Hello everyone, this morning, as soon as I woke up, I checked my email and lo and behold, this was in my inbox:
I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but this weekend my little niece, Haniya, told me that her friends had called Frito-Lay and found out that Doritos have pork in them. Well, I was shocked and a little skeptical. However, when I called the company, they confirmed that their cheese products were not Halal — they actually used the term “Halal”, which I found impressive even though the disclosure was disconcerting. She said they use enzymes in making the cheese for their Cheetos and Doritos that come from pork. I asked when they started doing this, and she said the last 2 years they became aware of it. I wanted to start a petition requesting them to find alternatives, but she said it would be best for individuals to call, because each call is registered. So, if you are going to miss Cheetos and Doritos as much as I am, please call Frito-Lay at 1-800-352-4477, Monday – Friday, 9:00am-4:30pm. Also, pass on this info. to whomever you know. Any volunteers to call Frito-Lay and do some research? Until then, I would strongly recommend: Muslim buyers beware!
An email, with the subject “FW: PORK IN FRITOS/DORITOS/LAYS CHIPS” Which was then followed by:
SubhanAllah! I just called and they said that any of their products that contain cheese flavoring contains animal enzimes from pig as well as others. When I asked why they would need pig product to make cheese they said
that it is actually a flavor enhancer! (Which makes me worry about other companies products!) And that it is produced by an outside vendor. He did take my zip code for tracking purposes.
I called too .. … and they confirmed that the cheese flavoring contains enzymes which are derived form PORK & BEEF!! So ..please avoid all flavors of Doritos (all have cheese flavoring) and Cheetos!
Whoa! Scary, since I’ve been consuming this eversince I was a little girl. I enquired further by conducting a simple Google test.
Fears confirmed. It’s true.
I don’t know if I am actually the last person to know about this, and that everyone else has already been informed. Plus I don’t usually open forwarded emails, but hey, I’m glad I opened this one.