Fatwaa ID: 322
Asalaam alaykum, I have a question about vinegar – It is clear that vinegar is halal, however there are many variants in the west (Spirit vinegar, Red vine vinegar, cider vinegar, malt vinegar).
These are often produced by industrial / chemical methods as a by-product of the wine industry.
These vinegars are in many foods (tomato ketchup, sandwiches etc.) and consumers would have little to no knowledge of how/where the vinegar ingredient came from.
My question is, are all vinegars halal?
In the Name of Allaah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.
As-salaamu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullaahi wa-barakaatuh.
Vinegar is generally made from wine. As long as there is no wine remaining in the vinegar, it will be permissible to consume.
And Allaah Ta’aala knows best.
Mufti Muajul I. Chowdhury
Darul Iftaa New York
06/15/1444 AH – 01/08/2023 CE | AMG3-3408
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