Pepsi – Halal or Haram?
This has been verified Halal by Muslim Consumer Group who we believe have carried out more thorough research to clear the false rumors regarding Pepsi being Haram as notes by their research below:
Muslim Consumer Group was getting a lot of inquiries about the French study of finding the presence of alcohol in European Coke and Pepsi. MCG sent the samples to Northland Lab in Northfield, IL to use a more sophisticated method of Residual Solvents Identification known as USP 35 method than French’s Headspace Gas Chromatography-Flame Ionization Detection (HS-GC-FID) method which cannot quantify the amount of Ethanol or Ethyl Alcohol.
MCG sent unopened Coke, Pepsi and 7 UP bottles to Northland lab to perform alcohol test by using Residual Solvents Identification known as USP 35 method. This method can detect amount of alcohol at least 0.001% or 10 Part Per Million or 10 milligram per liter or more. But this method can’t detect less than 0.001% of alcohol.
The alcohol level in Pepsi was less than 0.001% or 10 PPM as reported by Northland Lab. It means they cannot detect alcohol in Pepsi.
MCG has paid over $1200 to perform these analysis for Muslim consumers in USA.
Northland Lab, Northbrook Division, Corporate Office
Date Received: 07/13/2012
Blanket PO: CREDIT CARD
Start Date: 07/13/2012
Due Date: 08/03/2012
Sample ID Product ID Product Description Sample Description Lot Number Request Number
AD64882 PEPSI – MAR 25 13 090
SD SOFT DRINK
Analyte Name Result Units Specs *
DL Method Reference
Residual Solvents Identification Ethanol < 10 PPM USP 35
Comments: Temperature upon arrival = 22.3 deg C
AOAC Laboratory Proficiency Site # 95190, 30440
USDA/FSIS – Chemistry #1761
ISO/IEC 17025 Certificate #AT-1491
Reviewed By: Accreditation Number:
For any question about these test, please contact Muslim Consumer Group at 1-877-515-1008. Please do not call the Northland Lab.