I was shopping for snacks yesterday, and I saw a new product (not sure where from; I'm in Canada but as there was Chinese writing on the package I assume it was foreign). Among the ingredients was one listed as "Gelatine (Plant)".
I know that vegetarian products are (in general) halal, so the "(Plant)" strongly suggests halality. However, while there are a number of gelling agents which come from plants, gelatine itself is derived from collagen: To the best of my knowledge this is animal protein and never comes from plants.
So what is this stuff? Is it halal?