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Status Product name Brand Name UPC Category Name Comments
Gourmet Italian Croutons Cardini 07147501054 Crouton No Halal or Kosher symbol on the package.
Tartar Sauce Hoffman House 041820016628 Tartar Sauce No Halal or Kosher symbol on the package.
White Bread Western Hearth Bread Brand:Western Hearth,Store:Food Co Supermarket,city:Redwood City, CA,California
Kettle Classic Sweet Potato Chips Utz Potato Chips Brand:Utz,Store:Waldbaums Supermarket,city:Queens, NY,New York
Premium Roast Coffee Mccafe Coffee Brand:Mccafe,Store:Costco Supermarket,city:Lake In The Hills, IL,Illinois
Honey Maid Grahams Chocolate Nabisco 044000045579 Graham Crackers No Halal or Kosher Symbol on the package.
Secret Outlast Xtend Unscented Antiperspirant Secret 037000808060 Antiperspirant & Deodorant Company can not guaranteed that it is free of animal derived ingredientsrnrnReference Number: 02555437
Carolina BBQ Potato Chips Utz Potato Chips Brand:UtzStore:Waldbaums Supermarketcity:Queens NYNew York
Sandies Pecan Shortbread Cookies Keebler 030100100263 Cookies
Toasted Rice & Wheat Flakes Cereal With Strawberry Eating Right Cereal Brand:Eating Right,Store:Safeway Supermarket/von Supermarket,city:CALIFORNIA,California
Fish Oil 1200 Mg 180 Enteric Coated Softgels Kirkland 096619240692 Vitamins HARAMrnrnMade with pork gelatin Information is provided by a Muslim consumer:rnrnFish Oil 1200 mg 180 Enteric Coated Softgels
White Enriched Bread Old Home Bread Brand:Old Home,Store:Food 4 Less Supermarket,city:Vallejo, CA,California
Wavy Potato Chips Essential Everyday Potato Chips Brand:Essential Everyday,Store:Cubs Foods Supermarkets,city:ILLINOIS & MINNESOTA,Illinois & Minnesota
100% Whole Wheat Bread Natural Harvest Bread Brand:Natural Harvest,Store:Cubs Foods Supermarkets,city:ILLINOIS & MINNESOTA,Illinois & Minnesota
Sweet & Salty Kettle Cooked Popcorn 365 Popcorn Brand:365,Store:Whole Food Market,city:Schaumburg, IL,Illinois
Lava Bar Soap Lava Bar Soap No animal derived ingredients are used.
Prohealth For Life Care Prohealth Prohealth Clinical Prohealth Gum Protection Crest Toothpaste Mushbooh Due to presence of Carrageenan July 2014
Mayo Fat Free Kraft 021000026302 Mayonnaise
Dial Bar Soap Dial Bar Soap Pork is used. No guarntee it is pork free. Refernce Number 10559835 dated Feb 2013.
Organic Black Pepper & Salt Potato Chips 365 Poato Chips Brand:365Store:Whole Food Marketcity:Schaumburg ILIllinois

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Ingredients details of Haram and Halal

Status Ingredient * category *
Vitamin B1: As Thiamine Ingredients from plant or animal sources
Onion Grain & Plant based Ingredients
Calcium Stearoyl Lactylate Ingredients made from plant or animal fat
Disodium Inosinate Grain and plant based ingredient.
Pork Haram Ingredients from Pig
Monocalcium Phosphate Mineral, Chemical, Synthetic based Ingredients

Non Food Products

Product Name* Brand category Description
Vaporizer Vapor Rub Vaporizer No animal derived ingredients are used Refernce Number: 03347348 (01/2010)
Throat spray and other products Cepacol Throat Medicine No animal derived ingredients are used Refernce Number: 384290 (01/2010)
Soar Throat Lozenges Sucrets Soar Throat No animal derived ingredients and no alcohol are used A sister has this email: Thank you for your inquiry None of the Sucrets contain any alcohol or animal byproducts Best Regards Insight Pharmaceuticals Consumer Affairs Department 18003447239 consumeraffairs@insightpharmacom March 2014
Sudafed 12 Hours Sudafed 24 Hours Sudafed Sinus Pressure Congestion Not Halal because Magnesium Stearate is made with either pork or beef fat Company did not clarify the animal fat November 2013
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News / Alert

Beware of "Dart" foam paper products is haram

Dart Foam Products still use animal fat (Pork or Beef) based Zinc Stearate on molds to make the various foam products

Reference : Dart representative (Janene.Cooke@dart.biz)

International Paper Vending Hot Paper Cups are Halal

A Muslim consumer has sent this information: My Question is on the Vending Hot paper cup by International Paper Foodservice Business, whether that is Halal. I checked with the customer care representative over the phone on the inner coating of the cup. the representative told me that they use Polyethylene coating. No animal fats or alcohol is used in the process.

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Halal

In Islam, Halal is an Arabic term meaning “lawful or permissible” and not only encompasses food and drink, but all matters of daily life.

It is well known in the meat trade that Muslims consume halal meat. However, at times questions are asked, what is halal? In Arabic it simply means permissible or allowed. Opposite to it is haram, which means forbidden or not allowed. Arabic is the language of the Qur`an, a scripture revealed to the Holy Prophet of Islam by the Almighty Allah to be followed in its entirety by the Muslims. Now to make meat halal or permissible, an animal or poultry has to be slaughtered in a ritual way known as Zibah or Zabihah. To make it readily comprehended halal is somewhat like Jewish kosher and, Zibah is with some exception similar to Shechita. The Qur`an gives following underlined injunctions in chapter al-Maida 5:3 that

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WHILE MANY THINGS ARE CLEARLY HALAL OR CLEARLY HARAAM, THERE ARE SOME THINGS WHICH ARE NOT CLEAR. THESE ITEMS ARE CONSIDERED QUESTIONABLE AND MORE INFORMATION IS NEEDED TO CATEGORIZE THEM AS HALAL OR HARAAM.SUCH ITEMS ARE OFTEN REFERRED TO AS MUSHBOOH, WHICH MEANS DOUBTFUL OR QUESTIONABLE...

Haram

The opposite of Halal is Haram, which means “unlawful, not permissible or prohibited.” The following categories are Haram:

  • Alcohol – intoxicants and narcotic drugs
  • Blood and blood by-products - blood is the circulatory cleansing fluid of the body and is not to be consumed
  • Carnivorous animals, birds of prey, scavengers, and animals improperly slaughtered, sick or dying before slaughter
  • Idolatry - any animals or poultry sacrificed for voodoo, witchcraft or practice that denies the existence of the Creator are not to be consumed. Swine and all pork by-products and/or their derivatives.
  • Foods contaminated with any of the above products or with "impurities” (in Arabic, "najis") from processing, such as manure, urine, rodent droppings, infectious fluids, or pus are considered Haram.

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Views of our Religious advisors

Our religious advisors Mufti Mohammed Hafeezur Rahman Khan and Mufti Syed Ahmedul Quadri have mentioned the following ahadith for supporting their views:

  • Our Fuqaha (religious advisers) said that the Arabic word khamer as mentioned in Quran means specifically to intoxicant made from grapes because it is the common practice in those days to make intoxicant from grapes but they said it does not mean that the alcohol from other sources is not Haram, As reported in Bukhari that in those days, the intoxicant is made from grapes, dates, wheat, barley and honey.
  • According to Sahee Muslim, Sahee Tarmizi and Sahee Bukhari 492 Narrated by Aisha R.A, Allah's Messenger Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallum said all drinks that intoxicate are unlawful to drink (Kullu Sharabin Askara Fahuwa Haramun).
  • According to Sahee Bukhari, Sahee Muslim, Sahee Tarmizi, Abudawood, Nisai and Ibn Maja Narrated by Ibn Omar RA, Allahs Messenger Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallum said every intoxicant is khamer and every intoxicant is Haram (Kullu muskirun khumrun wa Kullu Muskirun Haramun).

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BREWER'S YEAST EXTRACTOR AUTOLYZED YEAST

Brewer's yeast is obtained from the unicellular fungus. There is two kind of yeast extract or autolyzed yeast, one is made from baker's yeast which is a Halal ingredient used in soups, frozen fish products to provide meaty flavor. The other kind is made from brewer yeast obtained from beer making. Brewer yeast is used to ferment sugar during beer making. Brewer's yeast is only used in cheese crackers and cheeses to provide harsh and bitter flavor. It is also grown on food crops to make nutritional supplements. This type of brewer yeast which is grown the crops is considered as Halal.

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GELATIN: Gelatin is not the case of Tabdeele Mahiya.

There is lot of literature available about how gelatin is made, which can be found on the internet. But we have to understand the basic biochemistry of gelatin raw material and gelatin itself. The basic components of collagen (raw material for gelatin) and gelatin itself are the protein and amino acids. If the components of the raw material and finished product is the same, that means the chemical reaction and processing does not cause any changes to the original component. Then it does not become the case for Tabdeele Mahiya.

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BAR SOAP:THERE IS NO PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL CHANGES (TABDEELE MAHIYA) DURING THE PROCESSING OF PORK GELATIN AND BAR SOAPS MADE FROM PIG FAT

There is lot of discussion among Muslims living in western countries about physical and chemical changes of Haram raw materials during the manufacturing of food products, such as Type A gelatin from pig source, or emulsifiers such as Mono & Diglycerides from pork fat and personal care items such as bar soaps made from pork fat or glycerin. Several Muslims are quoting Fatwas (Fatwa is a legal statement in Islam, issued by a Mufti or a religious lawyer, on a specific issue) which were issued 50-60 years back, to justify to consume or use them due to physical and chemical changes occur during their processing.

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WINE VINEGAR: THE CHEMISTRY OF WINE VINEGAR AND ITS RELATION WITH FIQAH

There is lot of discussion among Muslims living in western countries about physical and chemical changes of Haram raw materials during the manufacturing of food products, such as Type A gelatin from pig source, or emulsifiers such as Mono & Diglycerides from pork fat and personal care items such as bar soaps made from pork fat or glycerin. Several Muslims are quoting Fatwas (Fatwa is a legal statement in Islam, issued by a Mufti or a religious lawyer, on a specific issue) which were issued 50-60 years back, to justify to consume or use them due to physical and chemical changes occur during their processing.

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