In South Africa a group of Islamic jurists is trying to decide if beer gas is evil.
A division of SABMiller plans to use excess carbon dioxide from beer production to put the fizz in soft drinks bottled by subsidiary ABI. The problem is that Muslim law prohibits the consumption of alcohol and now the National Independent Halaal Trust is investigating the situation.
There have been carbon dioxide shortages recently in South African, so SABMiller came up with the plan to harvest and purify the gas. ABI bottles Coke, Fanta and Sprite.