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Status Product name Brand Name UPC Category Name Comments
Adult And Children Alvert Allergy 01/2010 No animal derived ingredients are used. Reference Number: 10246-00123
Dish Washing Liquid Dawn Dish Washing Liquid No animal derived ingredients are used. No information about alcohol in fragrance.
Dishwashing Liquid Shine Boost Dishwashing Liquid No animal derived ingredients are used (10/05/12).
Chips Ahoy Reeses Cookies Nabisco 044000024567 Cookies Halal if no alcohol is used in flavor.
Non Fat Plain Yogurt Schnucks Yogurt Brand:Schnucks,Store:Schnucks Supermarket,city:Rockford, IL,Illinois
Tofutti Better Than Sour Cream, Guacamole Tofutti 020188060115 Sour Cream It is mashbhoo due to carrageenan and it has avocado flavor which may or may not contain alcohol.
Organic Whole Milk Simple Truth Milk Brand:Simple Truth,Store:Kroger Supermarket,city:Houston, TX,Texas
Velvet Fruit Spread Apricot Hero 80406602102 Fruit Spread No information about use of alcohol during processing of pectin.
Sour Cream & Onion Potato Crisp Pringles 038000845000 Potato Chips From: Kellogg@cybercrsnet on behalf of consumersupport@kelloggcom< consumersupport@kelloggcom>rnSent: Tuesday January 26 2016 4:59 PM To: @hotmailcom Subject: Pringles Consumer Affairs Reference Number 029364028ArnA Muslim consumer has send this email from Kelloggs Thank you for contacting us Your interest in Pringles® Chile Con Queso is greatly appreciated and we are happy to provide more information to you Alcohol may be used in flavors as a processing aid but will not be present in the final food Any residual alcohol will evaporate during our heating or baking steps As each of our suppliers use different and proprietary processing methods we are not able to share details regarding specific flavors we useThanks again Abeer for the time you took to contact us If you have additional comments or a photo to send to us click here Please do not use your “reply” button to respond to this email Sincerely Lisa C Consumer Specialist Consumer Affairs Reference Number: 029364028Arn
Kettle Crisp Original Snack Clancy Snacks Brand:Clancy,Store:Aldi Supermarket,city:Huntley IL,Illinois
Oatmeal Bread Natural Oven Bread Brand:Natural Oven,Store:Schnucks Supermarket,city:Rockford, IL,Illinois
Canola Oil Schnucks Oil Brand:Schnucks,Store:Schnucks Supermarket,city:Rockford, IL,Illinois
Lot Of Lime Juice Heb Lime Juice Brand:Heb,Store:Heb Supermarket,city:Houston, TX,Texas
Home Style Waffles Stop & Shop Waffles Brand:Stop & Shop,Store:Stop & Shop Supermarket,city:Piscataway, NJ,New Jersey
Warming Relief Daytime Severe Cold And Cough Syrup Theraflu Cold & Cough Alcohol present but no animal derived ingredients. Rference number 10775116 dated 12/29/11.
Everything Bagel Chips SIMPLY NAKED™ Bagel Chips Toasted Garlic Bagel Chips Stacys Bagel Chips No certification symbol
Panko Plain Bread Crumbs 4c Bread Crumbs Brand:4c,Store:Stop & Shop Supermarket,city:Piscataway, NJ,New Jersey
Canola Oil Best Yet Oil Brand:Best Yet,Store:Food 4 Less Supermarket,city:Vallejo, CA,California
Face Cream And Extended Moisturizer Nivea Moisturizer Face cream is Mushbooh if they contain following Ingredients: New information is provided by a sister from Nivea company: I have the following information for you sent to me by Nivea in regards to animal derived ingredients. Ingredients used in the NIVEA range are, wherever possible, from non-animal sources such as vegetable based Glycerin. However there are specific materials where an effective alternative is not readily available. Please find these ingredients listed below: 1. Lanolin, Lanolin Oil, Lanolin Alcohol, Glyceryl Lanolate, Cholesterol, Cholesteryl Oleyl Carbonate, Cholesteryl Nonanoate, Cholesteryl Chloride - derived from Woolwax (from sheep wool). 2. Sodium Tallowate - derived from Tallow (from cattle). 3. PEG-8 Beeswax, Cera Alba (Wax), Mel (Honey) - derived from Wax or honey (from bees). 4. Carboxymethyl Chitin, Ostrea/Oyster shell extract (from crustaceans). 5. Hydrolyzed Silk, Silk Powder - derived from Silk (from silk worms). 6. Hydrolyzed Milk Protein, Sine Adipe Lac, Casein, Yoghurt Powder, Sodium C8-16 Isoalkylsuccinyl, Lactoglobulin Sulfonate - derived from Milk (from cattle). 7. Carmine/CI 75470 (colour) - derived from Cochineal (from beetles). 8. Hydrolyzed Keratin - derived from Keratin (from cashmere goat or sheep wool). 9. Hydrolyzed Pearl - derived from Pearl protein (fresh water pearls). We do not use any egg based ingredients in our products. As formulations do change from time to time, we would recommend that you check the ingredients listing on the product that you wish to use for the ingredients listed above, prior to use. - 01-06-14 05:59:59 MCG Response: Ingredients from Bee wax, Sheep Wool, from silk are Halal. But red color from Cochineal or Carmine is Haram because all insects are Haram in Islam except locust. Ingredients from non zabiha beef are not Halal. All dairy based ingredients are only Halal if they are Halal or kosher certified. Please avoid all those Nivea products if they are made from above ingredients. January 2014
Tomato Ketchup Meijer Ketchup Brand:Meijer,Store:Meijer Supermarket,city:Algonquin, IL,Illinois

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Ingredients details of Haram and Halal

Status Ingredient * category *
Cochineal/Carmine color Ingredients from insects
Shallot Grain & Plant based Ingredients
Algin Grain and Plant based Ingredients
Vanilla Beans or Vanilla Beans Speck mentioned in a the ingredients statment Grain and Plant based ingredients
Calcium Propionate Chemical
Carob Grain & Plant 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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