Urge Regulators to Help Stop Manufacturers Hide Ingredients Protect Those with Halal Diets

Urge Regulators to Help Stop Manufacturers Hide Ingredients Protect Those with Halal Diets

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4 August 2022
Signatures: 75Next Goal: 100
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Why this petition matters

Started by Halal Pal

Food manufacturers can use individual ingredient components in finished products that are either carriers, solvents, additives or processed using haram ingredients, and hide the fact as only a small percentage of the ingredient still remains in the overall product that never shows on the finished product label, as a result of food labelling regulations.

So vague terms like "natural flavours" and "natural colours" and other individual ingredient components in finished products hide haram ingredients in their products—everything from alcohol to animal derivatives like costoreum classed as GRAS by the FDA.

So what are we supposed to do? claim ignorance? play Russian roulette every day? The Prophet Muhammed PBUH said

“Seeking knowledge is an obligation upon every Muslim.” (Ahmed)

"O you who have believed, eat from the good things which We have provided for you and be grateful to Allah if it is [indeed] Him that you worship." Quran [2:172]

but the deck is stacked against us. And we've had enough of it! 

To the untrained eye, these ingredients look innocent enough. But for the millions of us with strict halal dietary restrictions, we need to know everything that’s in our food. It is no longer acceptable to assume that products marked as vegetarian or vegan are suitable and contain no haram ingredients, this is simply not the case!

And to make matters worse, more than 50% of products in a typical supermarket have at least one vague ingredient. And less than 4% of food products are Halal certified in the UK alone and on average no more than 7% in non Muslim countries.

It only makes sense we’d need to know what’s in our food, right? 

By signing this petition, you're helping us to urge food regulators and manufacturers around the world—big and small—to be transparent and commit to telling us WHAT'S. IN . YOUR. PRODUCTS.

Because we simply want to know what we can and can't eat. It's not too much to ask is it?

Here’s how you can help:

  1. Sign the petition and share the link with everyone you know: whatsinyourproducts.org
  2. Share how haram ingredients impact your emotional and spiritual intelligence using the hashtag #Whatsinyourproducts
  3. Encourage food brands and manufacturers to sign the Ingredient Transparency Charter
  4. Share your reason for voting in the comments
  5. Take our Halal consumer survey here: Take Survey
  6. Register for early access to the HalalPal verification app here: Pre-Register
  7. Follow us on:  Instagram - Facebook - LinkedInTwitter

What's you reason for signing?

Why is this petition is important to you? please share your reason for signing this petition, it will really mean a lot to us and add weight for when we present this to local regulators and governments.

Who’s Asking:

We’re HalalPal. We are launching a Halal point-of-purchase Halal verification app for people like us with Halal dietary restrictions to find food that they can eat. So we need your help in holding the food industry and food labelling regulators to account. If not for you, then for those around you who need to know what Haram product's are in their food.

Resources:

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The Food Labelling Regulations 1996

FDA CFR - Code of Federal Regulations Title 21

FDA Food Additive Status List

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Signatures: 75Next Goal: 100
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