About: halalist

I have been personally keeping a list of halal grocery products for a few years. The Halal list has gotten long and I intended to share it here in this blog. Hence, the name Halalist came to existence. Join me in my search for the truth about ingredients of store bought products...

JIF peanut butter is free of alcohol or animal by-products

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Like the other two brands, Jif is also free of alcohol and animal sourced ingredients. Here is the reply:   Thank you for contacting The J.M. Smucker Company regarding Jif® Peanut Butter. We always enjoy hearing from consumers and are pleased to know you enjoy our products. In response...

Skippy peanut butter has neither alcohol nor animal derived products

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Skippy peanut butter products, according to the company, do not contain alcohol or animal based ingredients. Below is the response to my inquiry about the existence of alcohol or animal by-products: Thank you for contacting us regarding Skippy. Many factors are considered during the development of our food products including taste,...

PAM products contain alcohol

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A little search on PAM got me quite a lot information from Wikipedia. I found it interesting and like to share a small part of it here: PAM cooking spray was introduced in 1961 by Leon Rubin who, with Arthur Meyerhoff, started Gibraltar Industries to market the spray. Its...

PETER PAN PEANUT BUTTER IS FREE OF ALCOHOL OR ANIMAL BY-PRODUCTS

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Peter Pan peanut butter was the only peanut butter I could find without mono and diglycerides. The only questionable item in the ingredients list were the natural and artificial flavors. As it appears, these flavors do not contain alcohol or animal-derived ingredients. Here is the response from the company:...

CREST PRO-HEALTH RINSE HAS NO ANIMAL-BY PRODUCTS

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Crest rinse products are labeled “alcohol free”,the only questionable item was the glycerin and according to the company the glycerin is from a vegetable source. Thanks for contacting Crest. Crest Pro-Health Rinse does not contain any Animal-by products. The glycerin used in the rinse is from a vegetable source....

HUNT’S KETCHUP HAS NO ANIMAL DERIVED INGREDIENTS NOR ANY ALCOHOL

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Thank you for your email concerning our Hunt’s Ketchup. There are no animal derived ingredients nor any alcohol in this product. Sincerely, Cory Consumer Affairs Representative ConAgra Foods  

TURKEY HILL ICE CREAMS DO NOT CONTAIN ANY ANIMAL BY-PRODUCTS OR ALCOHOL

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After having so many alcohol flavored ice cream posts, it is time to get some good news about ice creams. Turkey Hill ice creams are, according to the company’s reply, free of alcohol or animal sourced enzymes. This took me to their website to see the ingredients in detail...

SORRENTO MOZZARELLA CHEESES DO NOT CONTAIN ANIMAL RENNET

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Sorrento mozzarella cheese is sold in many grocery stores like; Pathmark, Stop&Shop, Shoprite, Walmart and Target. It is good to know their cheese are made with microbial rennet only. Definition of microbial rennet, according to wikipedia include the following information; The flavor and taste of cheeses produced with microbial...

BLUE BUNNY ICE CREAMS

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Once again, we face the same dilemma, there is no animal by-product but the vanilla extract contains 35% ethyl alcohol, which  is said to be evaporated due to baking or freezing process, according to the email. Well scientifically, alcohol does evaporate upon heating or freezing but there is no...

GOOD HUMOR ICE CREAMS DO NOT HAVE ANIMAL-SOURCED ENZYMES BUT NOT CERTAIN ABOUT ALCOHOL

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Good Humor is the very first brand to produce ice cream bars. Their production history goes back to 1920s. One would expect a well established company to be more caring for their customers but it looks like they too are sending this standard form of reply to everyone with...