Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Pringles (United Kingdom ONLY) Halal in uk??

PRINGLES (Halal in UK)
Regular Original
Regular Cheese & Onion
Regular Cheese
Regular Curry
Regular Hot & Spicy (alcoholic flavourings)
Regular Paprika
Regular Prawn Cocktail
Regular Salt & Vinegar
Regular Sour Cream & Onion (alcoholic flavourings)
Regular Texas Barbecue

Delight Original
Delight Sour Cream & Onion

Rice Infusions Barbecue
Rice Infusions Cheese & Onion
Rice Infusions Classic
Rice Infusions Salt & Vinegar
Rice Infusions Sour Cream & Onion (alcoholic flavourings)
Extreme Exploding Cheese & Chilli
Extreme Flamin' Chilli Sauce
Extreme Spicy Sour Cream & Onion
Extreme Wasabi (alcoholic flavourings)

Please Avoid:
PRINGLES Regular Smoked Bacon

Regular Gourmet Burger - beef
Regular Kebab - beef
Extreme Paprika & Smokey Bacon - pork and beef
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:
Is Whey Rennet Haraam?  (no!)


Monday, June 21, 2010

Crest Toothpastes Going Halal soon??

According to Canadianhalalfoods:

Procter & Gamble has decided recently to eliminate animal derived ingredients from all their Crest toothpastes both in USA and Canada. This is good news but we have to be very careful because Crest toothpastes with animal derived ingredients are still available in the markets. They are not giving any date when all the stock of animal derived ingredients Crest toothpaste will be sold out. So please buy only the following four flavors of Crest toothpastes until for next 6 months or a year.

List of Crest Toothpaste Products (Made by Proctor and Gamble):
  • Crest Pro-Health sensitive shield
  • Crest Pro-Health Whitening Toothpaste - Fresh Clean Mint
  • Crest Pro-Health Clean Mint Paste
  • Crest Pro-Health Clean Cinnamon Paste
  • Crest Pro-Health Clean Night Mint
  • Crest Whitening Plus Scope
  • Crest Whitening Plus Scope Cool Peppermint Paste
  • Crest Whitening Plus Scope Citrus Paste
  • Crest Whitening Plus Scope Minty Fresh Paste
  • Crest Whitening Plus Scope Minty Fresh Liquid Gel
  • Crest Whitening Expressions Wintergreen Ice
  • Crest Whitening Expressions Cinnamon Rush PasteTM
  • Crest Whitening Expression Extreme Herbal Mint Paste
  • Crest Whitening Expressions Refreshing Vanilla Mint Paste
  • Crest Whitening Expressions Cinnamon Rush Liquid Gel
  • Crest Whitening Expressions Extreme Herbal Mint Liquid Gel
  • Crest Whitening Expressions Refreshing Vanilla Mint Gel
  • Crest Vivid White
  • Crest Extra White Plus Scope Mint Splash
  • Crest Extra White Plus Scope Outlast - Long Lasting Mint
  • Crest Extra Whitening Clean mint
  • Crest Sensitivity Whitening Plus Scope
  • Crest Health & Radiance
  • Crest Tartar Control Paste
  • Crest Tartar Control Gel
  • Crest Complete Clean Mint Paste
  • Crest Complete Clean Mint Gel
  • Crest Cavity Protection - Cool Mint Gel
  • Crest Cavity Protection - Paste
  • Crest BURSTIN bubblegum
  • Crest Kids Spider-Man Super Action Liquid Gel
  • Crest Kids Sparkle Gel

Where to contact them?? (Proctor and Gamble)

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Al Habib Supermarket HMA Certified in Markham

Al Habib Supermarket (Markham)

Monitored & Certified Products:
Fresh Chicken, Beef, Veal, Lamb, Goat & Sheep
NOTE: Frozen products, ox tail, and cowfeet are not certified

Al Habib
2860 Denison st.
Markham, ON. L3S 4T6
905 201-6455 Meat Department


Thursday, June 17, 2010

Karim Halal Meat & Groceries HMA certified in Mississauga

Karim Halal Meat & Groceries

Monitored & Certified Products
All Fresh Chicken, Beef, Veal, Lamb, Goat & Sheep only

Note: All frozen meats and frozen meat products are not certified by HMA
Karim Halal Meat & Groceries
735 Twain Ave. Unit # 4,
Mississauga, ON
Tel: 905-670-2111
Cell: 416 879-5315


Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Taza Bazaar (in Bombay Bazaar) HMA Certified in Scarborough

Taza Bazaar (in Bombay Bazaar)

Monitored & Certified Products:
         Fresh Chicken, Beef, Veal, Lamb, Goat and Sheep,
NOTE: Burned cow & Lamb Hooves and Burned Goats Head are not HMA certified. 
Frozen products, cow feet and ox-tail are NOT HMA certified
TAZA BAZAAR (in Bombay Bazaar)
3601 Lawrence Ave E 
Scarborough GTA , ON ,
Tel: 416 757 2522


Monday, June 14, 2010

Sakin Grocery HMA Certified in Brampton

Sakin Grocery

Monitored & Certified Products:
Fresh Chicken, Beef, Veal, Lamb, Goat & Sheep
NOTE: Frozen products, ox tail, and cowfeet are not certified.
7-279 Queen St. E.
Brampton ON
Tel. 905 455 2530

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Fraudulent Claim of HMA (Baksh Halal Meat)

Sunday May 16, 2010
Please kindly note that the following butcher outlets/ meat stores have fraudulently advertised their store and products as HMA certified. (amongst others the false advertising has appeared in Ummah Times)
Please note that these stores and all its products are NOT HMA CERTIFIED.
Baksh Halal Meat Shop
1666 Jane Street (at Lawrence)
Toronto, Ont.
Baksh Halal Meat Shop
3160 Eglinton Avenue (West of Markham Road)
Scarborough, Ont.
416 261-8564

Thursday, June 10, 2010


Brother Hadi Mohammed from Canada has provided the follwing e-mail from Pepsi Canada, there is exception for Vanilla Pepsi if it contains Vanilla Extract then it will not be Halal:

Hi Hadi:

Thank you for taking the time to contact us at PepsiCo Canada regarding our beverages.  We certainly appreciate the opportunity to clarify the situation.

Although our exact formulations are proprietary, please be assured that analysis of our products will confirm that they are non-alcoholic.  In fact, we do not add ethanol to any of our products and our products do not ferment to produce ethanol.  You can be certain that all our products throughout the world are non-alcoholic and fully comply with local regulations.

Once again, many thanks for your interest in our company.  We hope this information is helpful to you.

PepsiCo Consumer Relations

Pepsi Products:
  • Pepsi
  • Diet Pepsi
  • Pepsi caffeine Free
  • Diet Pepsi Caffeine Free
  • Pepsi max
  • Diet Pepsi Lime
  • Pepsi Lime

Monday, June 7, 2010

Alcohol in Flavouring of 7 up, Dr Pepper, Canada dry, Crush, Scweppes, Snapple


Dr. Pepper Snapple Group company has confirmed the use of ethyl alcohol as a solvent or carrier in the flavor of 7UP, Dr. Pepper and other product to MCG by e-mail.

"Thank you for contacting us about 7Up Regular. Your comments and inquiries are appreciated because they provide valuable feedback about our brands.

Most of the flavors in our products are designed with a carrier that is usually ethanol. The amounts are very slight, but still present".

They make the following products:

All 7 UP, Dr. Pepper, A &p; W, Canada Dry, Clamato, Country Time, Crush,  Diet Rite, Hawaiian Punch, Schweppes, Snapple, Squirt. 

Note: Ruling on Alcoholic is different from different scholars, best practice is ofcourse Taqwa or caution, but otherwise the ruling regarding the permissibility of the Non khamr "alcohols" to be used as flavourings / carriers can be found here: Alocohol Ruling,   
Question remains regardless of the ruling that whether the ehtanol they used is source from Khamr or Non Khamr...


Thursday, June 3, 2010

Arizona drinks Halal??

Just received a response from Arizona drinks Company (
stating that NONE of their products contains any alcohol or animal ingredients...

There still remains a chance that for their flavouring the carrier is some sort of alcohol but the company did not clearly respond to that question. Their associate simply replied there is no alcohol in any of their products..

Readers are requested to confirm this for themselves. You can email them at

Here is the email response i received from them...:


Thank you for your email. There is no alcohol or animal ingredients in any of our products. The U inside of the circle means the product is kosher certified.
 (end of email)

Now its a totally different subject matter whether they

Halal and Haram e Numbers

From the Muslim Food Guide  By Shaykhayn Yusuf Sacha and Fahim Mayat.
Additive and 'E' numbers in food
Food additives are added to food to make it safer, keep it longer, stop the growth of bacteria, mould, and stop food going stale. They also aid processing as emulsifiers, raising agents, preservatives and improve food in terms of colour, taste, texture and nutritional value.

Additives increase the variety of food available to consumers keeping prices down, allowing safe delivery of food to urban populated areas and create alternatives to traditional food like meat substitutes for meat, low fat products for butter and yoghurt and sugar free drinks for diabetics.

The use of additives is strictly controlled by law. They may not be used in food unless they are on approved Government supervised list, proving their safe and effective usage. Once approved by the EC it is then given an 'E' number and is constantly monitored by local Government and the EEC.

EEC directives require all