Tuesday, October 5, 2010

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 choosing NestlĂ©,

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



Add Milk & Add Water
Did you know Nestlé Baby Cereals come in Add Milk & Add Water varieties to suit any mom and baby's needs. Add Milk cereals allow you to choose the source of milk in your baby's cereal - either breast milk, or iron-fortified infant formula can be added - you decide. Add Water cereals contain a variety of wholesome ingredients including specially adapted milk and 14 essential nutrients including calcium to meet your baby's nutritional needs - all you have to do is add water. Both Add Milk & Add Water varieties are convenient, quick and easy to make!

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