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Recent Questions:

  • Is Sealtest 35% whipping cream halal? - Rizwana Iram
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: Food Products
    06-09-12 11:02:48
  • colgate tooth paste in canada is halal?which brands of tooth paste,liquid soap and shampoo are safe for muslims - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    Please check them at Non Food Section.


    Category: E-Numbers
    06-08-12 21:00:17
  • Are spice extracts haram ? (are they extracted with alcohol ? ) Thank you - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    Majority of spice extract is extracted with Halal Acetone but you have to double check by calling the manufacturer.


    Category: Ingredients
    06-08-12 03:30:29
  • Salaam, Can you please identify which brands make halal products? Please provide explanation for why it is halal or not. Zabihah Madina Al-Safa Crescent Maple Lodge Thank you. Allah Hafiz - Amina Chaudhry
  • AOA

    Some Halal checiken are slaughtered by machine which are not Zabiha like Al-Safa, I heard madina does hand slaughtering in Toronto. Crscent Foods Chicago hand slaughtered their chicken. Maple Lodge machine slaughtere dtheir chicken. I recommend Madina for chicken, beef and lamb.


    Category: Food Products
    06-07-12 16:45:56
  • Is the Tim Horton Garlic Break Halal? please reply back. Assalamulaikum Brother. - Abdul Rahmamn
  • AOA

    Garlic bread from any brand is not Halal.


    Category: Food Products
    06-07-12 16:36:27
  • Haagen Dazs' chocolate ice cream contain cream. Aren't there any haram additives in that cream Thank you - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    Cream is always Halal because it is milkfat of milk and there are no other ingredients in it.


    Category: Food Products
    06-07-12 01:58:57
  • alsalam alykum,i had ask a question about popeyes chicken if it is Halal or not and you had answer me if its hand slaugheterd zabiha chicken and Halal coating then they are Halal, i had ask the manager and he said that their chicken is halal and the take it from SARGENT FARM ,i made a search about this farm and they have a web site which they say that their chicken is Halal and its hand slaughtered,so my question is this enough to make sure this is Halal ? this is the web site of SARGENT FARM http://www.sargentfarms.ca/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=28:halal&catid=7:news-top-panel-01 - Ahmad
  • AOA

    Ask the manager if the coating is Halal certified then their chicken are Halal.


    Category: Food Products
    06-06-12 09:12:19
  • I am looking for halal hot dogs for an event we are holding at a school in Toronto - - Anne Solomon
  • AOA

    I already call you and told that Madina hot dogs are Halal.


    Category: Food Products
    06-06-12 07:56:06
  • Is popeyes Halal? I heard popeyes is not Halal anymore? - Muhammad Sohail
  • AOA

    Ask the store manager at Popeyes store because I live in Chicago area not in Toronto.


    Category: Food Products
    06-06-12 06:50:01
  • Is Pepsi and Coca-cola and their diet versions halal in Canada? Is 7up halal in Canada Thank you - Mujtaba
  • AOA

    Pepsi and Coke are Halal in canada but 7 UP is not because they use alcohol containing flavor.


    Category: E-Numbers
    06-05-12 18:35:44
  • Minute maid apple juice has \'\'K\'\' Kosher symbol on its side packing,does it mean it has no animal sources? - Syed
  • AOA

    Minute Maid Apple Juice with kosher symbol is Halal.


    Category: Food Products
    06-05-12 14:57:47
  • How do you know if their is alcohol added in the flavour of any product? - Fareena Imtiaz
  • AOA

    Nobody knows only manuacturer has this information so contact manufacturer.


    Category: Ingredients
    06-04-12 16:13:45
  • IS DEEP NAAN Halal . - Salman Khan
  • AOA

    If you provides me the ingredients list then I will whether it is Halal or not.


    Category: E-Numbers
    06-04-12 15:00:54
  • what is cosher symbol? why do we consider cosher symbol halal? - noreen
  • AOA

    I already asnswered this question. Kosher symbol in Canada are COR, MK, OUD, Circle K, Kuf K, V. Not all kosher symbol containing food products are Halal only those meet Halal requirements. There are a list of 17 ingredients listed on our home page if one of them present in kosher symbol product then it will be not Halal.

    Kosher symbols protect Muslims from adding Haram hidden ingedients in food products.


    Category: E-Numbers
    06-04-12 13:41:12
  • what is cosher symbol? why do we consider cosher symbol halal? - noreen
  • AOA

    Kosher symbol in Canada are COR, MK, OU, Circle K, Kuf K. The kosher symbol protect Muslims from consuming Haram hidden ingredients. Not all kosher certified products are Halal only those meet Halal requirements. There are 17 ingredients listed on our home pasge if one of them present in kosher symbol carrying food products then they are not Halal.


    Category: E-Numbers
    06-04-12 13:15:29
  • assalamu alaikum, i want to know if avon lipsticks and lip glosses are halal.and which lipstick and lip glosses we can use give us the name plz. - noreen
  • AOA

    AVON uses both pork fat and other animal derived ingredients. Please call AVON.


    Category: Ingredients
    06-04-12 13:04:57
  • is Popeyes chicken halal or not in canada ? - ahmad
  • AOA

    If they have hand slaugheterd zabiha chicken and Halal coating then they are Halal.


    Category: General Question
    06-04-12 08:24:34
  • Salaam, You have listed on your website that Nestle's Aero Chocolate Bars are haraam. May I please no why? Are there specific ingredients, if so which. Thanks - Sl
  • AOA

    It could ne number things such as no kosher symbol, even if there is kosher symbol on package then they might have Haram vanilla extract or alcohol in flavor.


    Category: Food Products
    06-03-12 16:08:30
  • Assalam-o-Alaikum Brother today i went to Real canadian Superstore i saw PC Blue Menu cheeses with 'V'vegiterion without animal rennet can we eat them. Jazak Allah - Saima Khan
  • AOA

    Please call the Preseident Choice and ask whether "V" is a kosher symbol or vegetarian. Because V is kosher symbol from St. Louise  Kosher organization. If it is vegetarian then it may be Halal.


    Category: Food Products
    06-02-12 15:46:38
  • Salam, Could you please tell me why President's Choice Butter Puff Pastry is haram. BUTTER PUFF PASTRY INGREDIENTS Enriched wheat flour, water, unsalted butter, vegetable oils (canola, modified palm and palm kernel), salt. Thank you. - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    Because unsalted butter contains alcohol in flavoring, if the company say they do use Lactic Acid then unsalted butter became Halal and puff pastry became Halal.


    Category: Food Products
    06-02-12 02:50:20
  • Asalamoalaikum, Can you pls tell me if KFC cheese cake is halal in Calgary, thanks - s
  • AOA

    It is not Halal because KFC do not buy kosher certified cheesecake, by the KFC is not Halal because it is not Zabiha.


    Category: Food Products
    06-01-12 09:52:34
  • swiss chocolat brut (nestle) halal or not - MASZITAH NOZILA
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: halal Certification Process
    06-01-12 03:25:52
  • is centrum materna halal?it is not listed under your medicine section please advise. - saba
  • AOA

    Centrum is not Halal because it is not kosher certified. You can buy Halal vitamins from www.koshervitamins.com

     


    Category: E-Numbers
    05-31-12 21:05:13
  • I am inquiring about Mentos Candy, whether its halal? Its a product of Holland. - Shakeel
  • AOA

    Usally European candies are not Halal because they are not kosher certified.


    Category: General Question
    05-31-12 20:51:28
  • pizza lunch 3 cheese pizza pockets by selection brand of metro in toronto is halal?reply ASAP will be appreciated . Jazak Allah. - nuzhat
  • AOA

    None of the frozen cheese pizza are Halal in Canadain supermarkets except Amy's Kitchen frozen cheese pizza available at Wal-Mart.


    Category: Food Products
    05-31-12 20:13:33
  • ARMSTRONG CHEESE are HALAL....? - Tariq
  • AOA

    It is Halal only if it has a kosher symbol on the package.


    Category: Food Products
    05-31-12 17:38:50
  • I would like to know why Ruffles All Dressed chips is marked as not halal on this website? I called the company and it said that everything in the product is vegetable based and the Frito Lay's website said that it was kosher certified, although i didnt see the symbol on the product itself. So i am confused, is it halal or haram? Jazakallahu Kheran. - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    If you do not see the kosher symbol then it is not Halal. Not all vegetable based products are Halal.


    Category: Food Products
    05-31-12 16:25:19
  • I have read your alert about alcohol in gatorade products. My question is different. I found the gatorade blueberry flavor thirst quencher with the COR symbol but the fruit punch one doesn't have it but on your website before it said all thirst quencher are okay if no alcohol. Also gatorade.ca FAQS says "Is Gatorade Kosher Certified? No. " and it also says they use artificial colors. Does thirst quencher have animal ingredient or not? - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    Yes, it is possible they may use pork fat based glycerin as hidden ingredient in artificial color.


    Category: Food Products
    05-29-12 13:47:44
  • kraft mozrella cheeze halal or not - ADNAN
  • AOA

    Kraft Mozzarella cheese is not Halal because it does not carry kosher symbol on the package.


    Category: Food Products
    05-29-12 10:16:31
  • Why kit kat chocolate bar is not halal ? - Urooba
  • AOA

    Because they do not carry kosher symbol on the package which means Nestle can add any Haram hidden ingredient.


    Category: Food Products
    05-28-12 16:13:59
  • This question is erther's Original hard candy. Is the whey in this candy halal or haraam? - Samira Khan
  • AOA

    It is not Halal because it is not kosher certified.


    Category: Ingredients
    05-28-12 13:00:41
  • is mcdonald mango pineapple smoothie halal? - rafat
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: General Question
    05-28-12 06:49:02
  • Are BBQ pringles potato chips halal? It doesn't matter what company's. Thanks - Fareena Imtiaz
  • AOA

    Pringle BBQ flavored Potato Chips are Halal if no alcohol is used in flavor.


    Category: Food Products
    05-26-12 18:31:18
  • Are ketcup potato chips halal? Any company's;it doesn't matter - Fareena Imtiaz
  • AOA

    Lay's Classic and Signal Ketch up potato chips are Halal if no alcohol is used in flavor.


    Category: Food Products
    05-26-12 18:24:46
  • My kids like to eat Cosmic Brownies by Little Debbie. Please check the ingredients Is it Halal? - Kamran
  • AOA

    Cosmic Brownie is not Halal because it is made with Confectionary Glaze which is made with alcohol.


    Category: Ingredients
    05-26-12 16:48:14
  • please can you tell me all fruite juices from lassonade inc.is halal? i checked your web site but i didnt find this product name.please can you tell me this product contain artificial flavours and colours are halal? jazaakhallah - mohamed
  • AOA

    I have no information on this products but juices are Halal only if they 100% juice no flavor no color.


    Category: Ingredients
    05-26-12 15:28:35
  • Other than cochineal is all natural color halal? If product has natural color, artificial color, or just color in ingredients what questions do you ask customer service? - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    For natural colors Annatto, Caramel are Halal. For other natural color, solvent should not be alcohol. For artificial color a kosher symbol ha sto be on the package for that artificial color to be Halal.

     

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

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

     


    Category: Ingredients
    05-24-12 14:00:06
  • If we buy food colour from store in liquid form and it doens't have glycerin or animal fat in the ingredients does this mean the solvent is halal or is glycerine a hidden ingredient. Also if you ask restaurant, whether they used color that has haram solvent or not, will they know? - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    Glycerin or vegetable oil are solvent for artificial color, some time they lis and some they do not. You need a kosher symbol on the package.


    Category: Ingredients
    05-24-12 13:58:06
  • AOA According to your website the color FD&C yellow 5 is mushbooh because haraam solvent can be used but it also says on your E ingredient list that tartazine is water soluble and halal both dry and liquid. Aren't these two the same thing? Also a lot of the e ingredients you put as mushbooh if in liquid form because glycerine can be used as solvent but I looked up on wikipedia and it says they are water soluble. For example: Red 40 it is written "It is soluble in water; in solution, its maximum absorbance lies at about 504 nm. Its melting point is at >300 degrees Celsius." Please correct me if I'm mistaken. - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    Tartazine in Europe provide same yellow color as FD&C Yellow Number 5. In Europe and they can be made from natural sources and syntethic dyes. If the Tartazine made from natural source then it is soluble in water. In USA FD&C Yellow number 5 is only made from synthetic dye and it is not soluble in water, this is reason vegetable oil or glycerin used a solvent. I have to make change on E-Number that only natural Tartazine is soluble in water. This is very good question. I thought majority of Tartazine is obtained from natural in Europe because those guys do not want to use synthetic dyes.


    Category: E-Numbers
    05-24-12 13:53:59
  • Are there any any halal ice- creams? - Billy Buffalo
  • AOA

    Yes, there are Halal ice cream if has a kosher symbol and no flavor and vanilla extract in them.


    Category: Food Products
    05-23-12 19:01:17
  • i would like to know if granola bars has alcohol in it kashi & irresistable how can u tell..... - nisha
  • AOA

    This information known only to manufacturer.


    Category: Ingredients
    05-23-12 16:16:47
  • Hi, want to know about NYC makeup products are halal ? - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: halal Certification Process
    05-22-12 19:06:18
  • Assalamu alaykum I want to know about oriflame products i am going to start business the product is halal or haram please guide me and reply me as soon as possible thanks Irfan Quadri Hyderabad India - Irfan Quadri
  • AOA

    I have no information on Oriflame. This is a make product. You have to contact Oriflame in India whether this product is suitable for vegetarian, does it contain Carmine Color which is a Haram color and whether alcohol is used in fragrance.


    Category: General Question
    05-22-12 03:57:13
  • Salam, Is Allegra 24 Hour allergy relief tablets and Aerius allergy relief tablets halal? Some of the Allegra and Claritin allergy medications are Kosher certified (on this site http://www.star-k.org/cons-appr-medecine.htm), can Muslims consume kosher certified medications? Thank you. - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    Kosher certified medicine are Halal only if they do not contain the following ingredients:

    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.


    Category: Non-Food Products
    05-21-12 14:51:21
  • 1. Is there a halal denture cleaner? 2. Are Sensodyne toothpastes halal? - A. Muslim
  • AOA

    Most of denture clearner are made with pork and they are not Halal. Sensodyne is not made with pork or beef fat.


    Category: Non-Food Products
    05-21-12 11:43:24
  • Is Canada Dry Soft Drink is Halal or not - Zulqurnain
  • AOA

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


    Category: Food Products
    05-20-12 15:47:18
  • Is using pears soap halal for us as per its ingredients. - Muhammad Zeeshan
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: Non-Food Products
    05-20-12 03:27:35
  • is whey protein halal? - waleed
  • AOA

    It is Halal only when it is Halal or kosher certified. If there is a kosher symbol on a food product containing whey protein it means it is Halal.


    Category: Ingredients
    05-19-12 12:43:04
  • Hello! On behalf of my client, I am now looking for an interested supplier of Halal certified Nucleic Acid, Lactic Acid Bacteria and Ceramide. Would you please tell me if you have any interest for exporting such kind of Halal products to Indonesia. We would appreciate your quick response together with a price quotation. Thanking you in advance, N. Yanagawa Si Boque Inc., Japan yana@siboque.com - Naoki Yanagawa
  • Hello

    We are not in selling and buying business.


    Category: Ingredients
    05-18-12 20:22:11
  • texas style garlic toast is halal this is product from selection available at food basic pls let me know its ok or not Thanks - Azeez
  • AOA

    It is not a Halal product.


    Category: E-Numbers
    05-18-12 13:24:51
  • I want to whether Quaker oatmeal is halal - Hossain
  • AOA

    Regular Instant Quaker Oatmeal is Halal. Alos non instant regular Quaker Oatmeal is also Halal.


    Category: General Question
    05-18-12 05:57:55
  • AOA,is glycerin in bear paws soft cookies of Dare is halal. - zahid
  • AOA

    If it has a kosher symbol on the package then the glycerin is from vegetable fat or synthetic.


    Category: Ingredients
    05-17-12 15:55:39
  • As'Salamu-Alaikum, are all nivea face creams halal to use? I bought a nivea visage day cream called Aqua Sensation, but it does not have its ingredients on it, so I stopped using it. Jazak-Allah - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    Please check Cosmetic subsection nof Non Food Products section.


    Category: Non-Food Products
    05-16-12 23:23:44
  • salam brother in islam can u pls tell me if no name brand non hydrogenated 68% vegetable oil margarin is halal? it has artificial flavour and mono-and-diglycerides in it. jazakallahu khair - amenah
  • AOA

    If it has a kosher symbol on the package then it is Halal.


    Category: E-Numbers
    05-16-12 11:24:33
  • I have purchased "Liberte No Fat Certified Organic Plain Yogurt" (0% M.F) (Probiotic) but since on your website majority of yogurt are declared haram, I got confused whether this one is Halal or Haram. On this website Organic Yogurt from Liberte is declared halal but that does not say anything about 0%, or 2%, or 2.5%. I am always confused with this and M.F. Please tell me if it halal. and tell me some more brand names which I can buy if I don't get this one sometimes later. Is this 0%, 2%, 2.5% has anything to do with halal or haram? - Organic 0% Yogurt
  • AOA

    According to their website except few ll yogurts are kosher certified. It has to be orthodox kosher certification not liberal one which allows the Haram Kosher gelatin. If they add Probiotic bacteria then you have to call the company to findout whether alcohol was produced during production of Probiotic bacteria before it added to yogurt. I am in Chicagoso I can not call their 800 number from here.


    Category: Food Products
    05-14-12 20:58:15
  • mars chocolate halal or haram? and its said tim horton's bagels are haram ..what about the croissants? and do you have any information on starbucks drinks and bagels? - zubair
  • AOA

    Please search it on our website.


    Category: Food Products
    05-14-12 07:54:50
  • We have plenty of vanilla powder and I'm looking for a buyer at your place. Our farm is at Malaysia and Indonesia. Please email to me if you interested. Thank You. - Idris Harris
  • AOA

    We are not in selling or buying busibness we are educating Muslims about Halal food products.


    Category: Food Products
    05-14-12 05:49:29
  • president choice organic milk is halal or not?? - nida sahar
  • AOA

    It is a Halal milk.


    Category: E-Numbers
    05-13-12 23:50:51
  • Is bone ash as used in bone china halal or haram? By that extension, is bone china crockery halal or haram ? - Shariman Zainal Abidin
  • AOA

    When bones turned into ash it became Halal according to ulem, this is the reason they use in sugar refining.


    Category: General Question
    05-13-12 19:05:35
  • Salam brother: In regards to your last message I have called Mars company at their toll free number and they said they cant confirm if artifical flavour carried alcohol or not. They say it might carry alcohol or it may not. 2. Second Tim Horton French Vanilla I called customer service and they say it has artifical flavour and for this one too they cant confirm if it carried alcohol and many muslims brothers in website say that it carry alcohol 3. I asked Breyers at their toll free number and they say all of their ice cream whether its strawberry or chocolate or any flavour it carries alcohol with 0.4-0.6 % because they try to explain which I dont understand that alcohol is dried etc. I told them that if you put alcohol you should say on label but they say no need because its small quantity. Also I asked them there is no artifical flavour then how come alcohol is there. They just say it has. - Faisal Haroon
  • AOA

    The 800 people of Breyers are nontechnical they do not know science, they put their own 2 cents. As I wrote to ask them the what is the source of alcohol in Breyer Strawberry and Chocolate ice cream. I can not comment about presence or absence of alcohol in Mars and Tim Horton.


    Category: Food Products
    05-13-12 17:21:25
  • Salem Alikoum, Is food cooked with alcohol Halal? since alcohol evaporates. Thanks - Kheira
  • AOA

    According to our ulema when alcohol contaminated with Halal foods or ingredients then those Halal foods or ingredients became Haram even if alcohol evaporate.


    Category: General Question
    05-12-12 09:39:57
  • Is Dairyland Sour Cream halal. It doesn't say on the site. - Anonymous
  • AOA

    If it has kosher symbol and no flavor then it is Halal.


    Category: Food Products
    05-10-12 18:46:42
  • HI: Brother I asked you a question because there is some confusion but it is still not clear 1. Mars choclate I called them and they say there is no animal product except milk which is fine but they say they cant confirm if there is any alcohol on it. 2. My second question Breyers chocolate ice cream it doesnt says that it contains any artifical flavour but when I called them they say all Breyers Ice Cream has 0.4-0.6 % alcohol content. In your site it says choclate and strawberry flavour we can eat but that is not true as Breyers Customer service told me there is alchol in all of their products. Thanks - Faisal
  • AOA

    Any Mars product containing only Artificial flavor is made with Vanillin as artificial flavor according to Mars company. Regrading the Breyers Chocolate Ice cream and Strawberry ice cream do not contain any flavor. Then ask them where this 0.4 - 0.6% alcohol comes from and ask them them to name it.


    Category: Food Products
    05-09-12 14:00:31
  • i like to now (sax ny) cosmatics are halal? - fathima
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: Non-Food Products
    05-09-12 08:49:27
  • assalamualaikum! how could i sent you the email from avon please give me the email address - syed amjad
  • AOA

    It is already mentioned under Muslim Consumer Group then Contact on home page. Our address is foodscientist1@yahoo.com


    Category: Ingredients
    05-09-12 03:58:43
  • what are halal cosmetics products brands? - huma
  • AOA

    Please check under Cosmetic at Non Food section.


    Category: Non-Food Products
    05-08-12 21:09:43
  • My son wants to eat cake but I don't know which supermarket sells Halal cake. Could you please let me know the name of supermarket ASAP. - Nasreen Akhter
  • AOA

    Please check the list on our website.


    Category: Food Products
    05-08-12 13:08:04
  • is there alcohol in tim horton's iced capp? please verify this link below. http://thehalalindex.ca/2012/04/06/tim-hortons-iced-capp/ - zubair
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: Food Products
    05-07-12 16:13:10
  • Are Maynards sour patch kids, fuzzy peach, and berries halal? And are the lifestyle cookies from peakfreans Halal? - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    I have no information for Maynards products but Peak Freans cookies are not Halal because they do not carry kosher symbol.


    Category: E-Numbers
    05-06-12 15:52:59
  • Salaam this site says mcdonalds fries are haraam. This site says that it contains beef extract. But I have called Mcdonalds many times and seen there website: http://www1.mcdonalds.ca/NutritionCalculator/IngredientFactsEN.pdf maybe 5 years ago they used to prepare the fries in beef extract. but they stopped. on the site it says "natural flavours (vegetable source). there is nothing under fries that indicates it contains anything haraam. also, they use a seperate fryer for fries and a seperate spatula cup to move the fries around. - naveed
  • AOA

    Research for this website was done in March 2011 and list of ingredients of diffrent food products for McDonald in Canada came in May 2011 and we will change it. According to that French Fries in Canada is Halal only if no alcohol is used in flavor.


    Category: Food Products
    05-06-12 07:20:49
  • Is French vanilla coffee halal or haram? - hasan
  • AOA

    Usally the French Vanilla is amde with Vanilla Extract which contains 35% alcohol, so french vanilla coffee if made with vanilla extract then it will not be Halal.


    Category: Food Products
    05-05-12 19:44:56
  • Is louisana kitchen/popeyes halal? - Mahrukh
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: Food Products
    05-05-12 19:44:23
  • Many people now tell that Coca cola is Haram ? is that true - yahya
  • AOA

    No.


    Category: Food Products
    05-05-12 17:43:25
  • Is coffie crisp Halal - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: E-Numbers
    05-05-12 17:38:51
  • Are " on the border; mexican grill and cantina" halal? - Usman
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: halal Certification Process
    05-05-12 16:19:58
  • When we clarify with a "non kosher" company, and they give correct information, will the product still be considered Haram? - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    Some times no kosher companies make Halal products so it depend upon what they make. If they give information indicating they are using only Halal ingredients and no hidden Haram ingredients then their product will not be Haram but Halal.


    Category: E-Numbers
    05-05-12 15:50:41
  • How is Vanilla extract Haram? or the Vanilla that is put in french Vanilla? I read something that said: "vanilla extract is made by macerating (steeping) whole vanilla in alcohol. so by itself it would be haram. however alcohol evaporates at a temp lower than water, so if you put vanilla extract in a cake mixture, when its baked the alcohol would have evaporated." also, "vanilla essence is synthetic vanilla flavouring. they usually use isoproponol as a solvent which is a kind of alcohol however its not ethanol and its not an intoxicant." Likewise, the alcohol put into Fruit Roll up will dissolve during the process. - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    Natural Vanillin is the major component of the vanilla beans. It is present as a white crystalline material on the vanilla beans. Natural Vanillin is the main source of vanilla flavoring. Vanilla beans also contain other flavoring compounds in minor amounts which are lost during extraction.

    The Halal vanilla powder can be obtained by crushing the vanilla beans without alcohol extraction. If a company claims that it has alcohol free vanilla powder then it has to be crushed vanilla beans without alcohol extraction.Sometimes the claimed is based on evaporation of alcohol.

    Vanilla is subjected to alcohol/water extraction of natural vanillin from the vanilla beans for various vanilla products such as vanilla extract, pure vanilla, vanilla flavor or vanilla flavoring, pure vanilla powder, vanilla paste and vanilla bean specks or seeds. Vanilla extraction of vanilla beans with a solution of alcohol and water yields four folds strength. Then with heat and pressure, the liquid is driven out to make concentrated vanilla which is also called vanilla oleoresin. Vanilla can be sold into one to several folds; one fold being the lowest in vanilla flavor.

    Vanilla, Pure Vanilla, Natural Vanilla, Vanilla Flavor, Vanilla Flavoring, Vanilla Powder, Vanilla Specks and Vanilla Extract, all these products are made after vanilla extraction with alcohol and water. They all contaminated with alcohol, even if the alcohol is evaporated in case of vanilla powder, Natural vanillin from vanilla beans is not subjected to washing with water so that alcohol is washed away. Vanilla flavor after alcohol/water extraction is subjected to spray drying to make vanilla powder.

    The vanilla standards are available at the “Ingredient section” of our web site. According to FDA regulation for vanilla extract, it must contain a minimum of 35% ethyl alcohol by volume and any thing less than 35% alcohol; it should be labeled as vanilla flavor. So all the vanilla flavors conatins less than 35% alcohol.

    Alcohol is used to hold the natural vanillin as a flavoring matter of vanilla beans in suspension.

    Pure Vanilla powder is obtained by spray drying the vanilla extract with a carrier such as dextrose or maltodextrin where alcohol is evaporated. This pure vanilla powder is not considered Halal because it is obtained from vanilla extract containing alcohol. Our ulema said that the vanilla extract containing alcohol has to be chemically changed to a new thing, here it is not the case, only alcohol is evaporated and natural vanillin from vanilla beans is contaminated with najus alcohol.

    Vanilla bean specks or seeds are obtained from previously alcohol extracted beans through drying, chopping and sifting method. Here again, previously extracted bean is contaminated with alcohol.

    Pure vanilla paste is made of pure vanilla extract and vanilla bean specks or seeds in the form of syrup with a thickener.

    According MCG’s ulema all of the above vanilla products except crushed vanilla bean powder without alcohol extraction are considered not Halal. Other ulema may have different views, so please contact your Islamic scholar on this issue.


     


    Category: Ingredients
    05-05-12 15:48:44
  • assalamualaikum! I have come to know after calling avon that they dont use pork in their products they just use cow and sheep byproducts in their products.please investigate this information - syed amjad
  • AOA

    AVON in USA told me that they use pork in AVON products. Please get their answer in writing then I will published on this website for Canada.


    Category: Non-Food Products
    05-05-12 08:02:01
  • assalamualaikum! I would like to know that if any cream or lotion has lanolin(from sheep) ,glycerine(from cow) and alcohol in its ingridients,is it halal or not?please explain. jazakaAllah - syed amjad
  • AOA

    Ulema say that wadu and Namaz will not be accepted if alcohol containing material applied on the skin. MCG do not consider non zabiha beef products as Halal.


    Category: Non-Food Products
    05-05-12 07:55:26
  • Hello I wanted to know if glucose fructose syrup was halal because many products contain this ingredient. Thank you very much - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    Glucose or Fructose Syrup is a Halal ingredient. 


    Category: Ingredients
    05-05-12 04:45:07
  • isi-it hallah the bacterial culture or not thank you - farid
  • AOA

    In dairy products if vacteria is obtained from milk source then it is Halal and it is not Halal if obtained from meat source.


    Category: Ingredients
    05-04-12 15:35:55
  • Hello, I wanted to know that are HERRS potato chips halal? They have many flavours could you enlighten me wit your knowledge on this products ! Jazakallah! - fahad
  • AOA

    If there is a flavor in the product then you have to contact the manufacturer whetheralcohol is used as a solvent. All potato products of this brand are Halal if flavor is present.


    Category: General Question
    05-03-12 15:23:05
  • Are the snack pack chips ahoy halal? I have checked out the ingredients but didn't see any ingredient that was haram.. plz clarify, JazakAllah khair! - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    It is not kosher certified in Canada so it is not Halal.


    Category: E-Numbers
    05-03-12 08:47:33
  • Asalaamu'Alaykum: I have noticed on the other website that fruit roll ups are not considered halal, what status does it have in Canada? Also, is french vanilla considered ok from tim hortons? Also, why are items like chunk ahoy haram if its not kosher certified? And are Avon products such as foundation make up not allowed to use? - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    I have to change the status of Fruit Loop to not Halal. Most French Vanilla Flavors are made with not Halal Vanilla Extract. Kosher certification protect Muslims from addition of Haram hidden ingredients, it is safegiard agaisnt pork by product. AVON products are made with pork and non pork ingredients.


    Category: E-Numbers
    05-03-12 08:08:25
  • Is CHRISTIE newton fig halal ? - M Reza
  • AOA

    They are not Halal because they are not kosher certified.


    Category: General Question
    05-01-12 12:38:47
  • what are the halal productats cake mix in USA - safeeya budy
  • AOA

    Please go to our website www.muslimconsumergroup.com and search the cake mixes.


    Category: E-Numbers
    05-01-12 01:03:42
  • if zantac medicene halal or not halal?please send me answer thanks - mohamed
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: Non-Food Products
    04-30-12 20:38:28
  • is allen tetra pack apple juice for kids is halal? - waleed
  • AOA

    They are not Halal vecause they are not kosher certified.


    Category: Food Products
    04-30-12 13:35:47
  • Assalam O Alaikum we like to know about the breads and cheeses that used in all major fast food chains..[Thank you Sara - sara
  • AOA

    Please search on our website.


    Category: Food Products
    04-30-12 12:48:41
  • Is Carrageenan a halal ingredient in Canada? I saw the news on muslimconsumergroup.com about Carrageenan gum, but it is not on this website (canadianhalalfoods.com). Jazak-Allah - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    I was so busy I did not update the Canadian site. Some Carrageenan are Halal and some are not because alcohol is used during processing. I am sorry.


    Category: Ingredients
    04-29-12 22:53:08
  • Is the chips Ahoy middles halal? - Asma
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: Food Products
    04-29-12 12:49:07
  • I want to know if the product "Bertolli Pure Classico Olive Oil" is Halal. It does not have any list of ingredients. - Syed Nasir Danial
  • AOA

    Bertolli Pure Classico Olive Oil is a Halal olive oil.


    Category: Food Products
    04-29-12 12:47:21
  • Asalaamu'Alaykum: I was wondering weather or not the cristie brand CHUNKS AHOY is halal? - Asma
  • AOA

    It is not Halal because it isnot kosher certified.


    Category: Food Products
    04-29-12 12:32:44
  • Is color Yellow 5 in food products Halal or Haram? - Shamsuddeen
  • AOA

     

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

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


    Category: Ingredients
    04-29-12 12:11:13
  • is kraft peanut butter is halal/ - waleed
  • AOA

    Kraft Peanut Butter is a Halal product.


    Category: Food Products
    04-29-12 08:52:04
  • is dairy queen ice cream halal? n what can we eat from tim hortons? - waleed
  • AOA

    Dairy Queen ice cream is not Halal because the ingredients are not kosher certified.


    Category: Food Products
    04-29-12 08:45:35
  • are tropics gummy bears HALAL?????????????????? - Nadia
  • AOA

    They are not Halal because they contain gelatin.


    Category: Food Products
    04-28-12 13:13:10
  • Hi, My question is are the soft drinks like pepsi , 7up etc.. are halal. I stay in a Muslim country like Kuwait. Some one told me that 7up etc.. are not halal. So is it or not halal in Muslim countries. - Farhan Ahmed
  • AOA

    7 up is not Halal in Canada but Pepsi and coke are Halal.


    Category: Food Products
    04-26-12 04:05:36
  • Are nesquik chocolate milk halal ? It was written in the news that it was halal and now i don't see it anymore... - Fatima
  • AOA

    We received a e-mail from Nestle that alcoho, is used in the processing of Carrageenan and this is the reason Nesquik is not Halal.


    Category: halal Certification Process
    04-25-12 13:24:29
  • Is Doritos Sweet Chilli Heat Halal? - Brother
  • AOA

    They are not Halal because they are not kosher certified.


    Category: E-Numbers
    04-24-12 16:36:45
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