HALAL is an Arabic word meaning lawful or permitted. The opposite of halal is haram, which means unlawful or prohibited. Halal and haram are universal terms that apply to all facets of life. However, we will use these terms only in relation to food products, meat products, cosmetics, personal care products, pharmaceuticals, food ingredients, and food contact materials.
- Swine/Pork and its by-products
- Alcoholic drinks and intoxicants
- Foods contaminated with any of the above products
- Animals improperly slaughtered or dead before slaughtering
- Carnivorous animals, birds of prey and certain other animals
- Foods containing ingredients such as gelatin, enzymes, emulsifiers, and flavors are questionable (mashbooh), because the origin of these ingredients is not known