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Recent Questions:

  • medora matte lipstick with vitamin E& Aloe Vera Medora of london made in Swat. Pakistan - Sara Shaina
  • AOA

    The following are the requirements of Halal cosmetic products:

    1. No animal derived ingredients are used.

    2. No alcohol is used as hidden solvent or carrier in fragrance or perfume.

    3. No Carmine red color is used.

    4. No marine derived ingredients are used except fish for Hanafi Muslims.

    5. The manufacturer of cosmetic is one who knows the source of ingredients in cosmetic products.

    6. No alcohol is used in extracts.

    Only manufacturer knows the source of cosmetic ingredients so please contact them.


    Category: halal Certification Process
    02-28-15 18:14:40
  • Is Red Wine (Sulphites) halal? Can Muslims eat this? - sadia ahmed
  • AOA

    Wine whether white or red is Haram.


    Category: halal Certification Process
    02-28-15 04:19:13
  • is bounty halal made in netherland - maya
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: halal Certification Process
    02-26-15 11:41:13
  • What pond's white beauty cosmetic halal? - dian nurmala
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: halal Certification Process
    02-25-15 18:29:24
  • is coce cola or sprite contains alchole - naghma
  • AOA

    Cocoa Cola tested positive of having alcohol in it but Spirit was not tested.


    Category: halal Certification Process
    02-24-15 16:58:46
  • Slms wanted to knw dat sum ppl r saying dat da USN garcinia cambogia tablets r not halal so could u pls see if it is halal or not - yasmeen
  • AOA

    Please search it on our website.


    Category: halal Certification Process
    02-24-15 05:47:49
  • I am from India and I want to know whether knorr Chicken soups are halal or not?? And I also want to know whether macdonalds , KFC and dominos Products are halal? Thanks - Syed Saad
  • AOA

    If there is no Halal symbol then Knorr Chicken Soup is not Halal. I have no information about fast food in India.


    Category: halal Certification Process
    02-23-15 08:23:14
  • Slam alukum Is Doritoz chepes Halal or Haram ?? - Sarab kamal
  • AOA

    They are not Halal except Toasted Corn Tortilla.


    Category: halal Certification Process
    02-22-15 19:00:25
  • Could you let me know about restaurant depot halal meat labels are really halal ? Can we buy from there Jzk - HINA Touseef
  • AOA

    All chicken are machine slaughtered. 40 ulema from England said they are Haram. I do not know the beef and goat.


    Category: halal Certification Process
    02-22-15 18:35:25
  • Please let me know that dmgm/ maxcare cosmetics are halal or haram and which cosmetic companies are halal for a muslim women - saher khan
  • AOA

    The following are the requirements of Halal cosmetic products:

    1. No animal derived ingredients are used.

    2. No alcohol is used as hidden solvent or carrier in fragrance or perfume.

    3. No Carmine red color is used.

    4. No marine derived ingredients are used except fish for Hanafi Muslims.

    5. The manufacturer of cosmetic is one who knows the source of ingredients in cosmetic products.

    6. No alcohol is used in extracts.

    Only manufacturer knows the source of cosmetic ingredients so please contact them.


    Category: halal Certification Process
    02-22-15 02:31:10
  • Is the simply right moisturizing hand soap with aloe vera halal? - Safia Khan
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: halal Certification Process
    02-21-15 19:58:13
  • Is the Rita's ice cream halal? If so' tell which flavors. - Safia Khan
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: halal Certification Process
    02-21-15 19:47:30
  • is mother's maid unsweetend grape juice is halal? - aqsa
  • AOA

    If it is 100% grape juice with Vitamin C then it is Halal.


    Category: halal Certification Process
    02-21-15 15:17:08
  • Is the Olips chewing gum (MELON FLAVOUR) Halal? It was made in Turkey and has Arabic writing on it. However, says it has beef gelatine in it but does not have Halal anywhere on the packaging. Thank you - Ahrzoo
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: halal Certification Process
    02-21-15 07:00:20
  • I want to know if "Life Brand Vitamin C & D3 Chewable Tablets" are HALAL or not ?? - Mahmoud Maghrabi
  • AOA

    They are not Halal. From our Alert:

    MUSLIMS ARE NOT PAYING ATTENTIONS TO HALAL VITAMINS

    Many Muslims are using non Halal vitamins from stores like Wal-Mart, Walgreen, CVS Pharmacy, GNC. This is because of lack of knowledge about the Halal status of those vitamins. MCG get every day a question from Muslims asking about the Halal status of xyz vitamins. MCG is providing help in picking up the Halal vitamins after it researched at Vitamin Shoppe stores which are located in every city of USA. MCG advises Muslims to check the Halal status of vitamins before consuming them.

    Many major brand of vitamins are not Halal such as: Centrum, Equate, Citracal, Nature Made, Vitafusion, One A Day, GNC, Flintstone, Nature Beauty, Walgreen, Geritol, Nature Bounty, Garliq, Estroven, Disney Gummies, Fiber Smart, Caltrale, Finest Nature, One Source, Lill Critteers, Culturelle, Philps, Ultimate Florea, Viactive, Elatins, Os-Cal, Spring Valley, Schiff, Stevia, Optimum Nutrition, Mega Red, Ocuvite, Alive, Centrum Kid, Active Kid, Spring Valley, Bayer, CVS Vitamins and Kirkland Signature. They are not Halal because they are not Halal or Kosher certified or do not have a Halal or Kosher symbol on the package.

    Even if they do not contain gelatin, they are still not Halal because they add without restriction any Haram hidden ingredient. Halal or Kosher certification protects Muslims from adding Haram Hidden or Processing Aid Ingredients which are not required to be mention under ingredients statement by FDA. MCG has a list of Halal multivitamins, individual vitamins, prenatal vitamins and fish oil or omega 3 on our website under "Vitamins". Please use this list of Halal vitamins. How to search Halal vitamins on our website: Please write vitamins or prenatal vitamins or fish oil (for Omega fish oil) under the search box then click Food Product by Category then click Show Only Halal then click search. You will get a list of 45 Halal vitamins, 3 Halal prenatal vitamins, 6 Halal fish oil (Omega fish oil) and where to buy them.

    03/22/14
    Gelatin in any food product or ingredient or Vitamins or medicine is not Halal unless it says Fish Gelatin under ingredients statement in USA and Canada

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

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

    08/15/13

    Category: halal Certification Process
    02-20-15 15:02:28
  • Salam, I need a halal certificate for Kettle brand chips. Because I thought to import that to my country. If I have a halal certificate it's easy to sell among our Muslim people. Anticipating your reply. Jazakallah. Ahmed Riffky. - Ahmed Riffky
  • AOA

    You have to go our MCG Halal Certification and fill out the form. Then we have to see whether they meet our Halal criteria or not.


    Category: halal Certification Process
    02-18-15 10:10:18
  • Tomb stone cheese pizza frozen it's halal - sunehra
  • AOA

    It is not Halal. Amy Kitchen Frozen Cheese Pizza is Halal.


    Category: halal Certification Process
    02-17-15 20:32:49
  • apakah produk kosmetik olay natural white light all in one fairness halal ? - rigiana
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: halal Certification Process
    02-16-15 21:04:11
  • Does the vanilla extract in the KIND HEALTHY GRAIN bars have alchohol? - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    Vanilla Extract is a Haram ingredients containing 35% alcohol.


    Category: halal Certification Process
    02-16-15 19:33:55
  • canada ovaltine is halal because whey powder include this ingredients - faiza
  • AOA

    It is not Halal and it is already listed as not Halal in our www.canadianhalalfoods.com


    Category: halal Certification Process
    02-15-15 17:42:34
  • does fair and lovely contains pig or not , - fatima
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: halal Certification Process
    02-15-15 10:06:06
  • are motts fruit snacks halal - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: halal Certification Process
    02-14-15 09:15:39
  • Are lays halal - hafsa siddiqui
  •   AOA

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


    Category: halal Certification Process
    02-13-15 17:36:10
  • Assalamualaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu Br is this product halal it contains the following ingredients SUGAR, WHEAT FLOUR ,EDIBLE VEGETABLE OIL, COCOA SOLIDS ,DEXTROSE MONOHYDRATE , EDIBLE VEGETABLE FAT ,MILK POWDER, WHEY POWDER, STARCH, EMULSIFIERS(322) ,NATURAL COLOUR (150d) , SALT , VANILLA FLAVOUR , HYDROGENATED VEGETABLE FAT , CONTAINS PERMITTED NATURAL COLOUR AND ADDED FLAVOUR ( VANILLIN) AND ALSO A GREEN DOT .JAZAKALLAH KHAYR - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    Even with Green Dot it is not Halal because it is made vanilla flavor which is not a Halal flavor. Vanillin is Halal.


    Category: halal Certification Process
    02-13-15 11:39:34
  • Is eating of Walmart chicken halal or any grocery store chicken....... Q2.I heard that MacDonald chicken is not hall to eat - jubril
  • AOA

    Both are not Halal because both are non zabiha.


    Category: halal Certification Process
    02-12-15 23:15:22
  • Please check if Replaze Stevia Naturale is halal! They have a website but I'm not sure where to ask. On the box it says the ingredients are dextrose and steviol glycosides. It is made in the USA. - Anonymous
  • AOA

    unknown Stevia Natural Sweetener Stevia which is a natural sweetener called Steviol Glycol. It is extracted from Stevia plant by water but crystallized it by use of ethyl alcohol. But recently (December 2013 MCG found one company which sell Stevia without alcohol)there are few small manufacturer who do not use alcoholic fermentation. These product for personal use not for commercial used. Stevia in supermarket retail products is still made by Cargill Company which used alcoholic fermentation.

     


    Category: halal Certification Process
    02-12-15 09:36:00
  • Asalamu alikum wa rahmatullah. my question is about that is super mass gainer Dymatize protein is Halal for islam or not I really need to know plz - ahtisham ahmad
  • AOA

    If it does not have kosher symbol on the package then it is not Halal. If it contain alcohol in flavor then it is not Halal.


    Category: halal Certification Process
    02-12-15 01:36:11
  • Which ice cream is halal from oberweise.jzk khair - Bilquis raza
  •   AOA

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


    Category: halal Certification Process
    02-11-15 12:34:48
  • does the takis are halal - muhammad ali
  • AOA

    Takis are not Halal.


    Category: halal Certification Process
    02-10-15 16:57:28
  • are nivea products hala or not? does nivea uses haram ingriedients in their products? please answer - taha sultana
  • AOA

    From our Alert:

    Search results for the term: nivea

    Total results generated: 1
    Alert TitleDescriptionDate
    Nivea products are Mushbooh

    New information is provided by a sister from Nivea company:

    I have the following information for you sent to me by Nivea in regards to animal derived ingredients.

    Ingredients used in the NIVEA range are, wherever possible, from non-animal sources such as vegetable based Glycerin.

    However there are specific materials where an effective alternative is not readily available.

    Please find these ingredients listed below:

    1. Lanolin, Lanolin Oil, Lanolin Alcohol, Glyceryl Lanolate, Cholesterol, Cholesteryl Oleyl Carbonate, Cholesteryl Nonanoate, Cholesteryl Chloride - derived from Woolwax (from sheep wool).

    2. Sodium Tallowate - derived from Tallow (from cattle).

    3. PEG-8 Beeswax, Cera Alba (Wax), Mel (Honey) - derived from Wax or honey (from bees).

    4. Carboxymethyl Chitin, Ostrea/Oyster shell extract (from crustaceans).

    5. Hydrolyzed Silk, Silk Powder - derived from Silk (from silk worms).

    6. Hydrolyzed Milk Protein, Sine Adipe Lac, Casein, Yoghurt Powder, Sodium C8-16 Isoalkylsuccinyl, Lactoglobulin Sulfonate - derived from Milk (from cattle).

    7. Carmine/CI 75470 (colour) - derived from Cochineal (from beetles).

    8. Hydrolyzed Keratin - derived from Keratin (from cashmere goat or sheep wool).

    9. Hydrolyzed Pearl - derived from Pearl protein (fresh water pearls). We do not use any egg based ingredients in our products. As formulations do change from time to time, we would recommend that you check the ingredients listing on the product that you wish to use for the ingredients listed above, prior to use. -

    Sent to MCG by a sister on 01-06-14 05:59:59

    MCG response:

    Ingredients from Beewax, Sheep Wool, from silk are Halal.

    Red color from Cochineal or Carmine is Haram because all insects are Haram in Islam excpet locust.

    Ingredients from non zabiha beef are not Halal.

    All dairy based ingredients are Halal only if they are Halal or kosher certified.

    Please avoid all those Nivea products if they are made from above ingredients.

    01/07/14

    Category: halal Certification Process
    02-10-15 06:01:04
  • Is Angle hair Spaghetti Halal? - jannatul ferdous
  • AOA

    It is Halal.


    Category: halal Certification Process
    02-09-15 15:07:30
  • Is the 5 chewing gum halal - Wrigley chewing gum
  • AOA

    They are not Halal.


    Category: halal Certification Process
    02-07-15 18:33:24
  • R muslims aloud to eat gluten that they used in the company sweet smiles - Helmi
  • AOA

    Gluten is a Halal protein but I do not know the Swet Smiles.


    Category: halal Certification Process
    02-07-15 13:32:45
  • My question about lucky charms bar.either that is halal or haram. - rana
  • AOA

    If it does not have kosher symbol on the package then it is not Halal. If it contain alcohol in flavor then it is not Halal.


    Category: halal Certification Process
    02-07-15 11:37:27
  • Great Value Chocolate Instant Pudding Mix is it halal? - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: halal Certification Process
    02-02-15 23:09:15
  • Mrs. Freshleys oatmeal cream pies contain mono and diglycerides. What is the source of this ingredient? - Nadirah
  • AOA

    From our FAQ:

    What is Mono and Diglycerides:

    Mono and Diglycerides are fat based emulsifier and are made by reacting glycerol (fat based) with fats and oils. Mono and diglycerides can be made from beef, pork, or soybean fat. Only soybean or zabiha slaughtered cow fat based Mono and Diglyceries are Halal. A Halal or Kosher symbol (which meet the Islamic dietary requirements) on a food package containing Mono and Diglycerides indicates that it is obtained from soybean fat. In the absence of Halal or Kosher symbol on the package Muslim consumers should contact the manufacturer to find out the source of Mono & Diglycerides.


    Category: halal Certification Process
    02-02-15 07:09:55
  • is prawn halal - hadiya
  • AOA

    Prawn is mashbooh for Hanafi Muslims.


    Category: halal Certification Process
    01-31-15 05:04:55
  • is enchanteur moisturiser halal - mohd swaleh
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: halal Certification Process
    01-30-15 10:38:48
  • Is fair and lovely cream halal?i live in pakistan... - mashhood
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: halal Certification Process
    01-29-15 20:47:33
  • this medicine is halal or not tension headache relief pain reliever quick gels - saif saiyed
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: halal Certification Process
    01-29-15 19:35:16
  • Is grilled cheese sandwich from Tim Hortons in canada halal? - Mahak Butt
  • AOA

    It is not Halal because cheese is not Halal.


    Category: halal Certification Process
    01-29-15 11:19:08
  • Is secret deodorant halal or not and please confirm the anwser. - Erum
  •   AOA

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


    Category: halal Certification Process
    01-28-15 15:58:01
  • we use chaina salt . its a halal? give me detail plz - chaines salt
  • AOA

    Monsodium Gluatmate or MSG is Halal in USA, Canada and Indobnesia because it is kosher and Halal certified in Indonesia. But I do not know about it in other countries.


    Category: halal Certification Process
    01-27-15 09:10:10
  • is rivaj lispsticks range is free from animal fat? - sam
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: halal Certification Process
    01-25-15 22:34:35
  • Camay soap halal - imtiyaz khan
  • AOA

    It is not Halal.


    Category: halal Certification Process
    01-25-15 00:32:06
  • Is loaker wafers are halal - ibrahim
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: halal Certification Process
    01-24-15 13:09:15
  • Is dove soap halal Made in saudi arebia - imtiyaz khan
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: halal Certification Process
    01-24-15 02:52:50
  • Is dove soap halal? - imtiyaz khan
  • AOA

    It is not Halal.


    Category: halal Certification Process
    01-24-15 02:47:10
  • Is braum milk and butter halal - Syedsumbulnaz
  • AOA

    Braum milk is Halal. If it is a salted butter then it is Halal. Unsalted butter with natural flavoring is not Halal.


    Category: halal Certification Process
    01-23-15 12:11:27
  • Are bourjois lipsticks halal? - fathima finnu
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: halal Certification Process
    01-21-15 17:35:39
  • Walgreens headache relief gelcap is halal or not? - Fatima Demachkie
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: halal Certification Process
    01-20-15 05:49:34
  • does pizza base contains flavor enhancer E631.? is it halal to order pizza from piza hut or domino's or any other place? - rizwan
  • AOA

    Both Pizza Hut and Domino cheese pizza are mashbooh.


    Category: halal Certification Process
    01-17-15 08:04:32
  • does pizza base contains flavor enhancer E631.? is it halal to order pizza from piza hut or domino's or any other place? - rizwan
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: halal Certification Process
    01-17-15 08:03:48
  • ASSALAMUALIKUM ,my question is ,in india food product ,non food products are halal or not, MEANS the same formual for making soap are also used in india? THE difference between manufacturing nonfood products in india or other country,the formulae are unique every where? THanks in advance ,jazakallah ... - mashooq
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: halal Certification Process
    01-17-15 05:09:02
  • Is Mac Product contain Pork fat? - jafran Tabassum
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: halal Certification Process
    01-16-15 03:52:22
  • The ajjinomoto which is produced in india is halal or haram??the salt which is mainly used in many food items for the taste...so i want to confirm it form islamic point of view??so plz tell me? - Naufil khan
  • AOA

    If it is imported from Indonesia or Malaysia then it is Halal.


    Category: halal Certification Process
    01-15-15 08:32:07
  • I want to know ingredients in maggie and yipee instant noodles..and whether they are haraam or halal?...toothpaste contain alcohol? - FarkhanDah
  • AOA

    Maggi noodles with green dot or with vegetarian label on the package of products. Maggi noodles are consider Not Halal if there is no Green Dot on the package of noodles. Even if it has green dot it will be not be Halal if it contains E-Number 635, other Haram or Mashbooh E-Numbers and alcohol in flavor.


    Category: halal Certification Process
    01-15-15 02:13:51
  • Is Crunch Punch from Korean halal? - Fahruni Alya Jasminea
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: halal Certification Process
    01-15-15 02:02:59
  • IS EMULSIFIER 481 IS HALAL OR NOT? - DAMANPREET SINGH
  • Hi

    Questionable:

    unknown E481 Sodium Stearoyl-2-Lactylate Emulsifiers and Stabilizers - salts or Esters of Fatty Acids. Suitable for vegetarian label indicates that only vegetable fat is used as a source.

    Category: halal Certification Process
    01-14-15 10:54:14
  • Assalamolikum Sir my question is that the ferrero rocher chocolate is Halal or not ? - Fazal Khan
  • AOA

    It is Halal only in USA.

    halal Ferro Rancher Chocolate Chocolate Ferro Rancher   07-22-12

    Category: halal Certification Process
    01-14-15 01:57:19
  • is bugles chips halal and we can eat it or is it haram - thair
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: halal Certification Process
    01-12-15 16:55:57
  • is nestle mini marshmallow dark chocolate - fatima zaidi
  • AOA

    They are not Halal the marshmallow may be made with pork gelatin.


    Category: halal Certification Process
    01-12-15 09:34:02
  • All americolors are halal or not?? - hina
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: halal Certification Process
    01-11-15 23:33:35
  • Salaam! Please I want to know if the hot cocoa with mini marshmallows made by parade is halal. Thanks! - Sani Umar Baba
  • AOA

    It is not Halal. There is no Halal marshmallow in UK except those made in Pakistan or Malaysia.


    Category: halal Certification Process
    01-11-15 13:01:32
  • Is Cadbury dairy milk chocolate halal? Pls give a reply soon - Fathima
  •   AOA

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


    Category: halal Certification Process
    01-11-15 09:58:22
  • As'salam my question is hershey.s semi sweet chocolate chips is halal - nazirah
  •   AOA

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


    Category: halal Certification Process
    01-10-15 05:14:01