Red Lake 40

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Q. Is Red Lake 40 halaal? Can you tell me which of the red colourings eg. red 4, red 40, etc. is not halaal?

A. Natural red #4 is not halaal. It is also called cochineal, or carmine. The other colours are artificial and permissible.


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