Coca-Cola Certified as Halal by Mosque of Paris

With the widespread rumor that it contains alcohol, Coca-Cola has sought halal certification. This Le Figaro article reports that after some hesitations, Coca-Cola France sought the assistance of the certification organization of the mosque of Paris, whose spokesperson announced that “Coca Cola is without alcohol and therefore halal.” Still, concern among French Muslims with the company’s Middle Eastern politics prevails. The Union of Muslim Associations of Seine-Saint-Denis, for instance, announced that families avoid the product for precautionary measures.