Monday, July 30, 2012

Jannah Gardens Restaurant HMA Approved

Jannah gardens RESTAURANT (HALAL)

 Please visit this fine establishment and enjoy delicious halal food with family & friends. Monitored & Certified Products
  • All dishes and menu items prepared with fresh chicken or meat. 
Address: 2201 Ellesmere Rd,
Scarborough, ON, M1G 3M6
Contact Information 674-348-3222


Source

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Mars Red Dot in Square

Mars Red Dot in Square = Pork / Gelatin?
Red Dot inside A Red Square Symbol Which Shown On Chocolates


Shown On Chocolate Bars Like :
Bounty Chocolate Bar
Mars/ Snickers ...
It's Shown Specifically At The Back Beside The Weight Numbers.
What does it really mean?
Instead of using our overactive imaginations let us leave it to the manufacturer to do the answering:


Statement on “red dot” label on Mars chocolate products in Egypt:

Mars products always comply to the legal and cultural norms of all the markets it does business in. Mars products, including Snickers, Bounty and Mars bars do not contain pork nor pork derivatives. Mars products are exported to a number of markets, of which India is one; the red dot that may appear on some of our packaging is a legal requirement for the Indian Market. It indicates that the product may contain egg, which is not suitable for some vegetarians in India. Still, to further clarify the matter, we are currently completing the process of separating the packaging for the two markets which will minimize future misunderstanding.
Source Mars.com
(http://www.mars.com/global/press-center/media-library-search.aspx?SiteId=148&Id=3258)

So what do we learn? We need to research before pressing the send button on these chain letter / forwards.
 
PDF (Copied to Google Docs Mars Statement on "red dot" label)
PDF (original on mars website *download only MARS PDF)


Tuesday, February 14, 2012

CHICK FELAYS LA-ROSH (Brampton) HMA


HMA Certified Restaurant Announcement

Respected Brothers and Sisters Asalamo'alikum,Alhamdo'lillah the following restaurant is now HMA certified.  Please visit this fine establishment and enjoy delicious halal food with family & friends.  


CHICK-FELAYS LA-ROSH (Brampton)

Monitored & Certified ProductsAll dishes and menu items prepared with fresh chicken or meat.

Address: 
2565 Steeles Ave. East, Brampton, ON., L6T-4L6

Contact Informatio
  



________________________________________________________________________
 
Halal Monitoring Authority Canada
Jami'yyatul Ulama Canada, Canadian Council of Muslim Theologians (CCMT)

1562 Danforth Avenue, P.O. Box 72031,
Toronto Ontario,
M4J 1P0, Canada
 

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Halal infant iron drops

Looking for Halal infant iron drops / syrup.There seems to be only two choices for canadian manufactured iron supplement in liquid form.

Trying to avoid Enfamil Fer In sol drops since it has alcohol in it:

FER IN SOL INGREDIENTS
Enfamil Fer in sol - Oral Drops
Each 1.0 mL of liquid contains ferrous sulfate 75 mg (equivalent to 15 mg elemental iron). Nonmedicinal ingredients: artificial flavouring, citric acid anhydrous, ethyl alcohol, purified water, sodium bisulfite, sorbitol solution, and sugar. Alcohol: 0.16%.

Enfamil Fer in sol - Syrup
Each 5 mL of syrup contains ferrous sulfate 150 mg (equivalent to 30 mg elemental iron). Each teaspoonful contains 5 mL. Nonmedicinal ingredients: artificial flavouring, citric acid anhydrous, purified water, sodium bisulfite, sodium chloride, sorbitol solution, sugar, and sulfuric acid. This medication does not contain alcohol. (great!)* Seems ok. anyone have any info to add regarding Enfamil Fer in Sol syrup is welcome...

PELAFAR INGREDIENTS
Capsules
Each scarlet capsule, printed "PALAFER" in white ink on the body and cap, contains ferrous fumarate M.D.I. (micro dispersible form) 300 mg representing 100 mg of elemental iron. Nonmedicinal ingredients: D&C Yellow No. 10, FD&C Red No. 2, FD&C Red No. 3, FD&C Yellow No. 6, gelatin, lactose, povidone, sucrose, talc, titanium dioxide, silicon dioxide, and sodium lauryl sulphate(Dangerous).

Suspension
Each 5 mL of brown-coloured suspension contains ferrous fumarate 300 mg equivalent to 100 mg elemental iron. Nonmedicinal ingredients: artificial cherry flavour, caramel, carrageenan, glycerin, methylparaben, propylparaben, sorbitol solution, sucrose, and water.

FERODAN INGREDIENTS
Infant Drops
Each mL of light amber to green/gold solution with an aromatic fruity flavour contains ferrous sulfate 75 mg (equivalent to elemental iron 15 mg). Nonmedicinal ingredients: citric acid, flavours (lemon, pineapple, and strawberry), glycerin, purified water, sodium bisulfite, sorbitol, and sucrose. This medication does not contain gluten, lactose, or tartrazine.

Syrup
Each 5 mL of light amber solution with an aromatic fruity flavour contains ferrous sulfate 150 mg (equivalent to elemental iron 30 mg). Nonmedicinal ingredients:citric acid, flavours (lemon, pineapple, and strawberry), glycerin, purified water, sodium bisulfite, sorbitol, and sucrose. This medication does not contain gluten, lactose, or tartrazine.

Tablet (nothing fishy but not practical for kids)
Each red, round, odorless tablet contains 300 mg of ferrous sulfate (60 mg of elemental iron). Nonmedicinal ingredients: carnauba wax, crospovidone, FD&C Blue No. 2, FD&C Red No. 40, FD&C Yellow No. 6, hypromellose, magnesium stearate, microcrystalline cellulose, PEG 400 polyvinylpyrrolidone, povidone, titanium dioxide, and triacetin.

Going to contact ODAN LAB which manufacture FERODAN
Problem with Ferodan is they contain Glycerin. GREAT!!

And as always if anyone has any positive / constructive contribution to make or any suggestions regarding an alternative then go ahead and comment. Any stupid / sarcastic / negative comments will be deleted or ridiculed (LOL)..

Also a bit on info / data on iron:

Allah hafiz

Thursday, December 8, 2011

HMA Certified Products ( Halal Choice )


بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

HMA Certified Products Announcement

Respected Brothers and Sisters Asalamo'alikum,

The halal monitoring authority is proud to certify Halal Choice products, for the halal consumer who has  a craving for delicacies.  

Halal Choice
Now available at your nearest Halal store.

http://www.halalchoice.ca

For all general or sales enquiries, please contact:
Syed H. Akhter
Business Manager
Email: akhter.s@halalchoice.ca
Cell: 647-895-9524
Tel: 289-521-0392 Extn 24
Fax: 1-877-848-0507





________________________________________________________________________
 
Halal Monitoring Authority Canada
Jami'yyatul Ulama Canada, Canadian Council of Muslim Theologians (CCMT)
 
1562 Danforth Avenue, P.O. Box 72031,
Toronto Ontario,
M4J 1P0, Canada
 

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

HMA Toronto Halal Restaurants Announcements


بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

HMA Certified Restaurants Announcement

Respected Brothers and Sisters Asalamo'alikum,
Alhamdo'lillah the following two restaurants are HMA certified.  Please visit these fine establishments and enjoy delicious halal food with family & friends.  


Grillin Hut (Mississauga)

Monitored & Certified Products
All dishes and menu items prepared with fresh chicken or meat.

Address:Grillin Hut,1935 Drew Rd. Unit 15,Mississauga ON, Phone Number:905-405-8383
E-mail:   info@grillinhut.ca      www.grillinhut.ca

The Kebob (Mississauga Location)

Monitored & Certified Products
All dishes and menu items prepared  with fresh chicken, beef, veal, lamb and goat

Address: 3417 Derry Road East, Mississauga, ON, L4T 1A8
Tel: 905 678 2324     Fax: 905 678 2647

This location only

________________________________________________________________________
 
Halal Monitoring Authority Canada
Jami'yyatul Ulama Canada, Canadian Council of Muslim Theologians (CCMT)
 
1562 Danforth Avenue, P.O. Box 72031,
Toronto Ontario,
M4J 1P0, Canada
 



Thursday, November 3, 2011

Toronto Popeyes not HALAL

A group of Muslim restaurant franchisees is fighting fast-food chain Popeyes Louisiana Chicken in court over the right to sell hand-slaughtered Halal meat for religious reasons.

The battle in Ontario Superior Court comes after the Atlanta-based franchise moved to replace the chicken supply with machine-killed birds in 14 Toronto restaurants. The company says it’s still Halal-certified; the franchisees claim the machine method is against the beliefs of a majority of Muslims.
“If I begin selling machine-slaughtered chicken, I will immediately lose an enormous segment of my customers,” reads the sworn affidavit from Abdul Haffejee, who owns eight Popeyes in the GTA.
Haffejee, who donates Popeyes chicken to mosques and sponsored Muslim Day at Canada’s Wonderland, said between 50 and 80 per cent of his customers are Muslim.

“All of the members of the Muslim community that I have worked so hard to attract will be gone instantly. They cannot be replaced,” he said in his affidavit, claiming tens, if not hundreds, of thousands of dollars at stake.

Full article (Toronto Star)

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Walker's Snacks 2011 *Removed


Last Updated: 03/08/2011
02/08/2011

In response to your E-mails, Walker's has emailed through a vegetarian and alcohol freelist . Interestingly enough, it was due to the confusion that these lists caused, that Walker's liaised with us as far back as 2005 to produce a list of products which were suitable for Muslims, according to Islamic Fiqh principles. In the past, this has been a simple enough task for Walker's to complete, and you the Muslim Consumer benefitted. This is no longer happening.

Suffice to say, these lists are not sufficient enough for us to make a decision. As we have said, we do not charge one penny for this service, and so apart from serving the Muslim Community, we really don't stand to benefit financially whatsoever. 

We would urge you to contact Walker's again, and request them to provide us the information, in the format we require, and provided to us in the past. We would then be able to serve the Muslim Consumer, and Walker's can demonstrate thet they really do care for the Muslim consumer.    

July 2011 
Walker's (Quakers) has informed us that they will be unable to provide an update to the Foodguide.  Based on this information, henceforth we will be unable to field any queries regarding Walker's and Quavers products.

We do not charge Walker's (or any other company for that matter) even 1 penny for investigating, checking, and featuring their products.  We feel that this is a service in which both companies, and Muslim Consumers mutually benefit.  However, responsibilty lies on the part of the company to provide accurate and timely product updates, otherwise the objective is defeated.  We feel Walker's has failed dismally in this regard.  On the other hand, we have observed KP Snacks which has more products (so more time in completing information for Foodguide Services) have not only been timely, but keen to serve Muslim Consumer's needs.

GMWA Foodguide is an 'Ulamaa co-ordinated, non profit organisation that serves UK Muslims.  Our decisions are based on Islamic Jurisprudential rulings, which we apply to the detailed information provided to us.  As we have mentioned earlier on, no fees are taken for these services from  participating companies. 

Walker's have a list of "certified Halal" Walker's products.  We, however don't rely on other organization's certification, but decide on suitability of products according to Shari'ee criteria. For a start, they are not qualified to make the decsion as to what is Halaal or not.
We recommend the following KP Snack company as they have provided the latest updates:
2011-07-30 : KP Snacks 2011

http://www.gmwa.org.uk/foodguide2/index.php?page=viewquestion&id=188

If you feel stongly, you may contact Walker's Direct to liaise with us to provide a list for yourselves:

Walkers: Freephone 0800 274 777 or www.walkers-crisps.co.ukQuaker: Freephone 0800 032 4490 or www.quaker.co.uk
Snack A Jacks: Freephone 0800 783 2577  www.snackajacks.co.uk

EMAIL- consumer@walkers.co.uk

Walker's Snacks 2011 *Removed VIA (GMWA Foodguide)

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Aborted Babies in Food !!

Biotech company using cell lines from aborted babies in food enhancement testing

Updated: 03/29/11 at 4:16 pm.

LARGO, Florida, March 29, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Pepsico, Kraft Foods, and Nestlé are among the corporations partnered with a biotech company found using aborted fetal cell lines to test food flavor enhancers, according to a pro-life watchdog group. 

The internationally recognized biotech company, Senomyx, boasts innovation and success in “flavour programs” designed to reduce MSG, sugar and salt in food and beverage products.  Senomyx notes their collaborators provide them research and development funding plus royalties on sales of products using their flavor ingredients.

Pro-life watchdog group, Children of God for Life (CGL), has called upon the public to target the major corporations in a boycott, unless the company ceases to use aborted fetal cell lines in their product testing.

“Using isolated human taste receptors,” the Senomyx website claims, “we created proprietary taste receptor-based assay systems that provide a biochemical or electronic readout when a flavor ingredient interacts with the receptor.”

“What they do not tell the public is that they are using HEK 293 – human embryonic kidney cells taken from an electively aborted baby to produce those receptors,” stated Debi Vinnedge, Executive Director for CGL, the watch dog group that has been monitoring the use of aborted fetal material in medical products and cosmetics for years.

Read full article VIA (Lifesitenews.com)

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Orange juice only? think again!

 This piece is taken from "The 6 Most Horrifying Lies The Food Industry is Feeding You"

#5. Zombie Orange Juice








Quick, name the most healthy drink your nearest store has to offer. You said orange juice, didn't you? It's what everybody makes you drink when you get sick. Hell, that s@$t must be like medicine or something. And the labels are always about health benefits -- the cartons scream "100 percent natural!", "Not from concentrate!" and "No added sugar!"

"Less than four thumbs per gallon!"




















And why not believe them? When it comes to making the stuff, orange juice isn't sausage. You take oranges, you squeeze oranges, you put the result in a carton, with or without pulp. End of story, beginning of deliciousness.

But what if we told you that "freshly squeezed" juice of yours can very well be a year old, and has been subjected to stuff that would make the Re-Animator puke?

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Menveo Hajj Vaccine HALAL HARAM?

 Novartis Menveo Meningitis Vaccine is it Halal or Haram?

This is an email reply from Novartis regarding their Meningitis Vaccine that is used for the Hajj pilgrimage attendees. There are some more questions that need to be asked before a conclusion could be reached but that will take some time therefore all readers interested in more information are requested to contact Novartis at this email address medinfo.canada@novartis.com (and kindly update us of any new findings)

Novartis Pharmaceuticals Canada INC
385 Bouchard Blvd
Dorval QC
H9S 1A9
TEL 1-800-363-8883
FAX 1-866-633-7054
www.ask.novartispharma.ca

MR  XYZ

SEPTEMBER, X , 2011

MENVEO TM (Meningocccal (Groups A, C, W-135 and Y) Oligosaccharide CRM197 Conjugate Vaccine)
Question :
    Are there any animal ingridients??

Dear MR XYZ

With reference to your request, you will find enclosed information on the above mentioned subject.

Animal derivates, including bovine (cattle) derivates are involved in the manufacture of  Menveo. However, Menveo does not contain pork and is certified as HALAL.

Thank you for your interest in MENVEO. We trust that the above mentioned information will be of assisstance to you.  Should further information be required, please contact us at 1-800-363-8883 or by email at medinfo.canada@novartis.com.

Kind regards,

Signed
Jacques Lemay, Ph.D., M.B.A.
Manager, Scientific Communications.

Menveo is a trademark.
Data on fiel. Novartis Pharmaceuticals Canada INC. 2010

Source file PDF

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Hajj vaccine Halal or Haram??

Canadian vaccine is made by:

Sanofi pasteur


PHARMACEUTICAL INFORMATION

Each dose (0.5 mL) contains: 

Neisseria meningitidis group-specific 
polysaccharide antigens (A, C, Y and W-135)             50 μg 
thimerosal* (mercury derivative)                                 1:10,000
sodium chloride                                                            4.25 - 4.75 mg
lactose19                                                                       2.5 - 5.0 mg
water for injection                                                         q.s.
*for multidose presentation only

LINK FOR PRODUCT LABEL:  LABEL
Other Manufacturer: Novartis Vaccines

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

How can turmeric be HARAM??

Taken from Sunniforum.com

Although Turmeric is Halal as is but in reality it is not sold as 100% turmeric in food industry in USA(same thing in Europe), Polysorbate 60 or 80 a fat based emulsifiers is added if it is from pork fat then Halal original ground turmeric became Haram. This fat based emulsifier Polysorbate 60 or 80 is called processing aid ingredient or hidden ingredient to turmeric and will not declare on ingredients statement.
SOURCE

Friday, October 29, 2010

enfamil halal baby vitamins??

just received an email from enfamil regarding their line of vitamins...

Dear Mr.abcabc,

Further to your request, following is information in regards to animal source and glycerine in our Enfamil vitamins.

The vitamin D is synthesized from cholesterol derived from lanolin from sheep's wool. The glycerin is a sweetener (a colourless syrup liquid) that is synthetically produced. There is no protein in this ingredient.

The Kosher status for our Enfamil vitamins is indicated on our website, please visit the link below.

http://www.enfamil.ca/en/products/faq/49-Are-Enfamil-vitamins-kosher.html

Should you have any questions or comments about any of our products, please feel free to call our Caring Experts at 1 800 361-6323 or visit our website at enfamil.ca.

Sincerely,

Veronique Biron
Customer Resource Centre Representative
Customer Resource Centre

Friday, October 15, 2010

KP Snacks United kingdom Halal / Haram (2010 - 2011)

KP Snacks is a British producer of branded and own-label maize and potato based snacks, "Choc Dips" and nuts. The KP originally stood for Kenyon Produce. The company is based in Rotherham, South Yorkshire, England.

For more details about the company read this wikipedia Article about it..
Click here

Check out their official company website :
Kp Snacks United Kingdom Official website

Please see the fatwas on calf rennet and alcoholic flavourings at the bottom.
The following are permissble:
  • Salt & Vinegar Flavour Mini Cheddars Crinklys

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Goody Good Candy Halal/ vegan friendly in UK

As Reported by FoodNews

A NEW range of gummy sweets, made using only natural ingredients and plant derived bio-gum (alleviating the need for meat based gelatine), has launched in the UK.
The new range called The Goody Good Stuff is being positioned as mainstream but benefits from being certified vegetarian, vegan, kosher and halal as well as being nut, dairy, gluten and fat free.
Goody Good stuff company caries a variety of sweets such as:

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

CADBURY's FULL LIST (UK and IRELAND - 2010-201)

**This list is for United Kingdom and Ireland Customers only.. Others please check and confirm...

CADBURY's FULL LIST UK and IRELAND - 2010-2011

BUBBALOO BLUEBERRY
BUBBALOO GREEN APPLE
BUBBILICIOUS ALL VARIETIES - ADAMS
ASSORTED TOFFEES - BASSETTS
BUTTERMINTS
CHERRY DROPS - BASSETTS
EVERTON MINTS - BASSETTS
FRUIT BONBONS - BASSETTS
MINT CREAMS - BASSETTS
MINT FAVOURITES (Murray mints, Murray buttermints, Everton, Mint toffees) - BASSETTS
MURRAY MINTS - BASSETTS
PEAR DROPS - BASSETTS
SHERBET LEMONS - BASSETTS
TOFFEE AND FUDGE FAVOURITES - BASSETTS
TOFFEE BONBONS - BASSETTS
BOOST GLUCOSE - CADBURY
BOURNVILLE - CADBURY
BOURNVILLE 1848 - CADBURY
BRUNCH BAR CRANBERRY AND ORANGE - CADBURY
BRUNCH BAR HAZELNUT - CADBURY
BRUNCH BAR RAISIN - CADBURY
BUTTONS - CADBURY
CHOCOLATE ECLAIRS - CADBURY
CHOMP - CADBURY
COCOA - CADBURY
CREAMY WHITE BUTTONS - CADBURY
CREME EGG - CADBURY
CRUNCHIE - CADBURY
CURLY WURLY - CADBURY
DAIRY MILK - CADBURY
DAIRY MILK ADVENT CALENDAR - CADBURY
DAIRY MILK BUBBLY - CADBURY
DAIRY MILK CARAMEL EGG - CADBURY
DAIRY MILK CARAMEL FREDDO - CADBURY
DAIRY MILK CARAMEL TREE DECORATIONS - CADBURY
DAIRY MILK COINS - CADBURY
DAIRY MILK FREDDO - CADBURY
DAIRY MILK FRUIT AND NUT - CADBURY
DAIRY MILK MINIATURES (BAGS) - CADBURY
DAIRY MILK MINIATURES (SLOT MACHINE) - CADBURY
DAIRY MILK SMALL - CADBURY

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Johnson Baby Products No pork...

Topic: Product
 Product Type: Baby Cereal
 Product Name: Rice Cereal
 UPC Code: 6500012516
 Date: Tue, 5 Oct 2010 06:01:48 -0700
 From: nutrition@ca.nestle.com

 Subject: RE: Contact Form Product - English (#2873-194136295-4810)

 Dear

 Thank you for taking the time to share your comments with us.

 We work hard to ensure each and every one of our products is perfect in every way?your feedback helps us do just that. We would like to inform you that the only animal ingredient in the "add water" cereals is the milk. Skim milk powder is used with a modified fat profile because it better suits baby's nutritional needs. The fat profile is modified by replacing milk fat (as we do for Follow-Up formula) with a blend of vegetable oils designed to yield a fatty acid profile which better meets the nutritional requirements of the infant at this stage of life. The fat quality and quantity has been formulated to promote growth and development.Compared to formula it is very similar to the modified milk used in Follow-Up formula and most milk-based starter formulas.

 The "Add Milk" cereals do not contain any animal ingredients. If the ingredient is not listed and there's no warning you can be assured it will not be in the product.

 Thank you for choosing Nestlé,

 Consumer Care Specialist
 Toll-free1-800-387-5536
 8 a.m.?8 p.m. EST, Mon?Fri

Nestle Rice Cereal (add milk n Water) HALAL??

Rice Cereal starter stage 1-"add milk and water"


Email response from Nestle Canada to a brother regarding this query:
> Province: Ontario
> Topic: Product
> Product Type: Baby Cereal
> Product Name: Rice Cereal
> UPC Code: 6500012516
> Comments: I want to know if any of the ingredients have alcohol in it and also if any ingredient has animal base meaning if animal rennet or animal fat or any other type of animal based material/product was used in the process of making/producing any ingredient? 

Nestle Response Email:

Topic: Product
 Product Type: Baby Cereal
 Product Name: Rice Cereal
 UPC Code: 6500012516
 Date: Tue, 5 Oct 2010 06:01:48 -0700
 From: nutrition@ca.nestle.com

 Subject: RE: Contact Form Product - English (#2873-194136295-4810)

 Dear
 
 Thank you for taking the time to share your comments with us.
 
 We work hard to ensure each and every one of our products is perfect in every way?your feedback helps us do just that. We would like to inform you that the only animal ingredient in the "add water" cereals is the milk. Skim milk powder is used with a modified fat profile because it better suits baby's nutritional needs. The fat profile is modified by replacing milk fat (as we do for Follow-Up formula) with a blend of vegetable oils designed to yield a fatty acid profile which better meets the nutritional requirements of the infant at this stage of life. The fat quality and quantity has been formulated to promote growth and development.Compared to formula it is very similar to the modified milk used in Follow-Up formula and most milk-based starter formulas.

 The "Add Milk" cereals do not contain any animal ingredients. If the ingredient is not listed and there's no warning you can be assured it will not be in the product.

 Thank you for

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Blessing, Gewurzmuller launch organic and Halal cultures

Frutarom-owned Gewurzmuller is introducing new organic starter cultures for raw sausage and raw cured meats, and has announced that all the food cultures made by its Blessing Biotech arm are now certified Halal.

Meat flavour and seasoning producer Gewurzmuller was one of seven companies acquired by Israeli firm Frutarom in 2007, and the deal included Blessing Biotech which produces starter cultures used in fermentation of micro organisms and enzymes, mainly for the dairy and bakery industry.

Gewurzemuller says that, with Blessing it has an advantage in being able to make its own starter cultures, as it can offer optimally matched seasonings and starter cultures from a single source.

The new organic cultures, called Bitec Organic GM-1 and Bitec Organic SM-96 use organic sucrose as the medium and do not use any genetically modified or genetically engineered raw materials throughout the process.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Tang gets halal certification (Phillipines)

MANILA, Philippines - During the recent conference held at Marco Polo Hotel in Davao, Kraft Foods, the second largest global food company, unveiled a present for our Muslim brothers and sisters in Mindanao. The company revealed that Tang has gained the halal certification of the Philippine IDCP Islamic Da’wah Council of the Philippines (IDCP).
“Even before this event, Kraft Foods has been very supportive of our organization here in the Philippines,” says lawyer Abdul Rahman Linzag, IDCP president and secretary-general of the World Halal Council. “And with Tang’s halal certification, our brethren will now enjoy a delicious and refreshing drink that has passed the strict IDCP guidelines for halal certification.”
Tang is already halal-certified by the Central Islamic Committee of Thailand — the only Islamic organization in Thailand duly authorized to conduct halal certification and accreditation. However, with IDCP’s accreditation, Tang can now pride itself on a seal that is globally-recognized by halal certification bodies and Muslims alike.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Halal shop to replace kosher Pita Plus

When Naumaan Hamid decided to expand his chain of halal restaurants, the diverse and bustling business of downtown College Park was too appealing to pass up.But the diverse population that initially attracted him to the location isn’t reacting the way he expected.

“Krazi Kebob,” a halal fusion of Eastern and Mexican cuisine, is scheduled to open in two weeks at the former location of Pita Plus, which unexpectedly closed two days ago. Although the replacement of the Mediterranean restaurant, students’ only source of off-campus kosher meals, takes away what many students considered a home away from home, it fills a void for another oft-ignored community.

The university’s Jewish community has expressed frustration at the closing of Pita Plus, which many relied on as a local spot to take families and visitors who keep kosher. Others argue that the lack of an off-campus kosher restaurant presents a challenge for getting meals that adhere to their religious dietary restrictions.

“It’s really upsetting,” said junior Stephanie Cantor, a member of the university’s Jewish Leadership Council. “I know there’s a really large population that definitely loved to have this as an alternative to Hillel, especially for freshmen living in dorms who don’t have the option to cook meals.”

Sophomore chemical engineering major Mohammed Shaikh, who is Muslim, said he sympathizes with Jewish concerns of having limited dining options.“I agree with them,” he said. “ We should be fair even with non-Muslims. They have the right to have their own restaurant.”

Mahir Maruf, a recent alumni and former member of the Muslim Students’ Association, said that when he was a student, he and his friends frequently had to travel to Greenbelt to eat at Pizza Roma — the closest halal restaurant to campus.

Friday, September 24, 2010

No Lard In Product Says QBB Pure Ghee (MALAYSIA)

Bandar Seri Begawan - QBB Pure Ghee yesterday said that in light of recent media reports regarding QBB Pure Ghee, it irrevocably stated its stand on the matter that its product did not and has never contained lard or any substance of porcine origin. In a statement released yesterday, it said, "We have no doubt whatsoever, that the product concerned is Halal and is fit for consumption by Muslims.


"Our product has been certified Halal by the Islamic Coordinating Council of Victoria, which is also recognised by the Department of Islamic Development Malaysia (JAKIM). Samples of our product have regularly been analysed by independent laboratories to prove its nature and content.

"These analyses, have confirmed that the content of our product is 99.7 per cent butteroil while the remaining amount is made up (of) moisture, peroxide values and class 1 trace amount. In fact, the results of Malaysian Chemistry Department (JKM) analysis also found no traces of lard or any substances of porcine origin.
"It is unfortunate that JAKIM had decided to revoke our Halal certification (SPH), based on the fact that the JKM has not been able to determine a certain substance found in the product, which they labeled as 'foreign substance'.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

UAE president advisor set for UK halal meeting

An advisor to the president of the United Arab Emirates will be visiting Birmingham tomorrow (Friday) to discuss halal meat export opportunities.

Sheikh Syed Ali Hashmi, a personal advisor to President Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, will be meeting Janan Meat MD Naved Syed and Mohammad Nazir, West Midlands Minority Ethnic Business Forum chairman, to discuss business opportunities between the two countries.

Sheikh Syed will be visiting the Birmingham Law Courts on Friday, followed by a  seminar at Birmingham law firm Artis Legal.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Catching Fake Halal Sign in Malaysia

He said that he would be tabling the motion on the matter at the next sitting of the Dewan Rakyat.

He said this in commenting on the raid by the Malaysian Islamic Development Department (Jakim) at a shopping complex here Wednesday where it was found a number of stalls at its food centre were using fake halal logos.

Earlier, he had presented Aidilfitri aid to 380 needy people at City Hall's Tow Depot here Thursday.

Jamil Khir also said a halal hub laboratory had been earmarked in Nilai which would be managed by Jakim and the funding for it would come under the 10th Malaysia Plan.

-- BERNAMA

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