13 05:52:34
  • Assalulikum, I go through the news published on daily mail on 27th June/2012 regarding soft drinks coca-cola contains Alcohol. Is that true? How can I know the answer of my question please. Thanks MD. Shakif-Ul-Azam - MD. Shakif-Ul-Azam
  • AOA

    Please write Coke under search and click "ALERT" on our website.

     


    Category: General Question
    10-15-13 02:10:02
  • Assalam o alaikum. I have read on inter net that the keeblee companys product and some other products are not hala becoz they use lard( pig fat) in preparation of cookies or some other things. But these products are mentioned halal in your product list. So just wanted to know that MCG investigate from companies only for alcohal as solvent or animal fat is also - rukh
  • AOA

    Our Halal status for cookies and crackers are based on that they have a kosher symbol on the package. It means no animal derived ingredients such as lard. People have no knowledge about what they saying because many cookies manufacturer do not use lard any more.


    Category: General Question
    10-14-13 13:33:07
  • Is fentimans rose lemonade halal? - Asma
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: General Question
    10-12-13 15:00:45
  • saalam can u tell me any halal green tea supplments? - hasan
  • AOA

    I have no information.

     


    Category: General Question
    10-11-13 19:31:16
  • Are Spring Valley Chewable Papaya Enzyme halal and why or why not? - Nadera
  • AOA

    If it does not have symbol then it is not Halal.


    Category: General Question
    10-10-13 15:04:37
  • magnum chocolate brownie ice cream is it halal - hajudin mansor
  • AOA

    It is not Halal because alcohol was used in flavor.


    Category: General Question
    10-10-13 10:06:29
  • Are Activia yogurt halal - Shazil naeem
  • AOA

    They are not Halal yogurt.


    Category: General Question
    10-07-13 14:36:28
  • halal hair dye brands - mujeeb
  • AOA

    Just For Men and Revlon Hair color for women are Halal.


    Category: General Question
    10-06-13 20:02:36
  • Is oyster sauce halal ? - binte naheed
  • AOA

    Oyster is not Halal for hanafi Muslims but I do not the ingredients of oyster sauce.


    Category: General Question
    10-05-13 11:26:16
  • Salam alykom noor aljabl halal - Rose
  • AOA

    I have no information.

     


    Category: General Question
    10-04-13 20:56:02
  • Would like to know if we can take Centrum Advance Multivitamin with procine free - Nazilah Mohd Yassin
  • AOA

    All Centrum multivitamins are not Halal because they have no kosher symbol on the package. Even they can add porcine products as hidden ingredients.

    MUSLIMS ARE NOT PAYING ATTENTIONS TO HALAL VITAMINS

    Many Muslims are using non Halal vitamins from stores like Wal-Mart, Walgreen, CVS Pharmacy, GNC. This is because of lack of knowledge about the Halal status of those vitamins.

    MCG get every day a question from Muslims asking about the Halal status of xyz vitamins.

    MCG is providing help in picking up the Halal vitamins after it researched at Vitamin Shoppe stores which are located in every city of USA.

    MCG advises Muslims to check the Halal status of vitamins before consuming them. Many major brand of vitamins are not Halal such as:

    Centrum, Equate, Citracal, Nature Made, Vitafusion, One A Day, GNC, Flintstone, Nature Beauty, Walgreen, Geritol, Nature Bounty, Garliq, Estroven, Disney Gummies, Fiber Smart, Caltrale, Finest Nature, One Source, Lill Critteers, Culturelle, Philps, Ultimate Florea, Viactive, Elatins, Os-Cal, Spring Valley, Schiff, Stevia, Optimum Nutrition, Mega Red, Ocuvite, Alive, Centrum Kid, Active Kid, Spring Valley, Bayer, CVS Vitamins and Kirkland Signature.

    They are not Halal because they are not Halal or Kosher certified or do not have a Halal or Kosher symbol on the package. Even if they do not contain gelatin, they are still not Halal because they add without restriction any Haram hidden ingredient. Halal or Kosher certification protects Muslims from adding Haram Hidden or Processing Aid Ingredients which are not required to be mention under ingredients statement by FDA.

    MCG has a list of Halal multivitamins, individual vitamins, prenatal vitamins and fish oil or omega 3 on our website under "Vitamins". Please use this list of Halal vitamins.

    How to search Halal vitamins on our website: Please write vitamins or prenatal vitamins or fish oil (for Omega fish oil) under the search box then click Food Product by Category then click Show Only Halal then click search. You will get a list of 45 Halal vitamins, 3 Halal prenatal vitamins, 6 Halal fish oil (Omega fish oil) and where to buy them.


    Category: General Question
    10-04-13 04:42:25
  • AoA , brother i want to ask you is there any brand of hlal parmesan cheese in usa can you please tell me the brand name.and also is pizza hut alfedo pasta without chicken is halal or not. Thanks - saba
  • AOA

    Miller brand of Parmesan cheese is Halal and it is only available at Kosher Food Stores in your town. The Pizza Hut item is not Halal.


    Category: General Question
    10-02-13 08:18:38
  • one of my patients is supposed to take creon capsules but refuses to as the medicine is in the form of a capsule coated in pork gelatine. he needs this medication for his health, he says that as Muslim's, we can't eat pork or pork products. Can he take this medication? - shakila rasul
  • AOA

    He has to find a Halal alternative and if not then he has to contact a Islamic scholar.


    Category: General Question
    10-02-13 06:57:56
  • Most halal food cart vendors in New York use the Sabrett brand of hot-dogs. Are they halal? - Ali
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: General Question
    10-01-13 15:24:18
  • Aoa. I live in usa i want to ask you if there any brand of all purpose flour is halal for making pizza dough at home.please tell if there is any. Thank jazakumuallah - Saba
  • AOA

    All Purpose Flour from any brand is Halal.


    Category: General Question
    09-30-13 14:16:32
  • Assalamu Alaikum, May Allah Reward with good for what you are doing to help us Muslims be mindful of what ingredients are Haram. I have a question there a store called Shatila they specialize in deserts, well these are the ingredients they have listed check link http://www.shatila.com/p-380-assorted-fillo-baklawa-mix-1.aspx Wheat Flour Water, Sugar, (May contain Almonds, Cashews, Pine nuts, Pistachio Nuts, Walnuts), Non Fat Dry Milk, Salt, Soy Bean Oil, Coconut, Corn Starch, Natural Flavors (Lemon Juice, Orange or Rose Water, Pure Vanilla). (For sugar free substitute sugar for Maltitol syrup). (For sugar free substitute sugar for Maltitol syrup) Items are subject to change. I asked them if their pure vanilla contains any alcohol and the lady from what I understood her saying is they been in business for 20 or 30 years and she is confident that the pure vanilla does not have alcohol in it she is mentioning we are Muslim company. So I am confused cause your website is saying pure vanilla does have alcohol in it please tell me what should I do? Jazak Allah Khairn - Monir Sider
  • AOA

    It is not Halal because of vanilla.


    Category: General Question
    09-30-13 09:02:50
  • Is Glister toothpaste Halal to use! - Furqan Langrial
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: General Question
    09-30-13 08:34:01
  • assalam o alaikom..is coles choclate chip cookies are halal? there is Emulsifier(soy lecithin,476) .from Australia .thanks - hussaini
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: General Question
    09-29-13 23:31:49
  • adakah minuman redbull itu halal? - muhammad nor iman
  • AOA

    It is not because it made with alcohol containing flavor.


    Category: General Question
    09-29-13 22:09:02
  • Assalaamu'Alaykum brother... This is in continuation of my earlier two mails I sent to you... I would like to know from your knowledgeable self if the below mentioned three(3) products from Integrated Supplements are Halal or not and your reasons & explanation for the same... 1)Integrated Supplements Kosher Albion Bio-Available Magnesium Glycinate/Malate 180 Vegetable Capsules. UPC:876207000187. It claims to be both Vegetarian and Kosher too and also all natural. Other Ingredients: Kosher vegetable capsule. Food Sensitivity: Contains no milk, egg, soy, gluten, tree nuts, fish, shellfish, wheat, or rice. 2)Integrated Supplements Kosher Green Detox Sea Vegetable Blend 90 Vcaps. UPC:876207000194. It claims to be both Vegetarian and also Kosher and also all natural. Other Ingredients: Kosher vegetable capsule. Food Sensitivity: Contains NO milk, egg, soy, gluten, tree nuts, fish, or shellfish. 3)Integrated Supplements Kosher 100% Natural Herbal Energy Drink Mix Raspberry Lemonade 3.5 OZ. UPC:876207000200. It says it is Vegetarian and Kosher and also says it is all-natural. Other Ingredients: Malic acid, organic acacia fiber, stevia (stevia rebaudiana) extract, fruit and vegetable juice powder (for color), cellulose fiber, vitamin C (as ascorbic acid), natural flavors, silica. Food Sensitivity: Contains no milk, egg, soy, gluten, tree nuts, fish, or shellfish. Kindly reply at the earliest if possible... Jazaakallaahu Khairan... - Mfk
  • AOA

    I already answered your questions by e-mail.


    Category: General Question
    09-29-13 12:13:05
  • Dear Brother, in continuation of my last query I asked of you, I forgot to ask you about this product from Solgar: Glucosamine MSM Complex (Shellfish-Free) Tablets. UPC:033984013155. It claims to be both Vegetarian & also Kosher certified. It also says the following...: Other Ingredients: Microcrystalline Cellulose, Vegetable Cellulose, Silica, Vegetable Magnesium Stearate, Vegetable Glycerin. FREE OF: Gluten, Wheat, Dairy, Soy, Yeast, Sugar, Sodium, Artificial Flavor, Sweetener, Preservatives and Color. Is the above mentioned product halal? ..if not kindly explain.. What is MSM(as methylsulfonylmethane)?? Jazaakallaahu Khairan... - Mfk
  • AOA

    Please check my e-mail for anaswer.


    Category: General Question
    09-29-13 10:29:08
  • Is Pearl Drop toothpaste HALAL or Not. - dini razak
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: General Question
    09-29-13 05:15:54
  • Is Averno shampoo halal - shaikh alamgir
  • AOA

    Please check our Non Food Section.


    Category: General Question
    09-27-13 20:03:13
  • Assalamu alaykum if a restaurant is halal certified does it refer to the meat being halal or everything being halal? The reason I ask is because maybe a food will have vanilla extract in it or something that has to do with alcohol. JazakAllah khairan. - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    It is only the meat not every thing. Vanilla extract is used in ice cream, cookies and dessert unless it is a desi dessert. but make sure if they do not use any vanilla or vanilla extract even in desi desserts.


    Category: General Question
    09-27-13 19:04:33
  • plz tell me is pepsin halal or not? actully doctor recomended me an iron syrup and pepsin in this ingredient. - sayed hamood ali
  • AOA

    Commercial Pepsin is obtained from grandular layer of pig stomach. Please go to www.luckyvitamin.com for Thorne Research - Betaine HCL & Pepsin - 625 Vegetarian Capsules and investigate whether pepsin in their product is syntheticall made or not. You have to contact them by yourself. Ask for sources of all ingredients.


    Category: General Question
    09-27-13 02:41:04
  • is zabeeha animal meat with out speaking the name of Allah while sloughtering is Hallal? Do all E numbers except you mentioned on your site are Halal? - Kashif Ali
  • AOA

    Quran 6: 118

    So eat of that (meat) on which Allah's Name has been pronounced (while slaughtering the animal), if you are believers in His Ayat (proofs, evidences, verses, lessons, signs, revelations, etc.). Allah is also says in Quaran not eat the meat if Allah's name was not invoke.


    Category: General Question
    09-25-13 05:04:26
  • Dear brother/sister, Assalamualaikum. How are you? I am sefat. I bought neutrogena deep moisture night cream and day cream, but I am not sure if it has any animal product or alcohol in it. Could u please inform me about that. Thank you, Sefat - Sefat
  • AOA

    You have check with company.

     

    Seach results for the term: neutrogena

    Total results generated: 2
    Category Name Brand Description
    Cosmetic Makeup Products Neutrogena Pork fat is used in some Neutrogena Makeup products(December 2010) They will not Halal if Carmine Red Color is used.
    Moisturizer Soothing Wrap, Moisture Wrap Neutrogena No animal fat derived ingredients are used and no information about alcohol in fragrance

    Category: General Question
    09-24-13 15:07:21
  • Salam alaykum warahmatullahi wabaraktahu I was searching online and came across a forum that said coffee and tea was haram because it has caffeine since technically caffeine is considered a drug? Have you ever heard of this? My question is that is plain coffee or tea without any additives (and a kosher symbol) halal? Jazakhallah Khair, -Selma - Selma A.
  • AOA

    Caffeine is not a intoxicant. !00% Coffee and Tea are Halal.


    Category: General Question
    09-24-13 12:47:14
  • Can you investigate HEB market's products? This will be too useful for me and Muslims around me. Thanks - Halil Kilinc
  • AOA

    It is already listed under our Halal Food Book " AComprehensive List of Halal Food Products in US Supermarkets" 2009 under supermarkets of Texas. The book is sold out but still avaialble at Islamic bookstores.


    Category: General Question
    09-22-13 07:59:54
  • use of body spray is halal or haram.. - Md Imran ALi
  • AOA

    Which body spary.


    Category: General Question
    09-22-13 05:53:33
  • Assalam alaikum, all Britannia biscuits are halal...are the cookies and all the other products of this brand halal too?? - Nana
  • AOA

    All Indian made Britannia biscuits are halal and I do not know about their cookies.


    Category: General Question
    09-21-13 01:35:13
  • Hi I was wondering if One A Day Women's VitaCraves Gummies are halal? - Sarah
  • AOA

    MUSLIMS ARE NOT PAYING ATTENTIONS TO HALAL VITAMINS

    Many Muslims are using non Halal vitamins from stores like Wal-Mart, Walgreen, CVS Pharmacy, GNC. This is because of lack of knowledge about the Halal status of those vitamins.

    MCG get every day a question from Muslims asking about the Halal status of xyz vitamins.

    MCG is providing help in picking up the Halal vitamins after it researched at Vitamin Shoppe stores which are located in every city of USA.

    MCG advises Muslims to check the Halal status of vitamins before consuming them. Many major brand of vitamins are not Halal such as:

    Centrum, Equate, Citracal, Nature Made, Vitafusion, One A Day, GNC, Flintstone, Nature Beauty, Walgreen, Geritol, Nature Bounty, Garliq, Estroven, Disney Gummies, Fiber Smart, Caltrale, Finest Nature, One Source, Lill Critteers, Culturelle, Philps, Ultimate Florea, Viactive, Elatins, Os-Cal, Spring Valley, Schiff, Stevia, Optimum Nutrition, Mega Red, Ocuvite, Alive, Centrum Kid, Active Kid, Spring Valley, Bayer, CVS Vitamins.

    They are not Halal because they are not Halal or Kosher certified or do not have a Halal or Kosher symbol on the package. Even if they do not contain gelatin, they are still not Halal because they add without restriction any Haram hidden ingredient. Halal or Kosher certification protects Muslims from adding Haram Hidden or Processing Aid Ingredients which are not required to be mention under ingredients statement by FDA.

    MCG has a list of Halal multivitamins, individual vitamins, prenatal vitamins and fish oil or omega 3 on our website under "Vitamins". Please use this list of Halal vitamins.


    Category: General Question
    09-20-13 08:47:33
  • is macdonals kfc or burgerking is halal i think so its not halal i cant eat from these shops whats ur opinion.thank u aa - tamina
  • AOA

    Please check them at our Chain Restauarnts section.


    Category: General Question
    09-19-13 13:48:06
  • Actually i m travelling with qatar airlines in few days and in the meal section my travel agent put muslim regulation meal but i m not sure if their muslim meal is zabiha halal or not? plz help i will really appreciate. - kashif anwar
  • AOA

    The problem comes from chicken, if it is machine slaughtered then it is not Halal. Only hand slaughter chicken are Halal. You have to contact directly with airline and asked them whether animal slaughtered by Muslims or not. For majority of airlines Muslim meal means only no pork. They supply meat obtained from supermarkets except few Muslim country owned airlines. But beside meat they do not pay attention to bread/rolls, salad dressing, cheese (only US made regular cream cheese is Halal) and dessert. Please ask these questions to Qatar airline. I personally do not use salad dresing which is made in USA, rolls and dessert.


    Category: General Question
    09-18-13 21:11:04
  • Is rezas restaurant in lombard meat is halal - Romana matin
  • AOA

    They said they serve zabiha meat.


    Category: General Question
    09-18-13 19:53:06
  • how brown sugar is produced? - mohsin
  • AOA

    Same as as white sugar but it was not treated with bone char.


    Category: General Question
    09-18-13 04:38:11
  • Assalamualykum All. i want to feed my son and myself cheese every day. a slice or cheese sticks. or maccaroni cheese. which one is halal? please reply me ASAP. Sargento? Galbani? colby? kraft? thank you. - Asma Begum
  • AOA

    None of them. Halal cheese:

    halal Sharp Cheddar Cheese Cheese Cabot Creamary   04-18-12

    Macarono & Cheese dinner:

    Halal

    halal Macoroni & Cheese Dinner Macaroni & Cheese Dinner Foulds Brother Osama Azam has provided this e-mail to MCG and We thank him. From: A. Melendez To: osama.azam@ Sent: Friday, July 27, 2012 12:36 PM Subject: RE: Website submission Dear Mr. Azam, Our supplier informed us that the cheese sauce does not contain any liquid flavors and no alcohol is used as a carrier or solvent for the natural flavors in this product. Thank you. Best regards, Armando Melendez 08-01-12

    Not Halal


    Category: General Question
    09-17-13 18:01:57
  • brands names of disposal products - lubna rashid
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: General Question
    09-17-13 11:56:13
  • Assalamualaikum plz plz help me out with halal cosmetics n personal products names in india. Does ur list details implies in india as well. - mujeeb
  • AOA

    I have no resources to do reserach in India.


    Category: General Question
    09-17-13 07:27:23
  • is mentos in United States halal? - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: General Question
    09-16-13 12:43:16
  • if no halal certificate is issued to a restaurant but they don't use pork or lard can we eat in the restaurant?Please replytks. - mohamed zakaria bin ahmad ahmad sh[plah;.
  • AOA

    Seach results for the term: eating in restaurant

    Total results generated: 1
    Alert Title Description Date
    Some important information about eating in restaurants in USA and Canada

    The following important things should be considered while eating in a regular restaurant in USA and Canada. This is for those Muslims who only eat the Zabiha meat. Most of us go to seafood restaurants to eat fish because it is Halal. But we do not have information on how it is cooked or made. Here are the following things we have to keep in our mind about eating fish dish in a restaurant. Not all fish items in fast foods or restaurants are Halal. Not because of fish itself but due to the following reasons: 1. Coating and batter on the fish: Fried fish items are made with coating or batter. The coating or batter of the fish may contain whey, colors and flavors which may not be Halal. Some fish are dipped in beer batter before frying and it is known as beer battered fish. This is type of fish is Haram. The McDonald and Burger King coating is Halal in USA and Canada. 2. Frying media and fryer: Coated and battered fish items are fried in shortening at 360F. If the coating or batter for fried fish is Halal and if it is fried in vegetable shortening with or without vegetable fat based Mono & Diglycerides then the fried fish is Halal. But if same fryer and vegetable shortening was used to fry non zabiha chicken nuggets OR beer battered fish then fried fish items will not be Halal because of left over batter and fat from the chicken. Burger King's Big Fish and Long John Silver are fried their fish items in the same fryer and vegetable shortening use for frying the non-zabiha chicken nuggets in USA and Canada. This is the reason their fish items are not considered Halal. Same thing may happens in restaurants.Beside Burger King also fried pork patties in the same vegetable oil. So it is necessary to avoid eating fried fish in a restaurants because you do not know the Halal status of the coating and batter and use of vegetable shortening and where they fried. 3.Broiled or Grilled Fish: If the fish is broiled or grilled with cooking wine then it will not be Halal. If the fish is broiled or grilled with AA butter then it will be Halal. Sometimes spices are also added to it, we have to make sure that they used 100% spices not the seasoning because seasoning may contain whey, color and flavors which may not be Halal. 4. Sauce with Broiled or Grilled fish: Most of the time broiled fish or grilled fish comes to the table with different sauces on the top of the fish. Dill Sauce with broiled or grilled Salmon is an example. Dill sauce, Tartar sauce and other sauces contain dairy ingredients which may not be Halal. So you have to avoid it and use salt, pepper, lemon or A1 sauce which is a Halal sauce. 5. Broiled Vegetable: Sometimes bacon or ham is added to vegetables, so ask about them. 6. Rolls/Bread: Rolls/bread and cheese rolls are provided at tables, these rolls and bread are mostly made from frozen dough or mixes. These frozen dough or mixes are made with dough conditioners which may not be Halal. Cheese may be made with animal enzymes. 7. Garden Salad, Salad Dressing and coleslaw: Garden Salad in most of the restaurants comes with croutons, cheese, Chinese noodles, and bacon bits. They all should be avoided because croutons may be made with Romano cheese and other ingredients which may not be Halal. Cheese may not be Halal as well as Chinese noodles. Bacon bits are Haram. Salad dressing is made with cheese, emulsifiers which may not be Halal. You request a garden salad without cheese, croutons, Chinese noodles and bacon bits. Lemon juice or olive oil and distilled white vinegar can be used. Coleslaw is made with cabbage and dressing containing dairy ingredients which may not be Halal. 8. Soups: Soups are made with soup bases and concentrates. These bases and concentrates are made with dairy ingredients which may not be Halal and they also contain non zabiha chicken fat. Left over gravy from cooked meats are used to make a soup. You do not know what kind of meat gray was used. This gravy is provide extra flavor to the soup. Clam Chowder is made with dairy ingredients which may not be Halal and bacon is also added to the clam chowder. Soup has to be avoided. 8. Rice Pilaf: Rice pilaf is always made with non zabiha chicken broth, so it has to be avoided. Steam rice is Halal. 9. Vegetables: Vegetable are sometimes cooked with bacon and ham, so it is necessary to ask ahead of time. 10. Baked Potato/French Fries: The ingredients of French fries in restaurants and the way they fried are not known to public. They may be made with Haram ingredients. They may be fried in animal fat shortening. So they have to be avoided unless you are sure that they are Halal. Baked Potato is Halal but the margarine and sour cream may not be Halal. Sometimes they bring with margarine and sour cream and with bacon on the top of the potato. So either you eat with salt & pepper or with butter if it is AA. If they provide you the sour cream and butter in the small packed container with ingredients statements and kosher symbol and if the kosher certification meet the Halal requirements then you can use it. Eggs for the breakfast: Scramble eggs at restaurants are not 100% eggs but other ingredients such as emulsifires are present. Restauarnts get the eggs in batters from food service company such as Sysco Company, they also supplies egg beaters which is Halal only if no alcohol is used in flavor. It is possible thye fried on the same hot plate as bacon. 12. Dessert: Pies, Cheesecake, Cakes may contain gelatin, liquor, dairy ingredients, flavors and other ingredients which may not be Halal and should be avoided. Ice Cream may contains emulsifiers which may not be Halal and flavor may contain alcohol. NOTE; THIS INFORMATION WAS PUBLISHED ON MARCH 13, 2002 AND WAS AVAILABLE ON OUR OLD WEBSITE FOR MANY YEARS UNTIL OCTOBER 1, 2005. IT WAS LAST DURING CHANGE OVER FROM OLD TO NEW WEBSITE. WE ARE SORRY ABOUT IT.
     


    Category: General Question
    09-16-13 03:16:11
  • Is reza restaurant meat is halal - Romanamatin
  • AOA

    Reza restuarant in Chicago says the use Halal meat.


    Category: General Question
    09-15-13 19:15:26
  • Is there going to be any app in the near future for iPhone or Android to serve and facilitate the search for halal ingredients for the muslim community? Thank you brothers and sisters and Jazakum Allah Khayr. - Fadel AlJomaia
  • AOA

    Inshallah an app for our website will be avaialble for iPhones in November 2013.


    Category: General Question
    09-15-13 14:45:08
  • Vanilla extract is used in baking..I prefer preparing everything at home and avoid outside stuff. Now I want to know if vanilla extract has a substitute. I read somewhere that vanilla essence doesn't have alcohol. But when I want to search for it online to see the packaging vanilla extract comes up. Is there any company that makes a halal substitute for vanilla extract that can be used in baking? - Umm Moaz
  • AOA

    Total results generated: 2
    Halal Status Product Name Category Product Brand Comments Date
    halal VANILLA BEANS AVAILABLE AT SPICE SECTION OF ANY SUPERMARKET Vanilla Beans McCormic CUT VANIILA BEANS IN TO 2 INCHES PIECES. USE ONE VANILLA BEAN PIECE FOR 4 SERVING IN HOME MADE HALAL VANILLA ICE CREAM OR CUSTARD OR CREME SAUCE. 10-17-10
    halal Imitation Vanilla Flavor Vanilla Flavor Imitation Durkee   08-09-10

    Category: General Question
    09-15-13 12:56:32
  • Pl let us know is Olive Garden food is halal and what Muslim can eat from there - Rabiya Khan
  • AOA

    I have no information.

     


    Category: General Question
    09-15-13 08:32:27
  • Does garnier use halal ingredients or haram in its Garnier white complete care cream and face wash? Please inform me in detail. - Shujauddin Sayyed
  • AOA

    Tutorial video on home page is a learning tool to help you how to find out the Halal status of any food product,  vitamins under Food Products section, Food Ingredients under Ingredients section or E-Numbers under E-Numbers section. Personal Care Products, Medicine, or Cosmetics are under non food products section.

    You can find answers to most of your questions in Q & A section.


    Category: General Question
    09-15-13 08:11:02
  • I want to use Seven Seas code liver oil capsules. so please inform me about this product. is it halal or haram. Does seven seas use halal ingredients in it's code liver oil capsules or in its soft gelatine cover? - Shujauddin Sayyed
  • AOA

    It is not Halal.

    TITLE: Gelatin in any food product or ingredient or Vitamins or medicine is not Halal unless it says Fish Gelatin under ingredients statement in USA and Canada

    MCG is receiving many inquiries about gelatin foods or ingredients or in vitamins whether it is Halal or not.

    The important point is none of the gelatin carrying food products or ingredients or vitamins are Halal unless it says fish gelatin under ingredients statement. The use of fish gelatin in foods in USA is on rise because of demand by Muslim consumers and Jewish consumers. Food companies have booths at IFT Food Expo in July 2013 in Chicago promoting use of fish gelatin. It is important to know the fish gelatin from cat fish is not consider Halal or Kosher. Beta Carotene suppliers use fish gelatin as  a processing aid ingredient or hidden ingredient in Beta Carotene powder form so that it mixes well with other ingredients and fish gelatin is not mentioned under ingredients list.

    Posted on: 08-15-13 00:00 AM



    Category: General Question
    09-15-13 08:03:48
  • Gnc fenugreek capsule has halal gelatin - Tasleemashfaq
  • AOA

    It is not Halal.

    TITLE: Gelatin in any food product or ingredient or Vitamins or medicine is not Halal unless it says Fish Gelatin under ingredients statement in USA and Canada

    MCG is receiving many inquiries about gelatin foods or ingredients or in vitamins whether it is Halal or not.

    The important point is none of the gelatin carrying food products or ingredients or vitamins are Halal unless it says fish gelatin under ingredients statement. The use of fish gelatin in foods in USA is on rise because of demand by Muslim consumers and Jewish consumers. Food companies have booths at IFT Food Expo in July 2013 in Chicago promoting use of fish gelatin. It is important to know the fish gelatin from cat fish is not consider Halal or Kosher. Beta Carotene suppliers use fish gelatin as  a processing aid ingredient or hidden ingredient in Beta Carotene powder form so that it mixes well with other ingredients and fish gelatin is not mentioned under ingredients list.

    Posted on: 08-15-13 00:00 AM



    Category: General Question
    09-15-13 04:28:18
  • Beer shampoo of park avenue is haram or not ?? - tooba khan
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: General Question
    09-14-13 06:04:15
  • I just want to know Shiseido mask black & white & naturgo halal or not.. it made in Japan - haiza
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: General Question
    09-14-13 01:42:55
  • Is juice fruit gum is halal - Fatima
  • AOA

    I have no information.

     


    Category: General Question
    09-13-13 07:59:42
  • is sunfeast yippee magic masala,nor soopy noodles, lux soap & clinic plus shampoo is halal product or not? - asrar
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: General Question
    09-12-13 21:21:13
  • Assalamualikum, Thank you for your excellent work. Is Kosher certified food Halal? Are you contradicting about it in your website? Please check and rectify where needed such as in case of gelatin, l-cystine etc. Please do not take it otherwise. We support each other in good cause, insha Allah. - Muhammad M Khan
  • AOA

    They are already mentioned on our website:

    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, (19) Natural Vanilla or Natural Vanilla Flavor(because Alcohol is used in its extraction). 

    From Alert Section:

    TITLE: Gelatin in any food product or ingredient or Vitamins or medicine is not Halal unless it says Fish Gelatin under ingredients statement in USA and Canada

    MCG is receiving many inquiries about gelatin foods or ingredients or in vitamins whether it is Halal or not.

    The important point is none of the gelatin carrying food products or ingredients or vitamins are Halal unless it says fish gelatin under ingredients statement. The use of fish gelatin in foods in USA is on rise because of demand by Muslim consumers and Jewish consumers. Food companies have booths at IFT Food Expo in July 2013 in Chicago promoting use of fish gelatin. It is important to know the fish gelatin from cat fish is not consider Halal or Kosher. Beta Carotene suppliers use fish gelatin as  a processing aid ingredient or hidden ingredient in Beta Carotene powder form so that it mixes well with other ingredients and fish gelatin is not mentioned under ingredients list.

    From our News section:

    Halal L-Cysteine

     

    There are two companies who makes the Halal L-Cysteine and they are:

    1. Wacker Chemie of Germany who make the L-Cysteiene by bacterial fermentation in which no alcohol is produced. It is also term as L-Cysteine from fermentation.

    2. Ajinomonto Company makes L-Cysteine by synthetic method. This L-Cysteine is Halal certified by Council of Indonesia Ulema.

    The L-Cysteine made from human hair is a Haram ingredient. The L-Cystiene made from chicken/duck feathers is not consider as Halal by ulema.

     

     

     


     


     

    03/19/09

    Posted on: 08-15-13 00:00 AM

    Please show me where I am contradicting. Acusing somebody for contradiction without proof or researching website is not fair.

    Do you know how much time of my life spend without compensation on MCG websites so that Muslims in USA and Canada can eat only Halal foods.

     

     


    Category: General Question
    09-12-13 17:22:46
  • Assalamualaykum Please brother can you find out about tahir chicken..a lot of people consume it saying its zabiha ..we have tried contacting the slaughterhouse but in vain. .its very hard to find zabiha chicken in north carolina..jzk - ubaid
  • AOA

    I have no information.

     


    Category: General Question
    09-12-13 09:02:04
  • Is this applicable (the halal/haram status) to products sold in middle east ...especially U.A.E?...i know most of the food products are halal ..but i dont know about shampoos and conditioners sold here .....can we use them if its manufactured in countries like libya ?? - san
  • AOA

    I have no information.

     


    Category: General Question
    09-12-13 03:05:41
  • You always say about some brands: "Halal if no alcohol used in the flavor". My question is: How can we know if alcohol used or not? Thanks - Mohammad
  • AOA

     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: General Question
    09-11-13 15:38:58
  • Hi there I bought a weight loss pills...and the caoting of the pills as in the capsule casing is made up of gelatine... Just wanted to know if its ok 2 take the pills with or even without the casing... Thank you - Azbah
  • AOA

    TITLE: Gelatin in any food product or ingredient or Vitamins or medicine is not Halal unless it says Fish Gelatin under ingredients statement in USA and Canada

    MCG is receiving many inquiries about gelatin foods or ingredients or in vitamins whether it is Halal or not.

    The important point is none of the gelatin carrying food products or ingredients or vitamins are Halal unless it says fish gelatin under ingredients statement. The use of fish gelatin in foods in USA is on rise because of demand by Muslim consumers and Jewish consumers. Food companies have booths at IFT Food Expo in July 2013 in Chicago promoting use of fish gelatin. It is important to know the fish gelatin from cat fish is not consider Halal or Kosher. Beta Carotene suppliers use fish gelatin as  a processing aid ingredient or hidden ingredient in Beta Carotene powder form so that it mixes well with other ingredients and fish gelatin is not mentioned under ingredients list.

    Posted on: 08-15-13 00:00 AM


    Category: General Question
    09-10-13 20:47:07
  • Is the marinara sauce and breadsticks at Pizza hut halal? - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    I have no information


    Category: General Question
    09-10-13 12:13:33
  • VERY URGENT - aaww dear brother Rashid, I wrote to s company making lollipops having natural flavour, about ethanol being used as a solvent. This is the reply they sent. Please kindly let me know would it be halal? Their factory is in the USA. we use beet sugar based alcohol as our solvent in our Natural Flavors. sorry for the delay, but I had to look up the meaning of "ethanol" and found that we in the US refer to this ingredient as "alcohol". May Allah reward you with the best in both the worlds with the best for the great effort you are making for the Ummah. Jazakallah khair. Your early reply will be appreciated. - M Adam
  • AOA

    Beet Sugar based alcohol is a Haram ingredient.


    Category: General Question
    09-09-13 12:45:23
  • use of fair and lovely cream is haram or halal - asim qazi
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: General Question
    09-09-13 01:06:53
  • Are breadsticks from little Caesar halal ? There pizza crust is halal though - Aliya
  • AOA

    I have no information.

     


    Category: General Question
    09-08-13 07:18:44
  • Is the curel daily moisture lotion halal to use? - thasneem
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: General Question
    09-07-13 07:31:52
  • As salaam alaikum ....jazak Allah khair and thanks for ur quick response but my question was about the site itself I mean the mufties (scholars ) in this site r they Sunni Muslims ??? Please this question is essential for me - Nana
  • AOA

    MCG's websites are Sunni Hanafi websites and all our Islamic Scholars are Sunni Hanafi.


    Category: General Question
    09-05-13 22:37:22
  • Restaurants in midtown New York City (51st & 7th Avenue area) Halal meals. Thanks. - Steve
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    AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: General Question
    09-05-13 13:11:40
  • Are you Sunnah Muslims???WHat (Mathhab )do you follow??? - Nana
  • AOA

    I am a Sunni Hanafi Muslim.


    Category: General Question
    09-05-13 00:11:29
  • why muslims only eat a chocolate that is free from alcohols and free from pork ingredients - tin
  • Hi

    Because both are prohibited according Islamic laws.


    Category: General Question
    09-04-13 18:34:18
  • Is maggi noodles in India Halaal? - SHABAB UDDIN
  • AOA

    Only if it has a geen dot on the package and no flavor then it is Halal.


    Category: General Question
    09-04-13 10:06:32
  • may i use the can beer as a glass to drink water, it is halal or not? - maznah
  • AOA

    No.


    Category: General Question
    09-03-13 07:08:52
  • assalamualekum kindly let me know about halal or haram berger and pizza serving in India by Mc donals,Dominos,KFC,Pizza HUt - shahnwaz saifi
  • AOA

    I have no information.

     


    Category: General Question
    09-02-13 05:35:02
  • are Kordel brand softgel of bovine source halal ? - Mariyam
  • AOA

    MCG do not consider non zabiha bovine as Halal.


    Category: General Question
    08-31-13 23:46:41
  • is sealtest 35%whipping cream is halal or haram - roohi bano
  • AOA

    Please check it in our www.canadianhalalfoods.com


    Category: General Question
    08-31-13 21:23:02
  • I need halal restaurant in Boston. Many claim that they are halal but I do not believe they are careful about ingredients and artificial flavors. Can you give me some advices for my halal diet in Boston - Ramazan
  • AOA

    I used to live around Boston area some time back and used to buy Halal meat in Boston. I do not know any restaurant right know but you ask them where they buy their meat, whether chicken are hand slaughtered or macine slaughtered. You can also consults with near by masaid about Halal staus of their meat. Regarding ingredients. Pleas use only Indian Pakistani dishes, most restaurants make their own yogurt from milk so plain Lassi will be Halal. Ask whether use milk or evaporated milk to make tea, if they use evaporated milk then do not drink their tea. This is advise I can give to you.


    Category: General Question
    08-31-13 01:21:18
  • some people say that the lipgloss babylips is haram and some people say its halal, so it which one is it? - zainab jogiyat
  • AOA

    I have no information.

     


    Category: General Question
    08-30-13 11:23:29
  • would like to know please if the flinstones gummies multi vitamins & Gummy Dinos contains pork gelatin or not. is it Halal. Thank you - Rabab
  • AOA

    They are Haram because they are made with pork gelatin.


    Category: General Question
    08-29-13 12:46:46
  • i am pregnant and i want to ask is centrum specialist prenatal formula made by pfizer canada halal or not?please reply soon - zara
  • AOA

    All vitamins from Centrum are not Halal because they are not kosher certified. Please buy these Halal Prenatal vitamins:

    Seach results for the term: prenatal

    Total results generated: 4
    Halal Status Product Name Category Product Brand Comments Date
    halal Maxi Health Kosher Maxi Prenatal Caps One Per Day 120 MaxiCaps Prenatal Vitamins Maxi Health Available at www.koshervitamins.com or call 1-800-645-1899 03-26-13
    halal Nutri-Supreme Research Kosher Prenatal Caps Once Daily 90 Vegetarian Capsules Prenatal Vitamins Nutri-Supreme Available at www.koshervitamins.com or call 1-800-645-1899 03-26-13
    halal Zahlers Kosher Total One Prenatal 60 Capsules Prenatal Zahlers Available at www.koshervitamins.com or call 1-800-645-1899 03-26-13
    halal Landau Kosher Prenatal 250 TAB Prenatal Vitamins Landau Available at www.koshervitamins.com or call 1-800-645-1899 03-26-13

    Category: General Question
    08-29-13 08:23:07
  • Dart plastic cups 3.5 oz from walmart halal? - shahid
  • AOA

    I do not know but:

    Seach results for the term: paper cups

    Total results generated: 3
    Halal Status Product Name Category Product Brand Comments Date
    halal Plastcic Cups PAPER CUPS SOLO No animal fat coating 10-16-10
    halal Foam paper Cups PAPER CUPS DAMEL BRAND   10-16-10
    halal Foam Paper Cups PAPER CUPS Wincup, Safeway No animal fat coating. The paper cups with 'W' sign at the bottom of the paper cups. 10-16-10

    Category: General Question
    08-29-13 05:56:18
  • I live in South Korea, and here in a local website I found this website link. I want to know about various chain restaurants and other usable products available here and mentioned on this page are thought to be of same status or not? JazakAllah! - Isma
  • AOA

    Product list under chain restaurants is for USA only. I do not know how they make in South Korea.


    Category: General Question
    08-28-13 02:03:04
  • assalam alykum i would like to know if great value peach preserves jam is halal it says it may contain traces of soy,wheat,egg,anchoives . thank you - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    I do not have information.

     


    Category: General Question
    08-27-13 10:22:33
  • Did any halaal kfc in usa - fosiya r.
  • AOA

    There are none.


    Category: General Question
    08-26-13 10:04:19
  • Is Shiseido skincare halal & no animal tested? - Zila
  • AOA

    I do not have information.

     


    Category: General Question
    08-26-13 02:11:38
  • is neutrogena lip moisturizer halal? - Aziza Shaikh
  • AOA

    Tutorial video on home page is a learning tool to help you how to find out the Halal status of any food product,  vitamins under Food Products section, Food Ingredients under Ingredients section or E-Numbers under E-Numbers section. Personal Care Products, Medicine, or Cosmetics are under non food products section.

    You can find answers to most of your questions in Q & A section.


    Category: General Question
    08-25-13 04:54:14
  • Regarding the active dry yeast, there is Sorbitan Monostearate in its ingredients. How to know whether that was from the halal source. Please make it clear under the product list which brands of yeast are halal. - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    If it is kosher certified or sutable for vegetarian then it is Halal.


    Category: General Question
    08-24-13 15:35:13
  • asalam o alikum! any item that has no kosher symbel but ingrdents are halal. item will hahal? - muhammad asim
  • AOA

    If they do not use any hidden ingredients in the products.


    Category: General Question
    08-24-13 11:12:29
  • which six flag foods/ vendors/ stores are halal ? - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    I do not have information.

     


    Category: General Question
    08-23-13 16:57:23
  • AOA, Is sammys halal food vendor in ny really "halal" ? and reliable? - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    I do not have information.

     


    Category: General Question
    08-23-13 16:56:05
  • Is Wisconsin cheese halal product in it? - Gulsum
  • AOA

    They are not Halal because there is no kosher symbol on the package.


    Category: General Question
    08-22-13 14:38:07
  • what is the halal status of in ( IN n Out ) resturants' food? - sowaiba haji
  • AOA

    I do not have information.


    Category: General Question
    08-21-13 14:42:24
  • Glysolid glycerin cream is a halal - Hawaii
  • AOA

    I do not have information.

     


    Category: General Question
    08-19-13 22:07:16
  • Centrum Silver multivitamin supplement - murni wahyudin
  • AOA

    Seach results for the term: Centrum

    Total results generated: 4
    Halal Status Product Name Category Product Brand Comments Date
    haram Multi Vitamins & Mineral Vitamins Centrum Gelatin from pork & poultry 06-07-13
    haram All Vitamins Vitamins Centrum None of their products are Halal or Kosher certified. 03-18-13
    haram All Vitamins and Minerals Vitamins Centrum Kid No Halal or Kosher symbol. 07-06-12
    haram All Centurm Viatmins and Minerals Vitamins Centrum No certification symbol on the package. 07-04-12

    Including Silver Multivitamins.


    Category: General Question
    08-19-13 18:51:26
  • les poissons preparer cuit par du citron (cru?) sont ils halal - talal
  • AOA

    I do not have information.

     


    Category: General Question
    08-19-13 17:25:33
  • IS IT HALAAL TO SHAPE YOUR EYEBROWS? IS IT HALAAL TO USE FALSE EYELASHES? - MOOSA
  • AOA

    I do not have information.

     


    Category: General Question
    08-17-13 06:29:58
  • Is ajinomoto is haram in indian muslims? - aslam shaikh
  • AOA

    I do not have information.

     


    Category: General Question
    08-17-13 00:36:51
  • I wanted to know if Ferrous Sulfate pills are halal thank you - Shabana
  • AOA

    If it contains 100% Ferrous Sulphate without any other ingredients then it is Halal.


    Category: General Question
    08-16-13 21:53:34
  • Would you please let me know whether vanilla flavor is halal or not? - baran
  • AOA

    It is not Halal because it contains alcohol.


    Category: General Question
    08-15-13 22:23:37
  • AOA Is benzyle alcohol, benzyl benzoate, benzyl salicylate halal or not - mrs gagroo
  • AOA

    They are Halal.


    Category: General Question
    08-14-13 13:24:54
  • can you please tell me if you kow about bakery products at stop and shop. thank you. - yusuf
  • AOA

    I do not have information.


    Category: General Question
    08-13-13 08:20:22
  • Is amricolor food colouring halal approved - Julie
  • AOA

    I do not have information.


    Category: General Question
    08-13-13 01:23:26
  • we bought kirkland mozzarella cheese in cotsco but Idid not see any u , d or k symbol so I am not sure it is halal or not, I have not opened the package yet - ali erdem
  • AOA

    If there is no KD then it is not Halal.


    Category: General Question
    08-12-13 23:09:57
  • Toni's Pizza & Organic Pasta in chicago located 455 N Milwaukee Ave Chicago, IL 60654 claim to have some hormone free pizza,not sure what that means but it sounds like the pizza may be all natural,is it possible this place can be investigated by muslim consumer group.their number is (312) 243-1500 and website is tonis-pizza.com. - Bobby
  • AOA

    I do not have information.


    Category: General Question
    08-12-13 15:19:58