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Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Lender's Bagels

Here's an email I received from Lender's Bagels. The bagels contain an ingredient derived from CHICKEN FEATHERS (?!?! eww..! who'd a thought?!) However, I haven't found information that would deem them as haram as the laws for zabiha meat and zabiha animal hide/exterior are different. I guess it just makes the bagels weird for now, until I find more info.


Dear Lazeena:

In the baking process yeast converts sugar into carbon dioxide and allows baked products to rise. HFCS is the sugar source in Lender's bagels that facilitates that process.

The dough conditioner in bagels, l-cycsteine is sourced from chicken - chicken feathers to be exact. This might render the bagels unacceptable for vegetarian consumption.


Beyond those requirements, the details of individual ingredients are part of our confidential formulation which we are not able to disclose.


Thank you for your e-mail.


Sincerely,

"LG"

Consumer Insights Representative

7 comments:

Melda :o) said...

Chicken feathers???? Ewwwwww!!! OMG; I think I'm gonna be sick!!!

tenaciousrei said...

Really? That is interesting! LOL, I'm a weird one..I don't find that gross at all!

M.J. said...

WHOA, grooooosssss

Pink flower said...

eeeeeeeeeeeeeew chicken feathers?????

miseducation of the cushitic girl said...

Asalam alaykum,
I don't think we have lender's bagels here in uk. But I just want to thank you sis so so so much. Only this year did I begin this obsession with what exactly I'm putting in my mouth.
I found it shocking to see what these manufacturers thing would be ok to be eaten.
Your blog is a big help.
A big Jazakallahu khair.

Hajar said...

Chicken what??? Eww~~~ disgusting!

Liala said...

I guess it is an "enzyme" from chicken feathers, and not like there are little feathers baked into the bagel itself..but still..I'm a vegetarian and so I wouldn't feel comfortable with eating that.