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:

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...

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).

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.

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.

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.

For all general or sales enquiries, please contact:
Syed H. Akhter
Business Manager
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

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

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

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 Freephone 0800 032 4490 or
Snack A Jacks: Freephone 0800 783 2577


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 ( – 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 (

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 (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



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


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

Kind regards,

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


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

Other Manufacturer: Novartis Vaccines

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

How can turmeric be HARAM??

Taken from

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.