Tuesday, April 7, 2009

E-numbers (Preservatives Halal / haram?)

Enumber Description Status


E200 Sorbic Acid Preservative Halal
E201 Soduim Sorbate Preservative Halal
E202 Potassium Sorbate Preservative Halal
E203 Calcium Sorbate Preservative Halal
E210 Benzoic Acid Preservative Halal
E211 Sodium Benzoate Preservative Halal
E212 Potassium Benzoate Preservative Halal
E220 Sulphur Dioxide Preservative Halal
E221 Sodium Sulphite Preservative Halal
E222 Sodium Hydrogen Sulphite Preservative Halal
E223 Sodium Metabisulphite Preservative Halal
E224 Potassium Metabisulphite Preservative Halal
E226 Calcium Sulphite Preservative Halal
E239 Hexamine Preservative - other Halal
E249 Potassium Nitrate Preservative Halal
E250 Sodium Nitrite Preservative Halal
E251 Sodium Nitrate Preservative Halal
E252 PotassiumNitrate(Saltpetre) Preservative Halal



E230 Biphenyl / Diphenyl Preservative
Halal, if no alcohol is used as a solvent


E231 2-Hydroxybiphenyl Preservative
Halal, if no alcohol is used as a solvent


E232 Sodium Biphenyl-2-yl Oxide Preservative

Halal, if no alcohol is used as a solvent


E233 2-(Thiazol-4-yl) Benzimidazole Preservative
Halal, if no alcohol is used as a solvent


E214 Ethyl 4-hydroxybenzoate Preservative
Halal, if used as 100% dry powder or granular. Haram if alcohol is used as a solvent

E216 Propyl 4-hydroxybenzoate Preservative
Halal, if used as 100% dry powder or granular. Haram if alcohol is used as a solvent

E217 Propyl 4-hydroxybenzoate, Sodium Salt Preservative
Halal, if used as 100% dry powder or granular. Haram if alcohol is used as a solvent

E218 Methyl 4-hydroxybenzoate Preservative
Halal, if used as 100% dry powder or granular. Haram if alcohol is used as a solvent

E219 Methyl 4-hydroxybenzoate, Sodium Salt Preservative
Halal, if used as 100% dry powder or granular. Haram if alcohol is used as a solvent

E227 Calcium Hydrogen Sulphite Preservative
Halal, if calcium is obtained from mineral or chemicals. Mushbooh if it is obtained from bones.

E213 Calcium Benzoate Preservative
Halal, if calcium obtained from mineral, Mushbooh if it is obtained from bones.

E215 Ethyl 4-hydroxybenzoate,
Sodium Salt Preservative Halal, if used as 100% dry powder or granular. Haram if alcohol is used as a solvent

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