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  • Are Cheetos and red- packed halal? Because some Muslims eat them and they say some cheddar is halal but I don't know if they're right. Please answer ASAP. Thank You. - Noman Qureshi
  • AOA

    Those Muslims do not have knowledge about cheddar cheese how it made it could made with pork rennet. Cheetose and Doritos are not Halal in Canada, (Please tell your Muslim friends to stop eating the Not Halal cheetose.

    Alert Title Description Date
    WHY CHEETOS AND DORITOS SNACKS ARE NOT HALAL IN CANADA

    There is no kosher symbol on the package of Cheetos and Doritos. This makes them Non Halal because they can add any Haram Hidden or Processing aid ingredients without mentioning under the ingredients statement. Cheese used in Cheetos and Doritos are not Kosher certified and not Halal. Sine these products are not under Halal or Kosher certification then Frito Lay can use non kosher certified flavors or colors. There is no restriction for Frito Lay to make Cheetos or Doritos on their own lines or on co-packers line where pork containing products are made. This exposes a great possibility of cross contamination of pork containing ingredients.

    All these snacks are very attractive to adults and children but there is a Hadith which says that Allah will not accept your dua for 40 days if a Muslim eats intentionally a bit of Haram food. So MCG recommend Muslims not consume above snacks

    03/22/14

    Category: halal Certification Process
    10-20-15 13:54:43
  • i am using caltrate from pfizer, it contain polyvinyl alcohol. muslim can use this supplement. best regards - mohammad rafiq
  • AOA

    Caltrate is not Halal because it has no kosher symbol. You can Calcium from this Kosher website which meet Halal requirements. From: www.koshervitamins.com

     


    Category: Ingredients
    10-20-15 00:45:29
  • Assalamu Alikum, If any products have K within star ,does it mean kosher symbolÉ - jayeed
  • AOA

    I never sae any Kosher symbol 1E.


    Category: General Question
    10-19-15 15:17:46
  • My question is that where can i find halal dishwashing liquid in calgary. - Sumiya
  • AOA

    Look for dish washing liquid with COR or MK Kosher symbol such Tide brand.


    Category: halal Certification Process
    10-18-15 19:40:54
  • I i bought kirkland signature premium performance multi 31 vitamin &minerals from USA and my friend is saying that it may contains pork gelatin plz tell me is it right because gelatin could be of beef also - Zaid
  • AOA

    Your friend is right Kirkland Signature Vitamins are not Halal it is made with pork gelatin.

    Never any product with gelatin.

    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
    Vitamins: What make them Haram or Non Halal

    The following factors make Vitamins as Haram or Non Halal:

    1. Gelatin:

    Gelatin listed under ingredients statement or part of the capsule makes vitamins

    as Haram if gelatin was obtained from pork or Non Halal if it was obtained from non zabiha beef.

    Only Fish gelatin is Halal and it should be mentioned under ingredients statement.

    The capsules must be made with cellulose to be consider Halal.

    2. Magnesium Stearate:

    Magnesium Stearate is helps in flowing the other ingredients and is a fat based emulsifier and it could be obtained either from pork fat or vegetable fat. Only vegetable fat Magnesium Stearate is consider Halal.

    3. Hidden Ingredients or Processing Aid Ingredients:

    Every vitamin is made with Hidden Ingredients or Processing Aid Ingredients because FDA allows manufacturer to add a maximum of 2% of formula as Hidden Ingredients or Processing Aid Ingredients. FDA also allows manufacturer not to mentioned under the ingredients statement. The hidden or processing aid ingredients must be from Halal sources.

    Halal or Kosher symbol on the vitamins package protects Muslims from added Haram Hidden Ingredients or Processing Aid Ingredients.

    4. Coating on Vitamins:

    Pharmaceutical glaze, vegetable beet glaze, Shellac, Lac Resin are used to coat the vitamin tablets to protect them from breaking. All glazes are made by dissolving insect secretion Shellac in alcohol and applying the glaze on the tablets. So please do not buy the vitamins with coating.

    5. Extracts:

    Many source of vitamins are also obtained from plant extracts such as Bioperine (black pepper fruit extract), Tomato Extract (lycopene), Ginkgo Biloba Leaf Extract and Panax Ginseng Root Extract. They become Non Halal if alcohol was used as a solvent. It is better to avoid those vitamins with extract otherwise you have to call the manufacturer to find out whether alcohol was used as a solvent or not. Most of the time alcohol is used for extraction from plants.

    6. Natural Flavor:

    Alcohol might be used as a solvent in natural flavor so it is better to avoid consuming vitamins with natural flavors. Majority of natural flavors are made with vanilla. If vanilla is used as a natural flavor then the natural flavor will not be Halal.

    7. Chewable Vitamins:

    All chewable vitamins specially for kids are made with natural flavor. You have to contact the manufacturer whether alcohol was used as a solvent or not.

    8. Ingredients where alcohol was used during its processing and they are added to vitamins:

    Alcohol is used during the manufacturing of some ingredients such as 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.

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    Category: Food Products
    10-18-15 11:47:35
  • Aoa can u plz tell me is kitkat halal or haram? - arshi
  • AOA

    Kit Kat in Canada is not Halal because it does not carry Kosher Symbols COR or MK on the package.


    Category: E-Numbers
    10-17-15 15:28:27
  • Is the rich and flacky butter puff pastery halal - Haris khan
  •  

    AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: Food Products
    10-16-15 15:06:07
  • is chicken flavoured mr noodles halal - Raween
  • AOA

    They are not Halal because chicken are non zabiha.


    Category: Food Products
    10-16-15 12:29:17
  • May i know, is rexona for men brands have halal certifications...? - Ahmedh
  •  

    AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: halal Certification Process
    10-15-15 20:47:29
  • Is Great value Lemonade Halal? - Hassan
  • AOA

    It is not Halal due to hidden alcohol in flavor.


    Category: General Question
    10-15-15 12:16:03
  • Tim hortons donuts and coffe are halal or not ? - Muhammad awais
  • AOA

    Only 100% Coffe and Tea are Halal.


    Category: Food Products
    10-14-15 20:57:34
  • I was wondering if the MADD alcohol-free drinks were halal? I know the wines are fermented and then the alcohol is removed so they're not but I'm not sure about the mojitos and margaritas and other products. Does anyone know? - Sima
  • AOA

    They are not Halal.

    Search results for the term: alcohol Free wine

    Total results generated: 1
    Alert Title Description Date
    Facts about Non Alcoholic Wine

     

    FACTS ABOUT NON ALCOHOLIC WINE OR BEER
                                                     
    This information is provided for Muslims all over the world so that they understand how a non alcoholic wine or beer is made and available throughout the world including in Muslim countries. The following are the facts about alcohol free wine, beer, its manufacture methods and its possible impact on Islamic Sharia(I am not a Alim but I will provide information so that the Muftiyans can  make their own fatwas).
    1. Fact number one, Alcohol free wine or beer is made from real wine or beer. Wines from grape, date, honey, wheat is Khamr and Khamr is Haram according to several ahadith.
    2. Questions for Muftiyans, do they think that every component of wine also Haram including water in wine even wine made from grape.
    The composition of wine is:
    Water 80-85%, Alcohol 10-20%, Acids 0.4 - 1%, Sugar 0.1%(because all sugar in grape is used to produce alcohol), Mineral Salts 0.2 to 0.4%, Coloring substances 0.01 to 0.5%,
    Aromatic substances 0.01 to 0.1%, Sulphites 10 to 200 Part Millions
     3. Manufacturing processes used in manufacture of alcohol free wine or beer:
     
    a. Alcohol free wine beverages is produced by using  US patented process(4775538) where table wine is combined with demineralized water and poured into a centrifugal evaporator where alcohol is spin off to produce a alcohol free wine base. Then grape juice concentrate is added to alcohol free wine base to make alcohol free wine.

    b. Vacuum  Distillation where real wine or real beer is exposed to vacuum. Where due to change in atmospheric pressure with low heat or no heat the alcohol is distilled off.
    c. Reverse Osmosis, a procedure used to clean impurities from drinking water. Most American homes has this unit under their kitchen sinks. The reverse Osmosis has filters with very minutes pores Through these pores filters only alcohol and water with volatile acids in wine or in beer is filtered out of wine or beer without heat. Then those volatile acid and water is put back to a mixture of syrupy mixture of sugar, flavor  compounds on the other side of filter after distilling out the alcohol from alcohol and water acid mixture. This is also called dealcoholized wine or beer.
     
    d. Non alcoholic sparkling wine or beer is made with a secondary fermentation to produce a non alcoholic sparkling wine or beer with less than 0.5% alcohol. Then carbon dioxide  is forced to make a carbonated non alcoholic beer.

    4. Another fact is that all the experts in this industry said that it is very difficult and very expensive to eliminate all alcohol from wine or beer. This is the reason Non Alcoholic beverages still contain some original alcohol from wine or beer. This leads to a US Federal Law about Non Alcoholic wine or beer which states that Non Alcoholic wine or beer can contain up to 0.5% "original alcohol of wine or beer by volume."
    If you consider above breakdown of grape wine, the non alcoholic grape wine contains  5%  to 10% original amount of wine in the Non Alcoholic grape wine based on 10% to 20% alcohol content in grape wine and if the Non Alcoholic grape wine contains maximum 0.5% original alcohol of wine or beer by volume according to US federal law.

    So based on this calculation a Muslim who decides to consume Non Alcoholic grape wine  is consuming 5% to 10% of original grape wine in Non Alcoholic grape wine.
    5. Another fact is that many producers of Non Alcoholic wine and beer want to keep the same original flavors compounds in Non Alcoholic wine or beer because to match original flavor and taste of wine or beer. Sometimes they add 2-2.5% residual sugar content to match a completely dry alcoholic wine. Some companies advertized that their Non Alcoholic wine or beer contains same original abundant flavors of original wine and beer.
     
    It was reported in research that It takes about 10 nonalcoholic malt beverages to equal the alcohol in one American-style lager.

    MCG thinks every component of prohibited wine or Khamr is also Haram same as every part of pig is Haram. But some Muftiyans may have different opinion.
    The purpose of this scientific information is to provide facts about Non Alcoholic wine or beer to every Muslims so that they can make decision to consume or not to consume Non Alcoholic wine or beer. But Muslim
     
    Consumer Group consider Non Alcoholic wine or beer as Haram beverage and recommend Muslims not to consume them.
     
    This article is based on some available scientific literature and Allah knows better.


     


    Category: Food Products
    10-14-15 16:35:22
  • I bought a chicken from PA Montreal/ DE-Fort street, but don't know if it is Hala or not. Is it okay to eat it or not? - Somemuslim
  •  

    AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: Food Products
    10-14-15 13:56:11
  • Is Tim Horton's iced cap halal? - Ruqiyaj
  • AOA

    It is not Halal.


    Category: E-Numbers
    10-13-15 14:20:42
  • d italiano thick sliced garlic parmesan bread is it halal??? - Rizwana iram
  • AOA

    It is not Halal there is no Halal garlic bread in Canada.


    Category: Ingredients
    10-12-15 11:26:09
  • Is zyrtec (cetirizine 2HCl) halal? - Furqan
  • AOA

    Please check our Medicine subsection.


    Category: Non-Food Products
    10-11-15 20:13:19
  • Asa Please can u giv a list of halal icecreams , I mean that since 2% carnation is now in the halal category so may b a few more icecreams can fall in the halal category Actually many of our friends are checking Project halal . Com so they are insisting many icecreams brands are halal Would really appreciate if u can look in this matter n let us know all the halal icecreams as according to your list only 3 flavours of hagan Daz ice cream is halal JazakAllah Khairun kaseerun - Hamida Godil
  • AOA

    Halal ice cream in Canada:

    Search Category: Food Products

    Search results for the term: ice cream

    Total results generated: 15
    Halal Status Product Name Category Product Brand Comments Supermarket Date
    halal Chocolate Ice Cream Ice Cream Haagen Dazs   Food Basic Supermarket 2012-10-16
    halal Chocolate Ice Cream Ice Cream Haagen- Dazs   Loblaws Supermarket 2012-10-16
    halal Chocolate Peanut Butter Ice Cream Ice Cream Haagen- Dazs   Loblaws Supermarket 2012-10-16
    halal Coffee Ice Cream ice Cream Haagen Dazs   Food Basic Supermarket 2012-10-16
    halal Coffee Ice Cream Ice Cream Haagen- Dazs   Loblaws Supermarket 2012-10-16
    halal Half Fat Lemon ice Cream Ice Cream Haagen- Dazs   Loblaws Supermarket 2012-10-16
    halal Ice Cream Cups Ice Cream Cups Selection   Metro Supermarket (Old Dominion) 2012-10-16
    halal Ice Cream Waffle Bowls Ice Cream Bowls Keebler   Wal-Mart Super Center 2012-10-16
    halal Ice Cream Waffle Cones ice Cream Cones Keebler   Wal-Mart Super Center 2012-10-16
    halal Mini Ice Cream Cones Ice Cream Cones Selection   Metro Supermarket (Old Dominion) 2012-10-16
    halal Nestle Chocolate Peanut Butter, Coffee, Strawberry, Chocolate Ice Cream Ice Cream Haagen - Dazs   Fresh Co (Old Price Chopper) 2014-05-27
    halal Perfect Peach Ice Cream Ice Cream Great Value No Flavor. Wal-Mart Super Center 2014-12-31
    halal Strawberry ice Cream Ice Cream Haagen Dazs   Food Basic Supermarket 2012-10-16
    halal Strawberry Ice Cream Ice Cream Haagen- Dazs   Loblaws Supermarket 2012-10-16
    halal Sugar Cone For ice Cream Ice Cream Sugar Cones Selection   Metro Supermarket (Old Dominion) 2012-10-16

    Category: General Question
    10-11-15 19:06:00
  • Is Dairyland Creamo Half & Half halal? Ingredients only says Milk and Cream Manufacturer is Saputo Montreal, Quebec. Bar code no. is 6870014800 - Shakeel
  • AOA

    The if the ingredient of Half & Half is milk & cream then it is Halal.


    Category: Food Products
    10-11-15 18:03:16
  • On many products mostly in ice cream, I saw Mono and Diglycerides in the ingredients but not mentioned it is from vegetable. But there is Kosher symbol, can we consider it is from vegetable. - Nazir
  • AOA

    Following is list of Halal ice cream in Canada:

    Search Category: Food Products

    Search results for the term: ice cream

    Total results generated: 15
    Halal Status Product Name Category Product Brand Comments Supermarket Date
    halal Chocolate Ice Cream Ice Cream Haagen Dazs   Food Basic Supermarket 2012-10-16
    halal Chocolate Ice Cream Ice Cream Haagen- Dazs   Loblaws Supermarket 2012-10-16
    halal Chocolate Peanut Butter Ice Cream Ice Cream Haagen- Dazs   Loblaws Supermarket 2012-10-16
    halal Coffee Ice Cream ice Cream Haagen Dazs   Food Basic Supermarket 2012-10-16
    halal Coffee Ice Cream Ice Cream Haagen- Dazs   Loblaws Supermarket 2012-10-16
    halal Half Fat Lemon ice Cream Ice Cream Haagen- Dazs   Loblaws Supermarket 2012-10-16
    halal Ice Cream Cups Ice Cream Cups Selection   Metro Supermarket (Old Dominion) 2012-10-16
    halal Ice Cream Waffle Bowls Ice Cream Bowls Keebler   Wal-Mart Super Center 2012-10-16
    halal Ice Cream Waffle Cones ice Cream Cones Keebler   Wal-Mart Super Center 2012-10-16
    halal Mini Ice Cream Cones Ice Cream Cones Selection   Metro Supermarket (Old Dominion) 2012-10-16
    halal Nestle Chocolate Peanut Butter, Coffee, Strawberry, Chocolate Ice Cream Ice Cream Haagen - Dazs   Fresh Co (Old Price Chopper) 2014-05-27
    halal Perfect Peach Ice Cream Ice Cream Great Value No Flavor. Wal-Mart Super Center 2014-12-31
    halal Strawberry ice Cream Ice Cream Haagen Dazs   Food Basic Supermarket 2012-10-16
    halal Strawberry Ice Cream Ice Cream Haagen- Dazs   Loblaws Supermarket 2012-10-16
    halal Sugar Cone For ice Cream Ice Cream Sugar Cones Selection   Metro Supermarket (Old Dominion) 2012-10-16

    Category: Ingredients
    10-11-15 17:06:46
  • Which bread halal at Wallmart and Super Store? Is wonder bread halal? - Qismul
  • AOA

    Please check Wla-Mart products at our website.


    Category: Food Products
    10-11-15 15:10:28
  • Is the Ragu Pasta Sauce Original Halal or Haram? - Anonymous user
  • 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: Food Products
    10-10-15 15:21:58
  • I bought rooster brand soy sauce form Real canadian.i just noticed ingredients:Ethyl alcohol?please advice? Parvez - Parvez kasmani
  • AOA

    It is a Halal soy Sauce. Ethyl Alcohol is a intoxicant and it is Haram.


    Category: Food Products
    10-10-15 15:06:55
  • Hi there Is the mono-and diglycerides in the METEOR vegetarian - Najim ferooz
  • AOA

    From our FAQ:

    What is Torula Yeast, and is it Halal:

    Torula Yeast has the capacity to utilize pentose sugars. It is not used in making bread,  beer or wine. It is grown on refined sugar feed stocks such as cane sugar, corn syrup, glucose, or alcohol. Torula yeast is grown on alcohol in USA to manufacture Nucleotides for infant formula and this is the reason Nucleotide is not a Halal ingredient. In other countries if it is grown on cane sugar, corn syrup, or glucose then it will considered Halal. Torula yeast grown on alcohol is also used in other food products then it is not considered Halal by MCG according to its criteria.


    Category: E-Numbers
    10-10-15 14:35:26
  • Assalamo alikum ! Is unfamil A+ Gentlease halal or no ? Jazzak Allah - Najibullah
  • 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: E-Numbers
    10-09-15 20:04:13
  • armstrong marble cheddae cheese halal or haram? - hawa
  • AOA

    If it does not have kosher symbol such as COR or MK on the package then it is not Halal.


    Category: halal Certification Process
    10-09-15 16:28:30
  • Is sensations Belgium biscuits collection halal - Amber
  • AOA

    I have no information. We do not what they add as hidden ingredients so please do not consume them.


    Category: Food Products
    10-09-15 11:02:37
  • Fruitsnackia from general mills are halal.Means can we eat this - Talat nasir
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: E-Numbers
    10-09-15 08:46:35
  • Aoa Can you please tell me where can i get halal cakes please the places I told u guz u answered me that they are not Halal Can u please help jazakallah - Nora
  • AOA

    I have no information. I live in Chicago area.


    Category: E-Numbers
    10-08-15 15:31:37
  • AOA Please explain, Is red wine Vinegar halal, the question is about vinegar which come with Red Wine Vinegar Label Jazak Allah Khair Regards Muhammad Hye - Muhammad Hye
  • AOA

    It is not Halal.

    From Fiqa & Science section of our website:

    Wine Vinegar

    THE CHEMISTRY OF WINE VINEGAR AND ITS RELATION WITH FIQAH

    It is necessary to familiarize the chemistry of wine making before discussing the chemistry of wine vinegar. Wine making started about 3000-4000 B.C and is mostly made from fermented grapes, but wine is also made from other fruits, and grain such as rice. Influence of raw material in wine making is very important because it needs high sugar content of 10-24% and low acidity of 0.5 to 1.5% as Tartaric acid. Higher acidity inhibits the yeast fermentation. Alcoholic fermentation occurs through enzymes produced by yeast Saccharomyces cerevisia on the sugar of the Must (Must refers to crushed grapes including juice, seeds and skin) and this alcoholic fermentation ( proceeds with 20 enzyme protein, 3 to 8 organic cofactors and several inorganic cofactors) results in:

    Ethyl Alcohol, Carbon Dioxide, Polyphenols, Organic Flavor compounds, Odors compounds

    The yeast fermentation is followed by lactic acid fermentation of malic acid, present in grape. This is called Malolactic fermentation in which malic acid is converted by lactic acid bacteria into: Lactic Acid, Carbon Dioxide

    The lactic acid bacteria also change the fruit flavor of wine and add some flavor compound from their metabolism. But majority of wine flavor comes from alcoholic fermentation and wine flavor is continued to change during storage.

    A typical wine consists of: Water, Ethyl Alcohol, Tannins Acids, Polyphenols, Flavor compounds and color if from red grapes

    Polyphenols contribute the bitter taste of the wine and astringent mouth feel of wine, characteristic aromas are related to wine maturation. Wine is the raw material for wine vinegar.

    Presently Vinegar is produced from a wide variety of substances but the basic requirement is that, those substances should have sufficient amount of alcohol and a satisfactory level of flavoring. The conversion of alcohol to acetic acid by acetobacter bacteria is as follows:

    The acetobacter bacteria act only on alcohol content of wine, not on other components of wine according to literature. Organic chemistry of wine vinegar and other literature indicate that the coloring and flavoring of wine vinegar are the characteristic of the wine from which the particular wine vinegar is made. From this we can derive the following equation for wine vinegar:

    So the Acetobacter bacteria do not act on wine flavors and wine colors during the production of wine vinegar. The same flavors and colors are present in wine vinegar and they are not subjected to any chemical reactions during the process. So chemically they remain the same in wine vinegar. There is no research or literature found to suggest that the wine flavors and wine color are subject to Tabdeele Mahaya (chemical change to new products) in wine vinegar production.

    It means some part of Haram wine is present in wine vinegar. Besides the above, the processing of wine to wine vinegar is not 100%. Some minute amount of wine is also left over in wine vinegar. According to a Hadith small portion of intoxicant is also Haram as large portion. Wine vinegar is not Halal according to Imam Shafi but it is considered clean according Imam Abu Hanifa (according to Sahee Muslim). According to Anas Bin Malik RA, Prophet Mohammed Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallum did not give permission to make vinegar from wine (Hadith from Sahee Muslim).

    We recommend Muslim consumers to avoid using any wine vinegar based on the above Hadith and scientific facts.

    Wine (Ethyl Alcohol + Wine Flavors + Wine Colors + Oxygen) → Acetic Acid + Water + Wine Flavors + Wine Colors
    2 CH3CH2OH + 2 O22 CH3COOH + 2 H2O

    Alcohol + Oxygen → Acetic Acid + Water

     


     


    Category: Food Products
    10-06-15 18:08:34
  • I heard that Costco and some other stores were going to sell halal meats. Also heard halal meats were from cows etc. that have died from unknown causes or meats that are meant to be dog food...is this true? - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    Please do not buy it. Buy it from a honest Halal meat shop.


    Category: halal Certification Process
    10-06-15 13:27:35
  • Is Betty Crocker's Creamy Deluxe (chocolate flavour) halal? - Amna
  • 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: Food Products
    10-06-15 11:43:01
  • Assalamu elikum, Can you tell me whether this product is halal or haram.Crispy tea rusk with bar code 6 27265 00135 3 - sara zaheer
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: General Question
    10-05-15 14:03:09
  • Is daily chef bread halal food? - Luthfiyah Nurlaela
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: E-Numbers
    10-04-15 18:17:15
  • Assalamalaikum. Is black diamond Gouda cheese halal? - Anindita
  • AOA

    It is not Halal because it does not have kosher symbol on the package then it is not Halal.


    Category: E-Numbers
    10-03-15 19:15:53
  • I bought Tesco dried mixed fruits from UK (packed in Turkey) Is it Halal? there is no Halal label. - Dr Shahab
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: Food Products
    10-03-15 07:28:15
  • When will you next update list of food products? - Elif
  • AOA

    Inshallah April 2016. I do not live in Toronto I live in Chicago area and comes every two to update the website.


    Category: General Question
    10-02-15 10:39:46
  • Salam Maple Life vitamins is claiming Halal Omega 3 certified vitamins via Halal Montreal Authority. Calls to them have been unanswered. Do you have any information on this? Jak - Faisel
  • AOA

    I have no information. Please consume only Halal viitamins listed on our website.


    Category: General Question
    10-01-15 13:39:55
  • is baxter milk halal i read that emulsifier must be used for the addition of vitamins A and D which can be from animal and they have no kosher symbol - abdelhamid
  • AOA

    It is Halal. Every brand of milk in USA and Canada is Halal because they use Kosher certified vitamin mix for Milk. You are right the vitamin mix is made with emulsifier Polysorbate 80 so that the vitamins mix in high water milk.

    From our FAQ:

    Is Milk Halal:

    The answer is yes. Milk from buffalo, camel, cow and goat is Halal by itself however milk in the US and Canada from cows and goats must be fortified with vitamins A and D by law. California is the only state where milk can be sold without vitamin fortification.

    What are the source of Vitamins A and D:

    Vitamin A for milk fortification is produced commercially by reacting calcium carbonate with water and then esterifies with palmitic acid (it could be from a plant or an animal or a synthetic but soy fat based is used only). Vitamin D3 is produced from sheep's wool Lanolin (Halal) without slaughtering the sheep.

    Presence of Polysorbate 80 as an emulsifier in Vitamin Mixes:

    A fat based emulsifier Polysorbate 80 is added to the vitamin mix for milk fortification as a processing aid ingredient. Polysorbate 80 helps vitamins in the mix to distribute evenly in the milk so that it is satisfy the law requirement of a specific amount of vitamins per quart of milk. Polysorbate 80 is not listed under the ingredients list on the milk containers because it is considered a processing aid ingredient. Soy fat or vegetable fat based Polysorbate is always used in the Vitamin Mix for milk.

    Vitamin Mix for milk is always Halal in USA and Canada: 

    Every dairy in USA and Canada has to use only Kosher certified (meets the Halal requirements) Vitamins because there is no non Kosher certified vitamins available. Any brand of milk in USA and Canada is Halal. Composition of Vitamin mix for milk fortification: The ingredients of Vitamin Mix for milk fortification are Vitamin A, Vitamin D3, Water, Polysorbate 80 (an emulsifier), Propylene Glycol (to prevent freezing) and Sodium Benzoate as preservative. Ingredients other than Vitamin A and Vitamin D3 will not appear on the ingredients list of milk containers because they considered as processing aid ingredients.

    Following are only 6 manufacturer of Vitamin Mix for milk and they areTastemaker, Bungi Foods, Vitamins Inc., Danisco-Grindsted, BASF, and Roche vitamins.


    Category: Food Products
    10-01-15 11:53:31
  • I wanted to know if the food that the chicken eat is halal or haram. I consume bryler chicken and i just wanted to confirm if what they are eating is halal? Would it be possible for you to tell me its ingredient? - Khalil usman
  • AOA

    I can not provide the chicken feed ingredients I use to have on our website but it was removed.


    Category: E-Numbers
    10-01-15 07:16:46
  • Is ice cappochino and regular coffee at Tim Hortons is Halal? - Khalil usman
  • AOA

    It is not Halal.


    Category: E-Numbers
    10-01-15 06:11:31
  • Salam I want to know [nature s way. And nature bounty ] vitamins is halal. ? Any kind of vitamins in these brand s. - Raza
  • AOA

    They are not Halal.

    Nature's Bounty Vitamins are Not Halal

    A brother has provided this information. These vitamins are made with non zabiha beef gelatin.

    Date: Tue, 29 Jul 2014 15:50:45 +0000
    > From: info@naturesbounty.com
    > To: mohsin
    > Subject: Thank you for your interest in Nature's Bounty!
    >
    > Case No. 623539
    >
    > Dear Mohsin,
    >
    > Thank you for contacting Nature’s Bounty. The source of gelatin in the Fish Oil 1200mg (Prod No. 13102, B35857) is bovine (cow). This product is free of pork.
    >
    > If you have any further questions, our Consumer Affairs Representatives can be reached toll-free at 1-800-433-2990, Monday through Saturday, 9am-7pm EST. We look forward to serving you in the future.
    >
    > Kindest regards,
    >
    > Natalie
    > Customer Care Department
    > http://www.naturesbounty.com
    > www.facebook.com/NaturesBountyVitamins
    >

    08/20/14
    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
    Vitamins: What make them Haram or Non Halal

    The following factors make Vitamins as Haram or Non Halal:

    1. Gelatin:

    Gelatin listed under ingredients statement or part of the capsule makes vitamins

    as Haram if gelatin was obtained from pork or Non Halal if it was obtained from non zabiha beef.

    Only Fish gelatin is Halal and it should be mentioned under ingredients statement.

    The capsules must be made with cellulose to be consider Halal.

    2. Magnesium Stearate:

    Magnesium Stearate is helps in flowing the other ingredients and is a fat based emulsifier and it could be obtained either from pork fat or vegetable fat. Only vegetable fat Magnesium Stearate is consider Halal.

    3. Hidden Ingredients or Processing Aid Ingredients:

    Every vitamin is made with Hidden Ingredients or Processing Aid Ingredients because FDA allows manufacturer to add a maximum of 2% of formula as Hidden Ingredients or Processing Aid Ingredients. FDA also allows manufacturer not to mentioned under the ingredients statement. The hidden or processing aid ingredients must be from Halal sources.

    Halal or Kosher symbol on the vitamins package protects Muslims from added Haram Hidden Ingredients or Processing Aid Ingredients.

    4. Coating on Vitamins:

    Pharmaceutical glaze, vegetable beet glaze, Shellac, Lac Resin are used to coat the vitamin tablets to protect them from breaking. All glazes are made by dissolving insect secretion Shellac in alcohol and applying the glaze on the tablets. So please do not buy the vitamins with coating.

    5. Extracts:

    Many source of vitamins are also obtained from plant extracts such as Bioperine (black pepper fruit extract), Tomato Extract (lycopene), Ginkgo Biloba Leaf Extract and Panax Ginseng Root Extract. They become Non Halal if alcohol was used as a solvent. It is better to avoid those vitamins with extract otherwise you have to call the manufacturer to find out whether alcohol was used as a solvent or not. Most of the time alcohol is used for extraction from plants.

    6. Natural Flavor:

    Alcohol might be used as a solvent in natural flavor so it is better to avoid consuming vitamins with natural flavors. Majority of natural flavors are made with vanilla. If vanilla is used as a natural flavor then the natural flavor will not be Halal.

    7. Chewable Vitamins:

    All chewable vitamins specially for kids are made with natural flavor. You have to contact the manufacturer whether alcohol was used as a solvent or not.

    8. Ingredients where alcohol was used during its processing and they are added to vitamins:

    Alcohol is used during the manufacturing of some ingredients such as 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.

    06/08/13
    Pork in major vitamins brands

     

    PORK IN ALL MAJOR BRANDS OF MULTIVITAMINS TABLETS

    MCG has found out that the following major brands of Multivitamins tablets or caplets on counter are made with pork derived gelatin or other ingredients:

    1. CENTRUM:  ALL MULTIVITAMINS TABLETS CONTAIN GELATIN MADE FROM PORK AND POULTRY.

    2. ONE A DAY: ALL MULTIVITAMINS TABLETS CONTAIN GELATIN MADE FROM PORK AND BEEF.

    3. NATURE’S MADE: ALL MULTIVITAMINS TABLETS CONTAIN GELATIN MADE FROM PORK AND FISH.

    4. VITA FUSION: ALL MULTIVITAMINS TABLETS CONTAIN GELATIN MADE FROM PORK.

    5. CITRACAL: CALCIUM TABLETS CONTAIN MINUTE AMOUT OF PORK GELATIN AND IT IS NOT SUITABLE FOR VEGETARIN.

    6. FISH OIL: NATURE MADE AND ALL BRANDS CONTAIN CONTAIN PORK GELATIN.


     


    Category: Non-Food Products
    10-01-15 04:11:43
  • aoa. is there any chedder cheese brand is halal in canada. tim horton plane dounuts are halal or not. - sadia
  • 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: General Question
    09-28-15 21:35:13
  • PLEASE LET ME KNOW IF TIM HORTON USE HALAL YOGURT IN SMOOTHIES OR NOT. - NAEEM
  • AOA

    It is not Halal. Only 100% coffee or tea is Halal at Tim Horton.


    Category: E-Numbers
    09-28-15 16:43:55
  • Is lifestyle cookies (Cristie) halal? - Nazir
  • 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: General Question
    09-28-15 15:19:02
  • are the food at Tim Horton halal?Are the doughnuts halal?Does the coffee contain ethyl alcohol? - feroza jhumka
  • AOA

    Nothing Halal except 100% Coffee or Tea.


    Category: halal Certification Process
    09-26-15 07:28:11
  • Is cane turkey is hallah - mumtaz
  • AOA

    If it is not Zabiha hand slaughter then it is not Halal.


    Category: Food Products
    09-25-15 21:30:01
  • Is Chocolate milk halal from Dairy Land or any other company? - AHMED NAWAZ
  • AOA

    haram Chocolate Milk Chocolate Milk Dairy Land No Halal or Kosher Symbol on the package. No Frill Supermarket 2014-10-01

    Category: Food Products
    09-23-15 12:59:27
  • Are flavoured yogurt sell by YOGEN FRUZ is halal?? - Ms Abid
  • 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: Food Products
    09-22-15 14:01:57
  • Is mars chocolate made in Canada Halal? - Noor
  • 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: Food Products
    09-22-15 13:41:20
  • I am using similac milk powder for my baby.my question is ,is it halal. - rana
  • AOA

    It is not Halal. Following are Halal infant Formula:

    Search results for the term: infant formula

    Total results generated: 5
    Halal Status Product Name Category Product Brand Comments Supermarket Date
    halal Enfamil A + Thickened Infant Formula Infant Formula Enfamil No Nucleotides Food Basic Supermarket 2012-10-16
    halal Enfamil Gentlease A + Infant Formula Enfamil No Nucleotides Food Basic Supermarket 2012-10-16
    halal Isomil Infant Formula Similac No Nucleotides Food Basic Supermarket 2012-10-16
    halal Isomil Advanced Infant Formula Similac No Nucleotides Food Basic Supermarket 2012-10-16
    halal Organic Soy Infant Formula Infant Formula President Choice   Real Canadian Superstore 2012-10-16

    Category: Food Products
    09-22-15 07:42:00
  • In School on Pizza day, they are offerring two types of pizza, Cheese and Gluten free Cheese Pizza. please advice which one is Halal . Thanks. A mother - Gluten Free Cheese
  • AOA

    I have no information because I do not know the ingredients and probably both are not Halal. Please avoid them. Gluten Free does not mean it is Halal. Gluten Free means no wheat or corn gluten is used in pizza crust.


    Category: Ingredients
    09-21-15 14:47:17
  • Are all cetaphil products halal or free from animal derived ingredients? - Nadine
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: Ingredients
    09-21-15 03:44:23
  • Is coffee mate from Nestle brand (original) halal? - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    It is not Halal.


    Category: E-Numbers
    09-20-15 08:13:36
  • Assalamoalaikum i want to know is crispy brand naan halal because it has l-cysteine with vegetarian sign thanks - syed
  • AOA

    They are not Halal because made with alcohol containing flavor. It does not matter vegetarian sugn because vegetarian drink alcohol.


    Category: Ingredients
    09-19-15 14:54:15
  • Which brand of ICE has Hallal ingredients in Vancouve Canada. - Nawazish Ali Sidhu
  • AOA

    Ice or Cice Cream, only frozen ice is Halal.


    Category: Ingredients
    09-19-15 13:47:25
  • Aoa Is Costco cakes halal cause they bake it there And I read it in ur website once it was like if they bake it there so that's halal Please Answer me - Sana
  • AOA

    Bake it there does not make them Halal. They ahve to use Halal ingredients with no alcohol no pork. Cakes at Costco are not Halal because they are not Halal or kosher certified.


    Category: General Question
    09-19-15 10:38:03
  • What does code U or D means, is it halal? What caddies are halal in Montréal Québec? - Nazir
  • AOA

    U is a Orthodox Kosher symbol of Orthodox Union, D means the products are made with dairy ingredients.The following 3 are Halal Candies:

    Search results for the term: candies

    Total results generated: 3
    Halal Status Product Name Category Product Brand Comments Supermarket Date
    halal M & M Peanut Butter Candies Mars   Food Basic Supermarket 2012-10-16
    halal M & M Pretzel Candies Mars   Food Basic Supermarket 2012-10-16
    halal Peanut A Rachides Candies Mars   Food Basic Supermarket 2012-10-16

    Category: E-Numbers
    09-18-15 05:34:37
  • I have been prescribed Nestle Materna as a prenatal multivitamin supplement which contains gelatin ..is it Halal ?? - Muzna Rakhel
  • AOA

    It is not Halal but could be Haram if pig gelatin used. It does not have to be Nestle Materna because doctors does not care about Halal/Haram. The following are Halal prenatal vitamins:

    Search results for the term: prenatal

    Total results generated: 5
    Halal Status Product Name Category Product Brand Comments Supermarket Date
    halal Landau Kosher Prenatal 250 TAB Prenatal Vitamins Landau Available at www.koshervitamins.com or call 1-800-645-1899 Other 2013-09-25
    halal Maxi Health Kosher Maxi Prenatal Caps One Per Day 120 MaxiCaps Prenatal Vitamins Maxi Health Available at www.koshervitamins.com or call 1-800-645-1899 Other 2013-09-25
    halal Nutri-Supreme Research Kosher Prenatal Caps Once Daily 90 Vegetarian Capsules Prenatal Vitamins Nutri-Supreme Available at www.koshervitamins.com or call 1-800-645-1899 Other 2013-09-25
    halal Prenatal Vitamins Prenatal Vitamins Landau Landau Prenatal 100 TAB ln-725-1 UPC 078328972514 AVAILABLE AT www.koshervitamins.com1-800-645-1899. Other 2013-09-25
    halal Prenatal Vitamins Prenatal Vitamins Maxi Health Maxi Health Maxi One Prenatal 60 TAB MXM-14306 UPC 753406143061 AVAILABLE AT 1-800-645-1899 or www.koshervitamins.com Other 2013-09-25

    Category: E-Numbers
    09-16-15 17:25:18
  • I need to know the Halal status for cheese pizza from pizza pizza. Also kindly inform if French vanilla coffee from Tim Horton's is halal. - Mrs. Sadia Abdul Muqtadir
  • AOA

    I have no information on Pizza Pizza cheese pizza. French Vanilla coffee is not Halal at Tim Horton because it contain alcohol. Vanilla is not a Halal ingredient due to presence of alcohol.


    Category: Food Products
    09-16-15 17:18:36
  • AOA, i need to i use Lucerine whippiong cream 33% it has COR(dairy) written on it. just need to know is it hala? - faima
  • AOA

    Lucerne is a Safeway product. It is not Halal.

    haram Whipping Cream Whipping Cream Lucerne A sister has provided this e-mail. The Carrageenan used in our Dairy Glen whipping cream is a refined hybrid type of Carrageenan. IPA, Isopropyl alcohol is used in the process. Carrageenan used in the product meets Food Chemical Codex, (FCC) specification including Residual Solvent limit of 0.1 %. We hope that you have all of the information that you require, feel free to contact me if you have any further questions. Thank you, Jessica Jessica Jabusch | Sales & Marketing Coordinator | Lucerne Foods, Inc 1020 - 64th Avenue NE, Calgary, Alberta, T2E 7V8 e. jessica.jabusch@lucernefoods.com | w, www.lucernefoods.ca 06-21-14

    Halal whipping in Canada:

    Search results for the term: whipping cream

    Total results generated: 3
    Halal Status Product Name Category Product Brand Comments Supermarket Date
    halal 35% Whipping Cream 1 Liter Whipping Cream Neilson NEILSON 18% FRESH TABLE CREAM473 mL AND 35% WHIPPING CREAM 473mL AND 1LITRE It has a COR (kosher) sign on it, ingredients of 35% whipping cream 473 mL are: CREAM, MILK, SKIM MILK POWDER, CARREGEENAN, MONO AND DIGLYCERIDES, CELLULOSE GUM, POLYSORBATE80, SODIUM CITRATE. It has a MK (kosher) sign on it, ingredients of 35% whipping cream 1 LITRE its ingredients are: CREAM, MILK, SKIM MILK POWDER, CARREGEENAN, MONO AND DIGLYCERIDES, CELLULOSE GUM, POLYSORBATE80, SODIUM CITRATE. It has a COR (kosher) sign on it. 18% FRESH TABLE cream 473 mL its ingredients are: MILK, CREAM, SODIUM CITRATE, SODIUM PHOSPHATE,CARREGEENAN. Here is what they replied when I asked them about source of CARRAGEENAN .Please let me know if it is halal and are you going to add this in Canadian halal list? Please refer to the email chain below AOA, I LIVE IN MISSISSAUGA , CANADA. I EMAILED NEILSON TO INQUIRE ABOUT NEILSON 18% CREAM AND WHIPPING CREAM THEY SAID ISOPROPYL ALCOHOL(IPA) IS USED DURING THE PROCESSING OF CARRAGEEN (PLEASE REFER TO THE EMAIL BELOW). IS NEILSON 35%WHIPPING CREAM AND 18% CREAM HALAL AND CAN BE USED BY MUSLIMS? IF THESE CREAMS ARE HALA ARE YOU GOING TO ADD THESE IN CANADIAN HALAL LIST? Dear Mr. or Ms. Syed: Thank you for your e-mails regarding Neilson Whip Cream and 18% Cream. We do apologize for the lengthy delay in responding to your e-mails. Isopropyl alcohol (IPA) has been used for the precipitation of the carrageenan but the content is low and there should be no or trace amounts of alcohol left after it is dried. We appreciate you contacting us in this regard and we hope this information is helpful. Sincerely, Deborah Consumer Relations Coordinator Marketing Department Saputo Saputo Dairy Products Canada G.P. 6800 Lougheed Highway Burnaby, BC, Canada V5A 1W2 Tel: 1-800-672-8866 FREE / Fax: 604-588-1284 www.saputo.com JAZAKALLAH. - nsyed Loblaws Supermarket 2015-06-04
    halal 35% Whipping Cream 473 ML Whipping Cream Neilson NEILSON 18% FRESH TABLE CREAM473 mL AND 35% WHIPPING CREAM 473mL AND 1LITRE It has a COR (kosher) sign on it, ingredients of 35% whipping cream 473 mL are: CREAM, MILK, SKIM MILK POWDER, CARREGEENAN, MONO AND DIGLYCERIDES, CELLULOSE GUM, POLYSORBATE80, SODIUM CITRATE. It has a MK (kosher) sign on it, ingredients of 35% whipping cream 1 LITRE its ingredients are: CREAM, MILK, SKIM MILK POWDER, CARREGEENAN, MONO AND DIGLYCERIDES, CELLULOSE GUM, POLYSORBATE80, SODIUM CITRATE. It has a COR (kosher) sign on it. 18% FRESH TABLE cream 473 mL its ingredients are: MILK, CREAM, SODIUM CITRATE, SODIUM PHOSPHATE,CARREGEENAN. Here is what they replied when I asked them about source of CARRAGEENAN .Please let me know if it is halal and are you going to add this in Canadian halal list? Please refer to the email chain below AOA, I LIVE IN MISSISSAUGA , CANADA. I EMAILED NEILSON TO INQUIRE ABOUT NEILSON 18% CREAM AND WHIPPING CREAM THEY SAID ISOPROPYL ALCOHOL(IPA) IS USED DURING THE PROCESSING OF CARRAGEEN (PLEASE REFER TO THE EMAIL BELOW). IS NEILSON 35%WHIPPING CREAM AND 18% CREAM HALAL AND CAN BE USED BY MUSLIMS? IF THESE CREAMS ARE HALA ARE YOU GOING TO ADD THESE IN CANADIAN HALAL LIST? Dear Mr. or Ms. Syed: Thank you for your e-mails regarding Neilson Whip Cream and 18% Cream. We do apologize for the lengthy delay in responding to your e-mails. Isopropyl alcohol (IPA) has been used for the precipitation of the carrageenan but the content is low and there should be no or trace amounts of alcohol left after it is dried. We appreciate you contacting us in this regard and we hope this information is helpful. Sincerely, Deborah Consumer Relations Coordinator Marketing Department Saputo Saputo Dairy Products Canada G.P. 6800 Lougheed Highway Burnaby, BC, Canada V5A 1W2 Tel: 1-800-672-8866 FREE / Fax: 604-588-1284 www.saputo.com JAZAKALLAH. - nsyed Food Basic Supermarket 2015-06-04
    halal Whipping Cream Whipping Cream Sealtest According to brother Syed's e-mail: please refer to the email chain and tell me are sealtest creams halal or not I've emailed them and inquired and they say they use isopropyl alcohol. Dear Mr Syed, We thank you for your interest in Sealtest products. According to our carrageenan supplier, Isopropyl alcohol is used during the extraction of the carrageenan we use in our Sealtest creams. No other solvents are used. Also according to our supplier, the residual level of alcohol present in the carrageenan after extraction does not exceed 0.1 %. Hope this helps. Best regards. David Bastien Agropur Division Natrel Consumer Response 1 800 501-1150 Costco Warehouse 2014-12-08

    Category: General Question
    09-16-15 14:55:35
  • Is Olay total effects 7 Moisturizer Halal? and which one to use? - Tanvi
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: General Question
    09-16-15 11:12:06
  • Bryl Creem hair gel haram or halal - HAMEED
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: E-Numbers
    09-16-15 07:02:18
  • I need to know if nature's bounty omega 3-6-9 1200mg fish ,flax ,borage - Anas Taimah
  • AOA

    It is not Halal.

    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
    Vitamins: What make them Haram or Non Halal

    The following factors make Vitamins as Haram or Non Halal:

    1. Gelatin:

    Gelatin listed under ingredients statement or part of the capsule makes vitamins

    as Haram if gelatin was obtained from pork or Non Halal if it was obtained from non zabiha beef.

    Only Fish gelatin is Halal and it should be mentioned under ingredients statement.

    The capsules must be made with cellulose to be consider Halal.

    2. Magnesium Stearate:

    Magnesium Stearate is helps in flowing the other ingredients and is a fat based emulsifier and it could be obtained either from pork fat or vegetable fat. Only vegetable fat Magnesium Stearate is consider Halal.

    3. Hidden Ingredients or Processing Aid Ingredients:

    Every vitamin is made with Hidden Ingredients or Processing Aid Ingredients because FDA allows manufacturer to add a maximum of 2% of formula as Hidden Ingredients or Processing Aid Ingredients. FDA also allows manufacturer not to mentioned under the ingredients statement. The hidden or processing aid ingredients must be from Halal sources.

    Halal or Kosher symbol on the vitamins package protects Muslims from added Haram Hidden Ingredients or Processing Aid Ingredients.

    4. Coating on Vitamins:

    Pharmaceutical glaze, vegetable beet glaze, Shellac, Lac Resin are used to coat the vitamin tablets to protect them from breaking. All glazes are made by dissolving insect secretion Shellac in alcohol and applying the glaze on the tablets. So please do not buy the vitamins with coating.

    5. Extracts:

    Many source of vitamins are also obtained from plant extracts such as Bioperine (black pepper fruit extract), Tomato Extract (lycopene), Ginkgo Biloba Leaf Extract and Panax Ginseng Root Extract. They become Non Halal if alcohol was used as a solvent. It is better to avoid those vitamins with extract otherwise you have to call the manufacturer to find out whether alcohol was used as a solvent or not. Most of the time alcohol is used for extraction from plants.

    6. Natural Flavor:

    Alcohol might be used as a solvent in natural flavor so it is better to avoid consuming vitamins with natural flavors. Majority of natural flavors are made with vanilla. If vanilla is used as a natural flavor then the natural flavor will not be Halal.

    7. Chewable Vitamins:

    All chewable vitamins specially for kids are made with natural flavor. You have to contact the manufacturer whether alcohol was used as a solvent or not.

    8. Ingredients where alcohol was used during its processing and they are added to vitamins:

    Alcohol is used during the manufacturing of some ingredients such as 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.

    Nature's Bounty Vitamins are Not Halal

    A brother has provided this information. These vitamins are made with non zabiha beef gelatin.

    Date: Tue, 29 Jul 2014 15:50:45 +0000
    > From: info@naturesbounty.com
    > To: mohsin
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    > Case No. 623539
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    > Dear Mohsin,
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    > Thank you for contacting Nature’s Bounty. The source of gelatin in the Fish Oil 1200mg (Prod No. 13102, B35857) is bovine (cow). This product is free of pork.
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    > If you have any further questions, our Consumer Affairs Representatives can be reached toll-free at 1-800-433-2990, Monday through Saturday, 9am-7pm EST. We look forward to serving you in the future.
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    08/20/14

    Category: Non-Food Products
    09-15-15 11:08:45
  • can somebody tell me that is friendly farms greek yogurt halal?? - zafar
  • 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: Ingredients
    09-14-15 18:15:43
  • Is formage cheese used in some sandwich biscuits made from halal milk? - Saima asad
  • AOA

    If it does not have kosher symbol on the package then it is not Halal.


    Category: E-Numbers
    09-14-15 14:45:49
  • is French vanilla coffee from Tim Horton's halal? - ATIQ REHMAN
  • AOA

    It is not Halal because natural vanilla is not Halal ingredient due to presence of alcohol.


    Category: General Question
    09-14-15 09:39:40
  • What ingredient make cheddar cheese haram - tanweer
  • AOA

    From Ingredients section:

    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, starter culture growth media has to be kosher certified). 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, bulk starter culture media has to be kosher certified). 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 (not available in USA and Canada) and has to be kosher certified 5. Fat Hydrolyzing Enzyme, such as Microbial Lipases has to be kosher certified 6. Dairy ingredients such as Non Fat dry milk solid or cream or dry milk or whey protein concentrate if added has to be kosher certified 7. Artificial color such as artificial blue or green color is added to neutralize natural yellow color in curd for Asiago or Blue cheese has to be kosher certified 8. Media to grow mold Penicillium roquefortti providing blue color in blue cheese has to kosher certified 9. Harmless plant based enzyme is if added for curing or flavor development and growth media for biological curing agent used on the surface of Brick cheese has to be kosher certified 10. Flavoring, hydrolyzed lactose, whey for cold packed cheese food is allowed in cream cheese but most manufacturer use gums. 11. Cheese must be Kosher certified and the kosher certification must meet the Halal requirements with exception cheese used on pizza, in that case cheese does not have to be kosher certified but if they used kosher certified starter culture bacteria, media and enzyme then meet above requirements then it is consider Halal. Cheese if Halal certified by other Halal certifying organizations must meet above criteria and if above criteria used for Halal certification then it must display on their websites otherwise MCG will not consider their Halal certified cheese as Halal.


    Category: E-Numbers
    09-14-15 04:20:36
  • Black diamond marble cheese string is halal or not and another question is Karaft marble cheese is halal or not - saleem
  • AOA

    If it does not have kosher symbol on the package then it is not Halal.


    Category: Food Products
    09-13-15 18:37:26
  • please, i would l like to know if furlani original garlic bread is halal or not. Thank you in advance - Mohammad
  • AOA

    None of Garlic bread is Halal in Canada.


    Category: Food Products
    09-13-15 15:28:12
  • aoa yoplait kosher gelatin is halal or not and bath and body shop hand sanitizer is hala - mufti
  • AOA

    Kosher Gelatin is not Halal because it is made either pork or non zabiha beef. Yoplait yogurts are not Halal. I have no information on others in Canada.


    Category: halal Certification Process
    09-13-15 04:17:40
  • Is feraMax halal capsule or not? - Fizzah
  • AOA

    Capsule mostly made with pork gelatin. So it is not Halal.


    Category: Ingredients
    09-12-15 22:26:19
  • ASA Would like to know if NESTLE MATERNA,prenatal vitamin and mineral supplement is Halal? JazzakAllah - Janoon
  • 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: Food Products
    09-12-15 21:02:29
  • I am living in Canada, and I would like to know that which cheese is halal in Canada. Thanks, - Aisha
  • 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: Ingredients
    09-12-15 15:12:49
  • If a cheese bar has these ingredients but halal symbol....like No name cheese in Canada. Ingredients...Milk, modified milk ingredients, bacterial culture, salt, calcium chloride. Microbial enzyme, annatto Other then which cheese is Halal in Canada. jzk - nazia
  • AOA

    If it does not have kosher symbol on the package then it is not Halal.


    Category: Ingredients
    09-11-15 21:53:18
  • Is Dove roll on anti per spirant deodorant Halal - Nazia
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: halal Certification Process
    09-11-15 21:35:22
  • What is the ingredients of Vanilla Dip donut at timhortons ,is it halal - Mrs Waheed
  • AOA

    Vanilla is not a Halal ingredient.


    Category: Ingredients
    09-11-15 19:27:20
  • I just want to know, Kraft single sliced cheese is halal or haram - Waheed
  • AOA

    If it does not have kosher symbol on the package then it is not Halal.


    Category: Food Products
    09-11-15 12:27:34
  • What are the halal substitutes for wine vinegars? - Sana
  • AOA

    Distilled white Vinegar or vinegar, Apple Cider Vinegar.


    Category: E-Numbers
    09-11-15 10:56:27
  • Asalamalaikum Are Hot Tamales halal? - sadia
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: Ingredients
    09-11-15 08:53:27
  • which toothpaste, toothbrushes, soaps and shampoo are halal - Gulnaz
  • 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: Non-Food Products
    09-10-15 18:49:52
  • 1. Which candy or mint for fresh breath is halal? Pls give the names of halal candy. Which candy in dollarama is halal? 2. Which cheese is halal in superstore and walmart? JZK - Roshidat
  • AOA

    halal M & M Peanut Butter Candies Mars   Food Basic Supermarket 2012-10-16
    halal M & M Pretzel Candies Mars   Food Basic Supermarket 2012-10-16
    halal Peanut A Rachides Candies Mars   Food Basic Supermarket 2012-10-16

    Category: Food Products
    09-10-15 09:27:55
  • Is ginger ale of Canada dry is halal. kitkat chocolate is halal 7up is halal - zehra fazal
  • AOA

    None of them are Halal in Canada.


    Category: Food Products
    09-09-15 17:19:16
  • is advil liqui gel halal Advil Liqui-Gels® Active Ingredient(s) & Purpose: 200 mg solubilized ibuprofen (free acid and potassium salt); Pain reliever / Fever reducer Uses: For fast and effective relief of: migraine pain; migraine symptoms like sensitivity to light and sound and nausea; headache; menstrual pain; backache; toothache; reduction of fever; arthritis pain; muscle & joint pain. Directions: Adults and children over 12: For migraine headaches, take 1 or 2 Liqui-Gels at the first sign of symptoms and every 4 hours as needed. For all other uses, take 1 or 2 Liqui-Gels every 4 hours as needed. Do not exceed 6 Liqui-Gels in 24 hours, unless directed by a physician. Children 12 and under should use Children's Advil. - shahid khawaja
  • AOA

    I answered this question on MCG website. Liquid Gels are not Halal due to presence of gelatin.


    Category: E-Numbers
    09-09-15 00:25:47
  • salaam du u know any halal organic vegan shaving creams?? - mahmood
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: Non-Food Products
    09-08-15 10:29:12
  • salaam do u know any halal fabric softener? vegan or organic? - mahmood
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: Non-Food Products
    09-08-15 10:19:53
  • i want to know if i can use irish spring body wash ? they use alcohol or non zabiha animal ingredient in it ? - maa
  • AOA

    There is no anumal dervied ingredients in Irish Spring body was but no information about alcohol in fragrance. See if there any fragrance free body wash from Irish Spring brand.


    Category: General Question
    09-08-15 10:08:24
  • Being a Muslim, I purchased a halal Burgers box at the Real Canadian Superstore at Metrotown Burnaby in British Columbia. Three days ago I made 2 cheeseburgers for my son and me. I found a sharp piece of glass in my "halal" burger. I considered complaining about it but I did not know how. My son assured me he did not find anything in his and this must have been a mistake. I at least tried to convince myself that it was just a mistake because I couldn't believe that such thing can happen to a halal product. I was on denial but I kept the piece of glass not quite knowing what to do with it. About an hour ago, I found an even bigger piece of glass in my halal burger again.Thank Allah that I seriously chew my food before swallowing. This time I was able to prevent my son for taking a bite at his cheeseburger on time. I removed the meat from his burger and we made it a veggie one. I am still wondering if he did not swallow any debris of glass the last time. I took the picture of the pieces of glass with the chewed burger that I spat on my plate. I put my son's cooked halal burger meat and mine including what I have chewed in a plastic bag and placed it in the original burger box and put them in my freezer for evidence. There are still 4 unused burgers in the box. there may be more pieces of glasses in the remaining burgers. I will be calling the 1 800 number of Loblaws on the box tomorrow. I am very concerned that many other muslims and possibly non muslims may be in danger for consuming this products. Please act on this immediately. I am monitoring my son just in case. I may have to take him to hospital just to make sure. Please let me know quickly how to proceed.... - Kemit-Soul Jallow
  • AOA

    Please take the glass piece with hamburger box to store or supermarket ask them to handle this cake. They will contact the manufacturer or contact Canadian FDA.


    Category: Food Products
    09-07-15 22:44:23
  • Is BLACK DIAMOND CHEESE available in TORONTO HALAL? - AYUB
  • AOA

    It is not a Halal cheese because there is no kosher symbol on the package.


    Category: E-Numbers
    09-07-15 14:59:34
  • Ingredients in Beatrice yogourt contain "gelatin". Is this gelatin from halal source or haram? I want to know about this yogourt - Beatrice stirred style yogourt
  • AOA

    Muslims are advised avoid food products vitamins containing gelatin. It could be from pork.


    Category: Ingredients
    09-05-15 11:33:01
  • at walmart supercentre today, bought a bbq chicken and chicken wings-noticed HALAL sign above it- read the meaning of the word and find it very cruel to animals to slaughter in this manner- why would walmart support this? ARE ALL BBQ CHICKEN HALAL OR ONLY MARKED ONES - CAROL REICHERT
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: Food Products
    09-04-15 18:53:58
  • Are there any stores in Edmonton which have halal products - zainab
  • AOA

    Follow our Halal list in the supermarkets in your town.


    Category: Food Products
    09-04-15 17:38:28
  • Kirkland almonds danish are halal or not - zeba
  • 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: E-Numbers
    09-04-15 14:01:51
  • In a question about spirit vinegar, it is stated in your website that: "It is Halal in USA and Canada but not in UK." 04-24-14 May I ask why is the difference in ruling and why is it not halal in the UK? - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    Spirit vinegar is both Halal in USA/Canada and England. It is apple cider vinegar which is made from unfermenetd apple juice in USA/Canada. But in England the Apple Cider Vinegar is made from fermented apple juice and it is not Halal.


    Category: halal Certification Process
    09-04-15 13:15:57
  • What does it mean if it says MAY contain milk . Does it mean that some milk products are also packaged in that same facility but not necessarily in the product. - delores
  • AOA

    It means the product is made on same line where milk product is made.It does not mean that milk is used as an ingredient.


    Category: Food Products
    09-03-15 21:04:40
  • AOA Is mackintosh creamy toffee halal or not . - Safia
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: halal Certification Process
    09-02-15 13:27:30
  • AOA, I want to ask is bath body n works products and body shop products halal. L\\\'Oréal products are halal or not - Mrs Umair
  • AOA

    Body Shop products are not Halal.


    Category: E-Numbers
    09-02-15 12:33:24
  • How can I get halal birthday cake invsaskatoon,ca - Nahid
  • AOA

    Ask them I am looking for a Kosher certified birthday cake without alcohol in flavor. Ask them if they carry Kosher certified cheeses such as Miller brand.

    Prairie Pride Natural Foods Inc,

    3535 Millar Ave

    Saskatoon SK

    Phone: 306-653-1810

     


    Category: Food Products
    09-01-15 20:44:34
  • Kirkland products like their cakes and croissants and cookies - Abdul Rahman taha
  • AOA

    Please Costo supermarket products on our website.


    Category: Food Products
    08-31-15 16:06:03
  • which canadian cheese are halal? - muzaqkera
  • AOA

    Please check Halal cheese product at Adonis supermarket.


    Category: Food Products
    08-31-15 12:10:34
  • Tim hortons donuts and coffe are halal or not ? - Muhammad awais
  • AOA

    Only 100% coffee is Halal.


    Category: Food Products
    08-30-15 15:30:07
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