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Saturday, September 25, 2004

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UPDATES

RedMill Crisps - Full List
Mars Chocolates and Ice Cream Full List (UPDATED AGAIN) Flyte now suitable
FERRERO ROCHER FULL LIST (Mon Cheri Not Halaal)
Wall's Ice Cream - FULL LIST - More products on the list
Lucozade and Ribena - CHANGED TO INVESTIGATING STATUS - Pork gelatine filter
Gregg's Bakery UK (Cakes statement too now)

Poor response to Alerts

Last issue, we petitioned our "virtual flock" to log a protest with Redmill Crisps. Out of well over 500 subscribers, we received only 4 emails. Obviously, this would not reverse the tenacious decision of Redmill Crisps. Consequently we mobilised some extra resources directing a flood of email protests over a few hours. The result? Well, we had the Managing Director of Redmill practically begging the Foodguide to take down the incriminating write-up with a promise to provide the information required within a calendar month.

Why set-up the 'Protest by E-mail' Programme?
We decided to set-up the protest by email venture as it affords the Muslim Community the opportunity to stregthen its consumer power. We calculated 10 seconds (maximum 15 seconds) to post your protest email. It doesn't take much time and all the information is already pre-prepared - not dissimilar to a petition in the Masjid to the local council. We hoped that those out of the UK who receive this Newsletter would also lend a helping hand after all the Muslims are one body and a fraternity unto each other. AlhamdoLillah, we have a wide range of subscribers from all over the globe.

Muslim Consumer Clout a Necessity

Alhumdolillah, it is a great pleasure and privilege for the Foodguide to assist the Muslim Community. However, we need more "Consumer Clout" to assist us to bring you the product lists that you want! Notwithstanding, we have to regretfully report that unless future "protests" are more successful, we will consider discontinuing such a programme. Our limited resources and time just do not justify the time spent. We can either answer questions or manage the sending scores of emails out - not both. We need 15 seconds of your time for the activism part.

Jewish Consumer Power

We Muslims should learn from the success of other communities and give credit to the Jewish Community in particular for their efforts in lobbying and making themselveves heard. In the USA, the Jewish community number nearly 5,602,000 and though their population is small they have mustered tremendous pressure for companies to clamour for Kosher certification amongst other things. We in the UK have to be satisfied with the "Suitable for Vegetarians" certification. If we worked together as Muslims companies would seek want Halaal certification too Insha-Allah.

The Choice is yours

Please do take part in the email protests in future. It will not take more than 15 seconds of your time and Insha-Allah we would have more leverage over companies. Remember if companies are convinced they might lose Muslim business, they would immediately assist us with our queries. This is the simple fact of the matter. It is up to you. Let us work together on this one.

Confusion about Ferrero Rocher

Ferrerro are in close contact with us about their product range. We have been trying to establish since late last year that the rennet they used was not derived from pig. Ferrerro informed us, as a measure of precaution they would assume that the Ferrero Rocher rennet was derived from pig hence the reason why we posted as such in the interim period. Early this year Ferrero did confirm with certitude that they did not use or are using pork rennet hence the reason why we changed this information on the web-site and regarded them as Halaal.

In short, the confusion arose from the time in between the two alerts unfortunately, this is the way of the food business and we report as and when pertinent information becomes available to us.

See Link: FERRERO ROCHER FULL LIST

Is Whey Rennet Haraam? (no!)
http://gmwa.org.uk/foodguide2/viewquestion.php?foodqid=20&catID=1&compID=1

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and Allah Ta'ala Knows Best

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