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Three Mucinex Tablets are free from any animal derived ingredients
Posted on: 12-05-13 00:00 AM
All Advil Children Suspensions can be given to Muslim children
Posted on: 11-04-13 00:00 AM
MCG at Long Island New York Masajids
Posted on: 10-26-13 00:00 AM
Advertise with Muslim Consumer Group Website
Posted on: 10-21-13 00:00 AM
Betty Crocker's Walnut Premium Brownie Mix with Hershey's is a Halal Brownie Mix
Posted on: 10-08-13 00:00 AM
Only Pink Color La Yogurt Probiotic Yogurts Flavors do not contain any alcohol according to the company and they are Halal yogurts
Posted on: 08-19-13 00:00 AM
First Halal Certified Potato Chips in USA
Posted on: 06-28-13 00:00 AM
HALAL GLUCOSAMINE SULFATE VEGICAPS FOR DIETARY SUPPORT FOR HEALTHY JOINTS AND MOBILITY
Posted on: 04-20-13 00:00 AM
Sara Lee All Butter Pound Cake is Halal now with Vanillin
Posted on: 03-27-13 00:00 AM
Minute Amount of Alcohol in Vinegars
Posted on: 03-21-13 00:00 AM
Controversy on Alcohol from other than grape, date and barley
Posted on: 11-23-13 00:00 AM
Dilemma For Indian Muslim Consumers
Posted on: 11-17-13 00:00 AM
In some dry food products alcohol is used in natural or artificial flavor before spray drying or processing
Posted on: 11-10-13 00:00 AM
Posted on: 11-09-13 00:00 AM
All adult Advill products are not Halal for Muslims
Posted on: 11-04-13 00:00 AM
Muslims can not consume Sudafed Medicine both for adult and children according to latest information
Posted on: 11-03-13 00:00 AM
Entenmann's flavors are made with alcohol, so Entenmann bakery products made with flavors are not Halal
Posted on: 10-12-13 00:00 AM
Taco Bell's All Food Items are not Halal
Posted on: 10-02-13 00:00 AM
Pinto Beans, Barbacoa, Carnitas are Haram because they are made with pork at Chipotle Restaurants and all cheeses, Vinegar are not Halal
Posted on: 09-18-13 00:00 AM
No reply from Little Caesar Pizza Company regarding the Halal Status of their Pizza Cheese
Posted on: 09-08-13 00:00 AM
MCG BOOK (2013 RELEASE)
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MUSLIMS ARE NOT PAYING ATTENTIONS TO HALAL VITAMINS
Many Muslims are using non Halal vitamins from stores like Wal-Mart, Walgreen, CVS Pharmacy, GNC. This is because of lack of knowledge about the Halal status of those vitamins. MCG get every day a question from Muslims asking about the Halal status of xyz vitamins. MCG is providing help in picking up the Halal vitamins after it researched at Vitamin Shoppe stores which are located in every city of USA. MCG advises Muslims to check the Halal status of vitamins before consuming them.
Many major brand of vitamins are not Halal such as: Centrum, Equate, Citracal, Nature Made, Vitafusion, One A Day, GNC, Flintstone, Nature Beauty, Walgreen, Geritol, Nature Bounty, Garliq, Estroven, Disney Gummies, Fiber Smart, Caltrale, Finest Nature, One Source, Lill Critteers, Culturelle, Philps, Ultimate Florea, Viactive, Elatins, Os-Cal, Spring Valley, Schiff, Stevia, Optimum Nutrition, Mega Red, Ocuvite, Alive, Centrum Kid, Active Kid, Spring Valley, Bayer, CVS Vitamins and Kirkland Signature. They are not Halal because they are not Halal or Kosher certified or do not have a Halal or Kosher symbol on the package.
Even if they do not contain gelatin, they are still not Halal because they add without restriction any Haram hidden ingredient. Halal or Kosher certification protects Muslims from adding Haram Hidden or Processing Aid Ingredients which are not required to be mention under ingredients statement by FDA. MCG has a list of Halal multivitamins, individual vitamins, prenatal vitamins and fish oil or omega 3 on our website under "Vitamins". Please use this list of Halal vitamins. How to search Halal vitamins on our website: Please write vitamins or prenatal vitamins or fish oil (for Omega fish oil) under the search box then click Food Product by Category then click Show Only Halal then click search. You will get a list of 45 Halal vitamins, 3 Halal prenatal vitamins, 6 Halal fish oil (Omega fish oil) and where to buy them.
Why Cheetos and Doritos (except Doritos Toasted Corn Tortilla Chips) are not Halal
There is no kosher symbol on the package of Cheetos and Doritos. This makes them Non Halal because they can add any Haram Hidden or Processing aid ingredients without mentioning under the ingredients statement. Cheese used in Cheetos and Doritos are not Kosher certified and not Halal. Sine these products are not under Halal or Kosher certification then Frito Lay can use non kosher certified flavors or colors. There is no restriction for Frito Lay to make Cheetos or Doritos on their own lines or on co-packers line where pork containing products are made. This exposes a great possibility of cross contamination of pork containing ingredients. All these snacks are very attractive to adults and children but there is a Hadith which says that Allah will not accept your dua for 40 days if a Muslim eats intentionally a bit of Haram food. So MCG recommend Muslims not consume above snacks.
NOT ALL KOSHER CERTIFIED FOOD PRODUCTS ARE HALAL, ONLY THOSE MEET HALAL REQUIREMENTS ARE HALAL
The Kosher Certified food products are not considered Halal if they contain one of the following ingredient (based on MCG Halal Standard): (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 (18) if Carrageenan is made with ethyl alcohol, (19) Natural Vanilla or Natural Vanilla Flavor(because Alcohol is used in its extraction).
HOW TO PHRASE YOUR QUESTION ABOUT ALCOHOL IN FLAVOR OF A FOOD PRODUCT
The question about alcohol in flavor is a tricky one because it is a hidden ingredient of the flavor. If you ask alcohol question to non technical consumer department person of a food company, first they look at the ingredients list of the food product and will find no alcohol is mentioned. Then they will say we do not use alcohol in our products because they do not know the alcohol is a hidden ingredient of the flavor. We request Muslim consumers to use the following phrase when asking or writing the question to consumer department of any food company regarding the presence or absence of alcohol in the flavor of a food product.
" is alcohol used as a solvent in flavor; alcohol is a hidden ingredient or processing aid ingredient of a 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 because they have access to the specification of flavors. In the specification of flavor, your flavor supplier has written the name of solvent or carrier used in that particular flavor. So please request your QA or Technical service department to find out whether alcohol was used or not in the flavor as a solvent. The consumer department can not answer this question because they do not have access to specification of ingredients".
How to ask question about presence or absence of alcohol in natural or artificial flavor before spray drying the food products:
" Do you use alcohol in natural or artificial flavor in dried food products such as non dairy coffee creamer or dry ingredients mixes or dry seasoning mixes or cake mixes before spry drying or processing those products. We know in most spray dried food product even if alcohol was used before spray drying then alcohol will evaporate or dried out after spray drying or processing."
MUSLIM CONSUMER GROUP FOR FOOD PRODUCTS USA AND CANADA
Muslim Consumer Group for Food Products is a non-profit, non-political and Islamic scientific organization, incorporated in 1993 as a Halal foods educational and Halal certification organization for Muslims consumers and food industry. Muslim consumers worldwide in over 161 countries logged in to our website for information on Halal food products and food ingredients. Muslim Consumer Group provides services that benefits Muslims.
"IN THE NAME OF ALLAH, THE MOST GRACIOUS, THE MOST MERCIFUL
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