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Recent Questions:

  • Is max factor pan stick halal? - ilham
  • AOA

    I have no information.

     


    Category: General Question
    12-01-13 03:13:41
  • suavecito pomade is halal or not? it is hair gel and i wanna ask if these product have non halal sources - mohd hazim
  • AOA

    I have no information.

     


    Category: General Question
    12-01-13 02:02:31
  • Is shamrock company meat halal? Is Saj restaurant in Denver halal? - Atifa
  • AOA

    I have no information.

     


    Category: General Question
    11-30-13 23:39:02
  • are twix by mars halal cause they have skim milk in them? - Elmedin
  • 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
    11-30-13 19:10:53
  • if a product has a kosher symbol on it what else do you have to check to make sure the product is halal? - Elmedin
  • AOA

    From our HomePage:

    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). 


    Category: General Question
    11-30-13 19:07:06
  • AOA! Is dominos pizzas halal? If not, can you please tell us which all pizza restaurants are halal? JazakAllah - Manal
  • 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
    11-30-13 18:27:31
  • I would like to know what is the marja3/ ta2leed that you consider when you specify the food as halal or haram. For example, some kinds of fish such as crab are considered halal in one marja3 but haram in another. Thank you. - Rola Chehade
  • AOA

    Crab is Haram for Hanafi Muslims. I have no information on marja3/ ta2leed.


    Category: General Question
    11-30-13 15:23:25
  • brother can you please help me? my baby has hydrocele or hernia ,,i am not sure but he has....dr. said to do operation but we do not want to do that .he had constipation from that he felt that situation. i search in online some herbal remedies and homeopathy medicine ,they said that medicine prevent the hernia,,,but my question is that is homeopathy halal or can you tell me the name of halal homeopathy medicine? i live in usa, my baby is one years old. please help me brother any kind of either those medicine or islamic healing....please ,please.... - nilu
  • AOA

    This is medical situation and I am not a doctor. I suggest you to consulet with a Muslim doctor. Homepathy is not always Halal and I have to know the ingredients.

    On medicine section we have listed:

    Category Name Brand Description
    Laxative & Fiber Metamucil Original Coarse only Metamucil You can use powder Metamucil because Metamucil products are not certified kosher so they do not carry the \'U\' or other kosher labeling. It may be helpful to know, though, Metamucil Powders and Wafers do not contain animal derivatives. The gelatin used to make the shell of the Metamucil Capsules comes from beef. November 2013

    Category: General Question
    11-30-13 11:39:42
  • Is there any ice cream cake we can eat? I need to know about Carvel ice cream cake if we can eat it or not? - Ahmad Raza
  • AOA

    Carvel ice cream cake is Halal only if no alcohol is used in flavor.


    Category: General Question
    11-30-13 10:55:56
  • is dyeing hair haram..not permanent. - Rumi
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: General Question
    11-30-13 10:49:28
  • I cannot find any information about the tomtits salsa in your website. I saw information before. did you remove them? Also, all godiva chocolate bars have halal and kosher symbol on the package but on your website it says it is not halal. Please update the information. Thank you. - Zeynep
  • AOA

    In June 2012 there were no Kosher or Halal symbol on their chocolate packages. Kosher symbol carrying products must meet Halal requirements if one of the following is present in kosher certified product then it is not Halal:

    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). 

    You have to call or write the Halal certifying organization who Halal certified the Godiva few chocolate products whether Halal certify the products made with alcohol containing flavor and ethanol uesed Carrageenan because they are known to Halal certified food product containing 0.5% alcohol in the product (From their website) and ask where we could find in the ahadith which says 0.5% alcohol in food products are consider Halal.


    Category: General Question
    11-30-13 08:25:04
  • Assalamou alikum Is ariba cioccolato fondente halal? Plz answer Jzk! - Fatima.C
  • AOA

    I have no information.

     


    Category: General Question
    11-29-13 20:14:59
  • Sea food is halal especially forzans is sea food because i heard that forzans are not halal is this correct. - Nasir
  • AOA

    I have no information on particular restaurant but Crabs are Haram for Hanafi Muslims and all oth seafoods except fish are mushbooh.


    Category: General Question
    11-29-13 12:11:50
  • Are Pharmaton with Ginseng tablets halal? - Nurbaya
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: General Question
    11-28-13 18:50:32
  • Assalamou alikum Is sheer infusion body lotion from the Vaseline company halal Plz reply JZK!!! - Fatima.C
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: General Question
    11-28-13 16:53:05
  • Are vitamin supplement tablets or capsules made from vegetable extracts okay if they are dry and vegetarian? - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    From our Home Page:

    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
    11-28-13 09:37:48
  • In british centrum there is a mixture of gelatine as well as vegetable oïl my question is that if it is halal or not - M SULTAN NASIR
  • AOA

    Gelatin from pork is Haram, gelatin from non zabiha beef is not Halal. Gelatin from fish is Halal.

     

    From our Home page:

    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
    11-28-13 01:45:46
  • can we use Pears Soap,made in India ? - FAIZUDEEN
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: General Question
    11-27-13 23:17:05
  • AOA I sent an email to Skippy but I haven't get an answer yet. It seems that I will not for a long time. Is Skippy creamy peanut butter halal? I wonder that does it includes any alcohol or cystein(from human hair)? Even it has Kosher symbol it can include alcohol, doesn't it? Do you have any information about Skippy Creamy peanut butter(regular one, not with chocolate or reduced fat) exactly Halal? I bought but I am waiting for eating, since I didn't get an answer to my question for days. Thank you. - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    No alcohol no L-Cysteine is used in any peanut butter unless if it contains flavor then alcohol may be used in flavor. All Peanut butter with kosher symbol without flavor are Halal.

    Seach results for the term: skippy

    Total results generated: 5
    Halal Status Product Name Category Product Brand Comments Date
    halal Creamy Peanut Butter, Reduced Fat Creamy Peanut Butter Peanut Butter Skippy   10-04-12
    halal Extra Crunchy Super Peanut Butter Peanut Butter Skippy   10-04-12
    halal Roasted Honey Nut Creamy Peanut Butter Peanut Butter Skippy   10-04-12
    halal Natural Creamy, Natural Extra Crunchy Super Chunk Peanut Butter Peanut Butter Skippy   10-04-12
    halal Super Chunk Peanut Butter, Creamy Peanut Butter, Reduced Fat Creamy/Super Chunky Peanut Butter Peanut Butter Skippy   03-07-10

    Category: General Question
    11-27-13 10:50:25
  • Which kids yogurt and cheese are halal - Fatima
  • 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
    11-27-13 00:09:31
  • As salamo alyqoom w w In New York where I live there is a new restaurant called New Texas chicken and pizza it is a chain franchise restaurant just opened up and there menu says its halal but I have some doubts. So would you please give us information if it is hala or haram. They get chicken from fresh brand halal company. Jazza kamullah khair . - Uwais tai
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: General Question
    11-25-13 15:46:39
  • AOA, can we assume that an "all purpose baking flour" and a "self-raising flour" are halal to consume. I tried searching your website but couldn't find any information on this topic. - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    They are Halal and I am going to publish now.


    Category: General Question
    11-25-13 09:25:02
  • Is SAM\'S CLUB Artisan Apple Pie Halal ? - Mustafa
  •  Aoa 

    If there is no kosher symbol on the package and alcohol in flavor then it is not Halal.


    Category: General Question
    11-24-13 16:46:07
  • Are loreal hair colours halaal or haram - jasmin
  • 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
    11-22-13 23:11:51
  • Is dimethiconol haram - Afrima Hussain
  • AOA

    It is Halal because made from silicon.


    Category: General Question
    11-21-13 22:24:54
  • Pls update the other products which is made by KFC in there resturant? Hence you are update made in 2011 after that there is no update. - Nasir Hussain
  • AOA

    KFC always will not be Halal no matter what the year mentioned on our website. There is no need to update because chicken are non zabiha or if it says Halal they are machine slaughtered.

    MCG do not recommend Muslims to go to KFC.


    Category: General Question
    11-20-13 12:34:52
  • can you list me some moisturising soaps that are halal - mother
  • 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
    11-19-13 06:54:04
  • is goldfish halal or haram - mother
  • AOA

    Goldfish crackers are not Halal because there is no kosher symbol on them.


    Category: General Question
    11-19-13 06:48:09
  • Why is not hamburger helper and tuna helper considered kosher or are they halal? They sure are convenient for a person like myself. I need to know are they halal? - Shakir Abdur-Rahman
  • AOA

    None of them Halal because lack of kosher symbol, some are made with non Halal ingredients and we do not what Haram hidden they use in them.


    Category: General Question
    11-17-13 09:39:19
  • Assalamou alikum Is Canada dry halal also is nestea sprite halal? Jzk - fatima chowdhury
  • AOA

    They are made with alcohol containing flavor according to Dr. Pepper company.


    Category: General Question
    11-16-13 22:54:04
  • Is villagio italian bread hala? Jzk - fatima chowdhury
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: General Question
    11-16-13 22:41:31
  • i m wandering if Lakme peach moisturiser halaal. is it right that Lakme fruit peach moisturiser has pig fat? - nafisa noor
  • AOA

    I have no information.

     


    Category: General Question
    11-16-13 03:05:40
  • Assalamualaikum foam glass is it halal for dart company - naazali
  • AOA

    Dart foam paper cups are not Halal because pork fat or non zabiha fat is used on molds to make foam cups. Win Cups are Halal.


    Category: General Question
    11-15-13 22:24:17
  • Asalam O Allaykum, I have Q Rasheed uncle. I have a brother in law n Pk he asked me how soap can be haram??? I told him that if Pork Fat or Alcohal is used it will be haram. He these days trying t read Islam n Hadees. He told me in Quran its not anywhere that u cant used it. Every where in Quran Allah says Do Not It but using is not written anywhere. But i said how come u can even imagine using soap or lotion etc. it absorbs in ur skin ur skin drink it. He told me to ask someone. Ad i had no person to ask better then u what u say about ?? I know its very different q but f u answer i would appricate it. Jazak Allah Fouzia Ahmed - Fouzia Ahmed
  • AOA

    Pork prohibited in Qur’an:

    He has only forbidden you dead meat, and blood, and the flesh of swine, and any (food) over which the name of other than Allah has been invoked. But if one is forced by necessity, without wilful disobedience, nor transgressing due limits,- then Allah is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful. 16:115
    On our skins we have pores through which the pork fat goes inside our bodies.
    From Fiqah & Science subsection:

    Bar soap from Pig fat and other fat based ingredients:

    Bar soaps are made from animal fat or vegetable oils or their fatty acids by reacting them with inorganic water-soluble alkali salt or bases. The source of fat is mutton or beef tallow or pork fat but glycerin is also added besides stearic acid (fat based).

    The animal fat or vegetable oil is made of distinctive mixture of several different triglycerides. A triglyceride molecule consists of one molecule of glycerin to which three fatty acid molecules are attached, and these fatty acids are specific to different type of triglycerides. Fatty acids are the basic components of any fat. During manufacturing of bar soaps, fats or oil are heated with liquid alkali, such as sodium hydroxide or caustic soda or potassium hydroxide or caustic potash to yield neat soap, water and glycerin. This process is known as saponification of fat or oil. During this process, the basic components fatty acids are transferred without change in its composition from triglyceride to alkali making neat soap (combination of alkali and fatty acid). Neutralization with alkali is also used to produce neat soap. The neat soap is dried and made into pellets, then glycerin and other ingredients are added, and then mixture is extruded to make bar soaps. If the bar soap is made from pork fat then nothing happens to its basic components fatty acids, it remains as it is, same as in pork fat. So bar soap manufacturing process is not the example of Tabdeele Mahiya. The emulsifiers and mono and diglycerides also fall under this category.

    On the other hand in manufacturing of distilled white vinegar, dilute ethyl alcohol is converted to acetic acid, water, and a very minute amount of unconverted dilute ethyl alcohol. Tabdeele Maheyia applies here in the case of dilute ethyl alcohol, which is converted to new material acetic acid and water by acetobacter bacteria. The name is changed from dilute ethyl alcohol to vinegar. Distilled white vinegar is Halal but raw material ethyl alcohol is not Halal.

    In the case of wine vinegar, the table wine contains 12.2% ethyl alcohol by volume or 9.9% by weight, 85% water, 4% carbohydrate, 0.1% protein and volatile wine flavoring compounds. In wine, only alcohol is subjected for change by acetobacter bacteria to acetic acid and water. So wine vinegar contains acetic acid, water and rest of the above thing, unconverted small amount of wine and wine flavors which are the result of wine making. Imam Shaafi RA does not consider it as Halal. Presence of unconverted wine, wine flavoring compounds are the scientific basis for its not being consider as Halal.

    Liquid raw materials are best suitable for Tabdeele Mahiya compare to solids. So it is very important to use scientific facts in deciding the Tabdeele Mahiya of Haram raw materials for the processing of food products, food ingredients and personal care items.



    Category: General Question
    11-14-13 07:01:25
  • can i offer namaz after applying moisturizing cream on body? - Adnan Karel
  • AOA

    Please ask this question a Mufti Saheb.


    Category: General Question
    11-13-13 04:36:41
  • SW Is Fanta Orange Haram? Thank you - Shah
  • AOA

    I have no information.

     


    Category: General Question
    11-12-13 19:35:53
  • Assalamualaikum wr wb, I recently moved to the U.S and had been having a hard time finding halal food until I stumbled upon your website. You are doing an amazing job. May Allah reward you immensely. Ameen. I have a few questions which I would really appreciate if you would answer. 1. Is the information on the website up to date? Because I take your website as a reference for anything I buy. 2. I get mixed signals about a few products from your site. For ex. snickers is listed as halal in the chocolate bars section but in an answer to someones question its stated that its halal only if there is a Kosher symbol on it. but snickers doesnt have a Kosher symbol. another example is about the breads section. Its confusing because the same brand is listed as both halal and haram. Please do reply as soon as you can. JazakAllah khair. - Mj
  • AOA

    Thanks for good comments. Our website is updated every week to include new food products. IN USA:

    Seach results for the term: snicker

    Total results generated: 8
    Halal Status Product Name Category Product Brand Comments Date
    unknown Snickers Mini Ice Cream Bars Ice Cream Bars Snickers Ethyl Alcohol may or may not use in Carrageenan. 01-03-11
    unknown Snickers Ice Cream Bars Ice Cream Bars Snickers Ethyl Alcohol may or may not use in Carrageenan. 01-03-11
    halal Snickers Minis Chocolate Bars Snickers   01-03-11
    halal Snickers Almond Chocolate Bars Snickers   01-03-11
    halal Snickers Dark Brand Chocolate Bars Snickers   01-03-11
    halal Snickers Peanut Butter Squared Chocolate Bars Snickers   01-03-11
    halal Snickers to Go Chocolate Bars Snickers   01-03-11
    halal Snickers Single Pack Chocolate Bars Snickers   01-03-11

    The questions regrading Snickers in Q &A section is mostly about it in India, Saudi Arabia. Snicker in USA are Halal as mentioned above and has a kosher symbol on them.


    Category: General Question
    11-11-13 08:51:23
  • do you know of any halal suppliers of confectionary even though they are not in the uk? - Maria Ahmed
  • AOA

    England has huge suppliers of raw material. I am not familiar. But I will give some hint to look for you:

    1. 100% cocoa is Halal 2. High Fructose Corn syrup or Corn syrup is Halal 3. Invert sugar is Halal 4. Caramel or Carmel color is Halal 5. Chocolate Liquor is Halal 6. Cocoa butter is Halal.

    You have to be carefull about natural flavor which should not includes Vanilla and alcohol should not be part of natural and artificial flavor. The flavoring part of flavor of natural flavor must be from Halal source. The flavoring part artificial flavor is from chemical and it is Halal.

    Try to use artificial dry color if it requires to use liquid color then solvent should be vegetable oil.

    Please go to Chinese owned www.alibaba.com for United Kingdom Confectionar suppliers.

     


    Category: General Question
    11-11-13 04:35:55
  • I am selling tiramisu and while I am able to get halal ingredients for the rest of the recipe, I am uncertain of the status of the lady finger biscuits or savoiardi. Pls enlighten me if is. Thank you. - Han
  • AOA

    Lady finger biscuits or savoiard is not sold in USA and I do not have information about what ingredients they use in them.


    Category: General Question
    11-10-13 19:12:49
  • Asalaam aleikoum. If there is no halal certification or symbol on a product, how do we find out if alcohol is used during the manufacturing process? (alcohol used in general, not just in flavors) Are there certain products where alcohol may be used? Which are they? Do we need to ask the company about alcohol when it comes to every non halal certified product, or are there just certain products? Wa salaam - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    From our Alert section:

    TITLE: In some dry food products alcohol is used in natural or artificial flavor before spray drying or processing

    MCG has found during its investigation of Halal certification of dry beverage mixes that one of the dry ingredients mix was made by another company by using alcohol in flavor before spray drying the ingredients mix. The company also sent a Halal certificate to MCG issued by a prominent US Halal food certifying organization, but MCG refused to Halal certify those beverage mixes. There are some food products at supermarkets with Halal symbols but they're made with alcohol containing flavors or alcohol was used during processing. Please investigate with Halal certifying organizations whether they Halal certify food products made with alcohol containing flavor or alcohol was used during processing.

    MCG Ulema said that when Halal ingredients touch the alcohol before manufacturing then those Halal ingredients will lose their Halal status. Evaporating or drying of alcohol during processing does not make the food products Halal.

    There is no hadith which says that a certain amount or percentage of intoxicants is allowed in Halal foods. A very minute amount of alcohol produced during a natural process such as the ripening of fruits, in 100% fruit juices, during the fermentation process of bread baking. This very minute amount of naturally produced alcohol is acceptable in Islam. Man added alcohol in flavors or foods is not acceptable.

    It is a fact that some flavor or food companies use alcohol as a solvent in liquid natural or artificial flavors before they spray dry the flavors or food products, or dry mixes. Many cake mix companies such as Betty Crocker use dry flavor where alcohol was used before drying. Some food or flavor companies claim that there is no alcohol in the finished product because alcohol is dried out or evaporated during spray drying or processing.

    There are some exceptions. A food company who supplies the dry non dairy coffee creamer to the majority of supermarkets such as Supper Value, Wal-Mart (Great Value  brand) and Stop & Shop informed MCG that they do not use alcohol in artificial flavor of non dairy coffee creamer before spray drying or processing the non dairy coffee creamer.

    MCG advised Muslim consumers to find out from food companies whether alcohol was present in flavor before spray drying or processing the dry foods. This includes non dairy coffee creamer, dry seasoning mixes, cake mixes, other spray dried food products, or ingredients mixes.

    Posted on: 11-10-13 00:00 AM

     

    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".

    How to ask question about presence or absence of alcohol in natural or artificial flavor before spray drying the food products:

    " Do you use alcohol in natural or artificial flavor in dried food products such as non dairy coffee creamer or dry ingredients mixes or dry seasoning mixes or cake mixes before spry drying or processing those products. We know in most spray dried food product even if alcohol was used before spray drying then alcohol will evaporate or dried out after spray drying or processing."


    Category: General Question
    11-10-13 17:46:45
  • What sort of alcohol is in the polaramine antihistamine syrup and is it halal to take? - Mrs azman
  • AOA

    It contains Ethanol (Haram Alcohol) so it is not Halal please look for some other alcohol free syrup.


    Category: General Question
    11-08-13 17:52:43
  • Salam..i just want to know that the cakes whichi are available in Costco..are those cake Halal? - sabeen
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: General Question
    11-08-13 10:20:58
  • Hi, I came across a salad in tesco and they sold a vinegarette with it that contained spirit vinegar. My question is: Is spirit vinegar halal? I dont know where it came from or how it was made as the ingredients only listed "spirit vinegar" because I wasnt sure about it I did not purchase the salad. I would rather check first to find out whether or not it is permissable. There are alot of forums online that can confuse you and I am hoping you can help answer this question. Thank you. - Fatma
  • AOA

    Spirit Vinegar is a Halal vinegar in USA because it is made from dilute vinegar but if it is made from dilute alcohol in UK then it is Halal. But if itis made from cider in England which is a fermented apple juice in England. Cider in USA ia Halal because it is unfermented and unprocess apple juice.


    Category: General Question
    11-08-13 02:21:08
  • Are kunzler chicken franks halal - Jihad
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: General Question
    11-07-13 17:54:15
  • Hi, one of my friend told me that olay face cream is not halal they use pork in there is that right or not what ingredients do u use - Saima
  • 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
    11-07-13 17:30:31
  • I have imitation vanilla extract from Clover Valley and the ingredients are: water, propylene Glycol,caramel color, sodium benzoate, citric acid ethyl vanillin. But it doesn't have a kosher symbol anywhere so is it halal ? Thank you - Shabana
  • AOA

    It is a Halal product.


    Category: General Question
    11-06-13 19:11:18
  • whch of the following is halal pls explain 7up, coke, pepsi, miranda, mountain dew, sprite - aatif
  • AOA

    Only Pepsi is Halal. Coke and 7UP contain alcohol. We did not send others for alcohol analysis.


    Category: General Question
    11-05-13 05:13:33
  • costco and Bj,s pizza it,s halal or not? costco,s churo is it halal? - mehboob hussain
  • AOA

    I have no information.

     


    Category: General Question
    11-04-13 19:47:28
  • Assalamu alaykum. Is there a need to question if things such as paprika, pepper, salt, citric acid, oregano and things similar for them being halal or not? JazakAllahu khayran. - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    If they are 100% then they are Halal.


    Category: General Question
    11-02-13 12:31:21
  • Is cheese pizza from little caesars halal? - Ramsha Sheikh
  • AOA

    It is not Halal.


    Category: General Question
    11-02-13 09:32:44
  • which gummies are halal - nafiz hafiz
  • AOA

    None of them are Halal because they all contain gelatin.


    Category: General Question
    11-01-13 22:04:26
  • is dove sope and shampo halal or not? - aqsa
  • 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
    11-01-13 07:04:01
  • assalam, my son is allergic with wheat.i need information about gluten free brand product.you have but not in detail. i want about gluten free cookies, pasta,soy milk,cheder cheeze bread.kindly search and put in detail.please dont give answer we dont have information. - mehboob hussain
  • AOA

    So far I have these products but when I have time I will do further research. The requirements is that it should have a kosher symbol and should not contain these ingredients:

    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). 


    Category: General Question
    10-31-13 18:35:21
  • Selamin Aleykum Thanks a lot for your fine research and letting us know about many products. My question is just about Kosher symbol. Why do we have to look the kosher symbol even if the ingredient lists are clear ? If any product has kosher symbol how can we be sure that the product is halal ? (so they always can use animal by product where the animal is not slaughtered for the name of Allah) Why V symbol is not enough for a product not containing alcohol ? With dua S.A. Mustafa - Mustafa
  • AOA

    From website's Home Page:

    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). 


    Category: General Question
    10-31-13 17:09:11
  • which shampoo is halal - rubina rahman
  • 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
    10-31-13 11:17:58
  • Are rice krispy treats halal? - Adem
  • AOA

    They made with gelatin so they are Haram if pork gelatin was used.


    Category: General Question
    10-29-13 12:34:37
  • I want to know about crossaint ,which one is halal. And could you please tell me about the all flavour of lays are halal or not. - amir sadiq
  • AOA

    I have no information on Croissant but you can search Lays on our website.


    Category: General Question
    10-29-13 09:15:59
  • is it permissible to supply raw materials to wine company in islam.?? We are supplying broken rice for wine company. The profit we are obtaining from this kind of business is halal or haram? Kindly help us to go in t he right path. - sarfraz
  • AOA

    I learned it is Haram to buy qamer (wine), to carry, to give as gift in Islam. It is my personal opinion that it is Haram to supply broken ice to a wine company. But please confirm with a Islamic Scholar.


    Category: General Question
    10-28-13 02:04:03
  • is icing made with raw egg whites halal or haram? is meringue powder which is dried egg whites halal or haram - anny
  • AOA

    I need full ingredients and kosher status.


    Category: General Question
    10-27-13 12:14:58
  • Can we use NEVIA alcohol free deodorant???? - Zainab
  • AOA

    If it is made with non animal derived ingredients then you can use it.


    Category: General Question
    10-26-13 23:40:12
  • Is there any animal derived products in perfumes and deodorants??? - Zainab
  • AOA

    Yes, if company chooses.


    Category: General Question
    10-26-13 23:35:02
  • Shoe polish cheery blossom i came to no pig fat using in it - mfhussain
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: General Question
    10-26-13 06:26:57
  • Assalamualaikum brother. I would like to know if dodoni feta cheese is halal to eat or not? Jazak Allah khair - Zafar Chisty
  • AOA

    If there is no kosher symbol on the package then it is not Halal.


    Category: General Question
    10-25-13 03:39:19
  • Is maggi chicken flavored bouillon halal ? - Abdul Hamid
  • AOA

    They are not Halal.


    Category: General Question
    10-24-13 16:56:27
  • Clinique dramatically different moisturiziny gel with pump.. I just want to know is halal or haram to use. - lamisa
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: General Question
    10-24-13 14:03:27
  • just want to ask can i use mayballine color lipsticks. thise are halal or not because i got some rumors about it??? - sana
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: General Question
    10-23-13 22:05:21
  • Assalaamualaikum can you please find out that aldi grandessa strawberry conserve made with 50% fruit (454gms) is suitable for vegetarians or not. Jazakallah khair. - sam
  • AOA

    If there is no flavor then it is Halal.


    Category: General Question
    10-23-13 02:08:28
  • Assalamualaikum Is the regular UNILEVER Vaseline petroleum jelly in the UK halal? - Abu
  • AOA

    I have no information on UK products.


    Category: General Question
    10-21-13 06:19:40
  • Asalamialykum, I wanted to know if Lindt Lindor chocolates halal? (Dark chocolate truffles and milk chocolate truffles. They both have kosher symbol. The ingredients are... Sugar Chocolate Cocoa butter Skim milk Milk fat Soya lecithin Vanillin Vegetable oil Barley malt powder Artificial flavores Please reply brother ASAP, Jazakallah Ridwan - Ridwan
  • AOA

    Lindt did not reply to MCG about alcohol used in natural or artificial flavor. So they are mushbooh with kosher symbo.

    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). 


    Category: General Question
    10-19-13 16:53:00
  • Assalamualeikum. Please advice if food products like choclates, cakes and wafers from Turkish brands Halk, Ulker and others are halal as they do not state any halal certification. - Mehboob
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: General Question
    10-19-13 05:09:02
  • How is this group defined? - walid
  • AOA

    MUSLIM CONSUMER GROUP FOR FOOD PRODUCTS USA AND CANADA

    Muslim Consumer Group for Food Products is a non-profit, non-political and Islamic scientific organization, incorporated in 1993 as a Halal foods educational and Halal certification organization for Muslims consumers and food industry. Muslim consumers worldwide in over 161 countries logged in to our website for information on Halal food products and food ingredients. Muslim Consumer Group provides services that benefits Muslims.


    Category: General Question
    10-18-13 22:59:08
  • are kosher certified FLAVORED whey proteins halal? - hasan
  • AOA

    If alcohol is used in flavor then it is not 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, (19) Natural Vanilla or Natural Vanilla Flavor(because Alcohol is used in its extraction). 


    Category: General Question
    10-18-13 20:36:01
  • Hello i was wondering which oral b products are halal this also includes mouthwash as well as toothpaste.In addition i heard that concentrated fruit purees and juices are filtered using the skin of the swine in England is this true and please state as these juices or purees are added in breads such as fruit loafs thank you for kindly taking your time to read this message.God Bless. - Ruquaiyah
  • AOA

    I have no information about above products in England.


    Category: General Question
    10-18-13 09:07:53
  • where can i find solgar vitamins in misissauga ont canada - syed
  • AOA

    Call Vitamin Shoppe store in Toronto 416-429-49 57) whether they have or not. Your best choice is to get from www.koshervitamins.com by mail order which is cheapest than stores. Kobo do not carry Solgar.


    Category: General Question
    10-18-13 08:32:24
  • Aslam alaikum, I found that lays has included E361. Please let me know is this halal to eat or not - yasser arafat
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: General Question
    10-17-13 08:31:54
  • can we roast qurbani meat - MubinAhmed Zuber Mukadam
  • AOA

    You can do any thing with qurbani meat but make sure all other ingredients must be Halal.


    Category: General Question
    10-17-13 02:21:50
  • Wht is Red Wine Extract a Haram Ingredient? - Johani Selamat
  • AOA

    Red Wine Extract is extracted from Red Wine and both are Haram.


    Category: General Question
    10-16-13 09:21:54
  • AOA You have stated on your home page that entermanns products are not halal because alcohol is used in their flavors which later on is evaporated .My question is that when yeast is used for fermentation the products of yeast fermentation are carbon dioxide and ethyl alcohol both of which evaporate during baking process then how is any product which is fermented by yeast halal if it contains alcohol in one of its intermediate stage Thanks - Romana Zaki
  • AOA

    Rip fruits and vegerable also have minor amount of alcohol produced by nature similarly yeast a natural and live product also produces a very minor amount of alcohol during dough fermentation by natural process. Alcohol produced in both cases is consider Halal becaus eMuslims are eating ripe fruits and bread for last 1400 years.

    But alcohol containing natural or artificial flavors are man made products but not natural. The flavor companies are also have choice to use Halal solvents. This is reason all alcohol containing flavor are not Halal. It does not matter whether alcohol evaporate or not MCG ulema said as soon alcohol toughes Halal ingredients they lose their Halal status. USDA study founds that 40% of alcohol in cooking wine used in a tuna cassarole baked at 400F in a oven for an hour remained in the tuna cassarole.

    There is a Hadith small or large portion of intoxicant is Haram. Alcohol is a intoxicant.


    Category: General Question
    10-15-13 12:29:05
  • 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