There is a text and Email going around to the tune of:
Rubicon contains 0.055% of alcohol as confirmed on their website
www.rubiconexotic.com/faqs2.html. Thats nearly 20ml of alcohol in a
standard 330ml can! The managment confirm it is not halal. plz fwd.
Last Updated: 28/01/2009
In the Name of Allah, the Inspirer of Truth.
In answer to the text, the alcohol remaining in some products would be less than 0.05%. The calculation of 20ml in every 330ml is obviously as a result of incorrect mathematical calculations.
0.05% of 330ML is actually 0.165ml (approximately one sixth of a millilitre) which is a negligible amount.
For our take on alcohol flavourings, see:
Alcohol Flavourings Clarification -
We try to give the consumer the choice, if they feel they want to refrain from alcoholic flavourings.
As a result of the text and the resultant queries, Rubicon swiftly provided us with the information we required to make a decision on their products, so based on the information provided, a fully comprehensive list is presented below.
It is crucial for companies to work with closely with us, so decisions on products suitable for Muslims are decided on sound Jurisprudential principles. Where companies do not do this, they sometimes get themselves into a pickle.
The following are Halaal:
* Alcoholic flavourings
And Allah knows Best