Q&A: Does milk need to be from a halal-certified source?

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These questions are written in from readers to hello@halalfoodhunt.com. They are answered by halalfoodhunt.com’s Managing Director, Jumaiyah Mahathir. Before founding halalfoodhunt.com she worked at Warees Halal Limited (WHL) for a period of 1.5 years. Warees Halal was appointed by MUIS as the sole agent to support MUIS Halal Certification by providing audit and inspection services at Halal-certified premises in Singapore. In addition, MUIS has authorised WHL as the only agency to provide Halal Certification services outside Singapore based on the Singapore Muis Halal Standards.

Question from reader Zahira:

Salam sis,

I attended your reading the labels class and found it to be really useful and knowledgeable.
I have some question if you don’t mind.
If the ingredient is milk (e.g. goat’s milk, cow’s milk), does it need to be from a halal source or just milk in general is fine?
I’ve attached a copy of the ingredient list and logo for your reference.
Looking forward to your reply.



Salaam Sis Zahira

Milk in general is fine, because its occurrence is pure by nature. The only worry if they indicate ‘sow milk’ which is then milk taken from a pig, then it is not alright. However, since the bulk of milk production in the world is from cow / sheep / goat, then we don’t have reason to doubt, unless otherwise indicated that the milk is ‘sow milk’.

Please take what I say as more of a guideline, and then decide for yourself it is okay for you, rather than taking what I say as a black and white yes/no situation okay?



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