About Muslim Consumer Group for Food Products USA/Canada and its founder Syed Rasheeduddin Ahmed is a Certified Food Scientist and US food industry consultant. In 2011, he worked at Kraft Foods USA and saved about 6 million dollars annually in the cost of ingredients for Kraft BBQ Sauces. He was responsible for bringing 50 million dollars in annual sales for developing Big N Crusty Bagels for Kraft USA during his 5 years work at Kraft Foods from 1986 to He is the founder and president of Muslim Consumer Group For Food Products. He is educating Muslims throughout the world about Halal food ingredients and products. He has been educating Muslims in the US since 1985. He wrote eight editions of the Halal Food Book "A comprehensive List of Halal Food Products in US Supermarkets" since 1991, whose latest edition was published in 2009. For these eight editions of Halal food books, he researched 31 US supermarkets from coast to coast. established websites. website was established in 2000 for US Muslims and was logged in over 161 countries with a daily visitors of over 2400. Twebsite was established in 2006 for Canadian Muslims. Mr. Ahmed earned a B.Sc (Agriculture), M.Sc (Agriculture) in Horticulture from A.P Agricultural University Hyderabad, India and a MS degree in Cereal Technology from North Dakota State University Fargo, North Dakota. He presented technical papers on Halal foods at the First International Conference on Halal Food Control & Exhibition at Riyadh, Saudi Arabia in Feb. 2012, at GMDES's Halal Conference in Istanbul, Turkey in September 2012. Other presentations include KUIM in Malaysia in 2004 and at the International Association for Food Protection Organization at Orlando, Florida in 2006. He established the non-profit MCG organization while working for the US food industry. He developed 18 new retail food products for supermarkets for various food companies including 10 new products for Kraft Foods USA, 3 new products for Nabisco, 4 new nutritional bars for MLO Products and one healthy Orchard Fruits Nuts bar for the Starbucks coffee company. He worked for B. Heller, Prince Macaroni, Domino's Pizza, General Foods, Kraft, Nabisco, Newly Wed Foods, MLO Products. He has over 35 years of food industry experience including product development, quality assurance, nutritional analysis and hands on experience in food plants. Mr. Ahmed can be reached at [email protected] or at 877-515-1008. LIST OF HALAL FOOD PRODUCTS FOR HOMES AND MASAJID IN NEW YORK CITY AREA Apple Juice: Great Value's 100% Apple Juice Not From Concentrate, Mott's 100% Apple Juice. Apple Sauce: Mott's Original Apple Sauce, Musselman's Original unsweetened apple sauce. Bagels: Thomas Plain Bagels, Sara Lee Plain Bagels, Sara Lee Cinnamon & Raisin Bagels. Bakery Snack: Mrs. Freshley's Snack Away Peanut Butter Wafers. Baking Chocolate: Hershey Special Dark Chocolate, Baker's German Sweet Chocolate Bars. BBQ Sauces: Kraft's Honey Barbecue Sauce, Bull's Eyed Original Barbecue Sauce. Bars: Lasa Bar's Apple Pie The Original Fruit Bar Bakery's Whole Wheat Fig Bars Birthday/Wedding Cake: Hot Bread Hoffman Estates, IL 847-882-8883also at Naperville, IL Biscuits: All Indian Made Britannia Biscuits in Indian & Pakistani stores. Bread: Sara Lee White, Sara Lee Whole wheat,, Bimbo Soft White, Soft Wheat Breads, Market Pantry (Target) Round Top white and Sandwich wheat, Brown berry Natural Wheat, Country White. Bread Crumb: Kellogg's Corn Flake Crumb, Kikkoman's Bread Crumb Panko. Breadstick: Stella Doro's Original Breadstick, S. D's Sesame Breadstick, Agonoa's Garlic. Brownie Mix:Hodgson Mill's Gluten Free Brownie Mix. Betty Crocker Walnut Premium Brownie Mix Butter: Land O Lakes Salted Butter, Breakstone All Natural Salted Butter, Smart Balance Butter un Buttermilk: Dean's Cultured Low Fat Buttermilk, Cake: Sara Lee's All Butter Pound Cake Frozen Cake MIX: Gluten Free Pantry Perfect Pie Crust Mix. Candies: M & M Almond, York Dark Chocolate Covered Candies, Reese's Big Cup, Reese's Mini. Cereal: General Mills Apple Cinnamon Cheerios, Cheerios, Cinnamon Chex, Kix, CinnamoToast Cr Kellogg's Frosted Flakes, Corn Pops, Crispix, Honey Smack, Corn Flakes, Rice Krispie Quaker's Cap N Crunch, Life Original, Post's Golden Crisp, Grape Nut, Bran Flakes cereal. Cheese: Sorrento Mozzarella cheese, Smart Beat Fat Free Slices, Kraft's String Mozzarella Cheese Philadelphia Regular Cream Cheese, Cabot Sharp Cheddar Cheese, Miller American Pasteurized Process Cheese, Miller cheeses, Cheese, Cabot Sharp Cheddar Chocolate Bars: Hershey's Hug Kisses, Kit Kat, Milk Chocolate with Almond, Mr. Good Bar Mars's Snickers, Twix, Milky Way, Nestlé's Crunch, Dove Peanut Butter Chocolate Bars. Coffee Creamer: Great Vale Coffee Creamer, Essential Energy Day Coffee Creamer Cookies: Oreo Milk favorite Cookies, Cool Mint Oreo, Pepperidge Farm Chessmen, Keebler's Fudge Sticks Jumbo Peanut Butter, Pecan Shortbread, Nabisco Nutter Butter Peanut But Evaporated Milk: Carnation Evaporated Milk Fat Free, Pet's Evaporated Milk Fat Free. Ice Cream: Breyer's Strawberry, Eddy's Grand Chocolate. Hagen Daz Strawberry Ice Cream Jelling: Ahmed's All Jelling Products at Indian and Pakistani stores. Macaroni & Cheese Dinner: Brand Wacky Mac and Foulds are two Halal brands. Margarine: Imperial 39% Vegetable Oil Spread, Country Crock 39% Vegetable Oil Spread. Mayonnaise: Kraft's Miracle Whip, Mayo, Hellmann's Real mayonnaise, Heinz Real Mayonnaise. Milk: All brand of milk and all type milk are Halal except few Lactose Free Milk Oatmeal: Quaker Instant Original, Raisin Date Walnut, Cinnamon & Spice, Market Pantry Regular. Pasta Sauce: Barilla Mushroom & Garlic, Classico Fire Roasted Tomato & Garlic, BertolliOlive/Gar. Potato Chips: Lay Classic, Jay's Crispy Ridged, Pringle Original, Doritos Toasted Corn Tortilla Ch Ricotta Cheese: Frigo Whole or Part Skim Milk, Sorrento whole Milk, Great Value Original Ricotta. Sour Cream: Dean Cultured, Kraft Sour Cream, Daisy all Sour Cream Soft Drink: Regular Pepsi and regular Diet Pepsi. Whipping Cream: Great Value Whipping Cream, Dean Whipping Cream, Lucerne Whipping Cream. Yogurt: Dannon Low Fat Plain, Non Fat Plain, Chobani Greek Honey, Low Fat, Non Fat Plain.
LIST OF NOT HALAL OR MUSHBOOH OR HARAM FOOD PRODUCTS Apple Juice: Great Value Light Apple Juice Cocktail 96 Oz, R. W. Knudge Organic Apple Juice Bakery Snack: Little Debbie's Chocolate Chip Muffins, Little Muffins, Cosmic Brownies, C. Cakes. Baking Chocolate: Baker's Semisweet Baking Chocolate Square. BBQ Sauce: Jack Daniels All BBQ Sauces, Bull Eye Carolina Sauce, KC Masterpiece Kansas city. Bread: Great value (Wal-Mart) All bread. Bread Crumb: Contadina, Vigo, Progresso(except Panko), Racconto, Gia Russa Bread Crumbs. Brownies: Weight Watcher's Chocolate Brownies. Butter: Deerfield's Unsalted Butter. Cake Mixes: Betty Crocker Super Moist Part Rainbow Cake Mix, Jiffy All Mixes, Pillsbury Spring. Candies: Hershey's All Ice breaker, All Jolly Ranchers, All Jelly Belly, Wrigley All Star Bust Candi. Cereal: Post's Alphabet, Blue Morning, Cocoa Pebbles, Fruity Pebbles, All Honey Bunches of Oats, Kellogg's Muesli, Krave, All Frosted Mini Wheat, General Mills Lucky Charm, Kashi Berry. Cereal Bars: All Kashi, All Quaker, Kellogg Fruit Crisp Strawberry, General Mills Golden Graham T. Cheese: All land O Lakes, Kraft Singles, Borden Singles, Cabot All Shredded Cheese. Cheese Snack: Cheez It Cheddar Jack Cheese Snack. Chewing Gums: All Wrigley Chewing Gums. Chocolate Bars: Nestle Butterfingers, Baby Ruth, Hershey Whoppers, All Godiva, Ghirardelli. Coffee Creamer: Coffee Mate Creamer both liquid and dry. Alcohol is used in flavor. Cookies: All Quaker, All LU, All Gamesa, All Royal Dansk cookies. Evaporated Milk: Carnation Evaporated Milk, Pet Evaporated Milk, Eagle Evaporated Milk. Frozen Cakes: Sara Lee Banana Cake, Pepperidge Farms all cakes. Frozen Cheese Pizza: Celeste, Totinos, DiGiorno, Freschetta's, Tony's. Gelatin: Jell-O Gelatin Desserts, Gelatin Snacks: Jell-o Gelatin is Haram made with pork gelatin. Ice Cream: All Vanilla Ice Cream, All Flavored Ice Cream, Land O Lakes, Blue Bunny. Kefir: All Kefir contains 2-3% Alcohol. Macaroni & Cheese Dinner: Kraft, Betty Crocker. Margarine: Promise Active Buttery, I Can't Believe It's Not Butter Light & Fat Free, Land O lakes. Mayonnaise: Miracle Whip Fat free, Miracle Whip Sweet Dijon, McCormick, Kraft Sandwich Shops. Oatmeal: Seneca Farms Oatmeal Vanilla Peach. Potato Chips or Snacks: All Cheetos, All Doritos except Toasted Tortilla Chips, Ruffles or Lays Cheddar & Sour Cream. Soft Drink: Coke, Seven UP, all vanilla soft drink, Dr. Pepper, Diet Rite, Squirt, Crush, Sunkist, Schweppes Ginger Ale. Alcohol found or is used in natural flavor. Yogurt: Dannon's Activia, Dan-O-Nine, Fusion, Danactiva, Smoothies, Danimals, Yoplait, Fage. NON FOOD PRODUCTS IN NEW YORK CITY AREA Non Food Product Ingredients: 1. FD&C yellow No. 5 or FD&C red No. 40 colors: FD&C yellow No. 5 or FD&C red No. 40 are chemical dyes and they are Halal if used in pure granular or powder form but if the FD&C colors are required to make it in liquid form then a Halal solvent is needed to make liquid FD&C colors. 2. What are Cetyl Alcohol, Stearyl Alcohol, Butyl Alcohol, Lauryl and Oleyl Alcohol used in Personal Care Products. All above alcohol are not Ethyl Alcohol but they are fatty alcohol or fatty waxes made from either animal fat such as pork fat or vegetable fat such as soy fat. Only manufacturer will know the source of these ingredients. If any personal care company says that no animal derived ingredients are used in their products containing above alcohols it means they are obtained from vegetable fat. 3. Glycerin: Glycerin is a fat based ingredients used in foods and non food products. Since it is a fat based ingredient so it is either obtained from animal fat such as pork or beef or it is obtained from vegetable fat. Only vegetable fat based Glycerin is Halal. 4. Sodium Tallowate: Sodium Tallowate is made of Caustic Soda and animal fat from cattle. 5. Fragrance: Fragrance is mostly made natural or artificial fragrance material and alcohol. 6. Sodium Lauryl Sulfate: Sodium Lauryl Sulfate is an organic compound used in cleaning and hygiene products. It contains lauryl alcohol (not real alcohol) which is obtained from fat source. It is Halal only if obtained from coconut fat. List of Non Food Products Personal Care Products 1. Antiperspirant & Deodorant: Right Guard Sport Fresh, Colgate all Lady Speed Sticks except Smooth Perfection. 2. Baby Wipes: Huggies Baby Wipes 3. Bar Soaps: Whole Food Markets 365 Unscented Bar Soap, it is available only at Whole Food Markets, Lava Bar, Irish Spring made only with Non Zabiha Beef fat approved by a Mufti Saheb from Chicago Sharia Board, Kirkland Signature Bath & body soap, Colgate Palmolive Murphy Oil Soap, Kirk Castile Soap. Softsoap Coconut Scrubber Bar Soap. 4. Bath Tissue: Charmin Bath Tissue. 5. Body Lotion: AVEENO® POSITIVELY NOURISHING® Energizing Body Lotion. 6. Body Wash: Irish Spring Original Body Wash. 7. Hand Soap: All Dial hand soaps 8. Moisturizer: LUBRIDERM® Daily Moisture Lotion, Fragrance Free- NO animal products /by-products 9. Mouthwash: Colgate Optic White Alcohol Free Mouthwash 10. Paper Products: Paper Products: Foam cups by Win cups company with "W" sign at bottom of the cup available at Costco and Sam Club only, SOLO cups, Essential Every Day Casual Foam Cups with "GenePak" at bottom. Great Value/Hefty/Dixie Papers Plates and Bowles with U circle. 11. Paper Towel: Bounty, Scott Paper Towel. 12. Petroleum Jelly: Vaseline Cocoa Butter 100% Petroleum Jelly 13. Shampoo: Perll Classic, Gentle Care Shampoos, White Rain Shampoo 14. Tooth Brush: All Tooth Brush 15. Toothpaste: All Colgate Toothpaste Except Max Fresh Beat 16. Toothpaste: All Crest Toothpaste, Sensydent Medicine Allergy: Benadryl Children Allergy Liquid Cherry Flavor, Alert Adult and Children Zyrtec Adult and Children Antacid: Pepto Bismol, Maalox, Alka Seltzer Chest Congestion: Mucinex Cold & Cough: Sudafed PE Caplets, Vicks Cold & Flue: Zican Cold & Cough Medicine: Triaminic Cough & Sore Throat: Sucrets Cough Medicine: Robitussin DM, DM Max Diarrhea Medicine: Immodium Muscle Pain: Bengay Pain Reliever: Aleve only Tablets and Caplets List of Non Halal Food Products NOT HALAL Personal Care Products 1. Bar Soap: MADE WITH PORK FAT NO GUARANTEE OF PORK FAT FREE Camay, Dial, Caress, Lux, Olay, Tone, Lever 2000, Jergens, Ivory, Zest, Safe Guard, Dove 2. Body Wash: Softsoap Shea Butter & Almond Oil Body Wash, All AXE body washes, Old Spice Body wash Dial Body wash, Tone body wash, Suave Creamy Milk and all other body washes 3. Moisturizer: Old Spice 4. Mouthwash: Equate Antiseptic Mouthwash 5. Paper Products: All Dart Foam Cups (pork/beef fat based lubricant is used on molds to release cups), Wal-Mart Great Value Foam Cups with Dart name on the bottom of the cups. All Paper Plates and Bowls without U under the circle symbol. 6. Shampoo & Conditioners: Herbal Essence Shampoo & Conditioners, Aussie, Equate, Head & Shoulder, Selsum Blue, Vidal Sassoo. 7. Toothpaste: Colgate Max Fresh Beat Toothpaste. Medicine Allergy: Claritin's Red Tab, Benadryl Ultratab Tablet Antacid: Zantac 75 and Zantac 150, Rolaids, Alka Seltzer Liquid Gel Cold: Theraflu Warming Relief Day Time Multi-symptom Cold Caplet Cold & Flue: Contact Maximum Strength Cough Medicine: Delsym Adult & Children Cough Syrup Sore throat Medicine: Equate (Wal-Mart Brand) Sore Throat Medicine Pain Reliever: Advil Migrant Soft Gel
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