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    Furious Muslims have called for a boycott of many types of Walkers crisps after it emerged that certain varieties contain trace elements of alcohol.

    Some crisp types use minute amounts of alcohol as a chemical agent to extract certain flavours.

    The report in Asian Newspaper Eastern Eye, highlights concerns raised by shopkeeper Besharat Rehman, who owns a halal supermarket in Bradford, West Yorkshire.

    Mr Rehman told the paper: “A customer informed us that Sensations Thai Sweet Chilli, Doritos Chilli Heat Wave and Quavers Cheese are not on Walkers' alcohol-free list. Our suppliers were unaware of this.

    "Even if it is a trace amount of alcohol, Walkers should make it clear on the packaging so that the customer can make an informed choice.

    "I feel frustrated and angry. I have let my customers down simply because such a big company like Walkers is not sensitive to Muslim needs.

    "Many of them were my daughter's favourite crisps. As soon as I found out about the alcohol in them, I called home to ask my wife to throw out all the packets.”

    Shuja Shafi, who chairs the food standards committee of the Muslim Council of Britain, said that he intended to investigate. "Certainly we would find it very offensive to have eaten food with alcohol."

    Masood Khawaja, of the Halal Food Authority, said that this was not the first time the issue had been raised with Walkers.

    "They should have looked into the matter and solved it instead of hiding behind labelling regulations. It does not matter what percentage of alcohol is involved.

    "Besides Muslims, there are a lot of teetotal people who would not like to consume alcohol in any form. As far as possible we try and lobby for halal symbols on popular products like Kellogg's cereals.

    But we have always told Muslims to check the contents list even if a product is marked suitable for vegetarians. But to not mention it on the packaging is unfair.”

    However, a spokesperson for Walkers told the Times that there was nothing the firm could do about listing the traces of alcohol in some of their products.

    She said: "There is not enough room on the packaging to list things beyond allergy-causing ingredients that can make people ill.

    "A minimal amount of alcohol is used to extract the flavour of some crisps."

    Source:
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/liv...n_page_id=1770

    Times: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/liv...n_page_id=1770

    Apparently they didnt mention that traces of alcohol was present in the crisp was because they
    DIDNT hav enough space on the packaging :(


    Please inform other muslims inshAllah

    Jazakallah khair.
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    and blames another... then he is a fool.If his own breast is too narrow to conceal his own secret,Then the breast of the one in whom he places it is evennarrower. :) :) -Imam shafi-
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    Re: Walkers Crisps Contain Traces of Alcohol

    asalamu alaikum wr

    so are they haraam?

    or is it like bread?

    ws

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    • #3
      Re: Walkers Crisps Contain Traces of Alcohol

      A friend asked me a while ago if food cooked with alcohol was haram, I instantly replied 'it is!!!', but then he went to explain that alcohol evaporates, and only the flavour is left, so you cannot get drunk when you eat it. I still think its haram, but does anyone know the fatwa for this?
      خُذِ الْعَفْوَ وَأْمُرْ بِالْعُرْفِ وَأَعْرِضْ عَنِ الْجَاهِلِينَ 7:119

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        Re: Walkers Crisps Contain Traces of Alcohol

        Originally posted by hkrespect View Post
        asalamu alaikum wr

        so are they haraam?

        or is it like bread?

        ws
        bread has alcohol too

        what am i gonna eat :(
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        • #5
          Re: Walkers Crisps Contain Traces of Alcohol

          Originally posted by Riceball View Post
          A friend asked me a while ago if food cooked with alcohol was haram, I instantly replied 'it is!!!', but then he went to explain that alcohol evaporates, and only the flavour is left, so you cannot get drunk when you eat it. I still think its haram, but does anyone know the fatwa for this?
          I'd rather stay away from the alcohol altogether, whether its used in food or else where, its haram altogether, we shouldn't even buy the thing!
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          • #6
            Re: Walkers Crisps Contain Traces of Alcohol

            Originally posted by zaki View Post
            I'd rather stay away from the alcohol altogether, whether its used in food or else where, its haram altogether, we shouldn't even buy the thing!
            well said. Jazak-allah alf khair brother.
            خُذِ الْعَفْوَ وَأْمُرْ بِالْعُرْفِ وَأَعْرِضْ عَنِ الْجَاهِلِينَ 7:119

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            • #7
              Re: Walkers Crisps Contain Traces of Alcohol

              :@ I flipping liked that flavour, thai sweet chilli thing

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              • #8
                Re: Walkers Crisps Contain Traces of Alcohol

                http://gmwa.org.uk/foodguide2/index....uestion&id=191

                A.F. - Alcohol Flavourings
                A.R. - Inlcusion of Animal Rennet

                Rullings according to hanafi fiqh
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                • #9
                  Re: Walkers Crisps Contain Traces of Alcohol

                  :(
                  j u s t B ...y o u r s e l f.

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                  • #10
                    Re: Walkers Crisps Contain Traces of Alcohol

                    please dont say worcester sauce and prawn cocktail flavour walkers are haraa, aswell :(

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                    • #11
                      Re: Walkers Crisps Contain Traces of Alcohol

                      Walkers walkers walkers :boom: WALKERS

                      Not havin nuf space on the packagin sounds like a dumb excuse


                      Originally posted by Riceball View Post
                      A friend asked me a while ago if food cooked with alcohol was haram, I instantly replied 'it is!!!', but then he went to explain that alcohol evaporates, and only the flavour is left, so you cannot get drunk when you eat it. I still think its haram, but does anyone know the fatwa for this?
                      Been told a similar thing about fragrances containin alcohol
                      Time beat you to it

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                      • #12
                        Re: Walkers Crisps Contain Traces of Alcohol

                        I don't think the intention is to get anyone drunk on potato chips ... I would be more worried about the preservatives and artificial flavors, etc.

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                        • #13
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                          At last I have an excuse to kick the Thai Chilly habit, The bags were way too big and way to moreish, I used to munch the whole bag late at night in front of the TV this will be stop me eating junk.
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                          • #14
                            Re: Walkers Crisps Contain Traces of Alcohol

                            Originally posted by Treasured Soul View Post
                            bread has alcohol too

                            what am i gonna eat :(
                            I think the question is where do you draw the line. Breads have trace amounts of alcohol in them.

                            So do fruits, fruit juices, and vinegars.

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                            • #15
                              Re: Walkers Crisps Contain Traces of Alcohol

                              i aint gona read this cuz i like walkers :(
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