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Recent Questions:

  • Are Doritos nacho chips halal? - Yousra
  • AOA

    No they are not Halal because they are not kosher certified.


    Category: Food Products
    10-20-11 14:50:13
  • I have question about Nutella from Fererro. It has lecithin and i am not sure if it is halal or not. I tried calling them but could not get hold of any representative. Please advise. JazakAllah khair Idrees - Idrees Muhammad
  • AOA

    Lecithin in USA/Canada is made from soy fat so it is a Halal ingredients.


    Category: Ingredients
    10-20-11 13:26:11
  • Is the restaurant chain POPEYES halal? There are many GTA locations - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    I thnk there are 6-8 Popyes chcken in Toronto owned by Muslims and they use Halal chicken  but if they use mechanical or macine slaughtered then they are not Halal according to our criteria.


    Category: Food Products
    10-19-11 15:27:17
  • my son knows about halal-haram but he also likes to est outside food like burger, pizza, french fries etc. we maintain halal -haram. at first he took mcdonald fries, pizza plus pizza(tell everything halal but also they sell bacon). 2months ago i saw in internet one haram-halal list. there they said mcdonald fries not halal but burger king vegge burger halal. so would you please give me a list which food is halal in mcdonald(burger,french fries), burger king(veggi burger,french fries), tim horton(donut,timbits, crossant),domino's or pizza pizza or pizza plus pizza? - rubina yeasmin
  • AOA

    McDonald buns in Canada are made with ethanol or alcohol. Ethanol is listed on the bun ingredient list, this make any sandwich as not Halal. I have no information others.


    Category: Food Products
    10-19-11 06:00:58
  • Is " OvenJoy " bread available at Safeway stores halaal? - Samana
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: Food Products
    10-18-11 14:51:48
  • Is malt extract (barley) - and malt extract from barley, tartaric halal or haram? - Fatma Nur
  • AOA Malt Extract and Cream of Tartar are Halal ingredients.


    Category: Ingredients
    10-18-11 04:48:11
  • my question is which toothpast is pork and alcohol free so that we can use it. (which brand or company..... is halal to use it?) - Saif
  • AOA

    Toothpaste from Toms of Maine.


    Category: Ingredients
    10-17-11 17:56:58
  • I am again asking this question bcoz my FULL question didnot apeared when i asked last time. My question is about sugar I heard that the normal white sugar is not halal since the chemical used to cut the colour of sugar is not halal.Is this true and do we have to use Brown sugar since it did not go through theclour cutting procedure ? - Nadia
  • AOA

    Bone char is made from cattle bones and after burning them to ashes. This is the case of Tabdele Mhiya because ashes of bones are converted bones. This is reason ulema has given Halal status to white sugar since atleast 100 years back.


    Category: Food Products
    10-17-11 17:28:34
  • Asa,i m again writing this question since last time may be some part of it was missed,my question is: On your site i found that SOFTSOAP Pomegranate & Mango Body Wash(Vicks) have No animal derived ingredients but when i bought it I found "gelatin" present in its ingredients list.So if there is gelatin it must not be halal. Kindly clarify this. - Nadia
  • AOA

    We have no Softsoap product listed under our Canadina website www.canadianhalalfoods.com under Non Food section and subsection Personal care.


    Category: Non-Food Products
    10-17-11 17:21:45
  • Is compliment mozzarella cheese halal. - bilkish
  • AOA

    No, it is not Halal because it is not kosher certified.


    Category: Food Products
    10-17-11 15:24:50
  • can you tell me.Is kellogg's froot loops halal or haram? - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    Kraft Foot lppps cereal is Halal if no alcohol mis used in flavor.


    Category: E-Numbers
    10-17-11 09:21:48
  • SALAM ALIKUM. WE ARE NEW IN CALGARY, CANADA & I WANT TO KNOW THE LIST OF HALAL ICE CREAMS AND CHOCOLATES.PLEASE SEND ME E-MAIL. JAZAK ALLAH KHAIR. - NOOR
  • AOA

    I just reserach in Toronto area supermarkets, please list of Halal ice cream and choclate on our website see if it is available in Calgary.


    Category: Food Products
    10-17-11 08:29:35
  • I was using mars chocolate in UAE but here in Calgary, Canada I don't know whether it is halal. Please help me! - Osman
  • AOA

    If vyou find in Calgary:

     

    Total results generated: 7

    Halal Status Product Name Category Product Brand Comments Supermarket
    haram All Starburst Candies Mars   Food Basic Supermarket
    halal M & M Chocolate Bars Mars   Food Basic Supermarket
    halal M & M Peanut Candies Candies Mars   Costco Warehouse
    halal Mars Chocolate Bars Mars   Food Basic Supermarket
    haram Skitttles All Flavors Candies Mars   Food Basic Supermarket
    halal Snickers Chocolate Bars Mars   Food Basic Supermarket
    halal Twix Chocolate Bars Mars   Food


    Category: Food Products
    10-17-11 07:34:15
  • A.O.A Is the no name fruit punch halal?There is a"i" sign.If it is not halal please menation why it is not halal? thanks - seema
  • AOA

    It is not Halal because it is not kosher certified.


    Category: Food Products
    10-16-11 13:18:07
  • In equate Vitamin c,there is Ascorbic acid but also in non medical ingredients,there is Microcrystalline cellulose,croscarmellose sodium,magnesium stearate,stearic acid,colloidal silicon dioxide. They also mentioned that No artificial flavors,colors or preservatives,No gluten,lactose or yeast. So its halal or haram.I m confused,can u tell me please,its necessary for me.Thanks - syed
  • AOA

    Magnesium stearate can be made from pork. Look for 100% Vitamin C.


    Category: Ingredients
    10-16-11 10:12:53
  • Is Vanila shake from Mcdonald Halal. Coz Usually Vanila is extracted from Alcohal - muhammad
  • AOA

    It is Halal only if it is kosher certified and use Vanillin instead of vanilla.


    Category: Food Products
    10-16-11 07:43:17
  • Is Dove Sope is Halal - muhammad
  • AOA

    No, it is not Halal because the company can not give guarantee that it is pork free.


    Category: Non-Food Products
    10-16-11 07:32:49
  • AoA! I just wana know that the Vitamin c in equate brand and in jaimison brand are halal or haram? - syed
  • AOA

    If it is 100% Ascorbic Acid and no other ingredients then it is Halal.


    Category: Non-Food Products
    10-15-11 16:37:31
  • Is Tim horton's French vanilla cappuccino haram? - Sana
  • AOA

    No, it is not Halal because Vanilla is extractedwith alcohol.


    Category: E-Numbers
    10-15-11 10:09:16
  • can you tell me.Is Betty crocker whipped frosting halal? - taqi
  • AOA

    Only Duncan Hines Whipped Vanilla Frosting is Halal and available at Metro supermarket in Toronto area. Betty Croker whipped frosting is Halal only if no alcohol is used in flavor.


    Category: E-Numbers
    10-15-11 07:26:49
  • Is panago pizza halal? - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: Food Products
    10-14-11 14:51:47
  • is the canadian beef halal - khalid talssi
  • AOA

    Only Halal beef available at Halal food stores are Halal.


    Category: E-Numbers
    10-13-11 22:11:19
  • Can you please the name of any ice creams that are Halal. Jazak'Allah Khair - Nida
  • AOA

    1. Nestle Cappuccinu Real Dairy Ice Cream at Food basic supermarket

    2.Hagen Daaz's chocolate ice cream, Chocolate Peanut Butter ice cream, coffee ice cream

    3. Breyer Double Churn Dark Chocolate Velvet Ice Cream, Halaf the fat Creamy chcocolate ice cre

    Please write Ice cream on search engine and click food products by category you will see all Halal ice cream.


    Category: General Question
    10-12-11 13:31:50
  • is Breyers ice cream halal? I bought this ice cream by the name of heavenly hash by Breyers and i was wondering if it was halal. - nida
  • AOA

    Please write "Ice Cream" on search engine top of our website fron page and click Food Products by Category and you will see which Breyer Ice Cream are Halal.


    Category: Food Products
    10-12-11 13:25:12
  • Alsalam alikom, you but Frosting Duncan Hines \"Whipped Vanilla Frosting\" in Metro Supermarket as a Halal food then you said that all Frosting Duncan Hines Halal if no alcohol is used in flavor, So \"Whipped Vanilla Frosting\" is halal or not? .. Thanks .. wesam - wesam
  • AOA

    Dun Can Hines Whipped Vanilla Frosting the only one which is Halal.


    Category: Food Products
    10-10-11 19:56:14
  • Why Noname's Fruit punch is Haram (bought from real canadian superstore). - Adil Rauf
  • AOA

    Because it does not have kosher symbol on the package and we do not know what Haram hidden ingredients they are using. There is possibibility of using alcohol in flavor.


    Category: Food Products
    10-10-11 07:02:35
  • I want to know the BARI CHEESE from SAPUTO is halal? what is the whey source? Thanks - seema
  • AOA

    Saputo Bari chese is not Halal because it does not have kosher symbol on it. Only Saputo knows the source of whey.


    Category: Food Products
    10-09-11 21:38:41
  • if this is true, kindly advise me which sugar to be used? JazakAllah - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    You can use any brand of sugar which is Halal.


    Category: E-Numbers
    10-09-11 12:31:23
  • The one tht i bought is made in USA. - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    Please mentioned the name of product.


    Category: Non-Food Products
    10-09-11 10:37:55
  • Are contact eye lense solutions are Halal or Not.the brand names of few solutions are;COMPLETE,OPTI FREE AND BAUSH n LOMB. - SHAISTA LATIF RANA
  • AOA

    Sorry, I did not reserach it.


    Category: halal Certification Process
    10-08-11 20:43:15
  • I buy chicken from maple lodge farms is it Halal, I convert to Islam - Hannah Jeremiah
  • AOA

    Maple Farm chicken are machine slaugjhtered although have Halal certification but majority of Ulema do not consider machine slaughetr chicken as Halal.


    Category: Food Products
    10-08-11 16:40:34
  • why breyers chocolate explosion is not halal? - shakeel salam
  • AOA

    Beacuse either it  is not kosher certified amd made with not Halal ingredients.


    Category: General Question
    10-07-11 18:30:39
  • Is the monoglyceride in dempster bread from canada bread company halal? Also Whey powder in Fereiro chocolate plse - dilshaad
  • AOA

    Monoglycerides in Dempster bread is made from soy fat and it is Halal. Ferrero Riocher is using Halal whey because it is kosher certified.


    Category: Food Products
    10-07-11 08:12:18
  • Is there any halal muffin mix available in Canada? - Minhajuddin
  • AOA

    Only Selection Muffin mixes will be Halal if no alcohol is used in flavor. You can ask the question this way:

    " 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 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 QA or Technical service department whether alcohol a hidden ingredient in flavor is used as a solvent or not".


    Category: Food Products
    10-06-11 05:14:49
  • Assalamu Aleikum, Is Tyson Chicken HALAL in the U.S. ?? Looking forward to hearing from you .. Thanks Faisal Manjahy - Faisal Manjahy
  • AOA

    No, they are not because they are machine slaughtered and many ulema do not accept machine slaughtered as zabiha. Although some Tyson chicken is Halal certified.


    Category: Food Products
    10-01-11 17:12:16
  • Salam alyekuim I had a question in regards to Al Safa company. I learnt that it is not a muslim based company and I was wondering if it is halal or not? Thank You. - Hamed
  • AOA

     

    According internet report, it is owned by a Pakistani company but do not know the detailed. Previously it was owned by a Jewish family.


    Category: Food Products
    10-01-11 13:08:00
  • Assalamo Alaikom! I just wana know that is instant pudding of selection in any flavor halal,if not so why because there is no such a haram ingredients?Thanks - syed
  • AOA

    All ingredients in a kosher symbol caring instant pudding are Halal except flavor because it may contain alcohol. How to write question about alcohol in flavor with a food company:

    " 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 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 QA or Technical service department whether alcohol a hidden ingredient in flavor is used as a solvent or not".


    Category: Food Products
    09-30-11 17:07:58
  • Salam Alaykum, is Philadelphia Herbs and Garlic Cream Cheese halal? - Rafa
  • AOA

    Any cream cheese from Philadelphia which contains flavor as an ingredients is Halal only if no alcohol is used in flavor including Herb & Garlic Cream Cheese, so it is better to buy plain cream cheese which is not made with flavor. How to write question about alcohol in flavor:

     

    " 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 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 QA or Technical service department whether alcohol a hidden ingredient in flavor is used as a solvent or not".


    Category: Food Products
    09-30-11 04:43:54
  • Hi, are two-bites farmer's market brownies halal from Loblaws? Thank you - Hobayda Benabderahim
  • AOA

    Two Bites Brownies is listed as Not Halal at Loblaws supermarket on our website because it is not kosher certified which will not protect us from Haram hidden ingredients.


    Category: E-Numbers
    09-29-11 16:35:11
  • Salam, You have confirmed that coca cola is halal in the US based on research done on american store bought coke. However, i have read that ingredients in coca cola may differ from place to place. So how do we know that the coca cola in canada is halal as well? - Rafa
  • AOA

    If theingredients in Canadian coke is same as US then it does not contain alcohol.


    Category: Food Products
    09-28-11 17:58:08
  • Is Nutrisytem halal? I plan to start this program to loss weight. - Jaylani
  • AOA

    I do not have information but they do not supply Halal menu.


    Category: Food Products
    09-28-11 15:40:32
  • assalamualaikum i would like to know if the ingredient lipase found in cheese is halal or haram.jazakallah - fatima
  • AOA

    If a kosher symbol appears on the cheese containing Lipase enzyme then theLipase enzyme is Halal otherwise it could be made from pork sources.


    Category: E-Numbers
    09-27-11 09:23:46
  • in some yogurts and pudding "pectin " is in ingrediant, is pectin halal? what are the source of pectin? - KHADIJA
  • AOA

    Pectin is a Halal ingredients and it is a high colloidal carbohydrate found in plant cell wall. It is obtained from fruits such apple, plum and garpefruits.


    Category: Ingredients
    09-26-11 17:12:41
  • in some yogurts and pudding "pectin " is in ingrediant, is pectin halal? what are the source of pectin? - KHADIJA
  • AOA

    Pectin is a Halal ingredient and used insteat of gelatin.


    Category: Ingredients
    09-26-11 17:11:28
  • is super moist chocolate fudge cake mix and french vanilla cake mix by betty crocker halal? - tiybba faisal
  • AOA

    They are not Halal because flavor contains alcohol.


    Category: Food Products
    09-25-11 08:09:26
  • Assalam-o-Alaikum brother i use country harvest 12 grain loaf there is one ingredient i want to confirm is halal status or not diacetyl tartaric acid esters of mono and diglycerides. Jazak Allah - Saima Khan
  • AOA

    It could be Halal if obtained from vegetable fat. Please call the company to ask whether this ingredient from vegetable fat. If they say they do not use any animal derived ingredients then it means it is from vegetable fat.


    Category: Ingredients
    09-24-11 20:14:02
  • Assalam-o-Alaikum brother i have a question about wilton food colors and glycerin they have "v" sign on food colors.Are they in halal status? - Saima
  • AOA

    The koser V symbol indicates both are Halal.


    Category: Food Products
    09-24-11 19:41:25
  • I WiOULD LIKE TO KNOW IF Delissio pizza-veggie deluxe is halal as it contains mono and diglicerides, it is made in USA for NESTLE foods. - zaid KADHIM
  • AOA

    Sorry, I have no information.


    Category: Food Products
    09-21-11 18:49:00
  • Hi, I want to know whether the ingredients in the 100% whole wheat Selection brand bread are halal(plant-based)? The ingredients are: sodium stearoyl-2-lactylate, acetylated tartaric acid esters of mono and diglycerides, Thank you. - Sahika
  • AOA

    Only the nmanufacturer knows the source those ingredients if there is kosher symbol on the product that means it is  from vegetable fat.


    Category: Food Products
    09-20-11 18:01:18
  • I wanted to know if zabiha products from Maple Lodge Farms were halal.. I hear a lot of different reviews on the way they slaughter.. Pls email me back.. Thanks.. - shakila
  • AOA

    Chicken are machine slaughtered and many ulema do not consider machine slaughtering as zabiha.


    Category: Food Products
    09-20-11 15:26:53
  • Aslmkm. I wuld like to know are Hershey\'s products Halal such as baking choc chip, cocoa powder n choc syrup. Tnk u.. - Rahimah
  • AOA

    Please serach them on our website.


    Category: E-Numbers
    09-20-11 09:51:27
  • Why is the Breyers Chocolate ice cream not Halal? - Shakeel Salam
  • AOA

    Because it is made with alcohol containing flavor.


    Category: E-Numbers
    09-19-11 20:04:58
  • is pizza nova cheese pizza is halal or not - naushad mansoor
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: Food Products
    09-18-11 22:28:20
  • Hello, Today i went to costco and got this cheese. I am not sure if its halal or not. Here are the pics: http://img813.imageshack.us/img813/4368/img3485i.jpg http://img846.imageshack.us/img846/1761/img3487rh.jpg Thanks - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    I already answer the question that it is not a Halal cheese because I do not see any kosher symbol on it.


    Category: Food Products
    09-18-11 17:32:37
  • Is Sun Tropics mango juice halal? - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    If it is 100% mango juice without any flavor then it is Halal otherwise not because flavor is made with alcohol.


    Category: Food Products
    09-17-11 13:23:09
  • Is soya sauce powder(wheat flour, soybeans, salt) halal? - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    Any soy sauce with ingredients wheat, soy is not Halal because it is made like wine containing 2-3% alcohol. Only Soy sauce with hydrolyzed soy protein is Halal. Thisalready mentioned under "Services"ection and subsection FAQ.


    Category: Ingredients
    09-17-11 13:19:37
  • Is Ensure plus calories balanced nutrition drink recommended by doctors is halal? - Sumera
  • AOA

    Although it is kosher certified but flavors are made with alcohol so we do not consider as Halal.


    Category: General Question
    09-14-11 10:30:44
  • Peace be upon you Quaker: cafe squares, yogourt, fiber & omega 3 from No Frills supermarket, Is It Haram or Halal? i didnt see it on the list Thank you Peace be upon you - Abu-Mikail
  • AOA

    If it doesnot have COR or MK or OUD kosher symbol and containing flavor then it is not Halal.


    Category: Food Products
    09-14-11 09:54:50
  • Asalamualaikum wr wb, Hope you're doing well inshAllah. I had a query regarding icecream products by Baskin Robbins. I did a quick search on the MCG website and it showed green halal sign for most flavors of Baskin Robbin icecreams such as jamoca almond fudge.However, this was last updated in 2009 so not sure how authentic it would be. Even on their website I read that their imported products are halal certified by IFANCA. Just wanted to confirm if this is 100% for imported products to middle eastern countries as well. Do they not use alcohol as a solvent? jazakAllahu khairun Wasalamualaikum Farheen - Farheen
  • AOA

    IFANCA's Criteria for Halal status includes alcohol up to 0.5% and they Halal certify all food products made with alcohol containing flavor. MCG's criteria is zero alcohol for its Halal status. We recommend Baskin Robins ice cream products without any flavor and should made in USA. I have no idea where they made their ice cream products for other countries. We do not use Green Halal sign. We educate if food product in India has green dot and has no flavoring then that are Halal. We have our own two Halal symbol mentioned on this site and on our USA website. Any Baskin Robbin ice cream without falvor remained as is no matter if it is published in 2009.


    Category: Food Products
    09-13-11 11:59:19
  • Nofrills start selling noname halal hot dogs are they really haalal? - asad
  • AOA

    I do not have no information and do not know whose Halal symbol on the package.


    Category: Food Products
    09-09-11 12:22:15
  • Is Glycerine halal? - Raza
  • AOA

    If Glycerin is made from vegetable fat or synthetically then it is Halal but if it is made from pork fat then it is Haram. A kosher symbol such as COR, MK, OU on the food package containing Glycerin it means it is made with vegetable fat.


    Category: Ingredients
    09-09-11 12:01:52
  • foot o long by betty crocker is halal - farzana
  • AOA

    It is called Betty Crocker Fruit By Foot which is Halal if no alcohol is used in flavor.


    Category: Ingredients
    09-08-11 09:18:56
  • "Reid's diary" , Vanilla Ice Cream(100 ml tubs) contains "propylene glycol monostrate", Is it a halal ingredient? Is vanilla used in it, halal or not? - Azrah
  • AOA

    I do not have information Reid's dairy, is it just like Dairy Queen or a retail product. Propylene glycol monostrate is Halal if it is obtained from soy fat. If there is a kosher symbol on it that means it is from soy fat.I got to know the complete ingredients of this ice cream then I can say whether whay kind of vanilla is used.


    Category: Ingredients
    09-07-11 18:02:58
  • Knorr chicken cubes tht have " Halal " written on the pack and are made in Egypt but contain yeast extract,artifitial flavour....are they halal? - Nadia
  • AOA

    Artificial flavor may or may not contain alcohol. The yeast extract if from baker yeast then it is Halal if it is a by-product of beer then it is not Halal. Also I do not know whether they use machine slaughter or not. This product is Mushbooh.


    Category: Food Products
    09-07-11 16:27:04
  • Is Bake King cream of tartar Halal?? - Rahimah
  • AOA

    Cream of Tartar in USA/Canada is made from unfermented grape and it is Halal only in USA/Canada..


    Category: Ingredients
    09-07-11 01:02:39
  • jamba juice halal?
    i was wondering which products from jamba juice are halal? some of the drinks contain ingredients such as: "mango(fruit) juice, fruit juice blends, lemonade, milk, or yogurt"does this make these products doubtful? are their vegan options (without any animal derived products) halal? jazakAllah - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    Jamba juices are not Halal

    All Jamba Juice products are not Halal. Strawberry whirl all fruit smoothies is not Halal because due to presence of Non Halal or Kosher certified apple juice. All other products are made with non Halal or Kosher certified ingredients according to the company


    Category: Archive
    07-03-11 12:30:42
  • black diamond cheestrings or funcheez are halal
    Are black diamond cheestrings or funcheez halal? - Anonymous user
  • AOA No they are not Halal because the cheese is not kosher certified.
    Category: Archive
    06-28-11 11:11:20
  • is chicken breast with ribs halal in the president's choice rolls?
    - Anonymous user
  • AOA No, because the chicken is non zabiha and machine slaughtered.
    Category: Archive
    06-26-11 13:21:18
  • where i can find halal or kosher parmesan cheese in toronto
    - Anonymous user
  • AOA Grande's Grated Parmesan Cheese at Costco in Mississauga, Silani's Grated Parmesan Cheese with K symbol only at Food Basic Superamrket at Mississauga. Type "Kosher Food Stores in Toronto, Canada" on yahoo.com then you will get COR kosher certified Parmesan cheese at many stores in Toronto.
    Category: Archive
    06-25-11 19:29:39
  • is no name rice cereal halal it has kosher U sign
    - Anonymous user
  • AOA I could not find No Name Rice cereal in adult section and also at Baby food. The only supermarkets carry No Name is No Frill, Loblaw and Canadian Superstore. But if you send me the ingredients statement then I will whether it is Halal or not. Are you sure you saw a Kosher U symbol on the package.
    Category: Archive
    06-21-11 13:13:21
  • which loreal products are halal?
    - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    All L O Real shampoo & conditioner, skin care products are not made with pork or beef fat. But you have to look for Cochineal containing products which are Haram because it is made from insect.


    Category: Archive
    06-20-11 18:24:09
  • which kraft food products are halal
    - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    Kraft Cream of wheat is a Halal product.  The following products are Halal. They are already on our website. Please check first the website.

     

    Chunky Peanut Butter

    Extra Crunchy Peanut Butter

    All Natural Peanut Butter

    Smooth Peanut Butter


    Category: Archive
    06-20-11 18:15:29
  • Are NESTLÉ NOIR all kinds halal?
    I'd like to ask about NESTLÉ NOIR is it halal Chocolate or not? - Anonymous user
  • AOA Please look at Halal list of products under Food Products section.
    Category: Archive
    06-18-11 09:15:19
  • is nestle parlour popsicle in food basic halal
    nestle icecream halal or not - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    Please look at Halal list of products under Food Products section.

    Category: Archive
    06-17-11 21:05:26
  • assalam o alaykum, is similac advance with omega 3 halal?if not which formula should i use for my baby?jazakallah khair
    - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    Similac Advance with Omega 3 is not Halal because it is made with Nucleotide which is grown on alcohol.  Please look Halal baby infant formula under Halal list of products of Food Products section.


    Category: Archive
    06-15-11 17:06:29
  • Is Great Value pizza Mozzarella cheese halal?
    Aslamu Alikum is great value pizza mozzarella cheese halal?UPC no is 8113176247 jazak Allah - Anonymous user
  • AOA No, it is not Halal because it is not kosher certified.
    Category: Archive
    06-14-11 01:00:34
  • is no name corn syrap is halal?
    there is COR kosher sign on it but is it halal? - Anonymous user
  • AOA Corn Syrup is a Halal ingredient.
    Category: Archive
    06-07-11 00:58:41
  • coca cola drink is haram?
    - Anonymous user
  • AOA According our lab analysis no alcohol was detected in Coca Cola and Pepsi Cola. So they are Halal.
    Category: Archive
    05-30-11 13:01:19
  • is tim horton's donuts haram?
    they have alcohal in it or not? - Anonymous user
  • AOA Tim Horton Donuts and Bagels are not Halal.
    Category: Archive
    05-30-11 12:52:52
  • macdonald fries are halal?
    - Anonymous user
  • AOA McDonald French Fries in Canada are not made non zabiha beef extract like it does in USA. The only thing questionable is the presence or absence of alcohol in natural flavor. You call MCdOnald in Canada and ask about it because alcohol is a hidden ingredient of flavor. All other ingredients arer Halal.
    Category: Archive
    05-30-11 01:14:07
  • which soaps in canada are halal?
    salam I was lookind for halal soaps in canada could you send a list - Anonymous user
  • AOA They are : Bar Soap Unscented at Whole Food Market only Toms of maine SOFTSOAP Aquarium Hand Soap Olive Oil & Aloe Vera Soap by Néolia
    Category: Archive
    05-21-11 22:18:47
  • which gums in Canada are halal?
    salam I was wondering if you could list all the halal gums in canada. - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    Please check our website www.muslimconsumergroup.com for those Wriegley gums which are not made with animal derived ingredients.


    Category: Archive
    05-21-11 22:14:35
  • is jamieson prenatal multivitamins halal?
    - Anonymous user
  • AOA Sorry, I have no information.
    Category: Archive
    05-17-11 23:18:55
  • is duncan hines moist delux devils food chocolat mixes halal
    - Anonymous user
  • AOA It is Halal if no alcohol is used in flavor for that you have to call the company to findout whether they use alcohol in flavor or not.
    Category: Archive
    05-14-11 23:31:00
  • is kfc is halal

    kfc chicken is halal 

    - Anonymous user
  • AOA It is not Halal because the chicken are not slaughter according to Islamic sharia.
    Category: Archive
    05-14-11 11:53:21
  • Can you introduce some halal ggelatin producers in Canada?
    - Anonymous user
  • AOA They are only in Pakistan and Malaysia.
    Category: Archive
    05-11-11 22:50:30
  • taco bell bean burrito is halal?
    - Anonymous user
  • AOA Sorry, I have no information.
    Category: Archive
    05-05-11 10:01:08
  • is ovaltine from fortino's halal
    - Anonymous user
  • AOA Sorry, I have no information.
    Category: Archive
    05-04-11 10:40:27
  • is centrum multivitamin A-Z halal
    Its a multivitamin which can be obtained from Shoppers Drug mart in Canada. - Anonymous user
  • AOA All Centrum multivitamins are not Halal. Please go to Vitamin Shoppe and buy Solgar multivitamins with kosher symbol or order Halal vitamins from different Muslim owned compnies.
    Category: Archive
    04-30-11 23:25:56
  • PC decadent chocolate chip cookies contain whey, but are certified kosher. Are they halal?
    The website says that the PC decadent chocolate chip cookies are halal if no alcohol is contained. However, since the ingredients Specify whey, is the source of rennet for these cookies known? - Anonymous user
  • AOA Although President Choice Decadent Chocolate Chip cookies are kosher certified but the they contain vanilla extract which have 35% alcohol. So they are not Halal.
    Category: Archive
    04-30-11 10:22:06
  • Balsamic Vinegar
    Why do you list balsamic vinegar as haram. All vinegar comes from alcohol. And according to most hanafi scholars all vinegars are hala including spirit, wine and balsamic. Please elaborate. - Anonymous user
  • Assalam O Alaikum

    Many Hanafi schalors are not aware how a wine vinegar is made. The wine flavor, wine color, volatile compounds of wine and others are not subjected to change during wine vinegar processing. Only alcohol of wine is subject to change to Acetic Acid and water. Every part of wine is Haram including above, not 100% wine converted to wine vinegar so there is left over of wine in wine vinegar. This is explained in detail under " Fiqah & Science" section on our website. There are ahadith about not consuming vinegar made from wine.

    Regarding Balsamic vinegar, it is made from high sugar containing grape that means more alcohol developed during its conversion from sugar and it require aging like wine. Balsamic has a distintive smell like wine. This is the reason MCG do not consider it as Halal vinegar. Spirit vinegar is a Halal vinegar. Best recommended vinegar is the distilled white vinegar which is made by using dilute alcohol so it is free from leftover alcohol.

    Syed Rasheeduddin Ahmed


    Category: Archive
    04-28-11 04:03:39
  • More on Balsamic Vinegar

    Why would balsamic vinegar be sold in Saudi Arabia and other Muslim countries if it is not halal for consumption?

    Many Hanafis state it is halal.

    WHY ALL THE DIFFERENCE IN OPINIONS???

    Can you please read below and clarify. Most sheiks say it is ok. I am hanafi.

    First Post: (http://www.gmwa.org.uk/foodguide2)

    Even if alcohol is in the flavour:

    Alcoholic Flavourings Clarification:

    Alcohols used as a carrier for food colourings and flavourings are permissible as long as they are not sourced from dates or grapes.

    Alcohol in Flavourings



    Most food products nowadays contain some type of flavouring - natural, artificial, or a combination of both.   Many of these flavourings contain alcohol, which is used as a carrier or solvent for the flavouring. 



    The actual amount of alcohol in the finished food product may vary, but it is usually around 1% or less, as the alcohol evaporates during the production process.  Items such as drinks and ice creams can contain a bit more, since no evaporation takes place.  Such a small amount of alcohol is not required to be declared on the ingredients declaration on the packaging of the product.

    The Foodguide follows the opinion of major contemporary Hanafi scholars including the venerable Mufti Yusuf Sacha of the UK (highly acclaimed foods expert) and Mufti Ashraf Usmani of Pakistan.   The fatwa in our times is that synthetic alcohols (and all alcohol not  sourced from dates and grapes) in foods and otherwise is pure (tahir), and permitted to use and consume on the conditions that:

    (a) it is not used as an intoxicant;
    (b) it is not used as intoxicants as used (i.e. for alcoholic consumption, even a little);
    (c) it is not used in an amount that intoxicates;
    (d) it is not used in vain (lahw).
    Courtesy: Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

    This verdict is for alcoholic flavourings, and not where alcohol is added as an ingredient in a product.  In that case, regardless what the souce of the alcohol is, it is not permissible.

    The verdict of many contemporary 'Ulama is based on sources of Hadith which infers that alcohol from dates  and grapes are regarded as Khamr (intoxicants catagorically mentioned in the Qur'aan), and that other alcohols are not impure.

    The Hadith from Sahih Muslim, Abu Dawud, Tirmizi, Nasai, Ibn Majah says that Rasulullah Sallallahu Alaihe Wasallam said:
    Khamr is from these two trees: dates and grapes". (I'laus sunan Vol.18 Pg.26)

    This is the view propounded by the Foodguide service and rest assured that it is of sound Hanafi scholarship.
    Nevertheless, if you are a follower of a Maz-hab (school of thought) apart from the Hanafi School or you prefer to refrain from such products then that is fine too.  We will try to facilitate such persons by indicating which products are affected on this web-site as far as possible.   You should contact the company before consuming as alcohol flavouring is a common process.

    Flavourings from dates and grapes?
    Alhumdulillah, to date from over 15 years of experience in the field, we have yet to come across flavourings sourced from dates and grapes in the UK market.

    We dont issues fatwas at the drop of the hat, but pertinent information is necessary for a decison.  Furthermore, we do not charge the companies or consumers  for this service, it is totally a Lillah service.

    Second Post: (http://www.as-suffa.org/Food/Halal-or-Haram)
    Is Vinegarette halal or haram

    Question:

    The vingarette used in salads, is this haraam? It contains balsamic vinegar which I think is white wine spirit, however these are in small synthetic amounts, so does the same ruling as using an alcohol based cream which is permissable apply?

    Answer:

    Provided it is synthetic or is not made from wheat, barley, dates and grapes and its content level does not lead to drunkeness it is permitted.

    Third Post: (http://www.gmwa.org.uk/foodguide2)

    Ingredients such as white wine vinegar and cider vinegar are permissible.

    Vinegar is produced by two successive microbial processes. The first being an alcoholic fermentation (which is Haraam) and the second an oxidation of alcohol by aceto bacter, when it's molecular structure is changed and it ceases to be an intoxicant. Other varieties of vinegar are produced from beetroot, tarragon and alcoholic spirits. In vinegar the intoxicating factor is destroyed by the microbial process of oxidation hence it becomes permissible. Islam permits any variety of vinegar to be used as a condiment or preservative. (Muslim Food Guide - Page A26/27)

    - Anonymous user
  • Assalam O Alaikum

    http://www.gmwa.org.uk/foodguide website in England is run by non food industry professional with aim to assign Halal status to all those food products made with alcohol containing flavor if the alcohol is not from Grape and Date. You ask any science or chemistry teacher of any school in Canada or any professor of chemistry that the chemical formula, chemical and physical characteristics of alcohol obatined from grape, date, corn, sugar cane or any sugar containing sources is same scientifically. There is no difference in its properties of alcohol obtained from  grape or corn. This concept based on Hajrat Imam e Azam Hajrat Abu Hanifa. But when Muslim starting abusing it his student issued another fatwa. One powerfull Hadith says that any intoxicant is Haram. MCG Hanafi Ulema in USA, other Hanafi ulema at Jamia Nizamia Hyderabad, India do not agree with Food Guide Ulema. There is fatwa on alcohol already published at our website www.muslimconsumergroup.com . Alcohol containing flavors are Halal in Saudi Arabia because US food industry send all alcohol containg flavor food products to Saudi Arabia. So please do not bring Saudi Arabia example. All Halal status of food products at Food Guide is based on letters from food companies in UK and there is not a single food technologist at Food Guide to evaluate the food companies letters for its technical status. Food companies can not provide the Hidden ingredients information to anybody except Halal or kosher certifiers or they claim their products suitable for vegetarian. So lot of their Halal assigned food products if they are not Halal or Kosher certified or suitable for vegetarian may contain Haram hidden ingredients. UK Muslims should ask Food Guide how they will protect them from Haram hidden ingredient. Recently they assign Halal status to some candies then Wrigley bought the comapny changes the vegetable based source to animal based. This is written on their website. They claimed that Wrigley did not inform them. No food company in westren countries will inform any Muslim organization that they changed the source. Food products has to be under Halal or Kosher certification or Suitable For Vegetarian if they meet the Halal requirements for protection of Muslims. What about those candies UK Muslim already consumed. So please do not compare MCG stanadard with Food Guide. Natural or artificial flavors can be made without alcohol, you have to ask flavor companies to make alcohol free flavors, how come I developed four MLO Products Nutritional bars without alcohol in flavor. Becaus I asked them not to use it. How come Saudi Arabia do not require US/Canadian food companies not to use alcohol in flavor? they got buying power.

    Ask Food Guide is every thing in wine changed in wine vinegar, the answer is no because Acetobacter Bacteria only act on alcohol of wine to change it to Acetic Acid and water. It will not act on any component of wine such bas flavoring, color and volatile compounds. Every Component of wine is Haram. So those Haram unchanged component is present in wine vinegar. Beside not 100% Wine is converted to vinegar, there are little wine leftover in wine vinegar. What about those ahadith which say vinegar from wine is Haram. Wine to vinegar is done by only one fermentation which is Acetous fermentation because wine is already made with alcoholic fermentation. They need help from UK Muslim food technologists to help them, only fiqah knowledge alone is not enough to assign Halal status.


    Syed Rasheeduddin Ahmed


    Category: Archive
    04-28-11 03:17:46
  • Tim Horton's Donuts
    Please list down if any of Tim Horton's donuts is halal, there is a general understanding that no animal derived ingredient is used in their donuts. Please confirm. Jazakallaho khair -Kamran - Anonymous user
  • Assalam O Alaikum

    Tim Hortons donuts are made without animal derived ingredients but there is no information on their website regarding use of alcohol as a solvent in flavor of Yeast Raised donuts and cake donust. So you have to call their 800 number 1-888-601-1616. They claimed that the L-Cysteine is from synthetic source which is a Halal source and Mono & Diglycerides from vegetable fat which is also a Halal source. Please check the list of donuts for vegetarian under their FAQ section at www.timhortons.com but there is no information whether their dairy ingredients are kosher certified or not. There is no claim that their donut mixes and donut glaze are kosher certified. They claimed their donut glazes are vegetable based. Bagels and cookies without any flavor such as plain bagel or flavor free oatmeal cookies(usally made with without flavor)are considered Halal only if they are not made with flavor because they are vegan products.

    But main issue with above products whether alcohol was used as a solvent or not. This information can answered only by Tim Hortons and nobody else.



    Syed Rasheeduddin Ahmed


    Category: Archive
    04-28-11 03:16:07
  • Al-Safa products halal?
    Al-Safa Halal chicken nuggets and chicken patties contain L-Cysteine. Are these halal? Do you have more updates on who owns Al-Safa now, is it owned by muslims? - Anonymous user
  • Assalam O Alaikum I have no information on L-Cysteine and Al-Safa is now owned by non Muslim. Syed Rasheeduddin Ahmed
    Category: Archive
    04-28-11 03:15:19
  • Chocolate Liqueur
    Assalam Alaikum, I learned that chocolate liqueur is prepared by adding a small quantity of alcohol. This small quatity can be around 25% of the chocolate liqueur. I think there should be a clear alert for not consuming any products, such as ICE CREAM, that contain chocolate liqueur. I have been recently in Ottawa and asked a Laura Secord operator about their ice cream ingredients. He said that all Laura Secord chocolate products include chocolate liqueur. But he said that the quantity of the liqueur cannot affect even a 2-year old child. Is there any Muslim who consumes ice cream or any product that includes chocolate liqueur substance, on any halal basis? - Anonymous user
  • Assalam O Alaikum Chocolate liquor is a Halal ingredient and has no liquor or alcohol. The person at Laura Secord has provide a uncorrect answer. Chocolate Liquor is a semiplastic or pulp obtained from cocoa nibs which is obtained from cocoa beans. Cocoa beans like other beans a Halal source. Chocolate Liquor can be used as is or converted to cocoa powder and cocoa butter. It is also called Cocoa Liquor. The name liquor is given because of its semi fluidness or pulpiness. It contains 53% cocoa butter(fat). You do not have to worry about chocolate liquor in ice cream but you have to varied about alcohol in ice cream flavor and vanilla extract which contain 35% alcohol in ice cream. Syed Rasheeduddin Ahmed
    Category: Archive
    04-28-11 03:13:54
  • Flat Bread and Sour Dough Yeast
    PC flat bread also has a kosher stamp, but has something called sour dough yeast in it. What is sour dough yeast? Is it halal (no alcohol): Enriched wheat flour, water, extra virgin olive oil, sour dough yeast, salt, cultured wheat flour, sugar, canola and/or soybean oils, monoglycerides, amylase. May contain traces of nuts and sesame. - Anonymous user
  • Assalam O Alaikum I think they mislabelled the ingredient because there is no sour dough yeast. Yeast could be either baker yeast used in bakery products or brewer yeast used in brewing beer or wine yeast used in making wine. There are many way of making sour dough baked products. Some bakery used dough from mixer and kept in refrigerator for one or two days or more to ferment dough more than on a bakery line. They use little portion to add to regular dough to make a sour dough baked product. Some use different methods. The above method do not produce much alcohol during fermentaion. We advice to stay away from sour dogh baked product until you find out how they make sour. It should written " Yeast, sour". Syed Rasheeduddin Ahmed
    Category: Archive
    04-28-11 03:12:52
  • Sour dough Bread
    President's CHoice Flat Bread. It is certified kosher, but can you tell me if the SOUR DOUGH in its recipe is halal? I included the ingredients below (off their website): Enriched wheat flour, water, whole grain whole wheat flour, oat hull fibre, canola oil, cultured wheat flour, sugar, honey, dehydrated sourdough (wheat flour, rye flour, yeast, bacterial culture), salt, yeast, ascorbic acid, amylase. may contain milk, egg, soy, tree nuts and sesame seeds. - Anonymous user
  • Assalam O Alaikum Alcohol is not a criteria for Kosher certification because it is allowed in their religion. You have to investigate how they made sour dough then dehydrated whether it is made by the bakery or bought from a bakery supplier. The most important thing is that this sour dough has to be baked before dehydration and then it could be Halal but I do not thinks so. It depends upon how much alcohol produced during sour, if it is not similar to baking bread then it might have more alcohol in the sour. The best thing is to avoid sour dough bakery product for sake of Taqwa because we are not sure about it and no company will tell how they made it. Syed Rasheeduddin Ahmed
    Category: Archive
    04-28-11 03:08:06
  • Malt, Malted barley, Malted barley extract
    Malt, Malted barley, Malted barley extract? What are these things? Are they halal. I see them in lot of breads and bagels. If there is a kosher stamp can we eat them? Isn't malt used in beer? - Anonymous user
  • Assalam O Alaikum Malted Barley is produced under control sprouting(Germination)of barley grain then drying to obtained higher level of Alpha Amylase and Beta Amylase enzymes used in bread baking or provide highre level of Alpha Amylase enzyme which help in proofing or fermentaion for bread or bagel baking. Malted Barely is a Halal ingredient. Malt is obtained from barley by sprouting under controlled condition and it is source of Alpha Amaylase enzyme which hydrolyze satrach to fermentable sugars such as Dextrin and Maltose. There are three classes of Malt differeing in the amount of Alpha Amylase enzyme. They are Brewer's Malt, Distriller Malt and Gibberellin Malt. They are all Halal because there is no alcohol in them. Even Brewer malt used in beer making as raw material is Halal before alcohol is produced. Malt Extract is a flavor obtained by extracting water soluble enzymes from barely by the use of water and evaporating the water to form concentrate. Malt Extract or Malt Flavoring such as used in Kelloggs cereals is a Halal ingredient because no alcohol is used. It is not called Malted Barley extract but Malt Extract or Malt flavoring. Syed Rasheeduddin Ahmed
    Category: Archive
    04-28-11 03:06:39
  • Chocolate

    Assalam Alaikum,
    The chocolate "liqueur" contains alcohol, unllike chocolate "liquor" which is a pure chocolate.
    Look at the Wiki link:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chocolate_liqueur ,
    and the other Wiki link:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chocolate_liquor . The difference is clear.

    - Anonymous user
  • Assalam O Alaikum Chocolate Liquor is a semiplastic or pulp obtained from cocoa nibs a Halal vegetable source. There is no alcohol or liquor in chocolate liquor. Chocolate is a solid or semiplastic obtained from chocolate liquor which derived from cocoa nibs which are obtained from cocoa beans. Syed Rasheeduddin Ahmed
    Category: Archive
    04-28-11 03:05:20
  • halal chocolate bars
    Assalamu alaikom wa rahmatullah, Are there any halal chocolate bars in Canada? Thank you - Anonymous user
  • Assalam O Alaikum I am sorry for replying late because of technical issue. Only Hershey's Reeses Chocolate Bars is Halal because it does not have flavor in it. For others you have to find out from manufacturer whether they use alcohol in flavor or not. There is list of chocolate bars on our website under Halal if no alcohol is used in flavor. Syed Rasheeduddin Ahmed
    Category: Archive
    04-28-11 03:03:32
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