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Recent Questions:

  • 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
  • omega 3 iron kids gummies have gelatin in them ,these are halal or not - hina
  • AOA

    They are not Halal.


    Category: Ingredients
    11-01-12 10:10:08
  • Mother energy drink in Australia contain taurine so Can you tell me is it halal or not?? - Usman
  • AOA

    I have no information on Australain products but there is Halal food website in Australia, please contact them. Taurine is a organic acid a derivative of amino acid cysteine found in animal tissue and it is not a amino acid. Only manufacturer knows its source.


    Category: Ingredients
    10-31-12 21:27:54
  • I bought nestle kitkat wafer bar in Canada is this halal - farah
  • AOA

    Kit Kat in Canada is not Halal because it does not carry a kosher symbol on the package.


    Category: Ingredients
    10-31-12 19:45:01
  • Salam Alaykum. You say dominos pizza is not halal because of the L Cysteine in the crust. I sent them an email, and I got this reply: Most of the products Domino’s serves (such as pizza cheese or sandwich bread) do not contain animal derived enzymes. The Alfredo sauce does contain enzymes from a beef source. L-cysteine and the enzymes in our hand tossed dough are microbial based. The ingredients for our hand tossed dough are as follows: Enriched Flour (Wheat Flour, Iron, Thiamine Mononitrate, Niacin, Riboflavin, Folic Acid) Water, Vegetable Oil (Soybean), Sugar, Salt, Yeast, Vital Wheat Gluten, Less than 1% Dough Conditioners [Sodium Stearoyl Lactylate, Whey, Enzyme (with Wheat Starch), Ascorbic Acid, L-cysteine, and Silicon Dioxide added as processing aid], Corn Meal (used in preparation). Domino's Pizza Cheese (Mozzarella) is made with a microbial rennet. As far as our other cheeses, Domino's purchases from many suppliers and the suppliers do not specify the source of all of their ingredients. The source could vary from time to time based on availability. Remember, all of our products are made to order, so you can remove meat from any dish or create your own vegetarian meal. Thank you for your questions! Sincerely, Valerie Domino's Pizza Customer Care So, what would make a typical cheese pizza haram to consume akhi? - Awaleh Darawish
  • AOA

    Please see the requirement of Halal cheese below (rennet is not only thing decide a cheese Halal status). I used to work for Domino Pizza Company and set up their lab, specification. Domino Cheese Pizza is not Halal.

     

    CHEESES AND ITS HALAL STATUS

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



    Category: Ingredients
    10-31-12 14:54:31
  • Assalam U Alaikum, and first of all may Allah reward you guys for your hard work and tremendous efforts in producing such a site and page which can be really beneficial for the muslim ummah living in the western society. I just want to know whether "HARIBO" brand gummy bears are halal. I live in NY and the once I've seen in the stores are made in Spain and do have mentioning of gelatin. You may wonder, isn't it clear enough and obvious to know the fact that it's made in Spain that it should be halal?, but Spain has a pretty large group of Muslims living, so should it be halal to eat the HARIBO gummy bears? Also, if a product is made in Turkey(the country) is it necessarily Halal? Last but not least, are "Energy Club" brand snacks such as their Gummies, Halal? JazakAllah, may Allah reward you and myself as well. Please make dua. - Shaquille
  • AOA

    Haribo gummy bears are not Halal because of gelatin which could be from pig.


    Category: Ingredients
    10-31-12 13:40:40
  • i like to drink relentless, moster and rockstar drinks in the uk... but my brother keeps telling me i cant drink them because it has taurine in it.... so I wish to ask is he right and why? - Zainab Butt
  • AOA

    Please stay away from these energy drinks because there are death reported after drinking Monster energy drinks as it was reported on our website under Alert section.


    Category: Ingredients
    10-31-12 13:00:49
  • Is Dark Brown Sugar hala? - Christina
  • AOA

    Dark Brown Sugar is a Halal sugar.


    Category: Ingredients
    10-31-12 11:43:56
  • is kinder maxi chocolate 21g halal? - ulanbek
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: Ingredients
    10-31-12 03:26:37
  • pl let me know the ingredients used in lakme Nail Polish Remover solution? - neeharika
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: Ingredients
    10-29-12 22:15:25
  • I havé Been étaient haribo bams bananes boutonné of m'y Friend told it is haram.i want to know is it really haram - Insaf
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: Ingredients
    10-29-12 12:50:16
  • please tell me whether hershey chocolate is halal or haram - Nadia
  • AOA

    Please search it on our website.


    Category: Ingredients
    10-29-12 11:28:02
  • AoA. Is the Parmesan cheese available at Papa John's Halal? Jzk - Haroon
  • AOA

    It is not Halal.


    Category: Ingredients
    10-29-12 09:32:06
  • Is vanilla tahitensis fruit extract in makeup haram? - Sahdia
  • AOA

    Vanilla Extract is a haram ingredient.


    Category: Ingredients
    10-28-12 18:14:56
  • Assalamu 'Alaykum, Belated Eid Murabak to you and your family. I was wondering that can you please tell me if a product contains this ingrediant 'L-Cysteine', and the product is Kosher certified, is it halal? - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    Eid Mubarak to you. Next day after Eid I spend days in Californila for Halal certifying Linzk Fruit Cocktail so sorry bfor vreplying late. Even with kosher symbol, L-cysteine source has to be find out from manufacturer. Only fermentaion and synthtically made L-Cysteine is Halal. L-Cysteine made from human hair is Haram. L-Cysteine made from chicken feathers is not Halal.


    Category: Ingredients
    10-28-12 10:32:04
  • are clean and clear products halal? - Zoha
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: Ingredients
    10-28-12 04:19:23
  • Red40 & yellow 5 are they pigs oil - Omar
  • 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
    10-27-12 20:24:24
  • Assalamu Allaikum, I was wondering if you know any Halal toothpastes? I heard some contains pork gelatin?. and also i'd like to if you know these toothpaste are suitable to use it? Oral - B 3D white toothpaste Oral - B Pro expert whitening Oral - B complete jazaka'allah khayra. Kind regards Shasin - Mohamed
  • AOA

    Please go to Non Food Products and personal care product and see yourself which toothpaste are Halal.


    Category: Ingredients
    10-27-12 13:13:43
  • I read that there is a list of 16 ingredients that if present in anything UD kosher that is not halal. I tried to find out it under the alert section, but I could not find. Could u please tell me where can I specifically find that list on the website? - Saqib
  • AOA

    It is on Home page just after Halal Vitamins list.


    Category: Ingredients
    10-25-12 16:02:11
  • Does avon products contains halal ingredients because usually we apply lipstick or gloss on lips? - khan
  • AOA

    AVON products use pork based ingredients according to the company.


    Category: Ingredients
    10-25-12 14:24:55
  • Is Cadbury wunderbar halal?? - N Liao
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: Ingredients
    10-25-12 08:12:51
  • Cheetos Cheese & Bacon Balls is halal or not - ahmed ali
  • AOA

    Brother you should find out what Bacon is first and internet can define any word inlcuding Bacon.

    Bacon is a cured meat prepared from a pig. Beef Bacon can also be made from beef but word Beef must be added befor Bacon such Beef Bacon according to USDA.

    Cheetos Cheese & Bacon Balls are Haram product. Islam prohibits eating any part of pig


    Category: Ingredients
    10-24-12 09:24:50
  • C20 40Alcohol is in urban decay waterproof pencil eye liner.so it is ok to use? - Safiramullan
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: Ingredients
    10-24-12 05:08:04
  • Asalamualaikum , may I know is sd alcohol 39c halal? Can i use it to perform prayers and etc? - Salmaadabiyah
  • AOA

    I am researching new claim about the Halal status of Specillay Denatured Alcohol so meantime please do not use for Salat.


    Category: Ingredients
    10-23-12 10:01:12
  • Is Symrise natural cranberry flavour halal? - Charlie Combrink
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: Ingredients
    10-22-12 22:03:33
  • Do all the mint/peppermint extracts consist alcohols? Are there any halal certified extracts of them? plz reply me. - Fathima
  • AOA

    Most mint/peppermint extracts are made with alcohol and they are not Halal. MCG Halal certified the following:

     

    HALAL CERTIFICATE   

                                                        

    Date: March 14, 2012                                                                     Halal Certificate No. LBM - 120314

     

    TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN:

     

    This is to certify that the following products manufactured by Labbeemint, P.O. Box 130 Harrah,

    WA 98933 at their White Swan, WA plant are Halal and are under the supervision of Muslim

    Consumer Group for Food Products. No animal derived or Haram ingredients are used.

    Ethyl Alcohol is also not used in the processing and is not the part of any ingredient. These

    essential oils are obtained from Peppermint, Spearmint and Dill Weed plant materials through

    steam distillation. This MCG Halal certified essential oils can be used in many products intended

    for the Muslim consumers through out USA, Canada and other part of the world when bearing

    the Muslim Consumer Group’s Halal Triangle H symbol on the drums. This certificate is based

    on previous plant inspection and Labbee Mint Company declared that no changes in raw material

    and processing has occurred since last Inspection.

     

     

    Brand Name: Labbeemint and Generic

     

    Products: Peppermint Oil, Spearmint Oil and Dill Weed Oil

                          

     

    This Halal certificate is effective from March 14, 2012 through March 13, 2013 and is subject to

    renewal at that time.

     


    Category: Ingredients
    10-21-12 22:01:02
  • Asalaam aleykoum. I have iron deficiency anemia, and my doctor have prescribed for me iron tablets as medicin because i need iron. The tablets contain magnesium stearate, which may be of vegetable or animal ( maybe from cow) origin. It may be manufactured from either vegetable or animal oils. I live in Sweden so the cow is not halal. I am wondering if its haram to take these tablets if the magnesium stearate has animal origin? - AN
  • AOA

    You have to search for vegetable fat based Magnesium Stearate in Sweeden or get from USA at www.koshervitamins.com such as:


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    Maxi Ferrochel Gentle Iron - 50 mg.
     
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    Category: Ingredients
    10-21-12 05:11:54
  • assalamualikum, i just wanted to ask you that what is thiamin mononitrate and also is any flavor of hubba bubba and extra are halal - ubaid
  • AOA

    I have no information on Hubba Bubba. Thiamin Mononitrate is a Vitamin B1 and it is only Halal in the enrichment of wheat flour. But if you want to take as vitamin tablet then it is only Halal if it is kosher certified.


    Category: Ingredients
    10-20-12 19:35:02
  • S.A. This is a followup to my previous Stevia question. The reason I had the original question was that I saw this article that describes how to extract stevia syrup only using stevia plant's leaves and water: http://lifehacker.com/5951453/diy-stevia-syrup Does this cause fermentation (the process takes a few days)? - Sukru
  • AOA

    This is not way commercial Stevia syrup made. The article shows for home made stevia syrup.


    Category: Ingredients
    10-20-12 11:29:48
  • Are kraft cheese grated Cheddar and American slices Kosher? Thanks - Inas
  • AOA

    Answer is NO.


    Category: Ingredients
    10-20-12 07:38:15
  • Is there pepsin in pepsi and Is pepsin hala or haram? - abu saad
  • AOA

    There is no Pepsin in Pepsi, Pepsi ingredients are kosher certified in USA. Only regular Pepsi & diet regular pepsi are Halal.


    Category: Ingredients
    10-20-12 01:01:37
  • Is stevia in liquid form halal? I know that the solid crystal form has problems, but I also saw it offered in stores as bottled liquid packages. - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    Whether it is liquid or dry Stevia is made with alcohol fermentation so liquid is also not Halal.


    Category: Ingredients
    10-19-12 10:15:50
  • asalamualicom,pls is dried yeast Halal. - Mourad Suleiman
  • AOA

    Dried yeast is a Halal ingredient.


    Category: Ingredients
    10-19-12 07:56:25
  • I would like to know is pharmaton tablets are halaal?all the websites talk about the capsules being haram but nothing specifically mentions the tablets. - Zakiyah paruk
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: Ingredients
    10-19-12 02:46:21
  • Does vitafusion multivitamin have a halal gelatin? - khaloud
  • AOA

    I have no information but please Solgar kosher certified vitamins at Vitamin Shoppe stores in your town. The list is publishe on our home page. 


    Category: Ingredients
    10-18-12 22:04:44
  • Pls.find out the "Amoy"all purpose marinade soy suace from HKG.is halal or not? - KARIMEE,Adil
  • AOA

    From our FAQ:

     

    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
    10-18-12 09:38:25
  • Hi i wanted to know if snickers bar is halal as it contains natural vanilla extract. - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    Snicker bars is made of artificial flavor which is vanillin not vanilla extract. and it is a Halal product in USA.


    Category: Ingredients
    10-17-12 10:33:49
  • Dear Brother Assalamu alaikkum as per the fermentation procedure there is pharmaceutical product name is probiotic blend. this is a fermentation process in its Beef extract use for fermentation and centrifuge collect the sediment do pulverition and use as final product of probiotic blend. but final product there is no animal origin. so is it halal for use? - F. Abdul Hannan
  • AOA

    It is not Halal due to use of non zabiha beef:

    Probiotics Bacteria and Yeast

     

     PROBIOTICS

    The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and World Health Organization (WHO) in 2002 define probotics live microorganisms which when administered in adequate amounts confer a benefit on the host.

    Probotics are friendly bacteria and yeast to our digestive system by improving imbalances in our digestive system and provide health benefit not nutrition. Certain species of Bifidobacterium or Lactobacillus bacteria are probiotic. Starter culture bacteria for cheese and yogurt are Lactobacillus bulgaricus and Streptococcus thermophilus. In addition Lactobacillus acidophilus and Streptococcus lactose are added to yogurts. These bacteria active until yogurt is consume but in cheese the cheese curd is cooked from 90 to 176 F depend upon the type of cheese so they may  or may be active when cheese is consumed.

    Saccharomyces cerevisiae var. boulardii is the only known probiotic yeast.

    Acetate, l(+)-lactate, ethyl alcohol, and formate are end products of fermentation of probiotics Bifidobacterium on glucose, lactose, galactose, mannitol, and xylose.

    Whereas during fermentation of yogurt lactic acid, acetic acid, diacetyl and acetaldehyde are formed and they are all Halal.

    Yakult is dairy fermented drink containing probiotics bacteria in USA manufactured by a Japanese Yakult Honsha Co., Ltd company based in California.

    Although probiotic bacteria and yeast are good bacteria and yeast providing health benefit but they perform alcoholic fermentation where as no alcoholic fermentation happened during yogurt processing. So MCG recommend Halal yogurts over fermented dairy drinks using probiotic bacteria.

    MCG consider fermentation of Probiotics bacteria and yeast is not Halal because of production of alcohol and presence of alcohol in small amount in Probiotics fermented dairy drinks. This is similar to Kefir which contains acid and small amount alcohol and naturally brewed soy sauce which contains 2-3% alcohol.

     

     


     


    Category: Ingredients
    10-17-12 02:43:16
  • Aoa.Is lactose halal in sweetened condensed milk in Canada?or any other product containing lactose is halal?JazzakAllah - uzma
  • AOA

    If it has COR or MK kosher symbol then it is Halal.


    Category: Ingredients
    10-16-12 22:36:53
  • Does the alcohol like Benzyl Alcohol is halal to use as a cosmetic ingredients,can I use it ? I have found the ingredient in Nivea cream,so i am cofused about that.Can I ask my prayer after using the cream in my face? Please let me know. - Nadia
  • AOA

    Benzyl alcohol do not have intoxication quality so it is Halal.


    Category: Ingredients
    10-16-12 08:53:18
  • Assalaamu' 'Alaykum.... Dear brother I'm would like to now about EARLY HEALTH VITAMIS orange flavoured pastilles for childrens age 3+ is Halal or not please can you give me answer : Jazakumullah Khair - I. Sulemane
  • AOA

    I have no information but if you call these company whether they do not use alcohol in flavor then these vitamins for children are Halal because they arevkosher certified. They listed at www.koshervitamins.com


    Category: Ingredients
    10-16-12 07:28:54
  • is denaturated alcohol in alpecin liquid (for hair) halal? - Nour
  • AOA

    There is new information about denatured alcohol surfaced in India so I am studying it. Right now please do not use it.


    Category: Ingredients
    10-16-12 02:10:19
  • Assalamualaikum. I live in UAE and wanted to know whether mikyajy cosmetic products are halal or haram. - Farhana
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: Ingredients
    10-15-12 04:35:32
  • asalamualicom,pls is dried yeast used in bread Halal? - Mourad Suleiman
  • AOA

    Yes.


    Category: Ingredients
    10-15-12 02:59:56
  • salam brother, i want to know about diet pepsi is that halal or not. i checked it on ur website but i did not find it out.... u do not mention diet pepsi in soft drinks.... i will wait for ur reply JAZAKALLAH. - misba
  • AOA

    Same natural flavor is used both in diet and regular Pepsi so diet pepsi is also Halal.


    Category: Ingredients
    10-14-12 17:50:02
  • salam brother, i want to ask about any plain yogurt with kosher symbol U in circle and D without circle is halal or not? and if that does not have gelatin..can we eat that yogurt ? i will wait for ur reply..... ALLAH NEGEHBAN - misba
  • AOA

    Plain yogurt without flavor with Circe U D is Halal. It has to have U under circle D represents dairy ingredients and it D is alway without circle. This is a Halal yogurt.


    Category: Ingredients
    10-12-12 19:28:36
  • are candied cherries and candied pinapple that are used in cakes halaal? - Ather Khan
  • AOA

    Halal requirements for cakes that they should be kosher certified and have no alcohol in flavor. Colored cherris are not Halal unless they are kosher certified. I have no information on Candied Pineapple.


    Category: Ingredients
    10-12-12 08:56:14
  • I have been reading that the red dye (red40) does not come from beetles anymore, they come from coal tar. Is it true? - ummer
  • 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
    10-11-12 14:40:08
  • is mcdonald fries halal - siddik moten
  • AOA

    It is still not Halal but Burger King French Fries are Halal.


    Category: Ingredients
    10-11-12 10:51:32
  • Please tell me if there is any haram ingrediant in cheetos and doritos.. - uzma farooqui
  • AOA

    Only Doritos Toasted Corn Tortilla Chips are because it has a kosher symbol. All other Doritos and Cheestos are not Halal because they do not carry an kosher symbol.


    Category: Ingredients
    10-10-12 16:51:15
  • are these ingredients halal or haram...please tell me red 6 lake (CI 15850),red 7 lake (CI15850), red 27 (CI 45410) - ayesha
  • 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
    10-10-12 12:12:35
  • Is Tombstone pizza kosher? - Michaela
  • AOA

    No.


    Category: Ingredients
    10-10-12 09:18:33
  • Is modified maize starch halal? (I live in the UK). I read somewhere on the internet that its halal status may be questionable because it depends on how its modified, since alcohol might be used to modify it. - Alishba Khaliq
  • AOA

    Modified Maize starch is a Halal ingredients.


    Category: Ingredients
    10-09-12 13:46:51
  • Is Aloe Vera extract halal - Atiya
  • AOA

    It is not Halal if alcohol is used as extracting solvent. Only the manufacturer knows what they use as a extracting solvent.


    Category: Ingredients
    10-09-12 07:42:46
  • Assalamuailikum , i have a que that i have a blue lady perfume&deo of DUBAI U.A.E Is it halal or haram i can't understand plz help me and the ingredients is isobutane,n-butane,propane,alcohol denat,isopropyl Myristate,fragrance,Triclosan plz reply me as soon as jazakallah - Amna
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: Ingredients
    10-09-12 02:47:09
  • I have Sainsburry's Cod liver oil & evening primrose oil tablets, which contains beef Gelatin and Glycerol. I want to know that can I use it being a muslim or not? - EJAZ ANWAR
  • AOA

    It is not Halal. Visist www.koshervitamins.com for Halal cod liver oil.


    Category: Ingredients
    10-08-12 09:28:36
  • what is enzmyes made from? - Faiyaz Hussain
  • AOA

    Enzymes used in bakery products are from cereal, fungal and bacterial sources and they are Halal. Enzyme made from microbial source is Halal.


    Category: Ingredients
    10-07-12 17:44:17
  • Are chlorhexidine gluconate, glucono delta lactone, Methyl Paraben halal? - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    They are Halal ingredients.


    Category: Ingredients
    10-07-12 13:18:49
  • does lakme natural shel foundatiopn halal and yardley compact halal? - msiddiqui
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: Ingredients
    10-07-12 00:01:26
  • Are Chanel perfumes halal in particular Chanel No. 5 and No. 19? Or do are they derived from animal products in particular pork? - Czuleika
  • AOA

    I have no informaion.


    Category: Ingredients
    10-06-12 23:02:26
  • If something contains only a small amount of alcohol is it hallal becuase spirit vinegar is made from alcohol in the uk or alcohol(spirit) is added when making it. Someone said they might be purified, then does this mean if it is purified you can add alcohol to food you are making at home and boil the alcohol to make it pure or make it pure by another procedure or only add a small amount because small amounts are not haram. Did Allah say you are allowed small amounts of alcohol or is it somewhere in the Quran because I thought it says in the Quran that alcohol is haram. Please explain - z
  • AOA

    I told you to visit our Fiqah and Science section. The vinegar made from dilute alcohol or alcohol retained un measurable alcohol but it is Halal since century but you can not comapre alcohol remained in food product due flavor where man has choice not to add alcohol as a solvent. Vinegar can not be made without alcohol.


    Category: Ingredients
    10-05-12 05:42:49
  • Is glazing agent (shellac) halal? - ramdhan
  • AOA

    Shellac is Halal because it is secretion from insect but alcohol is used to dissolve the shellac to make glaze such as confectionary glaze then it became not Halal. So it is not Halal in glaze.


    Category: Ingredients
    10-05-12 04:47:49
  • i know fish gelatin is halal but what about beef gelatin and what brands can i use - tosha
  • AOA

    Please read the article on our Home page about Gelatin.


    Category: Ingredients
    10-04-12 08:53:53
  • I have some Red Kooga energy tablets and although they are suitable for vegetarian they contain ginseng extract so I thought I would ask company about them. Here is reply I got Ginseng is extracted using alcohol , the alcohol used is ethanol (ethyl alcohol) however we do not know the source of that alcohol but it will be synthetic.The tablets themselves cannot contain any alcohol. I also have a high five energy drink tablets that contain green tea extract and also a multivitamin that contains kelp extract so I am now not sure if these are halal? Can you advise Here are some links to all three products Red Kooga: http://www.boots.com/en/Red-Kooga-Natural-Energy-Release-Tablets-30-Tablets_52308/ High 5 - If you click on citrus it will give ingredients http://highfive.co.uk/product/hydrate/zero Probiotic multivitamin http://www.healthspan.co.uk/pre-probiotics/multivitamin-with-probiotics/productdetail-p3196695-c131.aspx Jazak'Allah khair - Fiona Ahmed
  • AOA

    They are not Halal because ethyl alcohol which is a intoxicant and every intoxicant is Haram no matter whether rthey do not remained in the finshed product. Our ulem say if alcohol touches Halal ingredients then those Halal ingredients loose their Halal status. MCG consider alcohol from any source is Haram whether from grape or date or corn.


    Category: Ingredients
    10-04-12 08:01:37
  • 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? - murtaza ali
  • 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
  • SALLAM ALL please help me I was buying this glutathione pills and they said it may contain GELATIN and im not sure if i can eat the pill can you guys help me please? the pills are called : Claire Blanche Glutathione Pills and this is the website i got it from http://www.ebay.com/itm/Claire-Blanche-Advance-Whitening-Pills-with-Booster-C-/150479253193 PLEASE HELP JAZAK ALLAH - Anonymous
  • AOA

    Claire Blanche Glutathione Pills are not Halal because gelatin could be frpm pork or beef. But Halal Glutathion Bluebonnet Kosher L-Glutathione 100 mg 60 Vcaps is available at www.koshervitamins.com or at 1-800-645-1899.


    Category: Ingredients
    10-03-12 13:38:28
  • Asalam u aliakum!..i asked Nature Valley about there Granola Bars,so far peanut butter and cinnamon has K/U sign and without natural and artificial flavors..but about oats and honey flavor ,it has U sign but natural flavor in ingredients,i asked about nature of this flavor and here is there response:"Dear Valued Consumer: Thank you for contacting General Mills. Our Nature Valley Crunchy Granola Bars Oats N Honey 6 Ct 8.9 oz(001600026460) has an ingredient containing ethyl alcohol. However, this is a baked product so there shouldn’t be any alcohol in the finished product. Whenever feasible, General Mills complies with manufacturing requirements for kosher certification." i wanna know your comment on its halal certification..also plz recommend HALAL GRANOLA BARS as i need those deperately...m in TX. jazahkallah khair - mehroosh
  • AOA

    Natural Valley Granola Bars are not Halal certified but some are kosher certified but they does not mean Halal unless there is no alcohol in flavor or no flavor is used in formula. Natural valley Crunchy Granola Bars Oat N Honey is not a Halal product. For Halal granola bars, please write granola bar under search click food product by category then Show only Halal then search it.


    Category: Ingredients
    10-03-12 08:50:08
  • I would llike to know if spirit vinegar is halal or haram since it is made from spirit or alcohol. (uk) can you please explain - Z
  • AOA

    Spirit Vinegar is a Halal because spirit or alcohol is converted to Acetic Acid and Water by Azetobacter Bacteria.


    Category: Ingredients
    10-03-12 04:32:52
  • long john silver tatar sauce is halal does it contains any animal product? pls reply - amber
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: Ingredients
    10-01-12 19:28:36
  • Is spirit vingar hallal because it if made from spirit which is a type of alcohol and is haram but vingar itself is hallal. can you give me a list of hallal and haram vinegars and explain why they are haram or hallal. spirit vinegar is one of the ingredients in many product and since i have heard it is made from alcohol i have not eaten anything containg spririt vinegar. Thank You - Z
  • AOA

     

    Seach results for the term: vinegar

    Total results generated: 4

    Halal Status Product Name Category Product Brand Comments Date
    halal Distilled White Vinegar Vinegar Heinz   05-19-12
    halal Apple Cider Vinegar Vinegar Heinz   05-19-12
    haram Imported Balsamic Vinegar Vinegar Pompeian Due to presence of large amount of alcohol. 05-19-12
    halal Gourmet Malt Vinegar Vinegar Heinz   05-19-12

     

    Wine Vinegar is also not Halal., please go our Fiqah & Science section about detail information.


    Category: Ingredients
    10-01-12 05:47:04
  • Asslamu Alaikum, We have been going Shatila bakery, Dearborn, MI, and was expecting all food products and ice cream are halal, but recenly I checked Ingredient labels of an Ice Cream box and noticed it has mono diglycerides, which has source of animal fat (swine, beef). Today, I went there and spoke with their Sales Rep, and it seems they have no clue nor any direction where I could some clarification. Would you please able to clarify whether Shatila bakery are using Halal ingredient and what is the source of mono diglycerides? Regards, Syed 734 233 8900, - Syed Muzammil Raza
  • AOA

    I used to live in Detroit area for 10 years but never heard about them. If this bakery do not supply Kosher certified bakery and Ice cream then they are not Halal. It seems this is local store. Mono & Diglycerides are Halal when it the product they containing are kosher certified if not then they could be from pork. Beside them, you have to see they should not contain Carrageenan because ethyl alcohol can be used in its processing and there should be no alcohol in flavor of bakery and ice cream.


    Category: Ingredients
    09-30-12 17:58:25
  • Is Bovine Gelatin from GNC product " amino acids branched chain code 6277266" halal. - Rohisham Ramly
  • AOA

    MCG do not consider Bovine Gelatin from non zabiha beef as Halal. Please do not use GNC products because they are not Halal most of them. Please use the vitamins at Vitamin Shoppe:

    Solgar's Halal Vitamins at Vitamin Shoppe stores

     

     The following Amino Acids, Mineral and Vitamins from Solgar brand are Halal at Vitamin Shoppe stores in USA and Canada. There are many vitamins products from solgar with or without kosher symbol Kuf K available at Vitamin Shoppe stores but they do not meet the Halal requirements so they are not Halal. Only following vitamins/minerals products from Solgar brand are Halal with kosher symbol Kuf K which meet the Halal requirements:

    Formula V VM 2000 Multinutrient(Multivitamins & Minerals)

    Vitamins Only

    Multivitamins  & Chelated Minerals Multi 11 Vegetable Capsules

    Formula V VM 75 Multivitamins with chelated mineral Veg Cap

    Vitamin B Folic acid 800 mg

    Non Flush Niacin 5000 mg

    Pentothenic Acid 550 mg

    B-Complex 100

    Vitamin B6 25 mg

    Vitamin B 12 500 mg

    Vitamin B 6 250 mg

    Vitamin B1 500 mg

    Vitamin B2 100 mg

    Biotin 1000 mg

    Choline/Inosit 500 mg

    Inositol 500 mg

    Folic Acid 400 MCG

    Calcium Citrate with Vitamin D3

    Calcium Magnesium Citrate

    Calcium Magnesium Citrate with Vitamin D

    Calcium Magnesium Plus Boron

    Chelated Calcium Magnesium 1 : 1

    Calcium Magnesium

    Calcium Magnesium Plus Zinc

    Vitamin K 100 MCG

    Chelated Iron

    Gentle Iron 25 mg

    Chelated Zinc

    Zinc Citrate 30 mg

    Zinc 50 mg

    Chelated Magnesium Calcium 2 : 1

    Magnesium with Vitamin B6

    Chelated Manganese

    Magnesium Citrate

    L-Lysine 500 mg

    L-Methionine 500 mg

    Taurine 500 mg

    NAC (Antioxidant) 600 mg

    Vitamin C Crystals

    Liquid Vitamin E

    Dry E 400 IU

    Vitamin E 400 IU(International Unit)

    Beta Carotene 10, 000 IU

    Vitamin A 5000 IU

    Natural Vitamin D 3 1000 IU

     


    Category: Ingredients
    09-30-12 17:21:23
  • fyi Aquafresh response: ---------- Forwarded message ---------- From: Date: Feb 12, 2012 10:01 AM Subject: Regarding Case ID: 3878925 We have received your e-mail and we are happy to respond to your question regarding Aquafresh® toothpaste. Aquafresh® toothpaste products do not contain animal derivatives. The toothpaste does contain glycerin; however, the glycerin is derived from a vegetable source. Aquafresh® Extreme Clean Polishing action contains glycerol (sugar alcohol) no ethanol. Aquafresh® Advanced variants contain residual ethanol in the flavor. All other Aquafresh® toothpaste is alcohol free. We're glad you took the time to contact us and hope this information is helpful. Sincerely, Suzette GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare Case # 3878925 - Ahmad Khan
  • AOA

    Thanks, your information was added to Non Food Section/Personal care Products subsection with your name as the source of the information from  GlaxoSmithKline. Al,Sugar Alcohol are Halal exept Lactitol which is Halal if it obtained from Kosher whey.  Erythritol sugar alcohol is not Halal because it is made with alcohol fermentation.


    Category: Ingredients
    09-30-12 14:11:21
  • Costco Bakery with no Alcohol or Animal By-Product -------- Forwarded message ---------- From: Costco MemberServices Date: Fri, Jan 6, 2012 at 2:43 PM Subject: Re: Costco.com Product Information [#3493743] No products in our bakeries contain any kind of alcohol. Please let me know if you have any further questions and have a great weekend. Thank you, Erika Costco Wholesale Corporation Does the bakery use any amount of alcohol in any of the fresh bakery products? On Fri, Jan 6, 2012 at 2:05 PM, Costco MemberServices wrote: > > > We appreciate you taking the time to email Costco Wholesale. > > We do not use any product with animal by-product in the bakery > > Thank you and have a great day. > > Thank you, > > Erika > Costco Wholesale Corporation > > > > > Note this message was submitted through the costco.com web site customer suggestion page on 01/05/2012 10:36:29 PST > > Comment/Suggestion/Request/Question Text: > Hello, > > Does Costco bakery use any animal products in its ingredients when baking goods such as cakes, muffins, bagels, dinner rolls? > > Personal Information: > Costco Member Number: - > Order Number: - - Ahmad Khan
  • AOA

    The no animal by-product does not mean Halal because it does not cover the Haram hidden ingredients. The thing to ask whether all your bakery products are kosher certified in all stores in USA or with some regional stores because different regions get their bakery products from bakeries in that region which do not true in other region. Second question about alcohol is not true because she looks at the ingredients list and find no alcohol then said we do not use alcohol in our bakery product. The best way to ask alcohol question in flavor of Costco bakery products is this:

     

     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".

     

    The bottom line the above e-mailsfrom costco does not make their bakery products Halal because they have to be Kosher certified in order to protect Muslim consumer from adding Haram Hidden ingredients. Also even those kosher certified bakery are not Halal if they conatin the following ingredients:

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

    }  (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.

     

    So ingredients list of fresh bakery products is must and without it we can not say they are Halal.


    Category: Ingredients
    09-30-12 14:05:31
  • FYI ---------- Forwarded message ---------- From: "Janet Wilson" Date: Jun 29, 2012 12:30 PM Subject: RE: Inquiry to Kettle Brand To: Dear: Thank you for contacting us. All of our chips are vegetarian-including those with smoke flavor, and those that do not contain dairy or honey are vegan. In addition, we want to mention that the rennet used in our products containing cheese is not animal based-we use vegetable rennet. All of our ingredients are listed in the ingredients section on our bags, as well as on our website at www.kettlebrand.com in the Our Products section under Nutritionals & Ingredients for each flavor. Please let us know if we can be of further assistance. Janet Wilson Consumer Affairs Manager Kettle Brand, a division of Diamond Foods, Inc I would like to know where you get the smoke flavor in your barbecue chips. Is it an after-product of cooking meat or an artificial flavor? Thank You - Ahmad Khan
  • AOA

    Thanks again for good information for MCG and also other Muslims, they are kosher certified but with few problems, such as the fully loaded Baked Potato is not Halal because it is made with yeast extract which is obtained from brewer yeast a by product of beer. So I have to reserach ingredients of each product then if they are Halal then Inshallah I will publish on our website. I think you should abou alcohol in flavor except Smoke flavor which is Halal the following way:

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

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

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


    Category: Ingredients
    09-30-12 14:00:12
  • Neutrogena ultra sheer dry touch sunblock spf 100 (ingredients n is this halal) - Tasneem
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: Ingredients
    09-29-12 11:20:46
  • What is cochineal?? - amna
  • AOA

    It is a red color obtained from insects. All insects except locust are Haram in Hanafi Mazhab


    Category: Ingredients
    09-28-12 12:38:10
  • All american food and non food products and its Alternates in india (haram & halal) - muhammad usman
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: Ingredients
    09-28-12 02:51:11
  • is behenyl alcohol halal? syukran to muslim consumer group. - rahmah
  • AOA

    You are welcome. Behenyl alcohol is a fatty alcohol and is Halal only if obtained from vegetable fat.


    Category: Ingredients
    09-26-12 18:43:27
  • Are red 40 and yellow 5 halal? - Ben
  • 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
    09-26-12 11:57:07
  • my father bought me a bag of mini croissants, on the bag there is an ingredient called Non Hydrogenated shortening (palm oil,canola oil, modified palm oil, citric acid) but i'm not sure if the words in parentheses are connected or not. still is this a halal ingredient? there is a kosher symbol on the bag -Mk in a circle please respond soon. - Vaqas rehman
  • AOA

    There is Halal croissant I findout in one of 8 supermarkets in Toronto last week and I am preparing to replace all data on our www.canadianhalalfoods.com

    The non hydrogenated shortening is Halal and this croissant is Halal only if there is no flavor in the ingredient.


    Category: Ingredients
    09-26-12 11:56:50