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Recent Questions:

  • sulphur dioxide in beef gelatine is halal gazakom allah al ganah - ayat obeidat
  • AOA

    MCG do not consider Non Zabiha Beef gelatin as Halal. Sulphur dioxide is a Halal gas.


    Category: Ingredients
    12-19-12 09:19:56
  • is pangaseius halal for muslims? if no then why? if yes then why? - Abdul Rafay
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: Ingredients
    12-19-12 09:03:07
  • Is sugar alcohol halal ? i do not know exactly what sugar alcohol is ? - Humair
  • AOA

    Sugar Alcohols

     

    Sugar Alcohols

    Sugar alcohols or Polyols are carbohydrates. Many Muslim consumers has asked us about Halal status of sugar alcohols in Questions and Answers section of our website. We answered them in the above section. So we decided to explain about them in News section of our website. The sugar alcohols are made from plant carbohydrates except Lactitol which can be made from sucrose or whey's lactose or milk sugar  and all the sugar alcohols are Halal  except Erythritol and if Lactittol  is made from non Halal whey then it is not Halal. But if Lactitol is made from sucrose then it is Halal. There is no ethyl alcohol present in them. Alcohol is just the name because of chemical formulas. FDA recognized sugar alcohols as GRAS(Generally Recognized As Safe). Sugar alcohols are not artificial sweeteners technically and slightly lower in calories compare to sugar. The most important use of them is in chewing gums, sugar free candiaes and cookies because they do not cause tooth decay and good for diabetes because on consuming them the blood sugar will not increase. The most important sugar alcohols are Sorbitol or Glucitol, Xylitol, Lactitol, Mannitol, Maltitol, Hydrogenated Starch Hydrolysates, Isomalt, . No bone char is used in sugar alcohols as compare to sugar. Sugar alcohols are slow fermented carbohydrate than sugar. Sugar alcohols are not fermented by oral bacteria in mouth, this is determind by FDA through McNail company’s research. Sorbitol, Mannitol, Maltitol and Hydrogenated Starch Hydrolysates are manufactured from cornstarch. Xylitol is manufactured from corn cobs, sugar cane bagasse, birch wood waste.

    Lactitol is made from sucrose and whey. When Lactitol is manufactured from sweet whey then we have to be very careful about it. Whey has to be Halal or kosher certified otherwise Lactitol will not be Halal if it is manufactured from sweet whey which is obtained from animal rennet whey. Even if it is obtained from acid whey the starter culture bacteria and starter culture media upon the bacteria grow has to be Halal. If a Halal or kosher symbol appears on a food product package containing Lactitol, it means lactitol is either made from sucrose or Halal or kosher certified whey.

    Erythritol is obtined either cornstarch or fruits through alcoholic fermentation because there is no lactic acid ferementation to be Halal. Sugar alcohol Erythritol is not consider Halal.

    Lactitol is considered as Mushbooh and depond upon the Halal or kosher status of rennet whey and acid whey.

     

     


    Category: Ingredients
    12-18-12 16:29:41
  • Asalaamu Alaikum, In addition to the email I sent regarding jam, I forgot to add one more suspect ingredient. Is glucose-fructose syrup halal (in strawberry jam that is vegetarian?). Can this syrup contain alcohol? The rest of the ingredients seem to be halal and they don't list 'flavourings' as an ingredient at any point. - Aishath
  • AOA

    Glucose-Fructose Syrup is a Halal ingredients and has no alcohol in it.


    Category: Ingredients
    12-17-12 06:37:13
  • Assalaamu Alaikum Is sodium citrates in strawberry jam halal? Rest of the ingredients were strawberries, pectin, sugar, salt ... It is suitable for vegetarians - Aishath
  • AOA

    \Sodium Citrate is a chemical and it is Halal.


    Category: Ingredients
    12-17-12 04:13:32
  • AoA, please tell me panthenyl ethyl ether and histidine halal status? Also pantene manufactured by france halal status? JazakAllah ALLah hafiz - Miss Mishaal Ahmed
  • AOA

    Ethyl Ether is a chemical and it is Halal. Histidine is a amino acid and it is Halal only if it is obtained from vegetable protein. I have no information about Pantene in France.


    Category: Ingredients
    12-17-12 00:03:03
  • First, thank you for your fast answer . Secondly, what do you think of these ingredients: Cyclomethicone (and) Dimethicone, Phenyl Trimethicone, Cyclopentasiloxane, Organic Argania Spinosa (Argan) Kernel Oil, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Fruit Oil, Geranium Maculatum (Geranium) Oil, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E Acetate), Ethylhexylglycerin, Caprylyl Glycol (and) Phenoxyethanol (and) Hexylene Glycol. ?? Thanks in advance. - Hanan
  • AOA

    Nobody know their Halal status becauase nobody know the sources of those ingredients except the manufacturer.


    Category: Ingredients
    12-16-12 19:53:32
  • Is benner green tea that is citrus flavored with other natural flavors halal? - Niha Mohammad
  • AOA

    Any tea with flavors is not Halal because of alcohol. Only 100% green tea or black tea is Halal.


    Category: Ingredients
    12-16-12 14:49:13
  • What about this Imidazolidinyl Urea is it halal.? - Hanan
  • AOA

    It is Halal because no mammal urine was used. It is made by chemical reaction of chemicals.


    Category: Ingredients
    12-15-12 22:56:00
  • Your website says that ingredients in the tuna sandwich at panera bread is not halal...can you be specific? and that was in 2011 so...is it possible they could have changed since then? JazakAllah - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    The information is the same. Please avoid it.


    Category: Ingredients
    12-15-12 08:18:53
  • I have been prescribed a nasal spray that contains dilute amounts of ethyl alcohol (0.7 weight %). Is it halal to use it? - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    No, but if you could not find the Halal alternative then ask a Islamic scholar for its used.


    Category: Ingredients
    12-15-12 07:57:25
  • just i want to know about spirit vinegar in detail.... - shaik mohammed
  • AOA

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


    Category: Ingredients
    12-14-12 16:17:58
  • Salaam, 1. Is little ceaser mushroom pizza halal? 2. I recently asked about dentyne ice gums on wheter the arctic chill flavor was halal, and you responded with a quote from wrigleys email. Just an FYI dentyne is not manufactured by wrigleys. It is a kraft foods products. So I wanted to ask again, is dentyne ice arctic chill flavor halal? Plz respond correctly this time. Jazak Allah khair - anonymous
  • AOA

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


    Category: Ingredients
    12-13-12 20:38:54
  • Can you tell me if the pizza at Rosati's Pizza - a popular pizza chain in the Midwest - is halal? In terms of the cheese, crust, and sauce. - Murtaza
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: Ingredients
    12-13-12 13:31:11
  • Islamic Dissemination Center For Latin America, Can you please let me know if this is a trusted foundation for halal certification. New Chapter supplements are using this halal gelatin of beef certified by them. And can you also let me know if New Chapter's Serofin (st john's emotional health) is halal? Ingredients are Gelatin (Islamic Dissemination Center For Latin America certified), Vegetable glycerin, water, and carob. Extra-Virgin olive oil, soy lecithin, and yellow beeswax. - Umer Hasan
  • AOA

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


    Category: Ingredients
    12-13-12 11:40:40
  • If comestics have cow derived ingredients in the makeup and lotions is that considered halal or haram? - Anmol
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: Ingredients
    12-11-12 18:43:49
  • is the use of lipbalms made by companies lakme,maybelline,avon,revlon halal? - Yusra Yusuf
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: Ingredients
    12-11-12 06:52:33
  • Assalamualaikum. In the ingredient section of a lot of different foods, they mention color ingredients like yellow #5 and #6. Others are colors like red#3 & 18 and blue #1. What are these colors made of. Do they have any haram substances in them? Thank you. - Tahmina Raquib
  • AOA

    From our FAQ:

     

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

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


    Category: Ingredients
    12-10-12 20:36:16
  • Salam Alaikum, I noticed that on 2-22-2012, you had answered to a question about dentyne ice gum saying only ARCT. CHILL and PEPPERMINT are halal. But then on 4-9-2012 you responded to another question about dentyne ice gum saying they are made on the same lines that pork products are made. Can u plz clarify which answer is the correct one? Currently im eating the arctic chill flavor and want to confirm whether it is truly halal or not... JazakAllah khair Anonymous User - Anonymous
  • AOA

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

    Dear Mr. Ahmed,
     

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

    Category: Ingredients
    12-10-12 19:31:04
  • Is mono and diglycerides used in Nestle drumcticks is animal based or vegetable based? - Nuzhath
  • AOA

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


    Category: Ingredients
    12-09-12 11:59:12
  • Is Tylenol haram? - Husne
  • AOA

    Please check it at our Medicine section.


    Category: Ingredients
    12-08-12 16:30:58
  • Hi, I would liek to inquire about White Balsamic Vinegar. Some balsamic vinegar are trditionally made and they are haram as per your website, but there are some that are made synthetically and no alcohol is added to it. Please could you let me know which type of balaic vinegar is halal? I needed a reply urgently, and will appreciate your help. May Allah reward you with the best for the excellent work you are doing. Jazakallah khair - M ADAM
  • AOA

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


    Category: Ingredients
    12-08-12 08:13:35
  • Is there any information about the source of the l-cysteine in JJ cassone sandwich rolls come from? I have tried to contact the company for information several times but they haven't responded to me, so I was hoping perhaps you had found its source. Thank you - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: Ingredients
    12-07-12 19:38:21
  • If you use toothpaste with alcohol in its ingredients is it halal - Aamer
  • AOA

    If it is Ethyl Alcohol then answer is no.


    Category: Ingredients
    12-07-12 14:31:40
  • is skittles halal? The skittles company said it is halal - themariobro
  • AOA

    Please provide me the company letter that it says Halal. They are not Halal because there is no kosher symbol on the package which protect Muslims from adding Haram Hidden Ingredients.


    Category: Ingredients
    12-06-12 15:47:46
  • is the gelatine used in flintstone vitamins for kids halal? - faisal
  • AOA

    If Gelatin used in Flintstone Vitamins from pork then it is Haram and if it is from non zabiha beef then it is not Halal. 


    Category: Ingredients
    12-06-12 07:16:31
  • is fillo dough halal and which brand ? - sabnom
  • AOA

    Please search it on our website.


    Category: Ingredients
    12-05-12 09:56:08
  • Please guide me. Which cosmetic companies are selling halal cosmetics in Bangkok. And where I can buy them. Thankyou - Tariq
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: Ingredients
    12-05-12 01:02:46
  • Is vesaline lotion's halal? - tauqeer
  • AOA

    Please check our Non Food Section.


    Category: Ingredients
    12-04-12 19:27:47
  • halal ovalete - cah
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: Ingredients
    12-04-12 18:29:38
  • i am aware that carmine is haram but if only the shell of the cochineal beetle is used is cosmetic products is it still haram please help? - zee
  • AOA

    Any part of insect is Haram in Islam except the secretion.


    Category: Ingredients
    12-04-12 14:13:42
  • Pharmaton capsules are made from bovine gelatine. Is it made halal for muslims? I am from Malaysia http://www.pharmaton.com/products/adults_products/capsules.html - Azmil Mohammad Amin
  • AOA

    MCG do not consider Non Zabiha Beef Gelatin as Halal. It has to obtained from Zabiha slaughtered cows.


    Category: Ingredients
    12-04-12 06:23:49
  • assalamo alikum in NIVEA lotion (dry skin) ingredients include benzyl alcohol and Cinnamyl alcohol.are these halal or not? - M.Atif
  • AOA

    From search of Q & A:

     

    Seach results for the term: Cinnamyl alcohol

     

    • Salaam, i found the following ingredients in a body cream Phenoxyethanol, Cinnamyl Alcohol, Lanolin Alcohol, Cetearyl Alcohol and Benzyl Alcohol are all of these ingredients halal, please advise? -[Anonymous user]
    • AOA

      Cetyl alcohol, Butyl alcohol are not ethyl alcohol but fat waxes. They are Halal if they obtained from vegetable fat. They are Haram if they obtained from pork fat. Phenoxyethanol, Cinnamyl Alcohol, Lanolin Alcohol and Benzyl Alcohol are Halal.


      Category: Ingredients
      10-04-12 04:42:54

    Category: Ingredients
    12-03-12 07:56:11
  • Does Carol Lee's Donuts use animal based products like gelatin in their donuts? Do they add in alcohol as well? In short, are the donuts halal? Carol Lee's donuts is a donut shop in Blacksburg, VA. - Aasia
  • AOA

    I have no information because they are not a national chain.


    Category: Ingredients
    12-01-12 20:51:06
  • please answer this question in detail for a student. salam sir I have just learnt that vanilla essense has 29% alcohol but when baking it gets removed can you tell me is it then halal or haram to use it for baking purposes ?? - aliya
  • AOA

    It is Haram because according to our ulema when alcohol is mixed with Halal ingredients then those Halal ingredients became Haram, no matter whether it is evaportaed during baking or not. According USDA study 40% of alcohol remained in a product if baked at 400F for an hour.


    Category: Ingredients
    11-30-12 10:05:53
  • I know that Ethanol is a Haram Ingredient, how about Methanol? - Lilian F. Barbosa Amaral
  • AOA

    Ethanol or Etyl Alcohol is a Haram ingredient because it is a intoxicant and every intoxicant is Haram no mattter if it is in a large or small quantity. Methanol do not cause intoxication but it is a toxic chemical solvent and it is Halal.


    Category: Ingredients
    11-30-12 07:31:15
  • 010112330B Are the ingredients halal - Hamidah Ali
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: Ingredients
    11-29-12 20:53:09
  • dear sir/madem, can i drink mega mass supplement - M.R.M.Rizan Rafeek
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: Ingredients
    11-29-12 10:32:20
  • Nutrilite's "ultimate bone health solution" is Halal? - gulab Uddin
  • AOA

    They are not Halal because they are not kosher certified.


    Category: Ingredients
    11-29-12 10:26:34
  • Kellogg's Raisin Bran Cinnamon Almond is Halal or not - Gulab Shafiuddin
  • AOA

    It is a Halal cereal.


    Category: Ingredients
    11-29-12 10:20:28
  • Salam, I need to know if erythritol as food ingredient is halal to consume. I got mixed answers from reading the Q&A on the website, thus a strong answer is highly appreciated. Jzk - Nur
  • AOA

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

     

    It is not Halal.


    Category: Ingredients
    11-28-12 20:26:36
  • Dear Sir/Madam, I asked you before about "aliphatic alcohols" and you told me that they are fatty alcohols and they are Halal if they are derived from vegetables. But i found in this site [http://europeanhalalservices.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=71&Itemid=69] the following sentence: "The group of chemicals known as ‘Aliphatic Alcohols’ tend to cause intoxication when ingested, hence generally, under Islamic rulings for Halal certifications, ‘Aliphatic Alcohols’ are prohibited and therefore classed as Haram" Could you please clarify this to me, as I don't wanna use any suspicious products. Thank you and looking forward to your reply - Aliphatic alcohol
  • AOA

    Only ethanol or ethyl alcohol is a intoxicant and Haram because it causes intoxication. The chemical formula for ethanol is C2H5OH. It is called Absolute Alcohol and It has two carbon atoms where as the straight chain of Aliphatic Alcohols (they are not single) has 6 to 16 carbon atoms and can not be consider as ethyl alcohol. Aliphatic Alcohols have four active ingredients but 3 used as a plant growth regulator in tobbaco, other fatty alcohol blend, 1 -Octonol, 1-Decanol. Fatty alcohol is obtained by hydrolysis of fatty acide esters. This reason I said if the fatty acids obtained from vegetable fat then they are Halal and if they obtained from pork fat then they are Haram. These fatty acids has no intoxication effect. The US Envirnment Agency has reported this reserach in 2007 and is available on internet at www.epa.gov/.../REDs/aliphatic_alcohols_red.pdf.
     

     


    Category: Ingredients
    11-28-12 16:16:06
  • is natrol product halah ? - hee chai
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: Ingredients
    11-26-12 21:42:56
  • Asalamu aalekum wr wb, Is naturally fermented soy sauce halal? Jazakum Allahu kheiran - Yasmin
  • AOA

    Naturally fermented soy sauce is not Halal because it contains 2-3% alcohol.

     

    What are ingredients of Haram Soy Sauce?

    The Naturally Brewed Soy is the Haram soy sauce. It is made just like wine containing 2-3% alcohol. The ingredients list contains Wheat, Soy and other ingredients. Food companies do not mentioned Naturally Brewed Soy Sauce name under the ingredients statement, they just mentioned soy sauce but within parenthesis they write Wheat and Soy. This is the only way to find out Haram Soy Sauce.

    What are ingredients of Halal Soy Sauce?

    All purpose soy sauce or non naturally brewed soy sauce is a Halal soy sauce made from water, salt, hydrolyzed soy protein, corn syrup and sodium benzoate. La Choy All Purpose Soy sauce is a Halal Soy Sauce.


    Category: Ingredients
    11-26-12 20:29:04
  • Salam Alikom Are these ingredient Hala; Propylene Glycol, Sodium Benzoate and Potassium Sorbate and food coloring they are related to "Gourmet Food Writer Edible Color Markers" I wanna buy them from amazon thank u - Esraa
  • AOA

    Food coloring has to be Halal kosher certified to be consider Halal. Other ingredients are Halal.


    Category: Ingredients
    11-26-12 16:37:31
  • plz tell me which Red no is halaal and which one is haram. i know only that red 40 is halaal. - salman
  • AOA

     

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

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


    Category: Ingredients
    11-26-12 07:58:30
  • Is the ingredient cyclohexasiloxane halal? I found this ingredient in a body butter cream and was wondering if it was halal. Thank you. - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    It is a Halal chemical.


    Category: Ingredients
    11-26-12 07:57:54
  • I am wondering whether to take protein or not and maximuscles product: Maxi-Milk is what i am interested in. I have tried it beofre and it tastes good but before i order a lot i was wondering whther it is halal and the people at maxi muscle just keep telling me that it is not halal certified but they are unsure of what halal means. So if you please tell me if this Maxi Milk is halal or not would be much appreciated. Thank you. - sikander zahid
  • AOA

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


    Category: Ingredients
    11-26-12 04:37:46
  • Is black tea and black coffee halal? - auwais
  • AOA

    100% Black Tea and 100% Balck Coffee are Halal.


    Category: Ingredients
    11-26-12 03:27:05
  • asalam alaykum are jolly rancher hard candies halal - maryam
  • AOA

    They are not Halal because they are not kosher certified.


    Category: Ingredients
    11-25-12 18:16:18
  • salam i'm wondering, is red40 inside product halal? - husne
  • AOA

     

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

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


    Category: Ingredients
    11-25-12 01:21:56
  • is CHLORPHENIRAMINE MALEATE halal? - Auwais
  • AOA

    CHLORPHENIRAMINE MALEATE is Halal.


    Category: Ingredients
    11-22-12 20:37:57
  • ASKM I want to know if the mcdonalds fish o fillet burger, buns and fries are halal or not? Also if the burger kings fish burger, buns, and fries are halal or not? - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    McDonald's Frencg Fries are not Halal becaus ethey use non zabiha beef extract, fish patties is mushbooh, buns are Halal, cheese is not Halal. Taratar sauce is mushbooh.


    Category: Ingredients
    11-22-12 19:51:34
  • Assalam aleikum! Can you tell me if milk ferments are halal? Such as the milk ferments in the Philadelphia regular cheese. Thank you very much, jazakhAllah khairan. Ma assalama! - Rita
  • AOA

    If the milk fermenatation produces alcohol then it is not Halal. 


    Category: Ingredients
    11-22-12 16:44:42
  • Asalaamu Alaikum, Is Wrigley's Extra Pepperming Sugarfree halal? It is suitable for vegetarians but is it it possible to have alcohol in gum? - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    They are not Halal.


    Category: Ingredients
    11-22-12 04:23:19
  • Is collodial oatmeal halal? Also, are steroids halal? e.g. cream containing steroid? - Auwais
  • AOA

    Colldial Oatmeal is Halal. The source of steroids has to be Halal. Steriod injection are given to patiant.

     


    Category: Ingredients
    11-21-12 21:20:21
  • speed stick regular deoderant halal? ingredients: propylene glycol, water, sodium sterate, fragrance, sodium chloride, stearyl alcohol, fd&c blue no. 1, fd&c yellow no. 5 - Abdullah
  • AOA

    If no animal derived ingredients used and no alcohol in fragrance then you can use. This information is known to manufacturer only nobody else known.


    Category: Ingredients
    11-21-12 20:01:34
  • Assalaamu Alaikum Does the Raffaello chocolate from Ferrero Rochers contain alcoholic flavourings. I got an email from the company saying it had no alcohol nor traces of alcohol in it. It is also vegetarian friendly but have I done enough to confirm if its halal? - Aishath
  • AOA

    Alcoholic flavoring is not Halal so that Raffaello chocolate is also not Halal.


    Category: Ingredients
    11-21-12 04:33:51
  • Is dried torula yeast allowed in Halal certified products? - Charles Wind
  • AOA

    Only if it is grown on sugercane. Most of them grown on alcohol and not consider Halal.


    Category: Ingredients
    11-20-12 08:22:33
  • does the shrimp flavored ramen noddles have pork flavoring in it? - myree mustafa
  • AOA

    All Ramen noodle are not Halal even shrmp flavored becaus ethey use Haram Soy Sauce.


    Category: Ingredients
    11-19-12 15:28:58
  • Nyquil contains gelatin as a non active ingredient. Is it halaal to consume it ? - Sabeeh
  • AOA

    It is Haram if gelatin from pork. Please avoid it.


    Category: Ingredients
    11-18-12 22:50:58
  • the ingredients of chicken patties of the delta valley company - rukshana
  • AOA

    The ingredients of chicken patties is the secondary question. First the chicken has to be hand slaughtered by Muslim if not then we do not have research further for the ingredients vof patties.


    Category: Ingredients
    11-18-12 12:23:12
  • Are products with the sign U D halal when it has mono & diglycerides in it? - Rabia Khalid
  • AOA

    Only Mon & Diglycerides are Halal. If it is made with flavor then alcohol may be use. Or if it contains the following ingredients 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.


    Category: Ingredients
    11-17-12 16:53:22
  • i want to know abut the ind of fair & lovely all products is halal and ponds age miracle cream ind is halal - safdarawan
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: Ingredients
    11-16-12 12:00:28
  • i would like to know if lacyose is halaal - hafeezan
  • AOA

    Lactose is only Halal if it is Halal or Kosher certified. If a kosher symbol appears on a food product containing Lactose then it indicates it is Halal otyerwise not.


    Category: Ingredients
    11-16-12 03:35:12
  • Is eséne whitening serum halal? - Nhia
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: Ingredients
    11-15-12 20:05:47
  • CENTURY 21ST MEGA MULTI FOR WOMEN THESE VITAMIN ARE HALAL OR NOT - shaniaabid
  • AOA

    Vitamins are Halal only if it has a kosher symbol on the package and no flavor. I have no information on Century 21 vitamins. There is list of Halal vitamins on our home page which are available in Vitamin Shoppe storoes throughout USA. It is not difficult to find the store in your town.


    Category: Ingredients
    11-15-12 07:46:57
  • Asalam aleikoum. If i have to choose between a medicine alternative that contain alcohol as a solvent in a very small amount, or antoher where they use alcohol put evaporates or the third alternative that contain halal ingredients but also contain "polysorbate 80" which research shows can be dangerous, for example cause infertility , deformation etc. Do i have to choose the third alternative (that have the dangerous substance) or can i choose one of the other? Is it halal in this case? I have iron deficiency anemia so its very important to take one of these medicines as soon as possible. Barakallahu feek wa salaam aleikum Please - AN
  • AOA

    Polysorbate 80 is an emulsifier used heavy in food product, it is Halal only if it is made from vegetable fat or a kosher symbol on the package containing poltsorbate 80 that indicates it is made from vegetable fat. I am consuming Halal foods containing polysorbate 80 or 60 long time. I do not pay attension those articiles which scare people. If Polysorbate 80 in the medcine is from vegetable fat then you can consume or if it is from non zabiha beef fat you can consume because Ulema says if there is no Halal alternate and you have to use medicne to get cure then you can use. Please consult with a Islamic scholar.


    Category: Ingredients
    11-15-12 04:39:00
  • Is Worcestershire Sauce Halal? - shahla
  • AOA

    Only if Kosher certified do not contains ingredients with alcohol or alcohol in flavor.


    Category: Ingredients
    11-14-12 15:05:21
  • During a tv program Food unwrapped shown on Monday 10 September 2012 at 8.30pm on Channel 4 the scientist admitted the bacteria used to make the probiotic added to yogurts is originated from a healthy humans feces, does this mean the yogurt is haram? - Aqsa
  • AOA

    I have no information and Probiotic products are Halal only if it is kosher certified and no alcoholic fermentation was used.


    Category: Ingredients
    11-14-12 07:59:36
  • Is the vanilla extract added in chocolate bars halal as most chocolates do contain it. Also is vanillin halal because that is found in chocolates too. Some shaykhs have said it is halal because of the tiny amount of alcohol in them that are used to extract the vanilla and because of the type. Please let me now the answer and reason. If we cant taste it and it cant make us drunk is it still haram. - Rukhsana
  • AOA

    Any chocolate which contains Vanilla Extract is not consider Halal on the other hand any chocloate which is made with Vanillin is consider Halal. Hershey used Vanillin in their many chocolate.

    Vanilla Rxtract is a Haram ingredient because it contains 35% alcohol minimum.


    Category: Ingredients
    11-13-12 14:29:48
  • Is blue bell chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream halal? - Areeba
  • AOA

    All Blue Bell Ice cream are not Halal because they are not kosher certified.


    Category: Ingredients
    11-13-12 11:39:09
  • the gelatin used in benylin caps or syrup is it that of pork - mashhood mirza
  • AOA

    It is possible that it is from pork. Only manufacturer knows the source.


    Category: Ingredients
    11-12-12 20:13:01
  • assalamu aleikum bro/sis.can i please ask you if is halal GALACTO-OLIGOSACCHARIDES (GOS) in babies food? I found it on Aptamil Banana Porridge.JazzakAllah. - Ruqia
  • AOA

    The Halal requirements for GALACTO-OLIGOSACCHARIDES are Lactose, enzyme which convert Lactose to GALACTO-OLIGOSACCHARIDES has to be from Halal source and also there should be no alcoholic fermentation. Even if a kosher symbol on package we have to find out whether alcoholic fermentation was used.


    Category: Ingredients
    11-12-12 15:11:03
  • Assamu'alaikum wbt. Is dilute alcohol in distilled vinegar halal? How do we know if the dilute alcohol turned into distilled vinegar through a natural process (which is the only reason it would be halal)? If the dilute alcohol turned into distilled vinegar through a man-made process, it would then be haram. So, is distilled vinegar or distilled white vinegar halal? - Puteri Nursyifa
  • AOA

    Distilled White Vinegar is made with dilute alcohol so that no measuarble amount of alcohol will remain in vinegar. Dilute alcohol is subjected to action of Azetobacter bacteria where the bacteria works on alcohol only not water of dilute alcohol. It convert alcohol (Haram) to Acetic Acid (Halal) and Water (Halal). Vinegar making is man made product and it is not Haram. Alcohol was not discover at the time of Prophet Sayyidina Mohammed Sallallahu Alaihi Wassallum according to histry. Alcohol was discovered by a Iranian Muslim during the last period of Imam Abu Hanifa.

    What proof you have that man made vinegar is Haram. Actually man utilize natural bacteria to make vinegar. Vinegar can not be made by itself naturally because it needs Azetobacter bacteria which supplied by man.

    Distilled white vinegar is a Halal ingredients.


    Category: Ingredients
    11-12-12 08:52:23
  • Salam to you, could you tell me " Whey powder " is it halal ? . Thanks - Humayoun Kabir
  • AOA

     

    Whey and its Halal Status

    Muslims think that whey is milk based ingredient, it has to be Halal but answer is no. There are two kinds of whey, one is sweet or rennet whey and other is acid whey. Acid whey is obtained during the making of acid type of cheese such as cottage cheese. Sweet or rennet whey is used more in food products then acid whey. Sweet whey or rennet whey is a by-product of rennet cheese making such as cheddar cheese or Mozzarella cheese. Whey is a portion of milk remaining after coagulation and removal of curd. Whey is Halal only if the Halal starter culture bacteria, Halal medium on which starter culture bacteria are grown (Starter culture bacteria are Halal if they obtained from milk source not meat source and media on which these starter culture bacteria grown has to be made from Halal ingredients such milk). These requirements can only obtained if the cheese and whey are Halal or Kosher certified (which meet the Islamic dietary requirements).

    A Halal or Kosher symbol (which meet the Islamic dietary requirements) appears on a food package containing whey indicates that it is manufactured under Halal or Kosher supervision. Acid Whey which is obtained from cottage has the same Halal requirements as cheddar or Mozzarella cheese except rennet is not used but starter cultures are added and they have to be from milk source not meat source. Starter culture requirement for acid whey is same cheddar or Mozzarella cheese.


     If tghere is a claim on the food package "Suitable for Vegetarian" containing whey as an ingredient then that whey is Halal in Europe.


    Category: Ingredients
    11-11-12 13:57:06
  • Is maltodextrin halal? - Auwais
  • AOA

    Maltodextrin is a Halal ingredient.


    Category: Ingredients
    11-11-12 05:28:48
  • what does animal derived ingredeints mean and are they halal or haram . Inshallah you don't mind however I have alot of questions and I also would like to know about hte acohol and which one can you use shquarn - marsha soweto
  • AOA

    Animal deried ingredients means the ingredients are obtained from pork or beef or chicken or turkey. Ethyl alcohol or ethanol is a Haram alcohol.


    Category: Ingredients
    11-10-12 12:17:04
  • is sugar,flour,yest,vanilla flavor are halal with halal sign and with green dot. - anisur rahman
  • AOA

    Except Vanilla flavor all others are Halal. Vanilla flavor is made with alcohol and it is not Halal although it has grteen dot. Vegetarian drink alcohol.


    Category: Ingredients
    11-09-12 19:43:52
  • Asalaam aleykum. There is a medicine (for iron deficiency anemia), called iron drops that contain a very little amount of alcohol which acts as the flavor of the flavor (orange). Is it halal to consume? Or is it better to take tablets where they use etanol in the process but disappears, and is ni longer in the finished product that the company claim? Which of these is better and halal to consume? Please answer as soon as possible. wa salam alaikoum. - AN
  • AOA

    It is not Halal period.


    Category: Ingredients
    11-09-12 11:46:37
  • Are these halal? S. aureus, E. coli, Enterococcus - Auwais
  • AOA

    They are not food ingredients or food products but they are Harmfull micro orgnizm if the foods or ingredients contaminated with them then people get sick.


    Category: Ingredients
    11-08-12 07:43:13
  • why do not we eat vanilla?I can understand vanilla extract is not halal because of alcohol.But if it has kosher sign on it still could vanilla not be halal? - EsraKalkan
  • AOA

    Kosher signs are also appear on wines. So Kosher does not make vanilla Halal. Vanilla is wextracted from vanilla beans by use of alcohol so it is not Halal. On other hand Vanillin a artificial vanilla flavor is Halal.

     

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

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

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


    Category: Ingredients
    11-07-12 18:04:21
  • Is the Cervisiae Nutritional Yeast non active yeast halal ? Organic Non-active, Vegetarian, Saccharomyces Cervisiae Nutritional Yeast - Sara
  • AOA

    If it is obtained from baker yeast then it is Halal and if it obtained from brewer yeast then it is not Halal.


    Category: Ingredients
    11-07-12 07:39:12
  • Salaam is the following ingredient Geraniol found in deodorants, soaps etc halal? please advise - murtaza ali
  • AOA

     Geraniol is a Halal compound.

     


    Category: Ingredients
    11-07-12 06:42:22
  • I want to know if there r any haram ingredients in loreal lipsticks - Mahwish
  • AOA

    If it contains carmine red color then it is a Haram ingredient.


    Category: Ingredients
    11-06-12 08:02:54
  • DOES CADBURY SHOTS CONTAIN HARAM INGEDIENTS OR HALAL INGREDIENTS? - Ubaid
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: Ingredients
    11-06-12 03:21:53
  • is partially hydrolyzed polyvinyl alcohol halal, if it is a part of medicinal ingredients? - habiba
  • AOA

    Polyvinyl alcohol is a synthetic polymer and it is Halal. If hydrolysis is done through methanol than it is a Halal ingredient.


    Category: Ingredients
    11-05-12 20:35:13
  • smarties nestle are halal - razia
  • AOA

    It is not Halal.


    Category: Ingredients
    11-05-12 05:12:00
  • one of the ingredient is the whey powder, unknown source i.e animal of plant - gee
  • AOA

    Whey powder is Halal only if it is Halal or kosher certified. A kosher symbol on a food product containing whey powder indicates it is Halal.


    Category: Ingredients
    11-04-12 20:59:42
  • salam, are caviar (roe, fish eggs) halal? Also, I went onto the Pizza Hut website and in their pan release, they have lecthin in it, the only type of pizza that is halal in pizza hut is the whole wheat pizza since they dont use pan release on it - Momana
  • AOA

    Fish eggs roe is Halal because fish is Halal. Lecithin is a Halal ingredient.


    Category: Ingredients
    11-04-12 18:54:27
  • Assalamualaikum, I would like to know if monoglyderides and mono AND dygliceride is the same thing. Thank you. - Tahmina raquib
  • AOA

    No, Monoglyceride is a single lipophilic emulsifier. Mon & Di Glycerides is also lipophilic emuslifier but consists of both monoglyceride and diglycerides. There is a chemical diffrence between monoglyceride and diglyceride. But in most cases they combined togather used as mono & diglycerides.


    Category: Ingredients
    11-04-12 18:00:04
  • The box of fruit stars got Gelling Agent [PECTIN].And the other box of fruit strings hav Gelling [AGAR]. - Mrs jannat Begum
  • AOA

    Both are Halal ingredients.


    Category: Ingredients
    11-04-12 14:50:16
  • Asalaam aleykoum. I wrote before that i have iron deficiency anemia, and my doctor have prescribed for me iron tablets as medicin because i need iron and according to the company,the product (tablets) comes in contact with alcohol (ethanol) during one of the steps in the manufacturing process but this alcohol is then evaporated and does not appear in the finished product. There is two alternatives either iron injections/infusion, are they halal? They may give an allergic reaktion, and they are a bit expensive, and there is animalfree iron tablets from the health store containing fumarate, citrate, bisglycinate, gluconate.) But i dont know if they are effective, they have less iron, and i have iron deficincy anemia. So is it halal for me to still take the tablets that the doctor prescribed for me that use etanol in the process( and could that be harmful or toxicating?) or should i take iron injections or the unsure healthstore tablets? I have to intake iron as soon as possible, and i really need a answer as soon as possible. I live in Sweden, so i dont think i can order from koshervitamin because i have to take iron as soon as possible. salam aleykoum - AN
  • AOA

    I already answered this question. Please same same question to a Islamic scholar because I am not Mufti. Did konw the Iron content of Chelated Iron tablets. You can increase the dosage to meet the requirements what doctor order and also consult him about alcohol and ask him to provide other medicine without alcohol or ask about Chelated Iron. I take Calcium tablets twice to meet my doctor requirements from Solgar brand.


    Category: Ingredients
    11-04-12 01:14:14
  • some companies add probiotic cultures to their butter milk.Is this milk halal? Also, is Cadbury milk chocolate candy with hazel nuts halal? - Ikhlas D.
  • AOA

    Please read article about Probiotic at Alert section. They are only Halal if no alcohol fermentation occur. Please check Cadbury at our website.


    Category: Ingredients
    11-03-12 23:35:55
  • Is vanilla ice cream halal because I have heard that vanilla is extracted using alcohol? So can you tell me the rulings on vanilla ice cream and ice cream in general? - Auwais
  • AOA

    All vanilla ice cream made with natural flavor or vanilla or vanilla bean specks are not Halal because alcohol is used to extract vanilla flavor. Only Vanilla ice cream made artificial vanilla flavor or Vanillin is Halal if it carries a kosher symbol on the package.


    Category: Ingredients
    11-03-12 13:53:02
  • Is sulbutiamine halal? - Zakiah
  • AOA

     Arcalion's sulbutiamine is synthetically derivative of Thiamin Vitamin B1 but a kosher symbol on the package is needed to prevent adding Haram hidden ingredient. So it is Halal only if the package has the kosher symbol. It is made in Japan.


    Category: Ingredients
    11-03-12 03:16:21
  • Could you please check the medifast products specially the bars? http://www.medifast1.com You have to select a product and then it lists the ingredients for each product. - S Saiyed
  • AOA

    They are not Halal because they are not kosher certified.


    Category: Ingredients
    11-02-12 19:25:04
  • Whey in kosher certified products can be from non Zabiha animals ,how it can be halal. - Huma
  • AOA

    Whey is obtained from cow's milk. Cow milk is obtained without slaughtering the cow. Whey is only made from Cow milk not even goat milk. You can not say non zabiha animals because cow is not slaughtered. Cows milk without added milk is Halal all over the world.


    Category: Ingredients
    11-02-12 11:04:43
  • Asalaam aleykoum. I have iron deficiency anemia, and my doctor have prescribed for me iron tablets as medicin because i need iron. According to the company,the product (tablets) comes in contact with alcohol (ethanol) during one of the steps in the manufacturing process but this alcohol is then evaporated and does not appear in the finished product. Is the tablets halal or haram for me to consume? Would be very thankful for answers. Please answer as soon as possible. Wa salaam aleykoum - AN
  • AOA

    Please go to www.koshervitamins.com and look for kosher certified iron tablets and ask manuacturer whether alcohol is used during manufacturing. You can use chelated Iron from Sogar. It is a non precription. If alcohol is used and evaporated still it will not consider Halal unless there is no Halal alternate for that medicine then you can use it according many Islamic scholars.


    Category: Ingredients
    11-02-12 07:51:13
  • Assalamualaikum, Doctor has prescribed me voltaren rapid (DICLOFENAC POTASSIUM - 50 mg) tablet,is it permisable to use this product ? Active ingredients as follows, silica collodial anhydrous, maize starch,calcium phospate (e341),magnesium stearate (e572),povidone (e e1201),sodium starch glycollate,microcrystalliene cellulose(e 460),iron oxidered c177491 (e172),macrogol 8000,sucrose,purified talc,(e553b),titanium dioxide (e171). May Allah accept your good deeds and reward you all aameen. Jazaka'Allah - Rizwana
  • AOA

    It is a European product and only manufacturer can answered the question whether any ingredients such as Magnesium Stearate is made from animal fat and is there any alcohol is used.


    Category: Ingredients
    11-01-12 17:23:36