Is it permissible to eat snacks such as cheezees, cheese snacks, chilliballs and other cheese related foods? There are some creams with cetyl and stearyl alcohol, are they permissible?
Cheese related snacks such as cheezees, chilliballs etc. which are produced by Chief Brand Products under the name chiefees are all permissible to consume. Holiday Foods have mentioned that they use cheese which is produced from microbial enzymes, this would also be permissible. We have not been able to confirm Sunshine Snacks products as yet.
With respect to Creams and other Cosmetics containing cetyl and stearyl alcohol, they are all permissible to use, since they are not consumable products.
And Allah knows best.
Mufti Waseem Khan