Fatwa ID: 02969
Answered by: Maulana Muhammad Adnan
Assalamu Alaikum Wa Rahmatullah
Is spirit vinegar halal? It seems to be an ingredient in many food products and no matter how much I search, there is no definite answer. There is no way to tell how spirit vinegar was made when it is just an ingredient in food products. Examples include ketchup, Mayonaise, salad dressings and even some bread types.
بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم
In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.
Vinegar is permitted even if its origin is spirits or wine, and even if it did not transform by itself but required an external agent.
Only Allah Ta'ala knows best
Written by Maulana Muhammad Adnan
Checked and approved by Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah
Darul Ifta Birmingham