Pharmaceuticals

Islamic Services of America will investigate the origins of ingredients and additives in pharmaceutical products to determine Halal compliance. In pharmaceuticals, gel caps are usually a red flag as they must be from a vegetable, plant source or Halal compliant source. ISA verifies the origin of ingredients in vaccines such as those used against H1N1. The source is usually chicken eggs injected with bacteria. Is the bacteria drawn from a Halal source? ISA will get the answer. In addition, in some areas canine kidneys have been used to produce bacteria for vaccines. ISA certification gives consumers peace of mind.