Is Cow & Gate Halal?

Whilst most Cow & Gate products are halal certified, there are a few that aren’t. Below you’ll find a comprehensive list of our halal certified milks by range and stage, and a list of those that aren’t.

Cow & Gate first infant formula milks that are halal certified

  • Cow & Gate First Infant Milk 24x70ml (available in hospitals)
  • Cow & Gate First Infant Milk starter pack 6x70ml ready-to-use bottles
  • Cow & Gate First Infant Milk 200ml ready-to-use bottle
  • Cow & Gate First Infant Milk 4x200ml ready- to- use bottles
  • Cow & Gate First Infant Milk 1 litre ready-to-use bottle
  • Cow & Gate First Infant Milk 800g eazypack
  • Cow & Gate Hungry First Infant Milk 200ml ready-to-use bottle
  • Cow & Gate Hungry First Infant Milk 800g eazypack

Cow & Gate follow on formula milks (6 - 12 months) that are halal certified

  • Cow & Gate Follow On Milk 200ml ready-to-use bottle
  • Cow & Gate Follow On Milk 4x200ml ready- to- use bottles
  • Cow & Gate Follow On Milk 1 litre ready-to-use bottle
  • Cow & Gate Follow On Milk 800g eazypack

Cow & Gate growing up milks (1 - 3 years) that are halal certified

  • Cow & Gate Growing Up Milk 1-2 years 800g eazypack
  • Cow & Gate Growing Up Milk 2-3 years 800g eazypack

Cow & Gate specialist infant formula milks that are halal certified 

  • Cow & Gate Anti-Reflux Infant Formula Milk 800g eazypack
  • Cow & Gate Comfort Infant Formula Milk 800g eazypack

Cow & Gate pre-term formula milks that are halal certified

  • Cow & Gate Nutriprem 1 70ml ready-to-use bottle hospital use only
  • Cow & Gate Hydrolysed Nutriprem 90ml ready-to-use bottle hospital use only
  • Cow & Gate Nutriprem 2 (post discharge formula )90ml ready-to-use bottle
  • Cow & Gate Nutriprem 2 (post discharge formula )200ml ready-to-use bottle
  • Cow & Gate Nutriprem 2 (post discharge formula) 800g Tin

Cow & Gate growing up milks that are NOT halal certified

  • Cow & Gate Toddler Milk Up 1-3 years 200ml ready-to use cartons  

Cow & Gate pre-term formula milks that are NOT halal certified

  • Cow & Gate sterile water 90ml 
  • Cow & Gate Nutriprem protein supplement 50x1g sachets, hospital use only
  • Cow & Gate Nutriprem human milk fortifier 50x2.2g sachets, hospital use only
  • Cow & Gate carobel 6x135g

Is Cow & Gate baby food halal certified?

Cow & Gate baby foods are not halal certified. However, most of our milks are halal certified. 

How do we identify products as halal?

At Cow & Gate, we respect the cultural and religious practices of all our parents and their children.

That’s why we’ll only describe our products as halal if they have been given a halal certificate from an Islamic halal authorisation body.  There’s more about this process below.

How do we get halal approval?

We’ve put a lot of care and attention into selecting the certification bodies that certify our baby products as halal. We’ve looked at and considered their reputation within the Irish Muslim community, as well as their international reach.

For a product to be halal approved, it must follow Islamic dietary guidelines. The two main conditions for our products to be certified as halal under the guidelines are that:

 

  1. Only halal ingredients (raw materials) are used.
  2. The factory is audited and approved by an Islamic halal authorisation body.

Why are some of Cow & Gate liquids or powders halal approved and others not?

Whether our products are halal certified depends largely upon the factory in which they were made.

Most of our recipes do not contain haram ingredients or processing steps. However, some of our factories have not yet been halal approved. This doesn't mean that the recipes are unsuitable for a halal diet, but they have not been certified by an external authorisation body.

You’ll find the full list of halal approved products above, but if you have anymore questions, just contact us and we’ll be happy to help.

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