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Info Halal : Perisa Tambahan yang HARAM

FOOD ADDITIVES (E Code)

Additives which are ALWAYS of animal origin, such as (HARAAM):

  • E120 Cochineal : a red color obtained from female insects (level allowed 0.003-0.006)
  • E441 Gelatin : derived from the bones and/ or hides of cattle and/ or pigs
  • E542 Edible Bone Phosphate : an extract from animal bones
  • E904 Shellac: a resin from the lac insectwhilst some additives with a common code such as E47 can be either of animal or plant origin and this latter type needs to be investigated on a case-by-case basis per product/ manufacturer.

The main additives you need to be aware of are:

  • Glycerol / Glycerin / Glycerin (E422) – haraam if obtained from pork or non-halal meat sources.
  • Emulsifiers (E470 to E483) – haraam if obtained from pork or non-halal sources.
  • Edible Bone Phosphate (E542) – haraam if obtained from pork or non-halal meat sources.

Others additives you need to be aware also:

-Number

Name

Description

Halal Status

E101

Riboflavin (Vitamin B2)

Color

Mushbooh (Haraam if from pork liver & Kidney, Halal if 100% plant material

E120

carmines

insect

Natural red coloring which may be extracted from the bodies of female insects called Dactilopius Coccus (level allowed 0.003-0.006)

E160e

Beta-apo-8-carotenal

Color – Carotene

Halal if used as 100% dry powder or granular or Halal if vegetable oil is used as a solvent in liquid form as a hidden ingredient. Haraam if pork gelatin is used as hidden ingredient or carrier

E213

Calcium Benzoate

Preservative

Halal, if calcium obtained from mineral, Mushbooh if it is obtained from bones.

E227

Calcium Hydrogen Sulphite

Preservative

Halal, if calcium is obtained from mineral or chemicals. Mushbooh if it is obtained from bones.

E282

Calcium Propionate

Preservative- Acids

Halal if calcium obtained from mineral, Mushbooh if it obtained from bones

E302

Calcium-L-Ascorbate

Antioxidants- Vitamin C and derivatives

Halal, if the calcium source is from mineral, Mushbooh if it is from bones

E304

Ascorbyl Palmitate

Antioxidants- Vitamin C and derivatives

Halal if saturated fatty acid Palmitic acid is obtained from plant. Haraam if palmitic acid is obtained from pork fat

E306

Natural Extracts rich in Tocopherols

Antioxidants- Vitamin E

Halal If Tocopherol is obtained from plant fat. Haraam if Tocopherol is obtained from pork fat

E422

Glycerol

Sugar Alcohols

Mushbooh, called Glycerin in USA, Halal if it is from plant fat, Haraam if it is from pork fat

E470

Sodium, Potassium and Calcium Salts of Fatty Acids

Emulsifiers and Stabilizers – salts or Esters of Fatty Acids

Mushbooh, Halal if it is from plant fat, Haraam if it is from porkl fat

E471

Mono-and Diglycerides of Fatty Acids

Emulsifiers and Stabilizers – salts or Esters of Fatty Acids

Mushbooh, Halal if it is from plant fat, Haraam if it is from porkl fat

E472

Various Esters of Mono-and Diglycerides of Fatty Acids

Emulsifiers and Stabilizers – salts or Esters of Fatty Acids

Mushbooh, Halal if it is from plant fat, Haraam if it is from porkl fat

E473

Sucrose Esters of Fatty Acids

Emulsifiers and Stabilizers – salts or Esters of Fatty Acids

Mushbooh, Halal if it is from plant fat, Haraam if it is from pork fat

E474

Sucroglycerides

Emulsifiers and Stabilizers – salts or Esters of Fatty Acids

Mushbooh, Halal if it is from plant fat, Haraam if it is from pork fat

E475

Polyglycerol Esters of Fatty Acids

Emulsifiers and Stabilizers – salts or Esters of Fatty Acids

Mushbooh, Halal if it is from plant fat, Haraam if it is from pork fat

E477

Propane-1,2-Diol Esters of Fatty Acids

Emulsifiers and Stabilizers – salts or Esters of Fatty Acids

Mushbooh, Halal if it is from plant fat, Haraam if it is from pork fat

E481

Sodium Stearoyl-2-Lactylate

Emulsifiers and Stabilizers – salts or Esters of Fatty Acids

Mushbooh, Halal if it is from plant fat, Haraam if it is from pork fat

E482

Calcium Stearoyl-2-Lactylate

Emulsifiers and Stabilizers – salts or Esters of Fatty Acids

Mushbooh, Halal if it is from plant fat, Haraam if it is from pork fat

E483

Stearyl Tartrate

Emulsifiers and Stabilizers – salts or Esters of Fatty Acids

Mushbooh, Halal if it is from plant fat, Haraam if it is from pork fat

Please refer to Malaysia Halal Logo before purchase in order to make sure your product is safe and halal to be consumed.

QAS Department/May 2010

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