Flavors and Ingredients

Islamic Services of America often analyzes additives to consumer products during the Halal certification process. Often in manufacturing consumable goods there is the use of processing aids. Alcohol is used as a carrier for flavorings like vanilla and other extracts. Some companies also use animal by products. ISA qualifies the source of origin of the ingredient or flavor and investigates for Halal compliance. For example, whey powder could contain pork enzymes or other animal enzymes that may or may not be Halal. Not all bovine sources are Halal