Category: Food & Drink
Fatwa#: 22226
Asked Country: Pakistan

Answered Date: Sep 09,2012

Title: Can we consume E-129?

Question

ASSALAM O ALAIKUM,

 

I SHOULD LIKE TO ASKED THAT COULD WE USED R-40 ( E-129 ) IN ANY WAYS LIKE SPICES OR DESSERTS MIX ?

 

 

JAZAKALLAH

Answer

Answer:

In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.

Allura Red AC (E- 129)is a red azo dye that goes by several names including: Allura Red, Food Red 17, C.I. 16035, FD&C Red 40,[1][2] 2-naphthalenesulfonic acid, 6-hydroxy-5-((2-methoxy-5-methyl-4-sulfophenyl)azo)-, disodium salt, and disodium 6-hydroxy-5-((2-methoxy-5-methyl-4-sulfophenyl)azo)-2-naphthalenesulfonate. It is used as a food dye and has the E number E129.[1]

E-129 is a synthetic chemical not derived from any animal by-products, etc, therefore such an ingredient would be Halal and permissible to consume.

E-129 has been also been classified as “Halal” by the South African National Halal Authority (SANHA)[2], Muslim Consumer Group (MSG)[3] and other Halaal certifying organizations.

And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

Moulana Ismail Desai,
Student Darul Iftaa
Durban, South Africa

Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Ebrahim Desai.

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