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Monday, February 11, 2008

The E-Codes

I received an e mail about food additives as E-codes. According to Wikipedia E numbers are number codes for food additives and are usually found on food labels throughout the European Union. The numbering scheme follows that of the International Numbering System (INS) as determined by the Codex Alimentarius committee.

These are the suspicious E-Codes that was listed in the e-mail I receive and reminding Muslims about the code that was accused to represent pig by product in food.

E100, E110, E120, E 140, E141, E153, E210, E213, E214, E216, E234,
E252,E270, E280, E325,E326, E327, E334, E335, E336, E337, E422,
E430, E431, E432, E433,E434, E435, E436, E440,E470, E471, E472,
E473, E474,

E475,E476, E477, E478, E481, E482, E483,E491, E492, E493,
E494, E495, E542,E570, E572, E631, E635, E904.


The email relates the E-Code to food associated with non halal ingredient derives from pig products. How far the allegation is true, I leave it to the intelligence of readers. However for Muslims, food and every product they use is a very sensitive issue when it concern the halal status. When it comes to the issue of halal, it doesn't mean only pig and its byproduct. It can even be from cow, chicken, goat etc. if they are not slaughtered in the name of Allah and following the guideline stipulated by Muslim law in the process of slaughtering the animals.

For Muslim consuming and using halal product is a serious matter. So it must not be an issue for non muslims when muslims raise doubt about certain product of food.

The email that I receive and other references are here. It is in Bahasa Malaysia.

2 comments:

crown2005 said...

askm
it is true to some extend.u can get d detail infromation regardig e codes thru these sites inshallah .Coz i was d one asking this question to others as well.http://www.muslimconsumergroup.com/General.do;jsessionid=2FEB9CF38DC182AC103281793D3F4812?menu=Home&eventAction=init

http://www.guidedways.com/halalfoodguide.php


there is also a mobile software that can help u even with hte ingredients that bwe r not sure if it is halal or haram.on www.guideways.com.
inshallah Allah will help u to d right path.Allah hafiz

ZACH said...

crown2005
Thank you for sharing the information. It is our obligation to help spread what we know.

regards.

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