Traditional law of the Islamic faith describes many foods as halal, or permissible; this term is often associated with Islamic dietary laws. The Orlando food ingredient supplier, Bell Chem, wishes to share information concerning the halal products we inventory for our consumers.
Because many of Bell Chem’s products are vegetable- or plant-based, they are considered acceptable to consume in Islam’s dietary laws. Products containing blood, alcohol, or pork are unacceptable (haram) and cannot be an ingredient in any consumable product or cosmetic. Knowing this, Bell Chem strives to stock permissible products for all of its consumers. Large food companies now offer processed and packaged foods meeting Islamic standards, which means the individual ingredients must also be halal. When a food contains ingredients or chemicals of unknown origin, the entire meal must be considered haram, or at least questionable. Likewise, any essential oils with an alcohol base are unacceptable.
In short, halal dietary laws are somewhat similar in scope to Jewish kosher. In meeting the requirements of these laws, Bell Chem is able to offer ingredients and chemicals to its consumers to allow them to create acceptable foods and beverages. Some of Bell Chem’s more popular ingredients meeting Islamic dietary laws are ascorbic acid, biotin, citric acid, fructose crystalline, honey, lecithin, niacin, pectin, vanillin (but not as an essential oil containing alcohol), and food yeast.
Bell Chem, an Orlando food ingredient supplier, is based in Longwood, FL (just north of Orlando) with hundreds of products — including halal products, ingredients, and chemicals — stocked in their 50,000+ square-foot warehouse. By partnering with Bell Chem, you can expect the highest quality products, expedited shipping options for maximum efficiency, and unrivaled personalized customer service. Let our knowledgeable and friendly customer service representatives and accounting staff personalize all your needs by calling 407-339-BELL (2355) or by sending us an online message.