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  • Is Kordel's garlic supplement softgel halal? Thanks for your help. - Mohamad Faisal
  • AOA

    Softgel is made with gelatin either from pork or non zabiha beef. All softgel vitamins are not Halal. From our website 's Home page:

    MUSLIMS ARE NOT PAYING ATTENTIONS TO HALAL VITAMINS

    Many Muslims are using non Halal vitamins from stores like Wal-Mart, 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 that Solgar brnad with Kosher symbol on the package meet the Halal requirements. Vitamin Shoppe store is located in Toronto at:

    95 laird drive Leaside Village Toronto  ON,  M4G 3T7 Phone: 4164294957

    NewMarket NewMarket East Gwillimbury  ON,  l9n 0a2 Phone: 9058539068

    Kosher Vitamins are also available at:

    The Maxi Health brand s Maxi Omega 3200 Kosher Fish Oil is made with fish gelatin capsule and it is Halal for Muslims:

    Store in Toronto: KOBO at Wilson

    Phone numebr: 416-633-8784

    Brand Name: Maxi Health

    Products name: Maxi's Omega 3200 Kosher Fish Oil Capsule

    On our website we have a list of Halal vitamins, Halal Prenatal Vitamins, Halal Fish or Omega Oil and where to buy them. So please search them under Vitamins, Prenatal Vitamins and Fish Oil.

     

    At: www.koshervitamins.com

    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 Vitaminsand Krirkland 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.


    Category: E-Numbers
    01-20-14 17:28:04
  • cetaphil bar soap is it halal or not, is there any pork ingredient in it. - abdul warsame
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: E-Numbers
    01-18-14 21:56:15
  • there is a vitamine which it\'s ingredients have 40mg of red wine extract (vitis vinifira) ??? halal or haram ? - Mostafa Abd elhalim
  • AOA

    Red Wine Extract is a Haram ingredient and vitamins containing are also Haram.


    Category: Ingredients
    01-18-14 16:36:51
  • Hello, I want to know whether Marshmallow used in Nestle Toll House cafe in Kuwait or any other country is Halal or not? Since it contain Gelatine. I asked them through Twitter but I didn't get any answer. Can you please help me? Thanks, - Hussain F. Hussain
  • AOA

    I have no information on any product in Middle East.


    Category: Food Products
    01-18-14 03:02:05
  • is whey protein halal ??? - altaf
  • AOA

    Only if it is Halal or kosher certified.

    Halal Whey Protein Powder

     

    The Halal whey protein is available from Global Health Products Inc. company. The product name is Global Health ProCel Whey Protein Powder Unflavored Dairy 10 Oz. Product # GH - 80. It can be obtained from www.globalhp.com. This product is kosher certified and use for body building and nutritional needs.


    Category: E-Numbers
    01-17-14 20:19:35
  • Assalam Alaikum warahmatallah wabarakatu, I want to know what protein supplements are halal. - Maria
  • AOA

    Halal Whey Protein Powder

     

    The Halal whey protein is available from Global Health Products Inc. company. The product name is Global Health ProCel Whey Protein Powder Unflavored Dairy 10 Oz. Product # GH - 80. It can be obtained from www.globalhp.com. This product is kosher certified and use for body building and nutritional needs.


    Category: Food Products
    01-17-14 11:30:56
  • I have information on BOUNTY chocolate, specifically the ingredient modified milk ingredients: Dear Sarah, Thank you for your inquiry regarding our BOUNTY® and MALTESERS® confectionery product. We would like to confirm that our confectionery products sold in Canada have always, and will continue to, contain vegetarian-friendly whey. We recognize that there are many different approaches to practicing vegetarianism and therefore recommend that consumers read the label of our confectionery products as milk and egg may be present. Thank you for your interest in our products. Best Regards, Your Friends at Mars Canada Inc. - Sarah
  • AOA

    This is not good enough, the Bounty has to have Kosher symbol on the package, no alcohol in flavor and no vanilla or vanilla extract.

    From our website's News section:

    TITLE: How Orthodox Kosher Symbols helps Muslims

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

    The Kosher Certified food products are not considered Halal if they contain one of the following ingredient (based on MCG Halal Standard): (1) Gelatin (2) Kosher Gelatin (3) L-Cysteine made from human hair or chicken or duck feathers (4) Wine (5) Liquor (6) Beer batter (7) Rum flavor (8) Ethyl Alcohol or ethanol as a main ingredient (9) Cochineal or Carmine (10) Naturally Brewed Soy Sauce (11) Brewer’s Yeast Extract from byproduct of beer making  (12) Nucleotides (13) Vanilla Extract (14) Wine Vinegar (15) If ethyl alcohol is used as a solvent in natural and artificial flavors (16) Confectionary Glaze or Resinous Glaze (17) Torula Yeast grown on alcohol (18) if Carrageenan is made with ethyl alcohol, (19) Natural Vanilla or Natural Vanilla Flavor(because Alcohol is used in its extraction). 

    But Orthodox Kosher symbols if they meet Halal requirements protect Muslims from adding Haram Hidden or processing aid ingredients by the food manufacturer. This way Muslims do not have to worry about hidden ingredients in food products or ingredients.

    Posted on: 12-28-13 00:00 AM


    Category: News & Alerts
    01-16-14 22:30:52
  • I just have information for the juice store, Booster Juice: may I please ask the ingredients furthermore in the strawberry sorbet; can you please inform me if there is any alcohol in the processing or in the artificial flavourings itself. Hi Sarah, I received a response to your question about the sorbet and yes ethyl alcohol is used in the flavoring of the strawberry sorbet. Hope this answers your question. Thanks Nigel - Sarah
  • AOA

    If they are not kosher certified then they are not Halal.


    Category: News & Alerts
    01-16-14 22:16:18
  • assalam o aliqum, plz list all baby formula that are available in mississauga that they r halal and specially good start 0 months - madeha
  • AOA

    It is already listed on our website you have to learn how to search product by watching our video.

    Search Category: Food Products

    Search results for the term: infant formula

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

    Category: Food Products
    01-16-14 19:08:07
  • Hey, I was just wondering about coke. I know you labeled it as Haram and I have stopped consuming it but I was just wondering that you guys tested a sample from the UK. But Canada manufactures its own coke. It doesn\'t not get it from UK. So I was wondering possibly how you came to make coke Haram in Canada. Further more if you used a sample from USA coke , that cokes manufactured in USA not Canada. Please do not take offense to this. Your website is absolutely wonderful and really helpful but this question crossed my mind. Thank you . - Mahnoor Masoud
  • AOA

    I live in Chicago's suburb in USA, we tested Coke, Pepsi and 7 UP made in USA and since same formulsa are used in Canada so coke and 7 Up are not Halal only Pepsi is Halal. It cost $1200 to test three soft drink and MCG do not have resources to spend more money. Our websites both in USA and Canada are free for Muslims in both countries.


    Category: E-Numbers
    01-16-14 18:47:09
  • Assalamu alaykum, Is Beatrice milk halal? I cannot find the kosher symbol on the container. JazakhAllah - Omar
  • AOA

    All dairy in Canada and USA used Kosher certified Vitamin mix for milk fortification so the Vitamins mix for milk is Halal so does milk from any brand is Halal. It does not have to have kosher symbol on the bottle of milk.

    From our website's FAQ:

    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 esterified 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 sluaghtering 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 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.

    VITAMIN MIX MANUFACTURERS:

    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
    01-16-14 17:48:49
  • Is value plus buns halal? - Jamshaid
  • 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
    01-16-14 16:26:11
  • Is the mono and di glycrides in the sealtest 35% whipping cream from vegetable sources? Your site claimed it Halaal on basis of carageenan not being processed with alcohol and doesnot mention anything about the other ingredients? - Sohail Amer
  • AOA

    Yes, Mono & Diglycerides in Sealtest Whipping Cream is from soy fat. This is due to presence of kosher symbol on the package.

    From our website's FAQ:

    What are 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.


    Category: Ingredients
    01-16-14 14:29:35
  • salaam kindly tell me is wiltons tex gum powder ,tylose,and wiltons maringue powder is halal or not.these powders are use in cakes for icing. - ruby
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: Food Products
    01-15-14 22:20:18
  • Can you please let me know if robin's donuts are halal? - mrs mehboob
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: Food Products
    01-15-14 09:57:12
  • is crest toothpaste halal - Fatima ali
  • 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
    01-14-14 21:59:20
  • I think you guys might be mistaken, but don't Cadbury Carmel bars support a COR symbol? - Anonymous user
  • AOA

     

    When I was doing reserach in Toronto there was no COR symbol on the package. Inshallah I am coming to Toronto from Chicago area in spring to update the website.


    Category: E-Numbers
    01-14-14 20:33:02
  • I bought 3 products from i-herb. Now Pau de Arco, Doctors' Best Alpha Lipoic Acid and Daily Wellness Fertility Blend. Is the gelatin (capsule) in Now Pau de arco and Doctor's Best Alpha Lipoic Acid halal? For Daily Wellness Fertility blend, nothing was indicated about the capsule. I would like to know if the ingredients used are halal too. Thank you. Waheeda - Waheeda
  • AOA

    Most of gelatin capsule is made with pork unless the vitamins are kosher certified then they use cellolose plant based capsule. I do not know any thing in Singapore.

     


    Category: Food Products
    01-14-14 20:30:34
  • I am looking for Isoflex Whey Protein or ISO 100 Whey Protein. Is there a manufacturer offering halal product - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    I have no information on it. But you can use this Halal Whey Protein:

    Halal Whey Protein Powder

     

    The Halal whey protein is available from Global Health Products Inc. company. The product name is Global Health ProCel Whey Protein Powder Unflavored Dairy 10 Oz. Product # GH - 80. It can be obtained from www.globalhp.com. This product is kosher certified and use for body building and nutritional needs.

     


    Category: E-Numbers
    01-14-14 18:40:22
  • does centrum contains pork gelatin or fat - nabeel elhassany
  • AOA

    Centrum Vitamins are not Halal. They may contain pork.

    From our website Home page:

    MUSLIMS ARE NOT PAYING ATTENTIONS TO HALAL VITAMINS

    Many Muslims are using non Halal vitamins from stores like Wal-Mart, 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 that Solgar brnad with Kosher symbol on the package meet the Halal requirements. Vitamin Shoppe store is located in Toronto at:

    95 laird drive Leaside Village Toronto  ON,  M4G 3T7 Phone: 4164294957

    NewMarket NewMarket East Gwillimbury  ON,  l9n 0a2 Phone: 9058539068

    Kosher Vitamins are also available at:

    The Maxi Health brand s Maxi Omega 3200 Kosher Fish Oil is made with fish gelatin capsule and it is Halal for Muslims:

    Store in Toronto: KOBO at Wilson

    Phone numebr: 416-633-8784

    Brand Name: Maxi Health

    Products name: Maxi's Omega 3200 Kosher Fish Oil Capsule

    On our website we have a list of Halal vitamins, Halal Prenatal Vitamins, Halal Fish or Omega Oil and where to buy them. So please search them under Vitamins, Prenatal Vitamins and Fish Oil.

     

    At: www.koshervitamins.com

    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 Vitaminsand Krirkland 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.


    Category: halal Certification Process
    01-14-14 13:45:49
  • Why nucleotides are garam and vineger is halal as both are made from alcohal - Fatima
  • AOA

    Alcohol is converted to acetic acid and water by Azetobacter bacteria. Nucleotides are obtained from Torula Yeast grown on alcohol. Alcohol is not changed but goinside the torula Yeast.


    Category: E-Numbers
    01-14-14 09:12:53
  • Is polyglycerol and polyglycerate in twix halal. Also, are mars chocolates free from animal by product in Cnada. Woukd you kindly get an email confiming this? Pleae update your chocolates, there are ingredients in certain chocolates that have changed as of 2013 and 2014 like hershey\'s reese which has resinous glaze.Barakallah Feekum - Ayan
  • AOA

    Halal Status Product Name Category Product Brand Comments Supermarket
    halal M & M Peanut Butter Candies Mars   Food Basic Supermarket
    halal M & M Pretzel Candies Mars   Food Basic Supermarket
    halal Peanut A Rachides Candies Mars   Food Basic Supermarket
    halal Snicker Bars Chocolate Mars   Food Basic Supermarket
    halal Twix Bars Chocolate Mars   Food Basic Supermarket

    They are Halal because they carries a kosher symbol which indicates no animal derived ingredients. The Polyglycerol and Polyglycerate from soy fat. There is no alcohol in artificial falvor because it is Vanillin.


    Category: E-Numbers
    01-13-14 18:30:25
  • is sugar alcohol in gum halal? please tell me why or why not... - asma
  • AOA

    Suagar Alcohol

    Sugar Alcohols

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

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

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

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

     


    Category: halal Certification Process
    01-13-14 17:25:56
  • Is palmolive dishwash liquid (all flavours) halal or not? - Mujtaba Ahmed
  • AOA

    If it has kosher symbol on it then you can use it.


    Category: E-Numbers
    01-13-14 10:45:09
  • I have a salted Cracker from no name company yellow package 225 gr, it has COR symbol , Looking this symbol I ate that, but now I see it says it has Protease, is it Hala? - Ahmad Tareq
  • AOA

    Protease enzyme is Halal because there is a kosher symbol on Salted Cracker.


    Category: Food Products
    01-13-14 07:04:00
  • AOA, If you can kindly help me understand, the Astro Parmalat is showing as Halal in your web site,but when I called parmalat to know about source of bectrial culture they use, they said it is obtained from animal source. i.e baby cow. Now baby cow if not slaughtered in the name of Allah, which I am sure they don\'t, how can this yogurt be halal. Thanks in advance for your clarification on this. Jazakallah M.Ijaz Khan 416-913-3790 - Mohammad Ijaz Khan
  • AOA

    There is a COR Kosher and Halal symbol of ISNA Canada on the package and this is reason I assigned it Halal. I think the person told you that bacteria from animal is not true because these people are not technical. I can not call Astro or Parmalat because I live in USA they do not have local number on their websites.

    This is a Halal yogurt and you do not have to worry about it.

    \"halal\" 2% Milkfat Plain Yogurt Yogurt Parmalat Astro Halal Symbol of ISNA Canada Food Basic Supermarket

    Category: E-Numbers
    01-13-14 06:05:35
  • Is ethylene glycol halal? - Zahrah
  • AOA

    Yes Ethylene Glycol is Halal.


    Category: E-Numbers
    01-13-14 03:30:24
  • Where can I buy Halal bar soap in Mississauga? - Muhammad Saqib
  • AOA

    From Non Food Section/Personal Care Products:

    Bar Soap All Bar Soaps Dial, Coast, Tune Animal derived ingredients are used
    Bar Soap Bar Soap Toms of Maine No animal derived ingredients
    Bar Soap Bar Soap Irish Spring Non Zabiha beef fat is used. No pork fat based ingredients.
    Bar Soap Bar Soap Unscented at Whole Food Market only 365 No animal derived ingredients
    Bar Soap Camay Bar Soap Camay Animal derived ingredients are used.
    Bar Soap Ivory Bar Soap Ivory Animal derived ingredients are used

    Category: Non-Food Products
    01-12-14 12:26:04
  • Is the ingredients found in Balconi Trancetto halal? The ingredients I am speaking about are the mono and diglycerides? - mamdud
  • AOA

    From our FAQ:

    What are 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.


    Category: E-Numbers
    01-11-14 19:06:29
  • Does lady speed stick use any animal derived ingredients ? I tried checking on your non-food section but it wasn't there. - Mahnoor Masoud
  • AOA

    I have information for USA, you have to confirm it by calling its Canadian division because I live in Chicago area:

    Total results generated: 7
    Category Name Brand Description
    Antiperspirant Smooth Perfection Lady Speed Stick Made with non zabiha beef fat. Reference number 031125461A
    Antiperspirant Lady Speed Stick, all products except Smooth Perfection Colgate No animal by product. Reference Number: 031125461A Dated Feb 22, 2013
    Antiperspirant Lady Speed Stick 24/7 Antiperspirant Sticks Lady Speed Stick Antiperspirant Soothing with Aloe Lady Speed Date 04/14/2012 No animal derived ingredients are used according to Colgate's e-mail send to one of our brother.
    Antiperspirant Speed Stick Gel and Lady Speed Stick Gels and Teen Spirit Antiperspirant Sticks Speed Stick & lady Speed Stick Date 04/14/2012 No animal derived ingredients are used according to Colgate's e-mail send to one of our brother.
    Antiperspirant Lady Speed Stick 24/7 Antiperspirant Sticks Lady Speed Stick Antiperspirant Soothing with Aloe Lady Speed Date 04/14/2012 No animal derived ingredients are used according to Colgate's e-mail send to one of our brother.
    Antiperspirant Speed Stick Gel and Lady Speed Stick Gels and Teen Spirit Antiperspirant Sticks Speed Stick & lady Speed Stick Date 04/14/2012 No animal derived ingredients are used according to Colgate's e-mail send to one of our brother.
    Anti-Perspirant and Deodorant Lady Speed Stick Anti-Perspirant Deodorant Solid & Gel Lady Speed Stick No animal derived ingredients are used

    Category: Non-Food Products
    01-11-14 18:28:01
  • Can Muslims use Colgate toothpaste? - Farida ghany
  • AOA

    This is from USA, please call Colgate Canada to confirm it:

    Total results generated: 2
    Category Name Brand Description
    Toothpaste All Colgate Toothpaste Except Max Fresh Beat Colgate No animal by-product and no alcohol in flavor. Reference number 031122784 dated Feb 22, 2013.
    Toothpaste All Toothpastes Except Colgate Wisp and Colgate Max Fresh with Mouthwash Beads Colgate Provided by a Muslim consumer: Forwarded message ---------- From: Date: Thu, Sep 19, 2013 at 12:02 PM Subject: In response to your Colgate inquiry. #035087803A To: bilalparise@gmail.com To: bilal From: Colgate-Palmolive Consumer Affairs Subject: Response to Your Email Dear Mr. Parise: Thank you for asking for information to help you choose the Colgate products that meet your specific requirements. All Colgate toothpastes and toothbrushes that are marketed in the U.S., with the exception of Colgate Wisp are free of any animal-derived ingredients. All glycerin used in our toothpastes comes from only synthetic or vegetable sources. The use of alcohol based ingredients is not found in any of our currently manufactured toothpaste.

    Category: Non-Food Products
    01-11-14 16:26:00
  • is Dole fruit salad halal ? - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    I need to know all ingredients of it.


    Category: E-Numbers
    01-11-14 14:45:00
  • AOA, are Orange Crush and C-Plus cold drinks halal? - Bushra Naseer
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: Food Products
    01-11-14 13:39:06
  • I have a question about Vaseline clean feeling lotion; if the ingredients are as followed, is it halal to use? Aqua,glycerin, stearic acid, petrolatum, isolpropyl palmitate, avena sativa, (oat) straw extract, dihydroxypropyltrymonium chloride, hydroxyethyl urea, acrylates/C10-30 alkyl acrylate crosspolymer, dimethicone, glyceryl stearate, cetyl alcohol, lactic acid, parfum, magnesium, aluminum silicate, potassium hydroxide, propylene glycol, methyparaben, propylparaben, disodium edta, phenoxyethanol, CI77891. If doubtful, what should I ask the company if I call them? Jazakallah for all your help, Sarah - Sarah
  • AOA

    Nobody know the source above ingredients except the manufacturer so please contact them.


    Category: Non-Food Products
    01-11-14 00:44:26
  • which soy milk products are halal in canada? - Faisal
  • AOA

    In order for a soy milk to be Halal it must have  kosher symbol, no flavor and no Carrgeenan.

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

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

    }  (1) Gelatin (2) Kosher Gelatin (3) L-Cysteine made from human hair or chicken or duck feathers (4) Wine (5) Liquor (6) Beer batter (7) Rum flavor (8) Ethyl Alcohol or ethanol as a main ingredient (9) Cochineal or Carmine (10) Naturally Brewed Soy Sauce (11) Brewer’s Yeast Extract from byproduct of beer making  (12) Nucleotides (13) Vanilla Extract (14) Wine Vinegar (15) If ethyl alcohol is used as a solvent in natural and artificial flavors (16) Confectionary Glaze or Resinous Glaze (17) Torula Yeast grown on alcohol (18) if Carrageenan is made with ethyl alcohol, (19) Natural Vanilla or Natural Vanilla Flavor (because Alcohol is used in extraction)


    Category: E-Numbers
    01-10-14 18:14:14
  • ASA Brother.I have concern regarding (Parmalat)Astro yogurt. The bectrial culture they use is produced, as they confirmed to me through phone, by animal source i.e baby cow. How can this be halal if baby cow is not slaughter in Islamic way?. Jazakallullah Mohammad Ijaz Khan 4169133790 - Mohammad Ijaz Khan
  • AOA

    From our website:

    halal 2% Milkfat Plain Yogurt Yogurt Parmalat Astro Halal Symbol of ISNA Canada Food Basic Supermarket

    Category: E-Numbers
    01-10-14 12:21:18
  • Is lactantia original cream cheese spread with COR sign Halal or not? Thanks - amani
  • AOA

    It is a Halal cream cheese except those with flavor are mushbooh.


    Category: E-Numbers
    01-09-14 20:19:37
  • Sir We are moving to Calgary, Alberta Canada by 10 days time from KSA. We are very much concerned about Halal status of Food items being sold in Canada. How can we check whether a product is Halal or Haram? Thanks - Husnain Ahmed
  • AOA

    You have to follow our Canadian website www.canadianhalalfoods.com if Toronto supermarkets are also in Calgary. If you have questions then write to us.


    Category: General Question
    01-09-14 07:15:16
  • Is nyquil liquidcaps from Vicks halal - Nabil
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: Ingredients
    01-08-14 17:41:25
  • what about sweet chilly heat?? - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: E-Numbers
    01-08-14 17:37:39
  • Assalamualaikum, I bought Nestle Kit Kat Chunty from Dubai Duty Free Shop. The chocolate was produced in Bulgaria. I emailed thier customer support the following query, "I want to inquire about the product that does it contain any animal product or alcoholic product? From which source whey is extracted? Is it suitable for muslims?" They replied the following, "Thank you for contacting NESTLE Bulgaria! We would like to inform you that NESTLE KIT KAT Chunky contains whole milk powder, whey powder product and butter oil. There are no alcoholic products. Kit Kat Chunky contains whole milk powder which is from Cow Milk". Can you please guide based on the reply from Nestle Kit Kat that is Nestle Kit Kat Chunky suitable for Muslims? Wassalam, Faizan - Muhammad Faizan
  • AOA

    No, unless there is a Halal symbol or suitable for vegetarian.


    Category: Ingredients
    01-07-14 23:35:44
  • I wonder if lea & perrins worcestershire sauce is halal or not, please help me.. Thanks - Pryanka
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: Food Products
    01-07-14 17:29:33
  • Asawrwbr I read on your website that bodyshop cosmetic products may contain animal fat , so is this case just with their cosmetic products or its also their skin care and hair care products ? jazakumullah khayr wasalaam - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    Every products.


    Category: Non-Food Products
    01-07-14 15:20:36
  • Alcohol is haraam because it intoxicates. So if it used in personal care products in minimal amounts in the form of dyes and colours whose solvent may be alcohol, are those products really haraam? Because they do not intoxicate us. And int products like nail colour or many other cosmetics it does not even enter our body. Colours are present everywhere, even in soaps in shampoos it is very hard to avoid them. - Zunairah
  • AOA

    They breally not Halal.


    Category: E-Numbers
    01-07-14 07:39:22
  • Majority of Skin Care products now have urea, Hydroxyethyl urea / hydroadvance as an ingredient so is it Halal to use them? - Muhammad Bilal Hanif
  • AOA

    The urea theybused is not from urine but it is a chemical and it is Halal.


    Category: Non-Food Products
    01-06-14 12:29:28
  • Is dentyne ice chewing gum Halal? - Sara
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: Ingredients
    01-06-14 11:17:04
  • Is Miss Vickie's Halal? - Aatif
  • 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
    01-06-14 06:56:51
  • Is parmesan cheese halal? - Rahat
  • AOA

    Only if it has a Halal or kosher symbol on the package. You can get kosher parmesan cheese from any Kosher Food Store  and it will meet Halal requirements.


    Category: Food Products
    01-04-14 15:44:23
  • Is Kellogg's special K morning shake protein beverage with chocolate or vanilla or strawberry flavor halal? - Md Shahabul Alam
  • AOA

    It is not Halal.


    Category: Food Products
    01-03-14 23:40:00
  • I would like you to give me a name of any halal milk for 7 months baby. - Najat Sharif
  • AOA

    Halal Status Product Name Category Product Brand Comments Supermarket
    halal Enfamil A + Thickened Infant Formula Infant Formula Enfamil No Nucleotides Food Basic Supermarket
    halal Enfamil Gentlease A + Infant Formula Enfamil No Nucleotides Food Basic Supermarket
    halal Isomil Infant Formula Similac No Nucleotides Food Basic Supermarket
    halal Isomil Advanced Infant Formula Similac No Nucleotides Food Basic Supermarket
    halal Organic Soy Infant Formula Infant Formula President Choice   Real Canadian Superstore

    Category: General Question
    01-03-14 16:40:12
  • is doritos halal???????????????????????????????????????????? - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    It is not Halal.


    Category: E-Numbers
    01-03-14 11:57:52
  • Are the following Costco brands are Halal??? 1. Kirkland Signature 2-Ply Bathroom Tissue; 425 sheets per roll; 6 rolls per pack. 2. Kirkland Signature 2-Ply Paper Towel Rolls; White; 11" x 14" sheets; 80 sheets per roll; 12 ct. 3. Kirkland Signature Natural Citrus Body Wash - Suzan
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: E-Numbers
    01-03-14 02:08:22
  • Assalamu Alaykum, If a product is kosher does that also mean that the glue which is used to seal the product is also free from pig? JazakhAllah - Omar
  • AOA

    Most of the time not. The ordox kosher symbol are COR, MK, U under circle, K under Circle. If Kosher symbol K appeared on Yogurt then the kosher gelatin is from pig. Jell-Gelatin is also has K but the gelatin is from pig. These are only two exceptions.


    Category: Food Products
    01-02-14 21:31:27
  • AOA Is Pc Kettle Corn with white Cheddar Halal. On the bag is it CoR sigh on it. AH - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    If it has yeast extract, flavor then it is not Halal even if it has kosher symbol.

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

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

    }  (1) Gelatin (2) Kosher Gelatin (3) L-Cysteine made from human hair or chicken or duck feathers (4) Wine (5) Liquor (6) Beer batter (7) Rum flavor (8) Ethyl Alcohol or ethanol as a main ingredient (9) Cochineal or Carmine (10) Naturally Brewed Soy Sauce (11) Brewer’s Yeast Extract from byproduct of beer making  (12) Nucleotides (13) Vanilla Extract (14) Wine Vinegar (15) If ethyl alcohol is used as a solvent in natural and artificial flavors (16) Confectionary Glaze or Resinous Glaze (17) Torula Yeast grown on alcohol (18) if Carrageenan is made with ethyl alcohol, (19) Natural Vanilla or Natural Vanilla Flavor (because Alcohol is used in extraction)


    Category: E-Numbers
    01-02-14 21:29:41
  • I am wondering to know if the Compliments Brand's Garlic Bread is halal or haram? Jaza Ku Mullah - ShaherYar
  • AOA

    There is no Halal Garlic bread in Canada and USA because it does not carry kosher symbol and made not Halal ingredients such as cheese.


    Category: Food Products
    01-02-14 20:07:32
  • I want to know about "Our Finest" products by walmart. chocolate bars, ice creams and other products. some items have Kosher symbols, but i want to know Ethyl Alcohol and Carrageenan used in these products. i call walmart helpline but IVR response recorded message system. - asim
  • AOA

    They are all mushbooh because kosher symbol does not make them Halal. You have to find out whether alcohol was used during processing of Carrageenan and alcohol was used in the flavor as a solvent. Ice cream with kosher symbol without Carrageenan, vanilla extract and flavor are Halal. Only 13 ice cream in Canada are Halal.

    Halal Status Product Name Category Product Brand Comments Supermarket
    halal Chocolate Ice Cream Ice Cream Haagen Dazs   Food Basic Supermarket
    halal Chocolate Ice Cream Ice Cream Haagen- Dazs   Loblaws Supermarket
    halal Chocolate Peanut Butter Ice Cream Ice Cream Haagen- Dazs   Loblaws Supermarket
    halal Coffee Ice Cream ice Cream Haagen Dazs   Food Basic Supermarket
    halal Coffee Ice Cream Ice Cream Haagen- Dazs   Loblaws Supermarket
    halal Half Fat Lemon ice Cream Ice Cream Haagen- Dazs   Loblaws Supermarket
    halal Ice Cream Cups Ice Cream Cups Selection   Metro Supermarket (Old Dominion)
    halal Ice Cream Waffle Bowls Ice Cream Bowls Keebler   Wal-Mart Super Center
    halal Ice Cream Waffle Cones ice Cream Cones Keebler   Wal-Mart Super Center
    halal Mini Ice Cream Cones Ice Cream Cones Selection   Metro Supermarket (Old Dominion)
    halal Strawberry ice Cream Ice Cream Haagen Dazs   Food Basic Supermarket
    halal Strawberry Ice Cream Ice Cream Haagen- Dazs   Loblaws Supermarket
    halal Sugar Cone For ice Cream Ice Cream Sugar Cones Selection  

    Metro Supermarket (Old Dominion

     


    Category: Food Products
    01-01-14 23:09:11
  • how do we know E 441 & E 542 is made from pork - Parvez
  • AOA

    E-441 the gelatin is Halal only if it is obtained from fish or zabiha beef (which is not available in USA, Canada and Europe).

    unknown E441 Gelatin Gelatin from Zabiha slaughtered beef and fish source is considered Halal. Gelatin from pork is Haram. Gelatin from non zabiha beef is not Halal
    unknown E542 Edible Bone Phosphate (Bone-Meal) Miscellaneous - Anti-Caking Agents Halal if the bones from zabiha slaughtered beef.

    E542 will be never Halal in Europe because lack of zabiha beef production in large quantity. This is not used in USA and Canada because phosphate is obtained from mineral.


    Category: E-Numbers
    01-01-14 14:36:53
  • Is Dare bear paws cookies are halal or not? - Anonymous user
  • AOA

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


    Category: E-Numbers
    12-31-13 18:56:48
  • The whey protein source in Astro omega 3 Bio Best yougourt product. Is it halal product to eat - Arshad
  • AOA

    Whey Protein in Asstro Omega 3 Bio Best yogurt is Halal only if there is a Kosher symbol on the package.

    Whey and its Halal Status:

    Muslims think that if whey is a milk based ingredient then it has to be Halal, but this is not true. There are two kinds of whey, one is sweet or rennet whey and the other is acid whey. Acid whey is obtained during the making of acid type of cheese such as cottage cheese. Sweet or rennet whey is used more in food products then acid whey. Sweet whey or rennet whey is a by-product of rennet cheese  such as cheddar cheese or Mozzarella cheese. Whey is a portion of milk remaining after coagulation and removal of curd. Whey is Halal only if the Halal starter culture bacteria, Halal medium on which starter culture bacteria are grown (Starter culture bacteria are Halal if they are obtained from milk source not meat source), and media on which these starter culture bacteria are grown. These requirements can only obtained if the cheese and whey are Halal or Kosher certified (which meet the Islamic dietary requirements). A Halal or Kosher symbol (which meet the Islamic dietary requirements) appears on a food package containing whey indicating that it is manufactured under Halal or Kosher supervision.


    Category: Ingredients
    12-31-13 14:24:08
  • Brita Water Filter is Halal or Not , For example small jugs and bottles usually get from Supermarkets. We can use this ir not? Jazak Allah - Shanu
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: E-Numbers
    12-31-13 09:38:11
  • Is ponds cold creme halal? - Sohail
  • AOA

    Face Cream Dry Skin Face Cream Pond's No pork but beef by products

    Category: Non-Food Products
    12-30-13 22:38:52
  • i completely searched about infant farmulas at your website..you have all formulas in list but except one that is " similac partially broken down protein". i want to know about this is halal or haram? jazak Allah - shumaila
  • AOA

    If it has Nucleotides under ingredients list then it is not Halal.


    Category: Food Products
    12-30-13 17:01:22
  • Is Canada dry halal? - Hydar
  • AOA

    Canada Dry is made with alcohol containing flavor so it is not Halal.


    Category: Food Products
    12-30-13 14:03:04
  • Just wondering if there is anything at Tim Hortons that is halal? I heard that lots of things have ethyl alcohol in the ingredients. Is this true? Thank you for getting back to me. Salaam - A Taha
  • AOA

    Tim Horton products are not Halal.


    Category: Ingredients
    12-29-13 23:42:06
  • Is EMULSIFIER is Halal or Haram ,i mean that i have heard about it that emusifier has some code suppose emusifier 471 is haram i heard .. So i want to know is emulsifier is really haram or this is rumor? - Md Imran
  • AOA

    Fat based E-Numbers such as E-Number 471, 472, 472e:

    E-numbers 471-472 are mushbooh because they can be made with pork fat or soybean fat. They are Halal only if made from soybean fat. Only manufacturer knows the source those E-Numbers. But if a claim " Suitable For Vegetarian" appears on a food product package in Europe then it means these E-Numbers are obtained from soybean or vegetable fat.


    Category: Ingredients
    12-29-13 20:51:48
  • heyy Mealtyme bread has this ingredient inside it and i wanted to know if it was halal or not - Moiz
  • AOA

    I am not familiar with ingredient name. Please check it again and write exactly because no such ingredient is used in bread.


    Category: halal Certification Process
    12-29-13 16:14:03
  • Are Kirkland Croissant from Costco Toronto Kosher/ halal? - Ali Family
  • AOA

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


    Category: Food Products
    12-29-13 14:11:19
  • Assalamu alaikum, Can you please tell me about Selection`s soft dairy swirl ice creams. Are they halal? And also about Marble slab creamery. Jazak Allahu khair. - Nadia
  • AOA

    Only 13 ice cream are Halal in Canadian supermarkets:

     

    Halal Status Product Name Category Product Brand Comments Supermarket
    halal Chocolate Ice Cream Ice Cream Haagen Dazs   Food Basic Supermarket
    halal Chocolate Ice Cream Ice Cream Haagen- Dazs   Loblaws Supermarket
    halal Chocolate Peanut Butter Ice Cream Ice Cream Haagen- Dazs   Loblaws Supermarket
    halal Coffee Ice Cream ice Cream Haagen Dazs   Food Basic Supermarket
    halal Coffee Ice Cream Ice Cream Haagen- Dazs   Loblaws Supermarket
    halal Half Fat Lemon ice Cream Ice Cream Haagen- Dazs   Loblaws Supermarket
    halal Ice Cream Cups Ice Cream Cups Selection   Metro Supermarket (Old Dominion)
    halal Ice Cream Waffle Bowls Ice Cream Bowls Keebler   Wal-Mart Super Center
    halal Ice Cream Waffle Cones ice Cream Cones Keebler   Wal-Mart Super Center
    halal Mini Ice Cream Cones Ice Cream Cones Selection   Metro Supermarket (Old Dominion)
    halal Strawberry ice Cream Ice Cream Haagen Dazs   Food Basic Supermarket
    halal Strawberry Ice Cream Ice Cream Haagen- Dazs   Loblaws Supermarket
    halal Sugar Cone For ice Cream Ice Cream Sugar Cones Selection   Metro Supermarket (Old Dominion)

    I have no information Marble Slab ice cream.


    Category: Food Products
    12-29-13 13:51:17
  • Can muslim eat sea food and vege dishes at the mandarin buffet restaurant in Mississauga - Kiran
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: Ingredients
    12-29-13 00:07:15
  • I wanted to ask you if Lays Ketchup flavour is halal. Please resarch and tell me if it is halal; I have seen your tutorial about the use if this website and I use it almost daily so please tell me if it is halal or not. Jazakallah Sarah - Sarah
  • AOA

    I need to know the complete ingredients list and whether it carries COR kosher symbol or not. There is no information on ingredients on internet. I live in Chicago are aso I have no acces to it in Canada.


    Category: Food Products
    12-28-13 17:54:22
  • is the club house brown gravy gluten free halal? - ashfa
  • AOA

    No, because it does not have kosher symbol on the package.


    Category: Food Products
    12-27-13 14:58:06
  • Is ethyl acetate halal? - Zunaira
  • AOA

    It is a chemical and it is Halal.


    Category: Ingredients
    12-27-13 04:44:01
  • Crest toothpaste us listed halal on this site. I bought and it shows alcohol in ingredients from Costco. Can yoy please confirm. - abdul ahad
  • AOA

    What kind of alcohol mentioned?

    What are Cetyl Alcohol, Stearyl Alcohol, Butyl Alcohol, Lauryl and Oleyl Alcohol used in Personal Care Products. Are they Halal:

    All above alcohol are not Ethyl Alcohol but they are fatty alcohol or fatty waxes made from either animal fat such as pork fat or vegetable fat such as soy fat. Only manufacturer will know the source of these ingredients. If any personal care company says that no animal derived ingredients are used in their products containing above alcohols it means they are obtained from vegetable fat.



    Category: Non-Food Products
    12-26-13 15:54:14
  • Assalamoalaikum, jazakAllah for all your efforts. The information you provide is very beneficial. I was wondering if you could research Labello lip balms for me, as I contacted the company and they did not reply. I would be very grateful. JazakAllah, - Fatima
  • AOA

    I can not because I live around Chicago.


    Category: Non-Food Products
    12-26-13 11:57:31
  • are balconi cakes halal - abdullah
  • AOA

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


    Category: Food Products
    12-26-13 08:05:54
  • Which chocolate bar is halal plz help - abid
  • 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
    12-23-13 18:59:55
  • Is Rogers sugar halal? - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    Sugar from any brand is Halal.


    Category: E-Numbers
    12-22-13 19:08:15
  • Assalamu Alaykum wa rahmatullAH, is tostitos salsa dipping sauce halal? It contain natural flavour. - Omar
  • AOA

    It is not Halal.


    Category: Ingredients
    12-22-13 18:20:31
  • Butterfinger, Product of Nestle, is it Halal? - Muhammed Sohel
  • AOA

    It is not Halal because it is made with alcohol containing flavor.


    Category: Food Products
    12-22-13 18:12:34
  • Assalamu Alaykum brother, are paper plates and cups halal? - Omar
  • AOA

    No, some are made on molds which are lubricated with pork fat.


    Category: Non-Food Products
    12-21-13 23:01:12
  • AOA Brother. I noticed on your website that you listed Chips Ahoy (by Christie) as haram because it isn't Kosher certified. However, the packs that i got from places like Fresh Co and Food Basics have the UD symbol. Does this mean that they are halal? Jazakallahu Khairan. - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    They are still not because they are made with alcohol containing flavor.


    Category: E-Numbers
    12-21-13 17:43:46
  • I want to know about chocolate bars which are halal help pls - abid
  • 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
    12-21-13 00:58:03
  • Where can you buy halal gelatin in Toronto? - Uzma
  • AOA

    There is no Halal gelatin in Toronto.


    Category: General Question
    12-20-13 18:36:38
  • Is apple powder halal or not? - Shumaila Faisal
  • AOA

    If it is 100% apple powder without flavor and with kosher symbol then it is Halal.


    Category: Ingredients
    12-20-13 18:26:15
  • I emailed Breyers Ice Cream Company for their use of carrageenan and this was their response: Thank you for contacting us regarding Breyers Ice Cream. Some of our flavorings may contain ethyl alcohol. However, keep in mind the flavor usage rate is typically 0.2-0.4%. This would mean a 56 oz package would contain a minute level of alcohol. Carrageenan is a derivative of Irish Sea moss, and we use it as a stabilizer. Its purpose is to bond with water molecules to inhibit the growth of ice crystals as the ice cream freezes. This water-bonding property also offers some protection from iciness due to temperature fluctuations during distribution. We use very small amounts of this ingredient and, because it is a natural plant product, we feel it contributes to the overall quality of our ice cream without compromising its purity or wholesomeness. Sincerely, Breyers Consumer Services Please tell me what that means according to our Muslim Halal Standards Thanks Sarah - Sarah
  • AOA

    See they do not know what is Halal means. You should use world Halal. Just simply ask the question about whether ethyl alcohol was used during the processing of Carrageenan.

    All Breyers flavor s are made alcohol so none of Breyer ice cream is Halal in Canada. Please search Halal ice cream list on our website.

    Presence of 0.20 to 0.4% alcohol is consider Haram.


    Category: Food Products
    12-20-13 16:40:26
  • is Pepsi Halal? cauz I heard it contains pig blood??! - wafa ahmed
  • AOA

    Pepsi is Halal.


    Category: Ingredients
    12-20-13 15:41:14
  • is black diamond or any other brand's cheese strings halal or not? - Sami
  • AOA

    None of Black Diamond Cheeses are Halal because there is no kosher symbol on the package.


    Category: E-Numbers
    12-19-13 13:05:07
  • is ovaltine in UK halal? - falah
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: Food Products
    12-19-13 06:47:08
  • AOA, brother I am new in Canada I saw "m and m" are halal on your website just want to make sure that m and m are those small egg shape colorful candies which has chocolate and some kind of nut in them and other variety is small round button which has chocolate in it rite? these candies are halal? JAZAKALLAH - NA
  • AOA

    Only those M & M candies mentioned on our website as Halal are Halal and I do not know other brands.


    Category: Food Products
    12-18-13 08:36:32
  • Are essential oils or plant-based extracts that use alcohol in the extraction process, halal for us to use externally, if they are found in skincare or beauty products? Supposedly the alcohol is then removed in the production process of essential oils or extracts, but I dont know how much exactly. thank you, jazakumullahu khayran. - nura
  • AOA

    Usally oils are not extracted by alcohol either physical means or other solvents. But any alcohol extracted items used in personal care products are not halal and can not be use to perform Wadhu and Namaz.


    Category: Non-Food Products
    12-18-13 02:36:14
  • Is Pizza Nova's cheese halal? (The Mozzarella cheese to be specific) - Erina
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: General Question
    12-17-13 22:00:56
  • Salaam Brothers, Is there any obligation for companies in Canada to put Kosher sign if their product meet the Kosher requirements? In other words, can we necessarily say if something has no Kosher sign (and no Halal sign), it is definitely not Halal? Fi Amanellah - A Brother
  • AOA

    If there is no kosher symbol on food package then it is not Halal even if they have all Halal ingredients. This is because we do not what hidden or processing aid ingredients they added to same product.

    FDA will allow up to 2% of processing aid ingredients or hidden ingredients in a food product or in a food ingredient without reporting them in the ingredients statement. Only Halal or Kosher symbol on food products  or food ingredients protect Muslim consumers from adding Haram processing aid ingredients or hidden ingredients in food products or ingredients by food manufacturers. Example of Hidden ingredient is use of pork gelatin during apple juice processing if the apple juice bottle do not have a kosher symbol on it then that apple juice could be made with pork gelatin.


    Category: General Question
    12-17-13 13:43:52
  • Salaam, I already asked the following question and you answered. Salaam, Is baby Ddrops 400IU of Vitamin D3 Halal? Thanks -[Anonymous user] AOA If there is no Kosher symbol such as COR or MK on the bottle and alcohol in flavor then it is not Halal. I saw their website (http://www.ddrops.ca/baby-faq.php). They say, What else is in this product? Baby Ddrops® contains naturally-sourced vitamin D and a thin vegetable oil. The oil is purified from coconut and palm kernel oil. There is no chemical treatment involved. The oil is distilled and is similar to the oils present in breast milk. It is wheat-free, gluten-free, soya-free, sugar-free and peanut-free. It is tasteless, odourless with no artificial flavours, no colouring and requires no preservative. Consumers may want to compare this list of ingredients with those in conventional water-based products. What is the source of the vitamin D? Vitamin D3 is the form naturally produced in human skin exposed to sunlight. Drops® brand vitamin D3 is a naturally sourced from lanolin (the oil obtained from wool of sheep and lambs). The lanolin is exposed to ultraviolet light to activate the fat that then turns into vitamin D3. The vitamin D3 is purified and used for our vitamin D3 supplement found in Ddrops® brands. Although Ddrops® brand vitamin D3 is an animal sourced product, the animal is not harmed during this process. Ddrops® are suitable for lacto-ovo vegetarians. Do you still think the baby Ddrops is not halal? It has no kosher but it is suitable for lacto-ovo vegetarians and has no flavor. How can it be not halal? Thanks, Morteza - Morteza
  • AOA

    You did not provided all those all these information and I reply to you based on general requirements for Halal status. You can used it based on the information you have provided.


    Category: Food Products
    12-15-13 20:08:29
  • Asalamualaykum, JazakAllahukhair for all your efforts. I called hershey's company and asked if their artificial flavour in Chipits contain alcohol, and they said it is evaporated by the end. On the site, Chipits semi-sweet chocolate chips are halal, how did you confirm that it s halal? JazalAllahukhair - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    Evaporation of alcohol does not make any product Halal.


    Category: E-Numbers
    12-15-13 17:10:19
  • some cookies and gum contain sugar alcohol is it halal or haram - rasha
  • AOA

    All Sugar Alcohol are Halal except Erythritol and Lactitol is mushbooh.


    Category: Ingredients
    12-15-13 15:45:03
  • Is Carrageenan halal? I read somewhere that it is an Irish moss, which means it is a plant. Is this true? - Sara
  • AOA

    Carrageenan is a mushbooh ingredient. It is a seaweed gum. If Isopropyl Alcohol( A Halal Alcohol) or Potassium Chloride was used during its processing then it is Halal. But if Ethyl Alcohol (A Haram Alcohol) is also used during it processing then it is not Halal.


    Category: Food Products
    12-15-13 13:23:44
  • Is the Tim Hortons Iced Cappuccino and the Hot Chocolate halal? - Sara
  • AOA

    They are not Halal.


    Category: Food Products
    12-15-13 13:21:28
  • Assalamualikum wr wb, Are there any ice creams other than hagen daz that are halal? JazakAllahKhair - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    It is only one in Canada.


    Category: E-Numbers
    12-15-13 11:01:10
  • Is yop from yoplait is halal because there is no gelatin in it? - Amatullah
  • AOA

    It is not Halal because it has no kosher symbol and made on same line pork gelatin containing yogurts are made.


    Category: Food Products
    12-14-13 19:57:04
  • black diamond cheese is halaal ? - khadija
  • AOA

    Black Diamond Cheeses are not Halal because they do not carry kosher symbol on the package.


    Category: Food Products
    12-14-13 15:23:16
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