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Subject: Islam FAQ (Part 15/15): Misc: List of Halal Foods

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Archive-name: islam-faq/part15 Posting-Frequency: monthly Last-modified: 1995/3/27 Version: 3.3 Organization: Alumni Association, Caltech, Pasadena, California
Copyright 1993,1994,1995 Asim Mughal (mughal@caltech.edu) Redistribution for profit, or in altered content/format prohibited without explicit written permission of the author. Any other redistribution must include this copyright notice and attribution. Frequently Asked Questions: Part 15 ___________________________________ This message is automatically posted to 'soc.religion.islam' every month and when updated. This lists answers to most commonly asked questions on the forum. Contributions & changes are requested and should be directed to: mughal@caltech.edu OVERVIEW: The Frequently Asked Questions document for Islam has been divided in parts. Below is the index. Part 1 - Welcome & Index Part 2 - Info on Islamic News Groups Part 3 - Introduction to Islam Part 4 - God & Worship Part 5 - Islam, Quran & Muhammad (PBUH) Part 6 - Marriage Laws in Islam Part 7 - Women In Islam Part 8 - Life after Death, Moral System & Human rights in Islam Part 9 - Islam: Prophethood, Jesus & Trinity Part 10 - Islam: Farrakhism & Malcom X Part 11 - Islamic Internet Guide: Islamic Resources on Internet Part 12 - Other Islamic Resource Guides on Internet Part 13 - Islamic Literature: Books & Video Part 14 - Islamic Calendar & Prayer Time Table for 1994 Part 15 - Misc: List of Halal Foods ________________________________________________________ PART 15: Misc: List of Halal Foods Contents --Articles-- 1. Introduction .............................................................. 2. List of Halal Foods ....................................................... --Announcements-- 3. Archive Info .............................................................. 4. Credits ................................................................... Articles ..................................................................... 1. Introduction .............................................................. This part of FAQ is for miscellaneous topics of interest to Muslims. Currently, it has only the list of halal foods. This list is a quick reference guide for Muslims and enables them to follow their dietary laws. 2. List of Halal Foods ....................................................... >From: aa747@cleveland.Freenet.Edu (Ronald M. Hopkins-Lutz) >Date: 10 Oct 1994 15:24:31 GMT ============================================================= >From: xx257@cleveland.Freenet.Edu (The Islamic School) >Newsgroups: freenet.com-ctr.islam.news >Subject: INFORMATION ON INGREDIENTS OF FOOD, etc. >Date: Wed Sep 30 20:11:42 1992 INFORMATION ABOUT INGREDIENTS ON FOODS, TOOTHPASTE, SOAP ETC. ======================================= Date: 21 February 1990 *** INTRODUCTION *** The following information was extracted from the Muslim Consumer Guide (which was published in the newsletter of MSA Ann Arbor, Jan-Feb. 90), then was posted by Muhammad B. Setiawan (Dept. of Eng. Physics McMaster University), and finally collected, edited and distributed by MSA of the University of Manitoba, Winnipeg. We hope that it be of great use to you and that you will read the ingredient on every product before you make your purchase. If in doubt, you may write to the company, they have been very helpful in provinding the requested information. *** CONSULTATION OF COMPANIES *** Here are the results of consultations done by MSA with various food companies. No particular questions were asked on products that may contain alcohol. 1. L.D.Schrieber Cheese Company: No shortening, lard, gelatin or lecithin used. Cow products are used = Good 2. Burger King Corp.: Shortening used is from swine = BAD. Lard is used in buns and apple pie = BAD. Lecithin is used in buns = BAD/GOOD because you are not sure. Shakes = GOOD 3. General Foods : Lard is used on SWAN DOWN cake mixes. Gelatin (from collagen-bearing tissues on any animal) is used in many products including Jell-O Brand Gelatin Desert = BAD 4. Knox Gelatin Inc. : "Knox Gelatin is prepared from the protein collagen, which is extracted from either beef (bones and skin) or PORK (skins)" = BAD 5. American Lecithin Company : "Our Lecithin is derived from Soybeans and is sold under the trade name Alcoles" = GOOD 6. Nestle : A list was sent to MSA confirming that their products do not contain any animal by-product. Lechithin used in their products is derived from Soybeans = GOOD 7. General Mills Inc.: Shortening similar to lard is used, also Soya lechithin is used = BAD (because it does not say Soya or lard and you don't know so it is better to avoid). 8. Quaker Oats : Soyabeans Lecithin is used. Shortening used is from Swine. Some of the products are MAsa Trigo, Flako pie crust and cup cake mix. _________________________________________________________________________ *** SEVERAL TERMS *** A. Derived from pork or other animals: 1. bacon 2. ham 3. sausage 4. lard 5. fat 6. gelatin 7. shortening (animal). B. Avoid - doubtful (may be derived from animal or vegetable): 1. lechitin 2. emulsifier 3. dough conditioners 4. mono and diglyceriders 5. enzymes or rennet in cheese C. You can use - Good: 1. soyolecithin 2. soybean lecithin 3. vegetable lecithin 4. vegetable shortening 5. vegetable mono and diglyceriders 6. vegetable enzimes or rennetless cheese. 7. fish D. Avoid - may contain alcohol 1. Artificial and imitation extracts and flavorings E. When you see these letters : "U" or "K" they may mean that the produce does not contain anything from an animal. *** MISCELLANEOUS FOOD ITEMS *** ========================================================================= Manufacturer Brand Coagulant Use ========================================================================= Kellog Co. Frosted Pop-tarts Type-B gelatin (from veal/beef) Good Unfrosted Pop-tarts No gelatin Good _________________________________________________________________________ Frank Foods QT Frosting Mix Vegetable fat Good _________________________________________________________________________ General Mills Inc. Ready-to-spread Vegetable fat Frosting and/or Lard BAD _________________________________________________________________________ Proctor & Gamble Duncan Hines ake Mix Vegetable fat Good _________________________________________________________________________ Great Atlantic & A & P Creamer Coconut & Palm Pacific Co. Oil Good _________________________________________________________________________ Topco Assoc. Inc. Food Club Non Dairy Creamer Vegetable fat Good _________________________________________________________________________ Penn Maid Food Inc. Natural Yogurt No gelatin Good Swiss Yogurt Gelatin from calf skin Good _________________________________________________________________________ Jolly Rancher Candies Palm & Coconut Oil Good _________________________________________________________________________ M & M Co. Starburst Fruit Gelatin from Chews Lard BAD _________________________________________________________________________ American Home Foods Crunch 'n Munch Vegetable fat Good _________________________________________________________________________ *** BREAD AND PASTRY *** ========================================================================= Vendor Product Ingredients Use ========================================================================= Drake Bakeries Div. of Borden Foods Inc. Honey bun Lard BAD _________________________________________________________________________ Entenmans All Products Vegetable Shortening Good _________________________________________________________________________ Giants Goods Bread Vegetable Shortening Good _________________________________________________________________________ Huber Baking Co. Bakers of sunshine Bread Roman Meal Bread Soybean Salad Oil Good _________________________________________________________________________ Keebler All Products Vegetable Shortening, Oleo and Lard BAD _________________________________________________________________________ Nabisco All products Lard BAD _________________________________________________________________________ Pepperidge Farm Rolls, Bread, Butter or Cakes Vegetable Shortening Good _________________________________________________ Layer Cakes NOTE: even though this cake is made with good sortening the GELATIN USED is made from PIGSKIN BAD _________________________________________________________________________ Pillsbury Co. 1896 Brand Butter milk Biscuit Vegetable shortening Good _________________________________________________________________________ Stroehmann Brothers Co Hilibilly Bread; White Bread Lard BAD ________________________________________________________________________ Sunshine Biscuit Co. All Products Vegetable shortening Good ________________________________________________________________________ *** ICE CREAM *** ========================================================================= MANUFACTURER PRODUCT USE ========================================================================= Baskin Robbins Ice Cream Good Sherberts Good Water ice Good Baskin Robbins Ice cream and those flavors containing miget marshmallow BAD _________________________________________________________________________ Pensupreme Ice Cream BAD Pensupreme Schraff Ice Cream (available at Safeway) Good _________________________________________________________________________ Meadow Gold Ice Cream Good Meadow Gold Louis Sherry Ice Cream (all Natural) Good _________________________________________________________________________ Abbotts Ice Cream Good erts Good Water Ice Good ________________________________________________________________________ Pantry Price Ice Cream Good Breyers Ice Cream Good _________________________________________________________________________ *** CHEWING GUM *** ========================================================================= Manufacturer Products Ingredients Use ================================================================================================================ GM Co. Rescue 11 Soap pads Good _________________________________________________________________________ Purex Corporation Brillo Soap pads Lard BAD ___________________________________________ Supreme Steel pink & green bars per carton) Beef Tallow Good ___________________________________________ Dobie Pads Beef Tallow Good _________________________________________________________________________ Miles Laboratory S.O.S Soap Pads Lard __ Tf Plastic Mesh Balls Lard BAD _________________________________________________________________________ -- compiled by Sysops of The Islamic School aa755 sxg12 mxs44 =========================================================================== Announcements ................................................................ 3. Archive Info .............................................................. This FAQ is archived at several sites and is available for public retrieval thru anonymous FTP, E-MAIL, Gopher & World Wide Web. -- Anonymous FTP -- Login: anonymous Password: Your e-mail address Site: rtfm.mit.edu Dir: /pub/usenet/news.answers/islam-faq/ Site: ftp.uu.net Dir: /pub/usenet/news.answers/islam-faq/ Site: ftp.cco.caltech.edu Dir: /pub/calmsa/islam-faq/ -- E-MAIL -- Send E-mail to: mail-server@rtfm.mit.edu Text of E-mail Message: send usenet/news.answers/islam-faq/part15 quit -- GOPHER -- Site: gopher.caltech.edu 70 Path: Computing Information/ CCO anonymous ftp archive/ pub/ calmsa/ islam-faq/ Site: latif.com 70 Path: Resources relating to Islam/ Soc.Religion.Islam -- World-Wide-Web (WWW) -- One recommended interface is 'mosaic,' below are mosaic 'home pages.' URL at USENET Archive site: http://www.cis.ohio-state.edu/hypertext/faq/usenet/islam-faq/faq.html URL at Caltech MSA site: http://www.cco.caltech.edu/~calmsa/links.html 4. Credits ................................................................... The author wishes to thank all those who contributed in any capacity for the original one part FAQ or this multi-part FAQ. -- SOURCES -- The basic introduction and literature presented in the FAQ is from brochures on Islam distributed by Institute of Islamic Information & Education (III&E). These brochures were typed in electronic form by Ms.M.Ahmed. The information on soc.religion.islam forum (in Part 2) has been compiled from USENET archives and administrative logs of Soc.Religion.Islam moderator panel. What is III&E? III&E is an acronym for the Institute of Islamic Information & Education which was established in Chicago, Illinois in 1985. The III&E is registered in the State of Illinois and recognized by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) as a not-for-profit religious organization. More information can be obtained by contacting Dr. M. Amir, III&E, P.O. Box 41129, Chicago, IL 60641-0129, U.S.A.; Tel: (312) 777-7443 Fax: (312) 777-7199. -- FORMAT -- The format of the FAQ series has been done by utilizing resources of Islamic Information & News Network (IINN). A custom program, Nebula, written by editors of IINN for generating newsletters has been used. What is IINN? Islamic Information & News Network is a forum dedicated to educate the network community on issues relating to Islam and Muslims in an academic & non-political environment. Weekly digest is available on internet by subscribing to MUSLIMS@ASUACAD.BITnet (A Bitnet listserv list) and on USENET: bit.listserv.muslims. -- Permissions -- Permission to post this multi-part FAQ has been obtained by the following: o Institute of Islamic Information & Education (III&E) o Islamic Information & News Network (Muslims@PSUVM.bitnet) o Moderator(s) of News.Answers (Thomas Khoenig & P.Huang) # End of Islam FAQ Part 15 #