Halal Food Guide

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Food Guide

This section has lists of Food suitable for Vegetarians (this may or may not contain alcohol) and Muslims (Halaal lists – as vegetarian with no alcohol). Some of the lists are too huge to present here. Please follow the links to the manufacturer’s Web sites. This is by no means an exhaustive list. From time to time, these lists may get out of date (check back regularly – I will do my best to update them as soon as I receive the updated lists). Please do not take this as authoritative list. It is meant to be a guide only. May Allah help us to eat Halaal Food. I will do my best to update this section as soon as I receive updates. If there are any items missing, please send an email to the WebMaster. Note : Please note that vegetarian products may contain alcohol so always check the labels before buying.

Some manufacturers have a policy of using only vegetable ingredients. In these cases, the Last Updated will not change unless the manufacturer changes its policy.
E-numbers List – see below for a list of numbers not suitable for a Halal diet

The food guide has been temporarily removed. In the meantime, please use the following site, which has a more up to date information.

E-Numbers List

The following is a list of products containing animal by-products, such as animal fat, gelatine and fatty acids (fats). It is by no means certain that they are Haraam. Only Allah (SWT) knows, and may we be guided by Him. It is better to avoid products these e-numbers, as there is doubt about them.

E No. – Description – Notes
E120 – Cochineal (red colour) – from scale insects
E140 – Chlorophyll – fatty acids & others
E141 – Copper phaeophytins – from chlorophyll

E252 – Potassium Nitrate – waste animal & vegetable material

E422 – Glycerol (Glycerine) – from soaps & fatty acids
430 – Polyoxyethelene stearate – fatty acid molecules
431 – Polyoxyethelene stearate – fatty acids
433 – Polysorbate 80 – oleic esters of sorbitol
E470 Sodium salts of soap fatty acids
E471 Glyceryl Monostearate from glycerin & fatty acid
E472a Acetic esters of fatty acids esters of glycerol & acetic acid
E472b Lactic esters of fatty acids esters of glycerol & lactic acid
E472c Citric esters of fatty acids esters of glycerol & citric acid
E472d Tartaric esters of fatty acids esters of glycerol & tartaric acid
E472e Acetyltartaric esters of fatty acids esters of glycerol & tartaric acid
E473 Sucrose esters esters of glycerol & sucrose
E474 Sucroglycerides from lard
E475 Polyglycerol esters of fatty acids
476 Polyglycerol polyricinoleate castor oil & glycerol esters
E477 Propylene glycol esters propylene glycol
478 Lactylated glycerol esters glycerol esters & lactic acid
491 Sorbitan monostearate stearic acid and sorbitol
492 Sorbitan Tristearate stearic acid
E494 Sorbitan mono-oleate from oleic acid
542 Edible bone phosphate steam-extract from animal bones

570 Stearic acid fatty acid in animal fats & veg oils
572 Magnesium stearate stearic acid

631 Sodium 5_inosinate meat extract & dried sardines
635 Sodium 5_ribonucleotide meat extract & dried sardines
904 Shellac resin by lac insect

Additives or ingredients, which have not been allocated EEC numbers and may be derived from non-halal sources, are :

Edible / Animal fat or oil
Gelatin / gelatine
Enzymes of catalase, lipase, pepsin, trypsin, rennin (or rennet)

Please note that the E471 is also known as mono & di-glyceride of fatty acids (some manufacturers do not put the E-number but put the wording instead). This can be of vegetable or animal origin. There are two ways of finding out : either the wrapper says “suitable for vegetarians” or you have to ask the manufacturer (this has been done for the manufacturers listed above).

E-numbers Guide

Source : http://www.kingstonmosque.org.uk/Food/index.htm

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