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Recent Questions:

  • 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
  • Is processed alcohol halal? - Brother
  • AOA

    It is a Haram ingredient.


    Category: E-Numbers
    04-24-12 16:25:58
  • What does it mean Halal if no alcohol is used in flavor-We have to read the ingredients to find out? - Brother
  • AOA

    No, it means if alcoh was not used as asolvent in flavor. This knowledge of presence or absence of alcohol inn flavor is known to manufacturer so you have to call them to find out.


    Category: E-Numbers
    04-24-12 16:07:23
  • Is Tim Hortons halal? - Brother
  • AOA

    From our Alert sectio:

    TIM HORTON DONUTS, BAGELS AND OTHER BAKERY PRODUCTS ARE NOT HALAL BECAUSE OF CROSS CONTAMINATION

    We have research extensively with Tim Horton consumer department, Nutrition/ Regulatory department and thoroughly researched the ingredients of Donuts, Bagels and other bakery products and found many products are kosher certified and meet Halal requirements. But Tim Horton Company cannot guarantee about the Halal and kosher status of their products. They said that the products with kosher status loosed its status when they prepared at store which uses pork and other meat. Donuts and all bakery products came to stores as frozen then they baked on the sheet in the oven.


    Category: General Question
    04-24-12 16:05:29
  • is pizza pizza hala? which mozzarella cheese is halal in canada? btrand name - mrs khan
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: E-Numbers
    04-24-12 15:17:10
  • Hi: On your site its listed that certain flavours of Breyers we can take and its Halal. For Example chocolate flavour of Breyers is listed Halal on this site. But I call Breyers and they say all Ice Cream has 0.2 - 0.4 % Alcohol. Can you please let us know about this brother. - Faisal
  • AOA

    The Breyer Chocolate Ice cream is not made with flavor so it is Halal. All other ice cream which are made flavor contains alcohol. I have no information from Breyer because I operates this website from Chicago.


    Category: Food Products
    04-24-12 13:15:07
  • Is betty crocker cake mix halal? - farzana
  • AOA

    Please search it on our website.


    Category: E-Numbers
    04-24-12 08:27:55
  • I want to know if any supplier is avalable in toronto canada - farhat
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: Food Products
    04-23-12 17:47:09
  • i cant believe it is not butter.............. is that product halal n if not then which butter we can use? - mrs khan
  • AOA

    You can use any Salted Buteer because it is made with cream and salt. Please write Butter under search you will get the list.


    Category: Food Products
    04-23-12 10:24:07
  • is nest quick halal - waleed
  • AOA

    Nesquik Cereal is Halal if no alcohol is used in flavor.


    Category: Food Products
    04-22-12 10:14:27
  • is aylmer ketchup halal - waleed
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: Food Products
    04-22-12 10:02:49
  • baby formula SIMILAC advance with Omega 3& omega 6 halal ??? - amna
  • AOA

    If it contains Nucleotide under the ingredients then it is not Halal.


    Category: Food Products
    04-22-12 00:28:27
  • gelatin in vitamin D tablets used as medicines manufactured by Equity is halal or ham - Yusuf
  • AOA

    No it is not Halal because it could be from pork. Please buy Halla vitamin D from www.koshervitamins.com


    Category: E-Numbers
    04-21-12 10:18:48
  • which hair removal cream can we use without hesitation (means halal)? - shamoona amir
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: Non-Food Products
    04-20-12 14:07:31
  • Isn't it only haram if you eat it so technically if a body lotion has alcohol in it, it is okay to use, because it goes on you're body not your mouth. also isn't alcohol only bad if you get drunk from it so you can still use rubbing alcohol and nail polish and nail polish remover? - hfaji jklo
  • AOA

    We have porous cells on our body so we can use alcohol based products on our body and accordingto ulema we can not perorm wadu or namaz. Isopropyle Alcohol or rubbing alcohol is Halal because it does not cause intoxication.


    Category: General Question
    04-19-12 18:06:50
  • Is the pectin in Dare company, Bear Paws-cereal and fruit flavour- Halal? - wk
  • AOA

    Pectin is a Halal ingredient obtained from fruit.


    Category: Ingredients
    04-19-12 17:16:36
  • AsSalam-o-Alaikum I purchased 2% M.F. Partly skimmed Milk by Scotsburn, made in Mount Pearl, Newfoundland, Canada. The ingredients list is: (1) Partly Skimmed Milk (2) Vitamin A Palmitate and (3) Vitamin D3. But I don't know about the origin / sources of the added vitamins. I am on study and staying in St. John's, NL. Could you please tell me if the sources of vitamins are halal, in otherwords, if this product is halal. I also want to know about children food items because in St. John's Muslim community is very little, if you can tell me food for a child of about 1 year age, especially milk. Thanks WsSalam Syed Nasir Danial - Syed Nasir Danial
  • AOA

    Any milk brand in USA and Canada is Halal because the dairy uses a kosher certified vitmains mix for milk and this vitamins mix is comes from Halal sources. Vitamin A is obtained by chemical reaction and Vitamin D is obtained from Lanolin from sheep's wool without slaughtering it.


    Category: Ingredients
    04-17-12 16:20:14
  • is no name skimmed milk halal? which skimmed milk are halal? - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    All milk brands in Canadian supermarkets are Halal including No name brand Milk.


    Category: Food Products
    04-17-12 06:53:02
  • Is Tuxedo Cake from costco halal / kosher? The ingredients listed are mostly from plants. - Tuba
  • AOA

    Please check it under Costco supermarket if could not find then I have no information.


    Category: Ingredients
    04-16-12 22:37:05
  • If a certain brand of cheese is labeled kosher then why can't it be labeled halal? Doritos chips for example, I'm not 100% certain but I'm almost sure I've seen a kosher certification on the bottom of the bag, if that were the case shouldn't it be halal since there is no halal specific way to make cheese out of animals of which are not haram for us to eat their meat? Jazakom Allahu khair for this wonderful website. P.S. I would find it very helpful if the website not only declared a product haram but explained as to why it is haram. - Khalid
  • AOA

    Kosher certification for Jewish consumers and Halal certification for Muslim consumers. There are few products in USA which has both. You may be confuse with kosher certification on Doritos with cheese. There is only one Doritos product Toasted Tortilla Chips has triangle K kosher symbol and it is Halal but not available in Canada.


    Category: General Question
    04-16-12 13:53:47
  • is carnation breakfast essentials halal or not? - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    Please search Carnation on the website.


    Category: E-Numbers
    04-15-12 20:56:22
  • What is the criteria for a pizza products to be halal?Is a kosher symbol required? If yes, why? - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    Yes, The frozen Cheese Pizza from Amy Kitchen is Halal and available at Wal-Mart.


    Category: Food Products
    04-15-12 16:14:55
  • As'Salamu-Alaikum, I got an e-mail from Costco about their frozen cheese pizza sold by Kirkland Signature. _________________________________________ Their reply: Dear valued member, Thank you for your recent inquiry through Costco.ca. The ingredients are listed below, this product can be consumed by vegetarians. KS Cheese Pizza Ingredients: Low Moisture Part-Skim Mozzarella – Microbial Enzyme Origin White Cheddar Cheese – Microbial Enzyme Origin. _________________________________________ I hope this helps those who shop at Costco. Jazak-Allah Khairan. - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    It does not mean Halal. The frozen cheese pizza has to have a kosher symbol on the package. Try Amy's Kitchen Frozen Cheese Pizza available in Wal-Mart and other supermarkets.


    Category: Food Products
    04-15-12 09:34:44
  • Is ( selection) hamburger halall? - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    They are not Halal because they are not Zabiha slaughter.


    Category: E-Numbers
    04-14-12 09:18:52
  • I live in calgary canada and I want to know that is kraft singles cheese original and low fat are halal or haram. - sadia malik
  • AOA

    They are not Halal because they are not Kosher certified. Look for Miller cheese or kosher cheese in Kosher food stores in Calgary.


    Category: halal Certification Process
    04-13-12 20:16:10
  • I want ot know the meaning of kosher symbol? Does all of kosher symbol means halaal? Are these products free from pork, alcohol and non zabiha animal products? - Siddiqua
  • AOA

    Kosher symbol mean the food product or ingredie nt is under a kosher certification of a kosher certifying organization. Not all kosher symbol means Halal:

     

     Food Products having Kosher symbols like OU, Circle K, KD, Kuf K, CRC and V are not always 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.

     Kosher symbol does not tell you it is a zabiha or free of alcohol but orthodox kosher symbol such as COR, MK, OUD, Circle K indicates no pork is used in the product.


    Category: Food Products
    04-13-12 12:44:06
  • uced a new ingredient in there some eau de toilette products.. where they use the denat alcohol(69.9%).. AND IT STATES THAT "WITH COMMUNITY FAIR TRADE ALCOHOL MADE FROM ORGANIC SUGARCANE"... I WANT TO KNOW IF THIS IS TOTALLY HALAAL OR NOT?? PLZ HELP - FATIMA KALWA
  • AOA

    It is a Haram.


    Category: halal Certification Process
    04-13-12 08:07:46
  • AOA, Is ovaltine in Canada halal? What is the source of whey in it? Jazak Allah Kharain - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    It is not Halal in Canada.


    Category: Ingredients
    04-12-12 19:05:00
  • Are all kosher symbols not trustworthy ,like why you say "A Halal or Kosher symbol (which meet the Islamic dietary requirements) " what does it mean ? - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    There is not a single Halal certified non meat food product in Canadian supermarkets so how Muslims can survive. When Quran says that pure and tayub foods of Ahlekitab is Halal for Muslims. So only Orthodox kosher symbol carrying food products if they meet Halal requirements then they are Halal. But:

    Food Products having Kosher symbols like OU, Circle K, KD, Kuf K, CRC and V are not always 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.


    Category: General Question
    04-12-12 13:37:56
  • Salam, please what is the halal status of milliville quick oat. - mustapha
  • AOA

    If it is 100% Oat then it is Halal.


    Category: Food Products
    04-12-12 11:53:43
  • Are Infant formulas: Nestle Good Start with omega 3/6 and new Similac advance with omega 3/6 halal, Canada? - Asif Aziz
  • AOA

    Please write "Baby" under serach and click Food products by category you will see which infant formula is Halal.


    Category: Food Products
    04-12-12 00:30:54
  • plz tell me halal formula that is other than soya based because child is not accepting it plz give us detailed answer its really important and urgent there is u kosher symbol on many formulas but it contains nucleotide which is confusing me plz reply sooon i am waiting sir and also please tell us halal omega 3 and 6 for infants in drops what we are supposed to give to the baby i'll be very thankful to you - ifee
  • AOA

    The infant formula is Halal which has kosher symbol and no Nucleotide because Nucleotide is obtained from Torula Yeast which is grown on alcohol.

    Advance Infant Formula with Omega 3-6

    Baby Foods

    Isomil

     

    Food Basic Supermarket

    Follow Up Transition Infant Formula

    Baby Foods

    Nestle

     

    Food Basic Supermarket

    Gentlease Infant Formula A +

    Baby Foods

    Enfamil

     

    Food Basic Supermarket

    Organic Infant Soy Formula

    Baby Foods

    President's Choice

     

    Loblaws Supermarke

    Soy A + Infant Formula

    Baby Foods

    Enfamil

     

    Food Basic Supermarket

    Soy Based Infant Formula

    Baby Foods

    Isomil

     

    Food Basic Supermarket

    Soy Infant Formula

    Baby Foods

    President's Choice

     

    Real Canadian Superstore

    Soy Infant Formula 0-12 months

    Baby Foods

    President's Choice

     

    Real Canadian Superstore


    Category: Food Products
    04-12-12 00:29:39
  • Aslam-u-alikum. Brothers! I had to inquire about irresistable 's tomato and basil pasta sauce which has been listed as halal on the site. However, on checking the ingredients i realized it.has red wine in it too. So, i am.puzzled how can it be halal. I understand alcohol has low.boiling.point but there are other products that use alcohol in their.production and we have listed them as haram. So whybdoesnt same principal apply to this sauce? Thanks in advance for reply. AllahHafiz - Muzam
  • AOA

    In March 2011, there was no red wine in Irresistable Tomato & Basil Pasta sauce. It is possible that they add red wine to Tomato & Basil Pasta Sauce. I already taken out the Irresistable Tomato & Basil Pasta Suace from the website. Thanks for the information. 


    Category: E-Numbers
    04-11-12 18:41:20
  • Assalamou aleikoum wa rahmatoulayi wa barakatouhou, I would like to know if the chicken hearts made by Westfair Foods ltd, one of the regional divisions of Loblaws, are halal or haram. Baraka alahou fik - Ibrahima
  • AOA

    They are not Halal because the chicken are not zabiha hand slaughtered.


    Category: Food Products
    04-11-12 16:34:17
  • Is beef supplied in canada by Excel meats halal? - m. idris
  • AOA

    Beef is Halal only if it is hand slaughtered by a Muslim using sharia rules.


    Category: halal Certification Process
    04-11-12 15:49:34
  • As'Salamu-Alaikum, I have a marsmallow product that is halal certified, but it contains artificial food flavour (strawberry). Can I trust the company on that they did not use alcohol for the flavour or do I need to call them? Jazak-Allah - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    The information of presence or absence of alcohol in flavour is only known to the manufacturer. I do not know about it.


    Category: Food Products
    04-11-12 15:17:07
  • Is it true that that oil of olay soap bars and facial creams are not halal. - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    Yes.


    Category: Non-Food Products
    04-11-12 14:43:02
  • Is the betty crocker french chocolate frosting halal. - syeda
  • AOA

    If it has kosher symbol and no alcohol in flavor then it is Halal otherwise it is not.


    Category: Food Products
    04-11-12 14:05:03
  • if modified milk ingredients is present in icecream then is it is halal or not? - asim
  • AOA

    Unless there is a kosher symbol on the package.


    Category: Ingredients
    04-11-12 13:37:21
  • The restaurant in toronto called bamyan kabob is it halal.People tell me that they do not by halal meat because it is too expansive. And they are claiming that they are halal. - ephe
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: General Question
    04-11-12 09:13:10
  • Assalam wa'alaikum, I was wondering as to whether Nivea Cream is halal as it contains things such as Lanolin Alcohol, etc. Thank you - Aida
  • AOA

    Lanolin Alcohol is not alcohol but fat obtained from sheep's wool and it is Halal. For Halal status of Nivea cream please go to Non Food Products.


    Category: Non-Food Products
    04-10-12 20:08:27
  • a o a i wanna know about dove hair conditioner is ok and silani mozareela formage cheese is halal. thank u . - sumaira
  • AOA

    I have no information on Dove Hair conditioner but if ther there is kosher symbol K on Silini Mozzarella Formage cheese then it is Halal otherwise not.


    Category: General Question
    04-10-12 10:05:50
  • can u recommend a reliable site of halal products for indian consumers - subiya
  • AOA

    I have no information whether there is Halal website in India for food products. I have no time to go to India to do the research whether Indian Muslims are concern about Halal foods or not because when I was growing up in India we use to east Qulaity Ice Cream but we do not know at time it was Halal or not.


    Category: E-Numbers
    04-10-12 04:16:35
  • Assalam.o.alaikum kindly tel me if aveeno skin care products halal to use and organic wear's makeup products halal?? - wish
  • AOA

    Please check our Non Food Section.


    Category: Non-Food Products
    04-09-12 13:56:49
  • Is canada Dry and other cold drinks are halal ? I heard that Alcohol is used in Canada Dry. Is it so and is it used in other soft drinks too ? - Asim
  • AOA

    You heard right Canada Dry use alcohol in flavor so it is not Halal so as 7 UP.


    Category: Ingredients
    04-09-12 10:35:58
  • Are estee lauder and clinique products halal? - saba
  • AOA

    Please check at Non Food Section if not there then I have no information.


    Category: General Question
    04-08-12 20:30:43
  • Is crispy almond pound cakes Halal for consumption.Also is Liberte Greek Yogurt favored Vanilla and other flavors halal.I did try to find it at the MCG page but it did not show results Thank you - T khan
  • AOA

    Sorry, I have no information on both.


    Category: E-Numbers
    04-08-12 15:12:16
  • I don't understand the ingredient "WHEY POWDER/PROTEIN", what it is and why it is NOT Halal! Would you please give me the reasoning of why Whey Powder/Protein is NOT a Halal ingredient? - S Masood
  • AOA

    Is Whey a Halal ingredient?

    Muslims think that whey is milk based ingredient, it has to be Halal but answer is no. There are two kinds of whey, one is sweet or rennet whey and 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 making 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 obtained from milk source not meat source and media on which these starter culture bacteria grown has to be made from Halal ingredients such milk). 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 indicates that it is manufactured under Halal or Kosher supervision.


    Category: Ingredients
    04-08-12 14:32:46
  • Please inform me in what condition Natural & Artificial Ingredients are HALAL in various edibles.. e.g. Chocolates, Cake, Flavored Milk, Juice, Chips, Biscuits..? Most of the wrappers only say Natural & Artificial Flavors and do not show use of Alcohol. - S Masood
  • AOA

    First of all the flavor shas to be Kosher certified so that no pork material is used second it should not made with alcohol. Here is a question Muslims should write to food companies to know whether alcohol was used in flavor or not:

    " is alcohol used as a solvent in flavor; alcohol is a hidden ingredient of flavor, it will not appear in the ingredients statement. The knowledge of presence or absence of alcohol in flavor is only known to your QA or Technical service department that has access to the specification of flavors, not the customer service. In the specification of flavor, the flavor supplier supposed to write the name of solvent or carrier used in a flavor by law. So please request them to find out from your QA or Technical service department whether alcohol a hidden ingredient in flavor is used as a solvent or not".


    Category: Ingredients
    04-08-12 14:28:36
  • I just need to know if Tim Horton Coffee (French Vanilla or Regular) is HALAL as it contains Mono & Di Glycerides? - S Masood
  • AOA

    Only regular coffee is Halal made with 100% grind coffee beans other flavored coffee is made with alcohol in flavor or Vanilla Extract (containing 35% alcohol) such as in French Vanilla.


    Category: Ingredients
    04-08-12 14:20:07
  • why you said in many answers that if something have kosher symbol then its halal although kosher doent mean halal, infact kosher is not hahal - sadaf
  • AOA

    Who say Kosher non meat products are not Halal if they meet Halal requirements. It is in the Quran about food of Ahlekitab if they pure and tayub then it is Halal for Muslims and vis versa.

    If kosher certified food products meet Halal requirements then they are Halal. But

    Food Products having Kosher symbols like OU, Circle K, KD, Kuf K, CRC and V are not always 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.


    Category: E-Numbers
    04-07-12 21:08:23
  • are the ingredients used in soft drinks (like coca cola, sprite and mirinda) halal? - shamoona amir
  • AOA

    I do not know about Mirinda but others are made with Halal ingredients.


    Category: Food Products
    04-07-12 15:24:44
  • Are ice creams from presidential choice halal? What is halalat tim hortons? - Saia Asad
  • AOA

    Please search President Choice on our website, similarly search Tim Horton under Alert section. 


    Category: General Question
    04-06-12 21:02:55
  • Is "pringles Xtreme blastin' buffalo wing" halal? And also is "Pringles BBQ"?. - omer
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: E-Numbers
    04-06-12 18:12:44
  • is kraft singles cheese halal or noy? n kraft dinner also? - shermeen
  • AOA

    They are not Halal because they do not carry Kosher symbol on the package. They are listed as not Halal on our website.


    Category: Food Products
    04-06-12 09:24:01
  • As'Salamu-Alaikum, I want to know if the Milk 2 Go "chillin' chocolate" drink halal to consume (sold in Canada) that is made by Dairyland and Nutrilait. It contains the following ingredients: partly skimmed milk, sugar/glucose-fructose, cocoa, salt, carrageenan, colour, artificial flavour, disodium phosphate, vitamin A palmitate, vitamin D3. ___________________________________ I sended them an email about the flavours in their drinks and they said: Thank you for your e-mail regarding our milk products. Yes, the alcohol in flavours is a solvent only. Its function is to carry and readily dissolve and disperse the flavors in solution. It’s commonly used and likely used in the flavours that you’ve mentioned below with the exception of the Milk 2 Go Chocolate (regular & reduced sugar). The cocoa is a powder used in the Milk 2 Go Chocolate flavours. We hope this helps. __________________________________ Here is a picture of the product: http://i1-store.walmart.ca/images/WMTCNPE/190/924/190924_Enlarged_1.jpeg - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    If they contain alcohol in flavor then they are not Halal.


    Category: Food Products
    04-06-12 08:39:23
  • Is whey powder halal ? - Sharmin Rahman
  • AOA

    Is Whey a Halal ingredient?

    Muslims think that whey is milk based ingredient, it has to be Halal but answer is no. There are two kinds of whey, one is sweet or rennet whey and 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 making 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 obtained from milk source not meat source and media on which these starter culture bacteria grown has to be made from Halal ingredients such milk). 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 indicates that it is manufactured under Halal or Kosher supervision.


    Category: Food Products
    04-06-12 08:28:41
  • Are the french fries at the Costco food court halal? Jazaakallahkhairan! - S. M.
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: Food Products
    04-05-12 15:49:31
  • Is rennet free cheese the same as halal cheese? - Patsy Channing
  • AOA

    Not necessarily, the cheese has to meet Halal requirements which you will find under Ingredients section.


    Category: General Question
    04-05-12 08:38:06
  • Can our kids have jelly beans? - Nida
  • AOA

    Jelly Bean is kosher certified and it is Halal only if no alcohol is used in flavor.


    Category: Ingredients
    04-04-12 13:11:04
  • paper plates and plastic cups of which brand are halal in toronto.and also which paper towels can be used.which thing make them haram.plz guide us in details.thanks and regards. - salar
  • AOA

    Total results generated: 5

    Halal Status

    Product Name

    Category

    Product Brand

    Comments

    Date

    Paper Plates

    PAPER PLATES

    Dixie, Hefty, Chinet, Solo

    With certification symbol.

    10-16-10

    Plastcic Cups

    PAPER CUPS

    SOLO

    No animal fat coating

    10-16-10

    Foam paper Cups

    PAPER CUPS

    DAMEL BRAND

     

    10-16-10

    Foam Paper Cups

    PAPER CUPS

    Wincup, Safeway

    No animal fat coating. The paper cups with 'W' sign at the bottom of the paper cups.

    10-16-10

    Foam Paper Cups

    PAPER CUPS

    Dart

    Animal(including pork or beef) fat coating, no guarantee for pork fat free.

    10-16-10

    Costco Warehouse

    Kleenex Facial Tissue, Scott Paper Towel

    Paper Products

    Kleenex and Scott

    Kleenex facial tissue, Scott paper towels, bathroom tissue are free from pork Kimberly -Clark Company has notified MCG in an e-mail # 012469272A that there is no animal derived ingredients are used in lubricant for Kleenex facial tissue, Scott paper towels, bathroom tissue. Only hydrocarbon are used in the lubricant on molds.

    2012-04-04 00:00:

                                 

     

     


    Category: Non-Food Products
    04-04-12 12:57:01
  • is black diamond mozzeralla strings halal - nida aftab
  • AOA

    All Black Diamond cheeses are not Halal because they are not kosher certified. They can add any Haram hidden ingredient if they are not Halal or kosher certified.


    Category: Food Products
    04-04-12 05:19:52
  • essalmu eleykum l bought multi vitamins & minerals it has it has gelatin on it . is it halal or please halp me - guni
  • AOA

    It is not Halal because it could be pork gelatin. Please visit www.koshervitamis.com for Halal vitamins.


    Category: Ingredients
    04-03-12 14:50:41
  • childrens advil (ibuprofen 100 mg grape flavour is halal? and rexall brand (acetaminophen caplets 500 mg) is halal? if these product are not halal please let us know which product is halal.jazaakhallah. - mohamed
  • AOA

    Please check under Non Food section then Medicine subsection for answers.


    Category: Ingredients
    04-02-12 22:00:07
  • assalamualaikum! I have an another question about ice cream.which ingridients should we check if the ice cream has any kosher symbol?jazakAllah. - syed amjad
  • AOA

    First it should have a kosher symbol then there should be no Vanilla Extract which contains 35% alcohol. Try to get a kosher certified ice cream without flavor or if conatins vanillin a Halal artificial vanilla flavor.


    Category: Food Products
    04-02-12 15:22:49
  • assalamualaikum! I would like to ask you about mozeralla or any cheese which have any kosher symbol is halal or not? because on your website you only mention that mozerella cheese having KD symbol halal you didnt mention any other symbol like cor,mk or k.most of the cheese are available in market having only K or MK. I am very much confuse about it please clarify A.S.A.P.jazakaAllah. - syed amjad
  • AOA

    The Kosher symbols are COR, MK in Canada, OUD, Circle K, Triangle K, CRC, KD symbol on cheeses are in USA. FreshCo supermarket carries most Halal kosher certified cheeses in Toronto.


    Category: Food Products
    04-02-12 15:15:35
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