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Emulsifiers from Europe, U.S., and Africa

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by Askimam.org

It will be a great help if Jamiat can update their readers with the changing E numbers for Europe and states.For many people like myself it is very difficult to get the updated information about the halal E numbers. Please is there a possibility of me getting updated information from you.

Answer

The emulsifiers used by the European countries bearing the E numbers are
different to the products manufactured in South Africa. The E numbers
appearing on the local products have no definite definition i.e. one company
defines E 471 to contain a plant base whilst another company defines E 471
to contain animal base. These are approximately 700 – emulsifiers on the
market of which half are animal based and half are plant based.

However, the overseas products with E numbers correspond to the products
manufactured in European countries.

Was salaam

Mufti E Desai
Fatwa Dept.

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This answer was collected from Askimam.org, which is operated under the supervision of Mufti Ebrahim Desai from South Africa.

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