Ice Cream WALL’S halal?

Maklumat tentang Ice Cream Wall’s dipanjangkan di bawah ini untuk makluman, perhatian dan tindakan umat Islam supaya lebih berhati-hati dalam memilih ice cream yang hendak dimakan….

Klik pada gambar untuk paparan yang lebih besar…..

Namun begitu, ada penafian oleh syarikat yang mengeluarkan Ice Cream Wall’s di Malaysia iaitu Syarikat Unilever pada link berikut:

Wall’s Ice Cream in Malaysia is Halal

Wall’s Ice Cream In Malaysia Is Halal

Paddle Pop Rainbow Peak Ice Cream contains additives E471 and E407 are Halal.

Reference is made to a recent circulating e-mail alleging that our Paddle Pop Rainbow Peak Ice Cream contains additives E471 and E407 which are said to be gelatine and originated from haram materials. Regarding the allegation, first of all, we would like to reiterate that none of our ice creams contain gelatine. Both E471 and E407 are emulsifier and stabilizer respectively, and are not related to gelatine. E471 is a code given to mono and diglycerides, a group of emulsifiers which can be derived from plant or animal sources. As with all of other Wall’s Malaysia ice cream, we use only plant-based emulsifiers. On the other hand, E407 is a code given to carrageenan, a plant – based stabilizer.

Unilever Malaysia wishes to clarify that all Wall’s range of products sold in Malaysia are Halal certified and meets the requirement of the Muslim community. For products manufactured in Thailand, which includes this ice cream, they are certified Halal by The Central Islamic Committee of Thailand (TCICOT), a local Halal certification body recognized by JAKIM.

Wall’s also source its ice-cream from Indonesia, China and The Philippines – all of which receives Halal certifications from Majelis Ulama Indonesia (MUI), China Islamic Association (CIA) and Ulama Conference of The Philippines respectively. These are all JAKIM’s accredited Islamic bodies overseas.

At Unilever, we respect the religious beliefs and practices of all consumers, and are sensitive to the needs and varying concerns of all our consumers. We take great effort to ensure that these needs are being met in the best possible manner.

Wall’s Ice Cream In Malaysia Is Halal

We refer to the letter dated 7 August 2007 by Mr Timothy Neville, Consumer Care Advisor of Wall’s United Kingdom (UK) in response to a consumer from Reading, United Kingdom, on the suitability of Wall’s products for Muslims and vegetarian, which has been circulated via email.

The letter, which contained a list of Wall’s products, has understandably raised concerns over the suitability of Wall’s products in Malaysia.

We would like to clarify that the list provided by Mr Neville in the letter for the consumer is intended for the UK market only, as different regions around the world would cater to different consumer market. For Malaysia, we source our ice cream locally and from Indonesia, Thailand and China. We do not import from UK or anywhere else in Europe.

All Wall’s range of products in Malaysia are halal certified and meets the requirement of the Muslim community. Wall’s Halal certifications are obtained from Jabatan Kemajuan Islam Malaysia (JAKIM) and The Central Islamic Committee of Thailand (TCICOT), Majelis Ulama Indonesia (MUI) and China Islamic Association (CIA), who are all JAKIM’s accredited Islamic bodies overseas.

We respect the religious belief and practices and are sensitive to the needs and varying concerns of all our consumers. As a company, we take great effort to ensure that these needs are being met in the best manner possible.

Emulsifier in Wall’s Mini Poppers is Halal

We refer to a recent circulating email message alleging that a product of Wall’s, Mini Poppers, contains E471, an ingredient which is said to be derived from a non-halal source.

Unilever Malaysia wishes to clarify that all Wall’s range of products in Malaysia are halal certified and meets the requirement of the Muslim community.

E471 is a code given to mono and diglycerides, a group of emulsifiers which can be derived from animal or plant sources. From just the code itself, it should not be concluded that E471 is a non-Halal ingredient without looking at the origin.

Wall’s Mini Poppers has received halal certification from theChina Islamic Association(CIA),which is a JAKIM-accredited Islamic body.As with all of other Wall’s Malaysia ice cream products, Wall’s Mini Poppers uses only plant-based emulsifiers. The emulsifier E471 used in the ice cream is derived from palm oil.

At Unilever, we respect the religious beliefs and practices of all consumers, and are sensitive to the needs and varying concerns of all our consumers. We take great effort to ensure that these needs are being met in the best possible manner.

‘Plus’ Design on Wall’s Moo Ice Cream Biscuit

With reference to the recent inquiry on the design elements of Wall’s Moo ice cream biscuit featured in a TV commercial, Unilever Malaysia would like to clarify that the design on the biscuit is a ‘plus’ sign. The ‘+’ (plus) sign represents the goodness of calcium in an ice cream together with biscuits. It was not intended to represent any religious symbol in any way.

The Moo Stick ice cream and Moo Sandwich was launched in Malaysiain January and August 2006 respectively, in line with Unilever’s mission of adding vitality to life. The high calcium content in Moo variants allow consumers to enjoy the pleasure of ice cream with the goodness of calcium. Moo Stick contains 150mg of calcium per serving, while Moo Sandwich contains 50mg of calcium per serving of two pieces.

Moo Stick and Moo Sandwich in the Moo range have received halal certification from the respective halal governing bodies in the manufacturing countries, which are the Lembaga Pengkajian Pangan Obat-Obatan dan Kosmetika, The Indonesian Council of Ulama and the Shandong Islamic Association, China respectively. These two overseas Islamic bodies are recognised by Jabatan Kemajuan Islam Malaysia (JAKIM).

Unilever Malaysia has a solid reputation as a socially responsible company ever since it began operations in Malaysiain 1947 (then known as Lever Brothers). As a company, we value the trust given to us by our consumers to provide quality products that meet their requirements and daily needs.

Unilever continues to enjoy positive growth in the country’s economy with the support of our Malaysian consumers.

Kesimpulannya:

Saya kurang pasti yang mana satu yang betul sama ada statement daripada Syarikat Wall’s di United Kingdom atau Syarikat Unilever di Malaysia yang memasarkan ice cream ini di Malaysia.

Kepada semua pengguna, pilihlah sendiri yang mana satu lebih dipercayai. Tepuk dada, tanya iman di hati….

Ilmu dan iman

“Ilmu, jika tidak disertai dengan iman adalah tidak berfaedah.” ~ Ibrahim bin Adham.

Kopi dan kesihatan

Minum kopi memang banyak khasiatnya dari segi kesihatan, sebab itu kopi diminati sejak berabad-abad yang lalu. Namun begitu, minum kopi juga ada keburukannya, tetapi kebaikannya jauh melebihi keburukannya.

Banyak hasil kajian menunjukkan bahawa orang yang kuat minum kopi, kurang mempunyai risiko mendapat penyakit seperti diabetes Type 2, penyakit Parkinson dan Alzheimer, nyanyuk, kanser, masalah ritma jantung yang tidak stabil, strok, asthma dan lain-lain.

Kopi dikatakan boleh mengurangkan risiko mendapat diabetes type 2 kerana kopi mengandungi mineral seperti magnesium dan kromium yang membantu badan menggunakan insulin untuk mengawal atur kandungan gula (glukosa) dalam darah.

Dengan minum kopi menyebabkan seseorang itu boleh fokus kepada apa yang dibacanya, kerana jantung lebih cepat mengepam darah dan lebih banyak darah dibawa ke otak. Ini terutamanya berguna kepada pelajar yang sedang mengulangkaji pelajar untuk menghadapi peperiksaan.

Cuma keburukan kopi ialah kandungan kafeinnya yang boleh menaikkan tekanan darah dan menyebabkan jantung mengepam darah lebih cepat dan kadang-kadang menyebabkan jantung berdebar. Mungkin tidak berapa baik untuk orang yang mempunyai jantung yang lemah.

Artikel berikut memaparkan beberapa hasil kajian tentang habit minum kopi dan kaitannya dengan kesihatan secara umum….

Coffee and Your Health

The potential health benefits and drawbacks of coffee.

By Neil Osterweil
Reviewed by Laura J. Martin, MD

Coffee may taste good and get you going in the morning, but what will it do for your health?

A growing body of research shows that coffee drinkers, compared to nondrinkers,
are:
* less likely to have type 2 diabetes, Parkinson’s disease, and dementia
* have fewer cases of certain cancers, heart rhythm problems, and strokes

“There is certainly much more good news than bad news, in terms of coffee and health,” says Frank Hu, MD, MPH, PhD, nutrition and epidemiology professor at the Harvard School of Public Health.

But (you knew there would be a “but,” didn’t you?) coffee isn’t proven to prevent those conditions.

Researchers don’t ask people to drink or skip coffee for science’s sake. Instead, they ask them about their coffee habits. Those studies can’t show cause and effect. It’s possible that coffee drinkers have other advantages, such as better diets, more exercise, or protective genes.

So there isn’t solid proof. But there are signs of potential health perks — and a few cautions.

If you’re like the average American, who downed 416 8-ounce cups of coffee in 2009 (by the World Resources Institute’s estimates), you might want to know what all that java is doing for you, or to you.

Here is a condition-by-condition look at the research.

Type 2 Diabetes

Hu calls the data on coffee and [type 2] diabetes “pretty solid,” based on more than 15 published studies.

“The vast majority of those studies have shown a benefit of coffee on the prevention of diabetes. And now there is also evidence that decaffeinated coffee may have the same benefit as regular coffee,” Hu tells WebMD.

In 2005, Hu’s team reviewed nine studies on coffee and type 2 diabetes. Of more than 193,000 people, those who said they drank more than six or seven cups daily were 35% less likely to have type 2 diabetes than people who drank fewer than two cups daily. There was a smaller perk — a 28% lower risk — for people who drank 4-6 cups a day. The findings held regardless of sex, weight, or geographic location (U.S. or Europe).

More recently, Australian researchers looked at 18 studies of nearly 458,000 people. They found a 7% drop in the odds of having type 2 diabetes for every additional cup of coffee drunk daily. There were similar risk reductions for decaf coffee drinkers and tea drinkers. But the researchers cautioned that data from some of the smaller studies they reviewed may be less reliable. So it’s possible that they overestimated the strength of link between heavy coffee drinking and diabetes.

How might coffee keep diabetes at bay?

“It’s the whole package,” Hu says. He points to antioxidants — nutrients that help prevent tissue damage caused by molecules called oxygen-free radicals. “We know that coffee has a very strong antioxidant capacity,” Hu says.

Coffee also contains minerals such as magnesium and chromium, which help the body use the hormone insulin, which controls blood sugar (glucose). In type 2 diabetes, the body loses its ability to use insulin and regulate blood sugar effectively.

It’s probably not the caffeine, though. Based on studies of decaf coffee, “I think we can safely say that the benefits are not likely to be due to caffeine,” Hu says.

Hold the Caffeine?

Just because coffee contains good stuff, it does not necessarily follow that it’s good for us, says James D. Lane, PhD, professor of medical psychology and behavioral medicine at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, N.C.

“It has not really been shown that coffee drinking leads to an increase in antioxidants in the body,” Lane tells “We know that there are antioxidants in large quantities in coffee itself, especially when it’s freshly brewed, but we don’t know whether those antioxidants appear in the bloodstream and in the body when the person drinks it. Those studies have not been done.”

Regular coffee, of course, also contains caffeine. Caffeine can raise blood pressure, as well as blood levels of the fight-or-flight chemical epinephrine (also called adrenaline), Lane says.

Heart Disease and Stroke

Coffee may counter several risk factors for heart attack and stroke.

First, there’s the potential effect on type 2 diabetes risk. Type 2 diabetes makes heart disease and stroke more likely.

Besides that, coffee has been linked to lower risks for heart rhythm disturbances (another heart attack and stroke risk factor) in men and women, and lower risk for strokes in women.

In a study of about 130,000 Kaiser Permanente health plan members, people who reported drinking 1-3 cups of coffee per day were 20% less likely to be hospitalized for abnormal heart rhythms (arrhythmias) than nondrinkers, regardless of other risk factors.

And, for women, coffee may mean a lower risk of stroke.

In 2009, a study of 83,700 nurses enrolled in the long-term Nurses’ Health Study showed a 20% lower risk of stroke in those who reported drinking two or more cups of coffee daily, compared to women who drank less coffee or none at all. That pattern held regardless of whether the women had high blood pressure, high cholesterol levels, and type 2 diabetes.

Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s Diseases

“For Parkinson’s disease, the data have always been very consistent: higher consumption of coffee is associated with decreased risk of Parkinson’s,” Hu tells. That seems to be due to caffeine, though exactly how that works isn’t clear, Hu notes.

Coffee has also been linked to lower risk of dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease. A 2009 study from Finland and Sweden showed that, out of 1,400 people followed for about 20 years, those who reported drinking 3-5 cups of coffee daily were 65% less likely to develop dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, compared with nondrinkers or occasional coffee drinkers.

Cancer

The evidence of a cancer protection effect of coffee is weaker than that for type 2 diabetes. But “for liver cancer, I think that the data are very consistent,” Hu says.

“All of the studies have shown that high coffee consumption is associated with decreased risk of liver cirrhosis and liver cancer,” he says. That’s a “very interesting finding,” Hu says, but again, it’s not clear how it might work.

Again, this research shows a possible association, but like most studies on coffee and health, does not show cause and effect.

Pregnancy

In August 2010, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) stated that moderate caffeine drinking – less than 200 mg per day, or about the amount in 12 ounces of coffee – doesn’t appear to have any major effects on causing miscarriage, premature delivery, or fetal growth.

But the effects of larger caffeine doses are unknown, and other research shows that pregnant women who drink many cups of coffee daily may be at greater risk for miscarriage than non-drinkers or moderate drinkers. Again, it’s not clear whether the coffee was responsible for that.

Calories, Heartburn, and Urine

You won’t break your calorie budget on coffee — until you start adding the trimmings.

According to the web site myfoodapedia.gov — part of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion — a 6-ounce cup of black coffee contains just 7 calories. Add some half & half and you’ll get 46 calories. If you favor a liquid nondairy creamer, that will set you back 48 calories. A teaspoon of sugar will add about 23 calories.

Drink a lot of coffee and you may head to the bathroom more often. Caffeine is a mild diuretic – that is, it makes you urinate more than you would without it. Decaffeinated coffee has about the same effect on urine production as water.

Both regular and decaffeinated coffee contain acids that can make heartburn worse.

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