Fatwa: # 17320
Category: Food
Country: Canada
Date: 16th November 2008

Title

If a pack of noodles says "beef flavor" in the ingredients, do we assume its artificial? Usually, if it is real beef, the ingredients would say "beef extract." So could we eat the noodles if it only says "beef flavor."?

Question

If a pack of noodles says "beef flavor" in the ingredients, do we assume its artificial? Usually, if it is real beef, the ingredients would say "beef extract." So could we eat the noodles if it only says "beef flavor."?

Answer

In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful

Assalaamu `alaykum waRahmatullahi Wabarakatoh

In issues of halal and haram, one should exercise extreme precaution. One should not act on assumption. We advice you get clarity on the issue from the company directly.

And Allah Ta'ala Knows Best

Wassalamu Alaykum

Mufti Ebrahim Desai
Darul Iftaa 

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