Thursday, December 31, 2009

Sanha South africa.. (Contact us information)

KwaZulu-Natal
Durban Office:

Tel: +27 [0]31 207 5768
Fax: +27 [0]31 207 5793
e-mail:sanha-kzn@sanha.org.za
Gauteng
Johannesburg Office:

Tel: +27 [0]11 870 8000
Fax: +27 [0]11 870 8020
e-mail:sanha-gp@sanha.org.za
Western Cape
Cape Town Office:

Tel: +27 [0]21 633 4145
Fax: +27 [0]21 633 4148
e-mail:sanha-cpt@sanha.org.za
National Halaal Helpline
National Halaal Helpline:

Tel: 0861 786 111 (from within SA only)
e-mail:helpline@sanha.org.za

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Thursday, December 24, 2009

HMA Certified Meat Stores (TORONTO / CANADA) November 2009

Certified Meat Stores

The below mentioned is a list of HMA certified meat stores.
Click on the outlet names for complete details.


Ontario

Brampton

Title
Date Posted
Nu Makkah Halal Meat & Grocers
10/15/2007 9:18 am
Brampton Halal Meats
9/25/2009 11:25 am

Mississauga


Title
Date Posted
Zam Zam Supermarket
6/16/2008 11:25 am
Al Ikhwan Halal Meat & Groceries
1/19/2009 7:49 pm
Mississauga Halal Meat & Groceries
10/5/2009 9:10 am
Watto Supermarket
11/17/2009 10:35 am

Toronto

Ti
Date Posted
Marhaba Super Market (Parliament
10/15/2007 10:58 am
Marhaba Super Market (Danforth St.)
10/15/2007 10:54 am
Sarker Foods
10/21/2008 10:41 pm
Iqbal Halal Foods
10/15/2007 9:35 am

Scarborough


Title
Date Posted
Kabul Bazaar
9/15/2008 2:19 pm
Makkah Halal Meat
10/10/2009 4:42 pm
AlMadina Halal Meat Packers
(in Bombay Bazar - Lawrence)
10/27/2009 10:12 pm
Bismillah Supermarket (near Masjid Bilal)
11/9/2009 8:24 am







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HMA Certification Canceled / Withdrawn: (TORONTO / CANADA) November 2009

Certification Canceled / Withdrawn:
  
The below mentioned is a list of outlets recently revoked or canceled for HMA certification. Please exercise caution:
 
Click on the list for more information
 

Friday, December 18, 2009

PANDAPOPS VIMTO 2010 (UK)

According to the information provided, we deem the range of Panda Pops www.pandapops.com as Halaal. 

Vimto Original Cordial
Vimto NAS Cordial
Vimto Standard 330ml can
Vimto Standard 150ml can
Vimto NAS 330ml can
Vimto Standard 500ml bottle
Vimto Standard 2ltr bottle
Vimto NAS 330ml bottle



All of the following products contain alcoholic traces from manufacturing processes and Halaal. 

Panda Still Blackcurrant 330ml bottle
Panda Still Orange 330ml bottle
Panda Still Raspberry 330ml bottle
Panda Spring Apple 330ml bottle
Panda Spring Orange & Pineapple 330ml bottle
Panda Spring Blackcurrant 330ml bottle
Panda Pops Cola 330ml bottle
Panda Pops Orange 330ml bottle
Panda Pops Cherry 330ml bottle
Panda Pops Lemonade 330ml bottle
Sunkist Orange 330ml can
Sunkist Orange 2ltr bottle
Sunkist Diet Orange 330ml can
Sunkist Lemon 330ml can
Sunkist Tropical 330ml can


Vimto Still 500ml bottle
Vimto NAS Still 500ml bottle
Vimto 250ml tetrapak
Vimto 250ml pouch


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.

Read the full article here:

Correspondence from Panda Pops:
Thank you very much for your e-mail.
In answer to your questions, none of our Popzone products contain animal derived products or use animal derived processing aids.
Most of the range contain alcohol at less than 0.1 %. The alcohol, ethanol, is used as a solvent for the flavourings to preserve freshness and make them soluble. This is a legal requirement.
Thank you for your interest.
Kind Regards
Marketing Executive - Soft Drinks

Boundaries of Waswasa and Mashbooh

Views: 1108177
Last Updated: 07/12/2009
Question
 
There is a danger of cross-contamination with just about everything
we eat in the WEST; where do we draw the line?

I am NOT trying to debate; but trying to understand the doundaries
between MASHBOOH & WASWASA




Answer

 
Last Updated: 07/12/2009 23/ February 2005:

Jazakallah for your query on the subject of Mashbooh and Waswasa.  In these days especially, it is a valid issue that needs to be addressed.  Notwithstanding a pinch of common sense and taking the middle way will ensure safety without having to compromise.

What is Mashbooh? -The status of a product is ..

Pringles (2010) UK-Based

Please Avoid:
PRINGLES Regular Smoked Bacon

The following are Halaal
PRINGLES
Regular Original
Regular Cheese & Onion
Regular Cheese
Regular Hot & Spicy   *
Regular Paprika
Regular Prawn Cocktail
Regular Salt & Vinegar
Regular Sour Cream & Onion  *
Regular Texas Barbecue

Rice Infusions Barbecue
Rice Infusions Cheese & Onion
Rice Infusions Classic
Rice Infustions Hot & Spicy
Rice Infusions Paprika
Rice Infusions Salt & Vinegar
Rice Infusions Sour Cream & Onion *
Rice Infusions Sweet & Sour
Rice Infusions Thai Chilli & Lime *

Select Italian Cheese & Garlic (Animal Rennet)
Select Sea Salt & Balsamic Vinegar
Select Sundried  Tomato   *
Select Szechuan Barbecue
Select Thai Sweet Chili

Extreme Exploding Cheese & Chilli
Extreme Flamin' Chilli Sauce
Extreme Wasabi    *


HARAAM-

Regular Oven Roasted Chicken - cooked chicken meat
Regular Roast Beef - Beef powder
Rice Infusions Peking Duck with Hoisin Sauce - beef / pork/
Rice Infusions Sweet Beef Chili - beef powder
Select Paprika - bacon extract (pork)
Extreme Smokin'Ribs - pork and beef

*  Alcoholic Flavouring carrier (trace)
Products which use a carrier are permissable.  Alcohol used as carriers are common food industry techniques and are permissible due to necessity on condition that they do not intoxicate i.e. negligible (trace) amounts of alcohol are present.



Read the full article here:
http://www.gmwa.org.uk/foodguide2/index.php?page=viewquestion&id=200
Is Whey Rennet Haraam?  (no!)
http://www.gmwa.org.uk/foodguide2/index.php?page=viewquestion&id=20


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Soda/Pop & How Intoxicants are Haraam

Filed under: FIQH, Islam and Food, Q & A — alfaida @ 11:55 pm
Soda/Pop & How Intoxicants are Haraam
QUESTION:
On the question of soft drinks containing alcohol, some Ulama are of the view that alcohol which is not grape extract is permissible. The Ulama who hold this view contend that:
• If the alcohol is neither from dates nor grapes it is permissible.
• Imaam Muhammad’s view of prohibition does not apply to soft drinks because the factors found in intoxicants are not in soft drinks.
The claim that non-grape and non-date alcohols are permissible has come as a great surprise to many who have read the fatwa issued by the Ulama who hold that soft drinks are permissible. The categoric fatwa proclaiming non-grape and non-date alcohol permissible has far reaching consequences and repercussions which I as a layman can foresee. Whiskey, vodka, champagne, all beers and most varieties of wines and liquors contain ethanol or non-grape and non-date alcohol. on the basis of the fatwa of permissibility of ethanol, it follows that all forms of wines if taken in small quantities which do not intoxicate will be permissible. Please comment and clarify the confusion caused by this fatwa of permissibility of ethanol.

ANSWER:
RASULULLAH (SALLALLAHU ALAYHI WASALLAM) said that as Qiyaamah draws near, liquor will be made lawful by dubbing it with fancy names. The initial stage for such legalization of liquor has already commenced. And this process, sad to say, has been initiated by the Ulama of this time. Whereas in former times Ulama closed the slightest avenue from which haraam and corruption could enter, in these times in proximity to Qiyaamah, some Ulama have adopted a diametrically opposite stand. Instead of closing avenues of haraam and corruption, they not only open such avenues, but actively foster and defend such processes which constitute the introductory steps to haraam.
Every Muslim with a little intelligence will understand the purport of the following Hadith: “Every intoxicant is haraam.”
And, every clear-thinking Muslim who has no vested interest or axe to grind or who has no allegiance to an organization other that the Shariah or who is unbiased will readily understand the meaning of the following Hadith: “Whatever of a great quantity intoxicates, a lesser quantity of that substance is (also) haraam.”
Ethanol (the non-grape and non-date alcohol) is the intoxicating agent in all liquors which contain this substance. Take away the alcohol, and the whiskey, champagne, etc. will cease to be liquor. All contain ethanol. All these drinks have been converted into wine/liquor by ethanol. on the basis of the ‘fatwa’ of permissibility it will follow that a few drops of whiskey added to a glass of water or any other lawful drink will not render that drink haraam because the whiskey contains ethanol, not grape alcohol and not date alcohol.
Some beers contain the same minute percentage of ethanol alcohol as soft drinks, yet thus far none of those who say ethanol is permissible has ventured to say that beer is halaal although that time is not far off when beer and wines will be openly declared ‘halaal’ based o¬n the ethanol permissibility fatwa. If a few drops of beer or vodka or whisky will render water or any syrup or drink haraam, there is no logical reason for claiming that any drink besides known beers, which contain ethyl alcohol is halaal. By the same token if a soft drink with a small quantity of ethyl alcohol can be halaal then a beer with a small quantity of ethyl alcohol will also be halaal. The issue is not whether soft drinks intoxicate or not. Beer like Barbican and others do not intoxicate and cannot intoxicate o¬n account of the minute quantity of ethanol it contains. Regardless of the quantity, intoxicants are haraam. Whether the intoxicant is in beer or soft drinks (Barbican too is a soft drink) it is haraam and will render the drink haraam.
The claim regarding Imaam Muhammad (rahmatullah alayh) is very misleading. The illustrious Hanafi Fuqahaa of the past 13 centuries were all aware of all the arguments of Imaam Abu Hanifa, Imaam Abu Yusuf and Imaam Muhammad (rahmatullah alayhim). Inspite of their thorough knowledge of the arguments of these Fuqahaa, the fatwa of the Hanafi Math-hab for the past 13 hundred years has been on the ruling of Imaam Muhammad (rahmatullah alayh). Why do these Ulama in this belated age seek to override the Fatwa or the 13 century old Fatwa of the Hanafi Math-hab for the sake of Coke? And, in the process of trying to abrogate this Fatwa they are opening a wide door of fitnah and corruption by providing ‘proofs’ for the permissibility of alcohol – liquor and beer.
The Fatwa of the Hanafi Math-hab remains valid and in full force even today and so it will remain until the end of earthly time. No o¬ne has the authority to override this 13 hundred year old Fatwa by attempting to water it down with the assertion that it is Imaam Muhammad’s ruling/view in conflict with the view of Imaam Abu Hanifah. People of Ilm should understand the operation of the principles of the Math-hab. They should not attempt to detract from the gravity and importance of the Fatwa of the hurmat (prohibition) of all types of alcohol by simply attributing the prohibition to Imaam Muhammad (rahmatullah alayh). In so doing they are rendering a great disservice to the Deen and are unconsciously constituting the category of men who come within the scope of the Hadith which predicts the legalization of liquor.
It should be noted that the scope for the permissibility of using non-grape and non-date alcohol applies to medicines and non-edibles. In view of the difference of opinion among the Fuqahaa regarding the types of alcohol, the latitude in its use is restricted to essentials. The permissibility cannot be extended to non-essential consumables which in fact are harmful for the health. There is thus no scope whatever for proclaiming soft drinks permissible o¬n the basis of the ikhtilaaf (difference) of opinion. It is indeed the height of folly, to say the least, to upset the Fatwa of the Hanafi Math-hab, viz. Imaam Muhammand’s view for a physically ruinous substance such as coke. It is extremely irresponsible to reject the 13 century Fatwa of the Hanafi Math-hab and open a wide doorway for future ‘legalization’ of liquor purely for the sake of consuming a drinks which wrecks the physical health. o¬ne small bottle of soft drink contains 12 teaspoons of sugar. Wisdom and responsibility demand that in so far as coke and soft drinks in general are concerned, o¬nly the view of Imaam Muhammad be entertained.
[The Majlisul Haqq]


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Tales from South africa.. MJC... Sanha,,(Halal/Haram) Disgusting....

The Evil Halaal Certificate Trade 

Filed under: Islam and Business, Islam and Food, Naseehat, SANHA — alfaida @ 12:15 am
The Evil Halaal Certificate Trade

A LETTER FROM MAULANA YUNUS PATEL TO THE CHAIRMAN OF THE MUSLIM JUDICAL COUNCIL HALAAL TRUST CAPE TOWN
Dear Shaikh As-Salaamu alaikum wa-Rahmatullah
Hoping you are well.
I feel compelled to bring to your notice that having heard the representatives of SANHA and MJC at the meeting on Saturday (24th of August 2002) in Cape Town, I come to the following conclusions:
1.) Although, as mentioned by your chairman, the evidence was not tested, it was clear as daylight sun that gross discrepancies had been discovered by SANHA at some of the plants and companies certified by the MJC.
2.) When these serious grievances were brought to the attention of your Halaal Trust, much of it was totally ignored. SANHA provided documentary evidence, in a very comprehensive report, tabled at the meeting. The response to other letters was either, a threat of action against SANHA or some justification for the error.
3.) To any person studying the report or listening with an open, unbiased, unprejudiced mind, to the representatives of SANHA and MJC at the Hearing, the following would emerge:
(a.) The only complaint of MJC Halaal Trust seems to have been the unethical, un-Islamic practice of SANHA’s “interference” in its certification.
(b.) SANHA considering “Shaafi” Mazhab as inferior.
(c.) SANHA considering MJC’s standards as inferior.
I have had an excellent working relationship with MJC for decades. We have always co-operated on many projects and respected each others views and differences on matters, as long as they were based on the Qur’aan and Sunnah. The Jamiat always considered MJC as a Halaal Certifying body and accepted its certified products. Nay, even consumed some of them over the years.
So it is not a question of “prejudice” that I state the following:
Almost everyone that was present there, including some MJC members, whom I contacted later, agreed that there were serious flaws and major discrepancies that had to be addressed; as a matter of urgency. .
That the myth that it was a “Hanafi / Shaafi ” issue was not true.
That SANHA was not witch-hunting but merely informing the public of their findings, when MJC fails to respond to their queries and complaints.
Wallah, my stomach churned and heart seemed to skip a beat when I read the comprehensive report submitted by SANHA. I honestly believe and share the tears of Shaikh Omar Khabir at the meeting that a great injustice has been done to the Ummah. Amongst many other discrepancies, the following were recorded:
Well documented evidence was presented of severing just one vein (rendering chicken totally Haraam according to all Mazhabs). .
Products containing pork fat, blood plasma, white wine flavour, bacon flavour, blood powder, etc. were marketed with the MJC label. .
Confirmed slaughtering by non-Muslim slaughterers.
Non-Muslim inspector and staff. .
Contamination in fridges of Halaal and Haraam items. .
Non-Muslim wholesaler with no Muslim staff, supplying MJC certified Halaal meat. .
Haraam or absolutely doubtful imports from Brazil, China, etc., certified Halaal and the list goes on.
I repent, that although the evidence was not tested, I, for o¬ne, am certain that if it had been arbitration, more shocking disclosures would have surfaced.
I am always one for conciliation and settlement of disputes. However having read the report and listened carefully to both sides I am of the opinion that if the discrepancies had not been brought to the attention of the MJC, it would have been “un-Islamic and unethical “.
My concern now is that just concluding with a working committee is not enough. When the report was read by members of the Jamiat Natal, they were shocked beyond belief that for monetary gain, the MJC Halaal Trust could have allowed so much of Haraam to be consumed by innocent Muslims. It makes us shudder on how we will answer Allah Ta’ala, when all those who consumed Haraam on our guarantee that it was Halaal, will catch our garments on the Day of Qiyaamah. May Allah Ta’ala protect us from His Azaab.
My suggestion is that the MJC should immediately look at all its certified plants and companies:
Implement the most stringent standards.
That it should allow the take over of operations outside the Cape Province by SANHA or Regional bodies. The MJC cannot do justice to National and International certification. .
The MJC should work in co-operation with SANHA towards a national certifying body. Monetary gain or commercial interests should never be the criteria of Ulama bodies. .
A senior member of MJC stated openly at a meeting: “We need the money. We run our projects with it. .”
If the MJC is unable to maintain and control standards at certain plants, then it must withdraw its Halaal certificate and announce this in the Press. It should never, never, allow, at any cost, Haraam and doubtful products to be consumed.
The comprehensive report should not be shelved away. It should be studied by all MJC Halaal Trust members. Thousands of Rands and valuable man hours must have gone in its preparation.
I do agree that there could be aspects of it which could be “rebutted” as Shaikh Yaaseen mentioned. However, even if just 20% of it is true, it is cause for major concern.
I, for one, who used to openly declare all products certified by MJC as Halaal for many years and even consume some at times, am truly and deeply disturbed.
How can I guarantee them anymore?
Please forgive me for this letter. My conscience weighed heavily on me.
Do read the letter with an open mind and in its right context. We are all human. No one or no organization is perfect. We must have the humility to acknowledge and accept our mistakes, and rectify.
The MJC has kept Islam alive in the Cape through its Imaams and projects. May Allah Ta’ala strengthen it and may it continue to serve the community at large, with sincerity.
Was-Salaam
Yunus Patel (Maulana)
(President of Jamiatul Ulama, KwaZulu, Natal)

“The Majlis” Vol.15 No.6
This article is from TheMajlis.net
http://themajlis.net/

Source

ARE LOCALLY SLAUGHTERED CHICKENS IN SAUDI ARABIA HALAAL


Q. We are a group proceeding to Saudi Arabia. We intend spending 3 months. We have heard much about the haraam meat and chickens in Middle Eastern countries. Are locally slaughtered chickens in Saudi Arabia halaal?

A. Even the local chickens in Saudi Arabia, which are slaughtered commercially, i.e. the broiler chickens, should be avoided. The same haraam Sanha methods are used to torture and kill the chickens. The safest is to abstain totally from meat and chicken when in Saudi Arabia. There are numerous varieties of vegetables and grain foods. Fish, eggs, bread, etc. There are many Pakistani restaurants where vegetable diet is available. It will do you good to abstain from meat for a couple of months. After all, Insaan is not a carnivorous animal. He should exercise some restraint on his nafs, and abstain from Haraam and Mushtabah food.
Nowadays, people no longer understand the meaning of Haraam and Mushtabah. SANHA and MJC type ‘halaal’ carrion has ruined the Imaan of millions of people. MJCSANHA Haraam carrion has corrupted and darkened the hearts and souls so much that even if Muslims knowingly devour MJC-SANHA approved pork, they will not be able to differentiate between the carrion chickens and halaalized pork.
Maulana Yunus Patel Sahib, who is a senior Durban Molvi, has whined and lamented much when SANHA had exposed the MJC’s carrion halaalization industry. The respected Maulana Saheb is not a controversial person like The Majlis. However, despite the fact that he proclaimed MJC carrion products to be haraam according to all Four Math-habs and that even pork and blood had been halaalized, molvis and sheikhs continue relishing and defending MJC carrion products. They are used to devouring carrion, and since they are unable to kick the addiction, they feel compelled to defend the ‘halaal’ status of the diseased, rotten, haraam carrion.
The MJC, SANHA and all the supporting molvis and sheikhs with their carrion halaalization industry have transformed Muslims into carnivorous beasts who relish on diseased, rotting carrion. Can anyone then wonder why Hadhrat Maulana Yunus Patel Sahib lamented: “My stomach churned and my heart skipped a beat”? It was SANHA’s Secret 223-Page Document exposing MJC Carrion which constrained the churning of the stomach and the skipping of heart beats.


SOURCE 


Above article is taken from the source mentioned above and is the view of the author... personal advice to readers is to refrain from all imported meats in any country..from any country...

To rely on the shari-natural way of consuming food.. To either do zabihah urself or get it done infront of your eyes...


Losing your iman and the noraniat of your heart for a little ease and comfort will have a great effect in the hereafter.. stop being lazy and eat chicken if you have to but make sure it is slaughtered in front of you..

Thursday, December 17, 2009

What is alcohol essence and is it halal or haram?

What is alcohol essence


Query No. :: 1510/cd/MM
Province: Gauteng
Date : Tuesday, 10 Feb 2009
Category: Raw Materials and Ingredients

Q: Please help

Alcohol essence is used in cakes.
What is alcohol essence, from what is it derived and is it permitted for Muslim consumption (Halaal) ?
Answer
Jazâkumullâh Khairan for your email correspondence and for the opportunity to be of service to you. We advise as follows:

The alcohol normally used in food essence is not of the Khamr Asli category and its use as a carrier / solvent in the essence is condoned.

Source

Genetically Modified Food Halal or haram?

Query No. :: 2506/cd/MM
Province: Foreign
Date : Tuesday, 17 Feb 2009
Category: General

Q: Are Genetically modified organisms (GMOs) or ingredients or products containing GMO's Halaal?
Answer
Jazâkumullâh Khairan for your email correspondence and for the opportunity to be of service to you. We advise as follows:

At the outset our guiding principles must be based on the Shariah. At this stage the issue of Genetic Modification is highly nebulous and no definite decision can be given based on the sparse and indefinite nature of the facts available.

On the one hand, some would advocate that the process is in itself Haraam because of the Qurânic prohibition of tampering with the creation of Allah:

"I shall mislead them, and I shall create in them false desires; I will order them to slit the ears of cattle, and to deface the (fair) nature created by Allah, Whoever, forsaking Allah, takes Satan for a friend, hath of a surety suffered a loss that is manifest". [an-Nisa:119]

An issue then of the product itself being Haraam is separate from whether the process is permitted or not. On the other hand, grafting of one tree onto another was practiced and permitted during the lifetime of Rasulullâh sallallâhu alayhi wa sallam.

It cannot be said with definite certainty at this stage in which of the two (if either) GM falls in. The next guiding principle would be whether GM is harmful or beneficial to mankind. Again, the pro and anti camps swear to the truth of their respective causes, but at present, the debate continues. None can thus say with certainty whether GM harms or benefits.

What is certain is that a great doubt exists in various aspects, such as the health implications, environmental impact, political agenda of the GM companies etc.

In light of the above facts SANHA does not promote GM foods.

In regards to certification of GM products, our policy is:
  • Plant with plant modification is allowed.
  • Plant on animal modification is allowed.
  • Animal on plant and animal on animal is not allowed.
It is our hope that for the sake of the Ummah and mankind in general, Muslim scientists of repute and integrity could shed some independent light on this matter.

Source

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

My New Website Online

My New Forum Online for all of you to benefit from..

Uplooad content.. and give me suggestions how to improve the forum..

will be needing moderators soon..

Comment on this post for suggestions..

www.momin.ca/forum/

Friday, December 4, 2009

Is Red Bull Halal

 
Last Updated: 03/12/2009 The following are Halaal, but do utlise alcohol based flavouring carriers (see below for more details).
Red Bull Energy Drink (250ml)
Red Bull Sugarfree (250 ml)
Red Bull Energy Drink (355ml)
Red Bull Energy Drink (473ml)
Red Bull Sugarfree (355 ml)
Red Bull Simply Cola (355 ml)


Red Bull Cola:
Two UK based laboratories and several other laboratories around the world did not find any cocaine in Red Bull Cola. As a consequence and in line with national regulations Red Bull Cola is back on the shelves in Germany since August 2009.

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.

Read the full article here:
Alcohol Flavourings Clarification -  
http://www.gmwa.org.uk/foodguide2/index.php?page=viewquestion&id=200


Source

CADBURY's FULL LIST UK and IRELAND - 2010

Last Updated: 24/11/2009
Notes:
1.  The subsidiary companies are listed after the name of the product e.g. Ernest Jackson, Barker and Dobson, Cadbury World, Lion Confectionery, Halls etc.
2.  Being such a huge list, mistakes do happen, so be prudent and check the ingredient for obvious haraam ingredients like gelatine, cochineal etc. 
3.  All queries relating to this list must be referred back to the Foodguide and not to Cadbury's. 



Cadbury List 2010 UK

BUBBALOO ALL VARIETIES - ADAMS
BUBBILICIOUS ALL VARIETIES - ADAMS
ASSORTED TOFFEES - BASSETTS
BUTTERMINTS
CHERRY DROPS - BASSETTS
EVERTON MINTS - BASSETTS
FRUIT BONBONS - 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
BOURNVILLE 99 CALORIES - 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
CRUNCHIE NUGGETS - CADBURY
CURLY WURLY - CADBURY
CURLY WURLY SQUIRLIES - 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 SHARE BOX - CADBURY
DAIRY MILK SHARE BOX (VARIETY) - CADBURY
DAIRY MILK SMALL - CADBURY
DAIRY MILK TREE NOVELTIES - CADBURY
DAIRY MILK TURKISH - CADBURY
DAIRY MILK WHOLENUT - CADBURY
DAIRY MILK WITH CARAMEL - CADBURY
DAIRY MILK WITH CRUNCHIE - CADBURY
DOUBLE DECKER - CADBURY
DREAM - CADBURY
DRINKING CHOCOLATE - CADBURY
FLAKE / 99  FLAKE - CADBURY
FLAKE DIPPED - CADBURY
FLAKE MOMENTS - CADBURY
FLAKE PRALINE - CADBURY
FUDGE - CADBURY
HEROES ASSORTMENT - CADBURY
HIGHLIGHTS ALL VARIETIES
HOT CHOCOLATE INSTANT - CADBURY
INSTANT HOT MOCHA - CADBURY
MILK TRAY - CADBURY
MINI CARAMEL EGG - CADBURY
MINI CREME EGG - CADBURY
MINI EGGS - CADBURY
MISSHAPES - CADBURY
PICNIC - CADBURY
ROSES ASSORTMENT - CADBURY
ROSES LUXURY ASSORTMENT - CADBURY
ROSES TRUFFLE SELECTION - CADBURY
SNACK SANDWICH - CADBURY
SNACK SHORTCAKE - CADBURY
SNACK WAFER - CADBURY
SNAPS CARAMEL CRUNCH - CADBURY
SNAPS MINT - CADBURY
SNAPS ORANGE - CADBURY
SNAPS ORIGINAL - CADBURY
STARBAR - CADBURY
TIMEOUT - CADBURY
TWIRL - CADBURY
PEPPERMINT CREAM - FRY'S
TURKISH DELIGHT - FRY'S
BLACKCURRANT MEDICATED - HALLS
CHERRY SUGAR FREE - HALLS
EXTRA STRONG MENTHO-LYPTUS   medicated - HALLS
ORIGINAL MEDICATED SUGAR FREE - HALLS
ORIGINAL MENTHO-LYPTUS  medicated - HALLS
SOOTHERS ALL VARIETIES - HALLS
SOFT FRUITS - TREBOR
SOFT MINTS  SPEARMINT - TREBOR
SOFT MINTS PEPPERMINT - TREBOR
TRIDENT SOFT GUMS - ALL FLAVOURS
BITESIZE CLUSTERS
BITESIZE PEANUTS
BITESIZE RAISINS
BITESIZE CARAMEL NIBBLES
CDM CRANBERRY & GRANOLA
CDM APRICOT CRUMBLE
KOKO
CDM MAGICAL ADVENT CALENDAR
MAGICAL ELVES
SNOW BITES
CDM SNOWMAN
SELECTION BOX RANGE
CREME EGG TWISTED
WISPA
WISPA GOLD
BOURNVILLE ORANGE
BOURNVILLE OLD JAMAICA
CDM DOUBLE CHOC
FRYS ORANGE CREAM
FRYS CHOCOLATE CREAM


Cadbury IRELAND 2010

The Following Products are all Halaal
THEY ARE ONLY AVAILABLE FOR SALE IN IRELAND

MORO
TNCC
DAIRY MILK
DAIRY MILK FRUIT & NUT
DAIRY MILK WHOLENUT
DAIRY MILK MINT CRISP
DAIRY MILK GOLDEN CRISP
DAIRY MILK TIFFIN BAR
DAIRY MILK TURKISH
DAIRY MILK CARAMELLO
ALCOHOL AS A CARRIER - Halaal - SNACK SANDWICH - CADBURY

Investigating Status
ALL CONTAIN SHELLAC
ALMONDS - CADBURY
ASSORTED  NUTS - CADBURY
DAIRY MILK SHOTS - CADBURY
DAIRY MILK TASTERS - CADBURY
HAZELS - CADBURY

2009-11-19 : Shellac - Moved to Investigating Status -  
http://www.gmwa.org.uk/foodguide2/index.php?page=viewquestion&id=243


Haraam in Ireland

ANISEED IMPERIALS - BASSETTS
FRUIT GUMS - BASSETTS
JELLY BABIES - BASSETTS
LIQUORICE ALLSORTS - BASSETTS
MINT IMPERIALS - BASSETTS
SPEARMINT IMPERIALS - BASSETTS
SWEETSHOP FAVOURITES (Pear  drops, Rhubarb & custard, Kola cubes, Pineapple chunks) - BASSETTS
MIDGET GEMS - MAYNARDS
SPORTS MIX - MAYNARDS
WINE GUMS standard and mini - MAYNARDS
WINE GUMS SOFT - MAYNARDS
WINE GUMS SOURS - MAYNARDS
WINE PASTILLES - MAYNARDS
EXTRA STRONG MENTHOL AND EUCALYPTUS - TREBOR
EXTRA STRONG MINTS - TREBOR
EXTRA STRONG SPEARMINT - TREBOR
MINI SOFTMINTS - TREBOR
THE NATURAL CONFECTIONERY COMPANY FRUIT FLAVOURED GUMS - ALL VARIETIES
TRIDENT SPLASH GUMS - ALL FLAVOURS
RED LIQUORICE ALLSORTS




Calf Rennet Clarification:
Rennet per se, is not impermissible.
It is permissible to eat cheese which has rennet from calf rennet though
praiseworthy to refrain from due to a slight difference of opinion viz:

Is Whey Rennet Haraam?  (no!)
http://www.gmwa.org.uk/foodguide2/index.php?page=viewquestion&id=200

Coca Cola GB 2010 (UNITED KINGDOM)


‘Coca-Cola’
Coca-Cola' Zero
Cherry Coke'
Diet Coke'
Diet Coke' with Cherry
Diet Coke' Citrus Zest
Caffeine-free ‘Diet Coke’
‘Sprite’
‘Sprite’ Zero
‘Fanta’ Orange
‘Fanta’ Orange Zero
‘Fanta’ Icy Lemon
‘Fanta’ Icy Lemon Zero
Fanta' Fruit Twist
Fanta' Still Orange Citrus      
Fanta' Still Orange Tropical     
Fanta' Still Orange Tropical Zero
‘Lilt’ Pineapple & Grapefruit (fish)
‘Lilt’ Pineapple & Grapefruit Zero (fish)
‘Five Alive’ Citrus Burst Juice Drink
‘Five Alive’ Berry Blast Juice Drink
‘Five Alive’ Tropical Hit Juice Drink

Kraft Foods (UK ONLY)

The following Kraft products are Halaal
Carte Noire Freeze Dried Instant Coffee 100g, 200g Jar
Carte Noire Freeze Dried Decaffeinated Instant Coffee 100g, 200g Jar
Carte Noire Expresso Divinement Instant Coffee 100g Jar
Kenco Rainforest Alliance Certified Decaffeinated Freeze Dried Coffee 100g, 200, 300g Jars
Kenco Rainforest Alliance Certified Smooth Roast Freeze Dried Instant Coffee 100g, 200g, 300g Jars
Kenco Rainforest Alliance Certified Rich Roast Freeze Dried Instant Coffee 100g, 200g, 300g Jars
Kenco Rainforest Alliance Certified™ Smooth Roast ECO REFILL Instant Freeze Dried Coffee 150g bag
Kenco Rainforest Alliance Certified™ Rich Roast ECO REFILL Instant Freeze Dried Coffee 150g Bag
Kenco Cappio Caffe Latte Stickpack
Kenco Cappio Cappuccino Unsweetened Sticks 148g
Kenco Cappio Cappuccino Regular Sticks 149g
Kenco Iced Cappio Drink 200ml
Kenco Iced Cappio Mocha 200nl


added since 30/3/09
COFFEE (retail only)

Flora (pork extracts) Email Clarification

Views: 56276 Last Updated: 15/10/2009
Question
 
Salaam,a recently recieved a text message saying that flora & flora light contained pork extracts and that this information had been validated by uniliver,the product manufacturers.
I just wanted to kno wetha this info was true or not?
JazakAllah

Answer

 
Last Updated: 15/10/2009 In the Name of Allah, the Inspirer of Truth.
Assalamu Alaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh
Kindly Note Flora UK (Unilever's) response:
In the Name of Allah, the Inspirer of Truth.
Assalamu Alaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh
"We would like to clarify that the vegetarian suitability information in
question was intended as a guideline for Flora consumers in Australia only.
You will find ingredients differ from country to country because our
products are tailored to domestic demand and taste. I can confirm that
Flora Light sold in the UK is suitable for vegetarians as it doesn’t
contain pork gelatin. We have recently re-named our Flora Extra Light to
Flora Lighter than Light. Although the name has changed, there has not been
a formulation change and it remains unsuitable for vegetarians."
Foodguide: Please check ingredients!
And Allah knows Best
Wa Alaykumussalaam Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatuh

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Is Nutmeg an Intoxicant?


Views: 56797 Last Updated: 14/10/2009
Question
 
Asalamu alaikum,
>
> Please if possible could you assist me in gaining some knowledge regarding nutmeg as i have read that it is an intoxicant. i am very dubious about eating out due to this and not knowing if organisations such as HMC AND HFA have taken this into account when certifying products and establishments? please let me know as soon as possible insha'Allah
> Additional Information:
> ~~~~~~~~~~
>

Answer

 
Last Updated: 14/10/2009 In the Name of Allah, the Inspirer of Truth.
Assalamu Alaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh
Nutmeg as a foodspice if used in small quantities and hence Halaal.

We support the view mentioned in the Fatwaa:-

There is nothing wrong with using nutmeg to improve the flavour of food, in small amounts that do not cause listlessness or intoxication.
Shaykh Dr. Wahbat al-Zuhayli said:
There is no reason why a small amount of nutmeg should not be used to improve the flavour of food, cakes and the like, but a large amount is haraam, because it is a narcotic.
And Allah knows Best
Wa Alaykumussalaam Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatuh
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Dining where Alcohol is served

We refer to the article in the Sunday times of 8/12/08 entitled "Halaal watchdog warns Muslim diners against 'forbidden' eateries"
There are several inaccuracies in the statement made on behalf of the National Halaal forum by their spokesperson and attorney for the Muslim Judicial Council, Mr. Zaahir Williams.
He states that "it was ultimately left to Muslim consumers to decide 'whether its permissible to eat at a certain place'" is inaccurate particularly where there is a flagrant violation of the Shariah e.g. a bar, night club etc. Determining permissibility and impermissibility is not the prerogative of the Muslim consumer. The legality and illegality of any aspect is enshrined within the Shariah (Islamic Law). Indeed, the prerogative to abide by the law or not lies with the individual.
In respect of his statement that "a lot of Muslims are comfortable to sit in a restaurant where there is a certificate that assures them that the food is halaal, but somewhere in the corner if the establishment there is a small bar for those non Muslim customers who enjoy a glass of wine", none of the National Halaal forum members viz NIHT (National Independent Halaal Trust),MJC( Muslim Judicial Council) and ICSA ( Islamic Council of South Africa), to our knowledge grant certification to outlets who serve alcohol. Is there a change in this consensus policy?
The spokesperson's statement is at odds with the MJC's position as stated by their public relations officer on air where she stated "I would like to categorically state that the MJC has not and will not in future certify any restaurant that sells alcohol."
Finally, whilst we always welcome more Halaal operated outlets, we are of the opinion that there is more that the "little choice" available to the Muslim consumer as alluded to by the spokesperson. Perhaps this incorrect perception is being perpetuated by the paucity of information and reluctance by certifiers to publish comprehensive listings of all certified outlets.
Was Salaam

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Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Mcdonald's in pakistan haram or halal??


Macdonald in pakistan


Query No. :: 916/cd/MM Province: Foreign
Date : Monday, 19 Jan 2009Category: Eating Establishments, TakeAways & Restaurants

Q: Mmacdonald in pakistan buying buns from Down Bread (certified by SANHA but the cheese, and spices r not confirmed & also meat. plz inform us about status of its products-

Answer

Jazâkumullâh Khairan for your query and for the opportunity to be of service to you. We advise as follows:

The producer of the meat products was a South African company by the name of Finlar Foods. They use imported meats from South America which we do NOT approve. Furthermore, we also do NOT have any information on their spice seasonings and cheese.

Caution should be exercised!

Was-salâm

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E211 and E224 contain pork?? (False!!)

Query No. :: 3015/cd/MM Province: Gauteng
Date : Tuesday, 31 Mar 2009Category: Raw Materials and Ingredients

Q: I have been told that the E numbers E 211 and E224 contain pork and are found in items such as Fanta Apple, is this true?

Answer

E-211 (Sodium Benzoate) and E-224 (Sodium Metabisulphite) contained in Fanta Apple are Halaal preservatives and are most definitely NOT from porcine origin.

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Cigarettes halal or haram??

Cigarettes


Query No. :: 1870/cd/MM Province:
Date : Thursday, 02 Apr 2009Category: General

Q: Please let me know if Cigarettes are halaal.

Answer

Some Ulamâ declared cigarettes Haraam due to the inherent harm to oneself and fellow people. Others aver that it is Makrooh (detested). In addition, it is also void of any material benefit and can be categorised as wasting financial resources favourably by Allah. Muslims should therefore abstain from such practice.

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use of crocodile fat or snail extract halal or haram?

Query No. :: 3136/cd/MM Province: Gauteng
Date : Tuesday, 09 Jun 2009Category: Cosmetics and Deodorants

Q: 1. What is the status of crocodile fat or snail extract used in body creams? Is it permissible to use such creams?

2. Could you explain the process of snail extract?

Answer

Crocodile fat / Snail extract – The general rule with regards these items is that of impermissibility in both consumption and external application. However, in the circumstances of dharoorah (necessity) the ruling of tadâwi bil muharramât (medical treatment with Haraam substance) may be applied. Kindly confer with with any reputable Darul Iftâ for further elaboration and assistance in this regard.

Snail extract – The water soluble part of the Snail is mainly responsible for its flavour and extracted properties. The Snail flesh is immersed in boiling water to leach out and concentrate the water soluble extractives. This is how such extract is derived.

We trust that this will be of assistance to you.

And Surely Allâh Ta’âlâ Knows Best!

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BRine injection, Halal or haram??


Brine injection


Query No. :: 1113/cd/MM Province: Gauteng
Date : Saturday, 13 Jun 2009Category: Poultry, Beef and Meat Products

Q: I am attached to a poultry operation and I'm disturbed by what I hear about Brine injection.Could you clarify the following for me.

1)Is Brine injection permitted in Islam, The Brine used is certified Halal
2)Are Products injected with brine safe for Human consumption.
3)What are the responsibilities of the company which injects brine.

Answer

Brine injecting is widely practised and permitted. In essence, brine solution comprises of salt water and flavour. The salt in the solution causes the cells in the meat to open thus facilitating osmosis, and exchange of fluids. This results in much more moist and flavourful meat.

Brine injecting of poultry is absolutely safe for human consumption.

Legislation controls the amount of brine which may be injected. This may differ from country to country.

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Shellac is it halal or haram?

Q: I notice that cadbury anytime nutties coated with chocolate have shellac in their list of ingredients.

Is shellac halaal or haraam?

Answer

Shellac is a secretion of the lac insect which is related to the scale insects of the coccodea family. It is native to India and Mexico.

Whilst Shellac is generally defined as a secretion of the lac insect, our investigations have revealed that Shellac does not only comprise of the secretion but also insect residue which cannot be avoided and thus forms part of the ingredient.

SANHA has researched, and consulted with various Muftīs on the issue of Shellac for almost two years and exhausted every possible angle on this issue. The Muftīs are unanimous that Shellac is not permitted for consumption.

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Sauces Halal / Haram?

Sauces are one of the most versatile innovations in man's love affair with food.

Very few foods indeed are eaten without some kind of sauce, be it a tomato sauce with a burger, as soya sauce with stir fry, chutney and relishes with chicken tikka and kebaabs, a base or topping sauce of a pizza, a basting sauce or marinade for a braai, mayonnaise and vinegar as salad dressing and caramel sauce for dessert.

The function of a sauce is to enhance flavour and act as a binder or thickener to prevent separation and increase the appeal of the dish. Its versatility makes it a firm favourite with cooks as it is available in powder, paste and liquid; in thick, medium or thin textures. It can be cooked separately or utilized as a cook-in-sauce.

More than three thousand substances are intentionally added to foods and drinks to produce a desirable effect.

Oil, egg, butter, milk, alcohols such as brandy, white wine, cognac etc. vinegar, starches, gelatin, food colouring, flavouring, spices, preservatives and in certain instances even blood, can be used in the making of sauce.

Current labelling laws do not adequately disclose all ingredients in products. Take a tour of your kitchen and observe the ambiguity of the labels on various products.

Eating out at restaurants is even more of a gamble as there isn't even a vague label to allay our apprehensions. Who would have thought that an onion and mushroom sauce can contain white wine and veal stock, a honey and lemon sauce or a herb and egg sauce can contain chicken stock or a hot chocolate sauce can contain rum.

These examples are but a reminder of the compelling need for Halal bona fide certification.


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Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Wrigley's Haram / Wrigley's Halal list (2009 - 2010)



Last Updated: 17/09/2009

ALL THE FOLLOWING ARE HALAAL
Please see the notes next to some of them, to highlight the issue of alcoholic flavourings at the bottom. Some may feel they wish to refrain them.

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.

Read the full article here:
http://www.gmwa.org.uk/foodguide2/index.php?page=viewquestion&id=200

Chewing Gum
Wrigley's Spearmint®
Wrigley's Doublemint®
Juicy Fruit®
Juicy Fruit® Strappleberry™
Orbit® Complete Spearmint
Orbit® Complete Peppermint
Orbit® Complete Strong Mint
Orbit® Complete Freshmint
Extra® Peppermint
Extra® Spearmint
Extra® Cool Breeze™
Extra Fire®
Extra Ice®
Extra Ice® Liquid Filled Peppermint
Extra Ice® Liquid Filled Spearmint
Extra Fusion™ Spearmint Melon
Extra Fusion™ Peppermint Berry (alcohol Flavourings)
Extra Fusion™ Raspberry Blackcurrant Grapefuit
Extra Fusion™ Orange Pineapple Banana
Airwaves® Menthol & Eucalyptus
Airwaves® Black Mint
Airwaves® Cherry Menthol
Bubble Gum
Hubba Bubba® Seriously Strawberry™
Hubba Bubba® Atomic Apple™
Hubba Bubba® Cool Cola™
Hubba Bubba® Max Strawberry & Watermelon (alcohol Flavourings)
Hubba Bubba® Max Sour Double Berry
Hubba Bubba® Bubble Tape® Snappy Strawberry
Hubba Bubba® Glob™ (Shellac)
Mints
Extra® Mints Peppermint
Extra® Mints Cool Breeze™
Extra® Ice Mints

Jelly Sweets
York Fruits™ (alcohol Flavourings)

Haraam
Altoid™ Mints (Pork Gelatine)

Mars Sugar Sweets taken over by Wrigley's. We have received some information from Wrigley's as follows:

HARAAM

SKITTLES CONFUSED (E120)
SKITTLES CRAZY SOURS (E120)
SKITTLES FRUITS (E120)

Though not all of the colours are contain E120, nonetheless we would exercise caution due to a high risk of contamination, and refrain from these.

According to the ingredients the following appear to be ok. This is just a guide for the moment from ingredients.

STARBURST CHOOZERS (Alcoholic Flavourings)
STARBURST ORIGINAL CHEWS
STARBURST SOURS CHEWS
STARBURST TWISTED CHEWS (Alcoholic Flavourings)

STARBURST SMOOTHIES (Alcoholic Flavourings)
TUNES BLACKCURRANT
TUNES CHERRY (Alcoholic Flavourings)
TUNES STRAWBERRY
LOCKETS EXTRA STRONG
LOCKETS HONEY & LEMON
LOCKETS CRANBERRY AND BLUEBERRY
More information to follow



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Kraft Foods 2009 (United Kingdom ONLY!!!)

Last Updated: 17/09/2009

Note from Kraft Foods:

"This information is only applicable to Kraft Foods products that are on general sale in the United Kingdom and may not be applicable to the same produced and on sale in the world. These products are "suitable for Halal" according to the information provided to GMWA in good faith. The information is valid at time of publication, but recipes may change after this time, so always check ingredients lists on-pack for up-to-date information".

Calf Rennet Clarification:
Rennet per se, is not impermissible.
It is permissible to eat cheese which has rennet from calf rennet though
praiseworthy to refrain from due to a slight difference of opinion viz:

Is Whey Rennet Haraam? (no!)
http://www.gmwa.org.uk/foodguide2/index.php?page=viewquestion&id=20

The following Kraft products are Halaal

CONFECTIONERY (retail only)
Creamy White chocooate covered oreo 352g (Calf Rennet)
Oreo Chocolate flavoured sandwich biscuit with vanilla fillin (Calf Rennet)
Oreo Choco Cream 154g, 176g (Calf Rennet)

Cote d'Or 86% Dark cocoa 100g
Cote d'Or Dark 70% cocoa 100g
Cote d'Or Dark Raspberry 100g

Toblerone Dark - all sizes
Toblerone Honeycomb Crisp 100g
Toblerone Milk - all size
Toblerone Milk Fruit & Nut 35g, 100g, 400g
Toblerone White - all sizes

Terry's Chocolate Orange Dark Ball 175g
Terry's Chocolate Orange Dark Mint Dazzler 175g
Terry's Chocolate Orange Milk Ball 175g
Terry's Cosmic Toffee Crunch Ball 170g
Terry's Chocolate Orange Mint Bar 40g
Terry's Chocolate Orange Bar 40g
Terry's Chocolate Orange Golden Nugget Bar 40g
Terry's Chocolate Orange Toffee Crunch Bar 40g
Terry's Chocolate Orange Cracking Hazelnut 170g
Terry's Chocolate Orange Cracking Hazelnut 40g

CHEESE (retail only)
Dairylea Bites
Dairylea Dunkers - Ritz Crackers
Dairylea Dunkers - Breadstick
Dairylea Dunkers - Jumbo Tubes
Dairylea Dunkers - Salt & Vinegar Twists
Dairylea Dunkers - Nacho
Dairylrea Cheddar Cheese Slices
Dairylea Triangles Regular
Dairylea Triangles Light
Dairylea Cheese Spread Tubs - Regular
Dairylea Cheese Spread Tubs - Light

Philadelphia Extra Low Fat Soft Cheese 125g, 200g, 300g
Philadelphia Extra Light Mini Tub 140g
Philadelphia Full Fat Soft Cheese 125g, 200g, 300g
Philadelphia Light Garlic & Herbs 200g, 300g
Philadelphia Light Medium Fat Soft Cheese
Philadelphia Light Mini-tub 140g
Philadelphia Light with Basil
Philadelphia Light with Chives
Philadelphia Snack & Italian Breadsticks
Philadelphia Splendips, Chives
Poppadom & Mango Chutney

Cracker Barrel Cheddar Cheese
Singles Cheddar Cheese Food Slices

Carte Noire Freeze Dried Instant Coffee 100g, 200g Jar
Carte Noire Freeze Dried Decaffeinated Instant Coffee 100g, 200g Jar
Kenco Rainforest Alliance Certified Decaffeinated Freeze Dried Coffee 100g, 200, 300g Jars
Kenco Rainforest Alliance Certified Smooth Roast Freeze Dried Instant Coffee 100g, 200g, 300g Jars
Kenco Rainforst Alliance Certified Rich Roast Freeze Dried Instant Coffee 100g, 200g, 300g Jars
Kenco Rainforest Alliance Certified Smooth Roast Freeze Dried Instant Coffee 200g Refill bags
Kenco Rainforest Alliance Certified Rich Roast Freeze Dried Instant Coffee 200g Refill Bags
Kenco Cappio Caffe Latte Stickpack
Kenco Cappio Cappuccino Unsweetened Sticks 148g
Kenco Cappio Cappuccino Regular Sticks 149g
Kenco Iced Cappio Drink 200ml
Kenco Iced Cappio Mocha 200nl


added since 30/3/09
COFFEE (retail only)
Maxwell House Café Latte Regular Stickpack 153g
Maxwell House Cappuccino Unsweetened
Maxwell House Cappuccino Sweetened (no sprinkles)
Maxwell House Cappuccino Sweetened Stickpacks
Maxwell House Cappuccino unsweetened stickpacks
Maxwell House Granules 50g, 100g, 200g, 300g
Maxwell House Instant Coffee Powder 100g, 200g, 300g
Kenco Pure Brazilian Instant Coffee 100g
Kenco Pure Colombian Instant Coffee 100g
Kenco Pure Costa Rican Instant Coffee 100g
Kenco Rainforest Alliance Certified™ Instant Coffee 100g, 200g, 300g Jars
Kenco Rainforest Alliance Certified™ Decaffeinated Instant Coffee Refill Bag 300g
Kenco Rappor Coffee 100g, 200g, 300g
Kenco Sustainable Development Coffee 100g, 200g
Kenco Sustainable Development Decaffeinated Instant Coffee 100g, 200g
Kenco Peruvian Instant Coffee 100g Jar

Tassimo Kenco Café Crema 128g
Tassimo Kenco Cappuccino
Tassimo kenco Classic Blend - Decaffeinated
Tassimo Kenco Espresso Coffee
Tassimo Kenco Latte Macchiato
Tassimo Kenco Medium Roast Coffee
Tassimo Twinings Chamomile, Orange & Linden Herbal Tea
Tassimo Twinings Early Grey Tea
Tassimo Twinings English Breakfast Tea
Tassimo Twinings Fruits of the Forest Infusion
Tassimo Twinings Green Tea & Mint Tea
Tassimo Creamer from Milk
Tassimo Carte Noire Crema Intenso
Tassimo Kenco Pure Columbian Rainforest Alliance Certified™
Tassimo Starbucks House Blend Coffee 68g
Mellow Bird's Coffee

This list will be updated as we get more information on products.

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Mars Halal / Mars Haram (List) 2009

Last Updated: 17/09/2009
These are Haraam
M&Ms Peanut- E120
M&Ms Chocolate- E120
M&Ms Crispy- E120


ALL THE FOLLOWING ARE HALAAL
Please see the notes next to some of them, to highlight the issue of calf rennet and alcoholic flavourings at the bottom. Some may feel they wish to refrain them.
Calf Rennet Clarification:
Rennet per se, is not impermissible.
It is permissible to eat cheese which has rennet from calf rennet though
praiseworthy to refrain from due to a slight difference of opinion viz:

Is Whey Rennet Haraam? (no!)
http://www.gmwa.org.uk/foodguide2/index.php?page=viewquestion&id=20
* contains calf based rennet
*? Possibly contains calf rennet as manufactured on the continent
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.
Read the full article here:

Bounty Milk *
Bounty Dark *
Celebrations *
Flyte *
Galaxy Milk
Galaxy Smooth Dark
Galaxy Fruit & Nut *
Galaxy Hazelnut *
Galaxy Amicelli *
Galaxy Caramel *
Galaxy Ripple
Galaxy Minstrels
Maltesers
Maltesers White *
Mars Planets *
Mars
Mars Delight *
Mars Funsize *
Milky Way *
Milky Way Magic Stars *
Milky Way Crispy Rolls *
Revels
Snickers
Snickers Funsize *
Topic *
Tracker Chocolate Chip
Tracker Raisin
Tracker Roasted Nut
Twix *
FORMER MARS SWEET PRODUCTS NOW WITH WRIGLEY's
ICE CREAMS
Bounty - All varieties *
Galaxy - All varieties *
Mars Bar - All varieties *
Maltesers - All varieties *
M&Ms *
Snickers - All varieties *
Starburst - All varieties
Twix Bar *
DRINKS - Shakes
Mars Refuel
Mars Extra Chocolate
Mars Hot Chocolate
Mars Thick Shake *?
Galaxy Creamy Hot Chocolate *?
Galaxy Smooth & Creamy Chocolate Milk Drink
Galaxy Smoothie Chocolate Orange
Galaxy Thick Shake *?
Maltesers Malted Hot Chocolate
Maltesers Super Thick Shake
Maltesers Super Frothy Chocolate Milk Drink
M&M's Super Thick Shake
Twix Super Thick Shake *
Bounty Drink
Moment du chocolat with Marshmallows *?
Moment du chocolat dark
DRINKS - Powder
Bounty Frappe
Galaxy Hot Chocolate
Galaxy Hot Chocolate with Caramel
Galaxy Hot Chocolate Bliss
Maltesers Hot Chocolate Malt Drink

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Krispy Crème (UK) Doughnuts 2009 - 2010

Last Updated: 14/09/2009

We have been liasing with Krispy Crème UK, and according to the information we have received:


As a general rule,Krispy Crème (UK) Doughnuts are permissible.

However just recently they brought a new line out which contains marshmallows.

Krisp Kreme - rocky road contain pork gelatine in their marshmallows

ALWAYS check ingredients.

Please do note that they use alcoholic flavourings.

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.

Read the full article here:
http://www.gmwa.org.uk/foodguide2/index.php?page=viewquestion&id=200

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Thursday, September 17, 2009

How reliable is Ifanca??

In November 2000, Mohammed Mazhar Husseini, co-founder and former executive director of Islamic Food and Nutrition Council of America (IFANCA), a major halal certifying body in North America that is widely accepted as providing quality certification by many Muslim countries including Saudi Arabia, officially put in his resignation to the organization that he helped create nearly 30 years ago.

“They (IFANCA) are interested in charging fees and certifying products (as halal) and getting commission,” he said in an interview with Sound Vision, an Islamic information website.

Husseini noted that in earlier years the organization was more education-oriented and community based in offering workshops and organizing seminars on Halal food issues, something that no longer takes place. Offering more insight into the practices creating problems in the halal food industry, a book published in 2003 by Mian Riaz and Muhammad Chaudry, entitled “Halal Food Production,” agrees that a number of the products that international companies are marketing as Halal are not as permissible as one might think



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Sunday, June 28, 2009

Aquafresh Toothpaste halal or Haram?

Dear XYz,

We have received your e-mail and we are happy to respond to your question regarding Aquafresh® toothpaste.

Aquafresh® toothpaste products do not contain animal derivatives. The toothpaste does contain glycerin; however, the glycerin is derived from a vegetable source.

We're glad you took the time to contact us and hope this information is helpful.

Sincerely,

-----
GlaxoSmithKline Consumer
Healthcare


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Tropicana Pure Premium drinks, Orange Juice Halal or Haram?

This refers only to Tropicana Pure Premium drinks which can be found on this page


To make matters clear - some of their flavors contain cochineal/carmine, the insect coloring

Their orange juices containing Omega - 3 contains fish oil and fish gelatin which is permissible for us, alhamdulillah.

XYZ:

We'd be delighted to answer your questions about Tropicana Orange Juice.

With regards to animal derived ingredients being included, most of Tropicana's juice products are vegetarian/vegan. There are a few juices which contain cochineal/carmine (which will be listed in the ingredients if contained in a product) and Tropicana Healthy Heart Orange Juice containing Omega-3.

We began listing carmine, a natural color, several years ago on the ingredient labels of those juices containing this ingredient. Primarily, carmine is used in our non-refrigerated juices. However, Tropicana's packaging is clearly labeled and complies with current government regulations.

The source of Omega-3's used in Tropicana Healthy Heart Orange Juice is called MEG-3 (fish oil and fish gelatin). It contains tilapia, sardine and anchovy.

We hope this information is helpful, Lazeena. Thank you for your business and interest in our products.

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Tropicana Consumer Relations

The website does not contain an ingredients list for each flavor, so you'll have to check at the supermarket, here is a list of the Tropicana Pure varieties to check for the dye in them:
  • Pulp Free
  • Some Pulp
  • High Pulp
  • Pulp Free Calcium + Vitamin D
  • High Pulp + Calcium
  • Healthy Kids
  • Antioxidant Advantage
  • Healthy Heart With Omega-3
  • Low Acid
  • Golden Grapefruit
  • Ruby Red Grapefruit
  • Ruby Red Grapefruit With Calcium
  • Orange Strawberry Banana
  • Orange Tangerine
  • Orange Pineapple
  • Grape
  • Cranberry Juice Cocktail
  • Orchard Style Apple

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