Friday, February 22, 2008

E-Code in food

Beware of below E-CODES the codes are by mixing from transform of PIG origin.
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

ADDITIVES AND HALAL CERTIFICATION BACKGROUND
Food additives as defined by the European Community (EC) is “any substance which are not normally consumed as food in itself and not normally used as a characteristic ingredient of food whether or not it has nutritive value, in the manufacture, processing, preparation, treatment, packaging, transport or storage of such food results, or may be reasonably expected to result, in it or its by-products becoming directly or indirectly a component of such foods”.
Food additive is defined as “all substances, which are components of food, the intended use of which results or may reasonably be expected to result, directly or indirectly, in their affecting the characteristics of food but does not include any foreign substance mixed with food as a result of contamination, or improper handling of food during preparation, processing, packing or storage of the food”
There are many kinds of food additives available and have been widely used for centuries. It has been categorized by World Health Organisation(WHO), Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations(FAO), Codex Alimentarius Commision (Codex) and EC for easy reference Some of the categories includes emulsifiers, thickeners, anti-oxidants, colouring, flavour enhancer etc. Some of the common additives includes, salt, sugar, vitamins, starches etc.
Over the years, the extensive use of food additives raised concerns over its safety for consumption by humans. There were reports of human intolerance over its use. Clinical symptoms like hypersensitivity and/or allergy are the most common. Therefore, its use needed to be regulated. Thus the formation of Scientific Committee of Food (SCF) of the European Community.The members of the SCF are independent persons, highly qualified in the fields associated with medicine, nutrition, toxicology, biology, chemistry, or other similar disciplines.

FOOD ADDITIVES’ ECC-CODES (E-CODES)

Before any additive is used in food, it is subjected to an adequate toxicology evaluation. Its level of usage was also evaluated. In European Community (EC), approved food additives are given codes with an ’E’ prefix for easy reference and transparent movement across Europe. These codes are known as EEC number. In its food labeling legislation, EC requires “food additives sold singly or mixed with each other, for each additive, the name laid down by any Community provisions applying and its EEC number or, in the absence for such provisions, a description of the additive that is sufficiently precise to enable it to be distinguished from additives with which it could be confused, in descending order of the proportion by weight in the total”.
In short, additives that have been proven safe and approved by EC is given the E-codes. Manufacturers have a choice of whether to declare their product ingredients using its (the additives) scientific name, description or its E-codes Since there had been extensive study on the safety use and application of food additives, many health authorities around the world adopted similar regulations proposed by EC, FAO and WHO. For the convenience of consumers to identify the E-codes, a further scientific and application classification been developed. They are as follows:
E100 - E181 Colours
E200 - E297 Preservatives and Food Acids
E300 - E381 Anti-oxidants, Mineral salts and some food acids
E400 - E492 Emulsifiers, Vegetable Gums
E500 - E579 Anti-Caking Agents and Mineral Salts
E900 - E1202 Artificial sweeteners, etc
E1400 - E1450 Starches
E1505 - E1520 Miscellaneous

Some food additives are natural like, E100 which is actually turmeric powder widely used as spices in curries and colouring in some savoury dishes. Some others are produced synthetically like E621, Mono-sodium glutamate (MSG).However, E-codes do not require the source of the additives for consideration of classification as its primary concern is food safety. Some can be sourced from animals while some others can be extracted from plants. An example would be E476, Polyglycerol polyricinoleate which can be derived from animal fats but cheaply and abundantly available if derived from palm oil.

HALAL CERTIFIED FOOD/PRODUCTS
In Halal certification, all supplies of raw materials, ingredients, method of preparation, storage, packaging, transport and delivery are assessed for its Halal status. Counter-measures against any possible contamination with non-Halal elements are inspected and evaluated. This includes the food additives used. Only Halal food additives are considered for use in Halal food production. Therefore, Muis would like to advise Muslim consumers to insist on Halal certified food or products which bears the official certification mark of Halal certification authorities.

E codes ingredients
E codes are codes sometimes found on food labels in the European Union (GB, France, Germany, Spain, Italy, Portugal, etc.) The code indicates an ingredient which is some type of food additive. The E indicates that it is a “European Union approved” food additive. If you never saw one before, probably you don’t live in the European Union. Other countries have different food labelling laws. Even inside the EU, sometimes they use the code, sometimes they still write the word.

Halal:
Halal is a Quranic term which means allowed or lawful. Halal foods and drinks are permitted for consumption by Allah-the Supreme Law Giver. Eating Halal is obligatory on every Muslim.
Haram:
Haram is a Quranic term which means prohibited or unlawful. Haram foods and drinks are absolutely prohibited by Allah. Eating Haram is forbidden for every Muslim.Mushbooh: Mushbooh is an Arabic term which means suspected and cover a grey area between Halal and Haraam. If one does not know the Halal or Harm status of a particular food or drink, such a food or drink is doubtful. A practicing Muslims prevents himself from consuming doubtful things. Other words you may come across are Makrooh meaning ‘religiously discouraged’ or ‘disliked’ and Dhabiha meaning ‘slaughtered according to Islamic method’.

E Codes:
E100 Curcumin, turmeric [Colouring] halal
E101 Riboflavin (Vitamin B2), formerly called lactoflavin (Vitamin G) [Colouring] [likely to be GM] mushbooh
E101a Riboflavin-5′-Phosphate [Colouring] [likely to be GM] mushbooh
E102 Tartrazine [Colouring] [possible allergic reaction] halal
E103 Chrysoine Resorcinol [Colouring] ?
E104 Quinoline Yellow [Colouring] [possible allergic reaction] halal
E105 Fast Yellow AB [Colouring] ?
E106 Riboflavin-5-Sodium Phosphate [Colouring] mushbooh
E107 Yellow 2G [Colouring] ?
E110 Sunset Yellow FCF, Orange Yellow S [Colouring] halal
E111 Orange GGN [Colouring] ?
E120 Cochineal, Carminic acid, Carmines [Colouring] [animal origin] haram
E121 Orcein, Orchil [Colouring] ?
E122 Carmoisine, Azorubine [Colouring] halal
E123 Amaranth [Colouring] halal
E124 Ponceau 4R, Cochineal Red A, Brilliant Scarlet 4R [Colouring] halal
E125 Scarlet GN [Colouring] ?
E126 Ponceau 6R [Colouring] ?
E127 Erythrosine [Colouring] halal
E128 Red 2G [Colouring] halal
E129 Allura Red AC [Colouring] halal
E130 Indanthrene blue RS [Colouring] ?
E131 Patent Blue V [Colouring] halal
E132 Indigo carmine, Indigotine [Colouring] halal
E133 Brilliant Blue FCF [Colouring] halal
E140 Chlorophylls and Chlorophyllins: (i) Chlorophylls (ii) Chlorophyllins [Colouring] haram
E141 Copper complexes of chlorophylls and chlorophyllins (i) Copper complexes of chlorophylls (ii) Copper complexes of chlorophyllins [Colouring] haram
E142 Greens S [Colouring] [possible allergic reaction] halal
E150a Plain Caramel [Colouring] [likely to be GM] halal
E150b Caustic sulphite caramel [Colouring] [likely to be GM] halal
E150c Ammonia caramel [Colouring] [likely to be GM] halal
E150d Sulphite ammonia caramel [Colouring] [likely to be GM] halal
E151 Black PN, Brilliant Black BN [Colouring] halal
E152 Black 7984 [Colouring] ?
E153 Carbon black, Vegetable carbon [Colouring] [likely to be GM] mushbooh
E154 Brown FK, Kipper Brown [Colouring] halal
E155 Brown HT, Chocolate brown HT [Colouring] halal
E160a Alpha-carotene, Beta-carotene, Gamma-carotene [Colouring] mushbooh
E160b Annatto, bixin, norbixin [Colouring] halal
E160c Capsanthin, capsorubin, Paprika extract [Colouring] halal
E160d Lycopene [Colouring] [possibly GM] halal
E160e Beta-apo-8′-carotenal (C 30) [Colouring] halal
E160f Ethyl ester of beta-apo-8′-carotenic acid (C 30) [Colouring] halal
E161a Flavoxanthin [Colouring] mushbooh
E161b Lutein [Colouring] haram
E161c Cryptoaxanthin [Colouring] [likely to be GM] halal
E161d Rubixanthin [Colouring] halal
E161e Violaxanthin [Colouring] halal
E161f Rhodoxanthin [Colouring] halal
E161g Canthaxanthin [Colouring] haram
E162 Beetroot Red, Betanin [Colouring] halal
E163 Anthocyanins [Colouring] halal
E170 Calcium carbonate [Colouring] halal
E171 Titanium dioxide [Colouring] halal
E172 Iron oxides and hydroxides [Colouring] halal
E173 Aluminium [Colouring] halal
E174 Silver [Colouring] halal
E175 Gold [Colouring] halal
E180 Pigment Rubine, Lithol Rubine BK [Colouring] halal
E181 Tannin ?
E200 Sorbic acid [Preservative] halal
E201 Sodium 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
E213 Calcium benzoate [Preservative] halal
E214 Ethyl para-hydroxybenzoate [Preservative] halal
E215 Sodium ethyl para-hydroxybenzoate [Preservative] halal
E216 Propyl para-hydroxybenzoate [Preservative] halal
E217 Sodium propyl para-hydroxybenzoate [Preservative] halal
E218 Methyl para-hydroxybenzoate [Preservative] halal
E219 Sodium methyl para-hydroxybenzoate [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
E225 Sodium sulphite [Preservative] ?
E226 Calcium sulphite [Preservative] halal
E227 Calcium hydrogen sulphite [Preservative] [Firming Agent] halal
E228 Potassium hydrogen sulphite [Preservative] ?
E230 Biphenyl, diphenyl [Preservative] halal
E231 Orthophenyl phenol [Preservative] halal
E232 Sodium orthophenyl phenol [Preservative] halal
E233 Thiabendazole [Preservative] halal
E234 Nisin [Preservative] ?
E235 Natamycin, Pimaracin [Preservative] halal
E236 Formic acid [Preservative] halal
E237 Sodium formiate [Preservative] halal
E238 Calcium formiate [Preservative] halal
E239 Hexamethylene tetramine, Hexamine [Preservative] halal
E240 Formaldehyde [Preservative] ?
E242 Dimethyl dicarbonate [Preservative] halal
E249 Potassium nitrite [Preservative] halal
E250 Sodium nitrite [Preservative] halal
E251 Sodium nitrate, saltpetre [Preservative] halal
E252 Potassium nitrate (Saltpetre) [Preservative] haram
E260 Acetic acid [Preservative] [Acidity regulator] halal
E261 Potassium acetate [Preservative] [Acidity regulator] halal
E262 Sodium acetates (i) Sodium acetate (ii) Sodium hydrogen acetate (sodium diacetate) [Preservative] [Acidity regulator] halal
E263 Calcium acetate [Preservative] [Acidity regulator] halal
E264 Ammonium acetate [Preservative] ?
E270 Lactic acid [Preservative] [Acid] [Antioxidant] halal
E280 Propionic acid [Preservative] halal
E281 Sodium propionate [Preservative] halal
E282 Calcium propionate [Preservative] halal
E283 Potassium propionate [Preservative] halal
E284 Boric acid [Preservative] halal
E285 Sodium tetraborate (borax) [Preservative] halal
E290 Carbon dioxide [Acidity regulator] halal
E296 Malic acid [Acid] [Acidity regulator] halal
E297 Fumaric acid [Acidity regulator] halal
E300 Ascorbic acid (Vitamin C) [Antioxidant] halal
E301 Sodium ascorbate [Antioxidant] halal
E302 Calcium ascorbate [Antioxidant] halal
E303 Potassium ascorbate [Antioxidant] ?
E304 Fatty acid esters of ascorbic acid (i) Ascorbyl palmitate (ii) Ascorbyl stearate [Antioxidant] mushbooh
E306 Tocopherol-rich extract (natural) [Antioxidant] halal
E307 Alpha-tocopherol (synthetic) [Antioxidant] halal
E308 Gamma-tocopherol (synthetic) [Antioxidant] halal
E309 Delta-tocopherol (synthetic) [Antioxidant] halal
E310 Propyl gallate [Antioxidant] halal
E311 Octyl gallate [Antioxidant] halal
E312 Dodecyl gallate [Antioxidant] halal
E315 Erythorbic acid [Antioxidant] halal
E316 Sodium erythorbate [Antioxidant] halal
E317 Erythorbin acid [Antioxidant] ?
E318 Sodium erythorbin [Antioxidant] ?
E319 Butylhydroxinon [Antioxidant] ?
E320 Butylated hydroxyanisole (BHA) [Antioxidant] halal
E321 Butylated hydroxytoluene (BHT) [Antioxidant] halal
E322 Lecithin [Emulsifier] mushbooh;

halal if it is from soy fat or egg yolk; haram if it is from animal fat

E325 Sodium lactate [Antioxidant] halal
E326 Potassium lactate [Antioxidant] [Acidity regulator] halal
E327 Calcium lactate [Antioxidant] [possibly of animal origin] halal
E329 Magnesium lactate [Antioxidant] ?
E330 Citric acid [Antioxidant] halal
E331 Sodium citrates (i) Monosodium citrate (ii) Disodium citrate (iii) Trisodium citrate [Antioxidant] halal
E332 Potassium citrates (i) Monopotassium citrate (ii) Tripotassium citrate [Antioxidant] halal
E333 Calcium citrates (i) Monocalcium citrate (ii) Dicalcium citrate (iii) Tricalcium citrate [Acidity regulator] [Firming Agent] halal
E334 Tartaric acid (L(+)-) [Acid] [Antioxidant] halal
E335 Sodium tartrates (i) Monosodium tartrate (ii) Disodium tartrate [Antioxidant] halal
E336 Potassium tartrates (i) Monopotassium tartrate (cream of tartar) (ii) Dipotassium tartrate [Antioxidant] halal
E337 Sodium potassium tartrate [Antioxidant] halal
E338 Phosphoric acid [Antioxidant] halal
E339 Sodium phosphates (i) Monosodium phosphate (ii) Disodium phosphate (iii) Trisodium phosphate [Antioxidant] mushbooh
E340 Potassium phosphates (i) Monopotassium phosphate (ii) Dipotassium phosphate (iii) Tripotassium phosphate [Antioxidant] mushbooh
E341 Calcium phosphates (i) Monocalcium phosphate (ii) Dicalcium phosphate (iii) Tricalcium phosphate [Anti-caking agent] [Firming Agent] mushbooh
E343 Magnesium phosphates (i) monomagnesium phosphate (ii) Dimagnesium phosphate [Anti-caking agent] ?
E350 Sodium malates (i) Sodium malate (ii) Sodium hydrogen malate [Acidity regulator] halal
E351 Potassium malate [Acidity regulator] halal
E352 Calcium malates (i) Calcium malate (ii) Calcium hydrogen malate [Acidity regulator] halal
E353 Metatartaric acid [Emulsifier] halal
E354 Calcium tartrate [Emulsifier] ?
E355 Adipic acid [Acidity regulator] halal
E356 Sodium adipate [Acidity regulator] halal
E357 Potassium adipate [Acidity regulator] halal
E363 Succinic acid [Acidity regulator] halal
E365 Sodium fumarate [Acidity regulator] ?
E366 Potassium fumarate [Acidity regulator] ?
E367 Calcium fumarate[Acidity regulator] ?
E370 I,4-Heptonolactone [Acidity regulator] ?
E375 Nicotinic acid, Niacin, Nicotinamide [Colour Retention Agent] ?
E380 Triammonium citrate [Acidity regulator] halal
E381 Ammoniumferrocitrate [Acidity regulator] ?
E385 Calcium disodium ethylene diamine tetra-acetate (Calcium disodium EDTA) halal
E400 Alginic acid [Thickener] [Stabiliser] [Gelling agent] [Emulsifier] halal
E401 Sodium alginate [Thickener] [Stabiliser] [Gelling agent] [Emulsifier] halal
E402 Potassium alginate [Thickener] [Stabiliser] [Gelling agent] [Emulsifier] halal
E403 Ammonium alginate [Thickener] [Stabiliser] [Emulsifier] halal
E404 Calcium alginate [Thickener] [Stabiliser] [Gelling agent] [Emulsifier] halal
E405 Propane-1,2-diol alginate (Propylene glycol alginate) [Thickener] [Stabiliser] [Emulsifier] halal
E406 Agar [Thickener] [Gelling agent] [Stabiliser] halal
E407 Carrageenan [Thickener] [Stabiliser] [Gelling agent] [Emulsifier] [possible allergic reaction] halal
E407a Processed eucheuma seaweed [Thickener] [Stabiliser] [Gelling agent] [Emulsifier] ?
E410 Locust bean gum (Carob gum) [Thickener] [Stabiliser] [Gelling agent] [Emulsifier] halal
E412 Guar gum [Thickener] [Stabiliser] halal
E413 Tragacanth [Thickener] [Stabiliser] [Emulsifier] halal
E414 Acacia gum (gum arabic) [Thickener] [Stabiliser] [Emulsifier] halal
E415 Xanthan gum [Thickener] [Stabiliser] halal
E416 Karaya gum [Thickener] [Stabiliser] [Emulsifier] halal
E417 Tara gum [Thickener] [Stabiliser] halal
E418 Gellan gum [Thickener] [Stabiliser] [Emulsifier] halal
E420 Sorbitol (i) Sorbitol (ii) Sorbitol syrup [Emulsifier] [Sweetener] [Humectant] halal
E421 Mannitol [Anti-caking agent] [Sweetener] halal
E422 Glycerol [Emulsifier] [Sweetener] [possibly of animal origin] mushbooh
E425 Konjac (i) Konjac gum (ii) Konjac glucomannane [Emulsifier] ?
E430 Polyoxyethylene (8) stearate [Emulsifier] [Stabiliser] [possible allergic reaction] haram
E431 Polyoxyethylene (40) stearate [Emulsifier] haram
E432 Polyoxyethylene (20) sorbitan monolaurate (polysorbate 20) [Emulsifier] mushbooh
E433 Polyoxyethylene (20) sorbitan monooleate (polysorbate 80) [Emulsifier] mushbooh
E434 Polyoxyethylene (20) sorbitan monopalmitate (polysorbate 40) [Emulsifier] mushbooh
E435 Polyoxyethylene (20) sorbitan monostearate (polysorbate 60) [Emulsifier] mushbooh
E436 Polyoxyethylene (20) sorbitan tristearate (polysorbate 65) [Emulsifier] [possibly of animal origin] mushbooh
E440 Pectins (i) pectin (ii) amidated pectin [Emulsifier] halal
E441 Gelatine [Emulsifier] [Gelling agent] [animal origin] haram
E442 Ammonium phosphatides [Emulsifier] halal
E444 Sucrose acetate isobutyrate [Emulsifier] halal
E445 Glycerol esters of wood rosins [Emulsifier] mushbooh
E450 Diphosphates (i) Disodium diphosphate (ii) Trisodium diphosphate(iii) Tetrasodium diphosphate (iv) Dipotassium diphosphate (v) Tetrapotassium diphosphate (vi) Dicalcium diphosphate (vii) Calcium dihydrogen diphosphate [Emulsifier] halal
E451 Triphosphates (i) Pentasodium triphosphate (ii) Pentapotassium triphosphate [Emulsifier] mushbooh
E452 Polyphosphates (i) Sodium polyphosphates (ii) Potassium polyphosphates (iii) Sodium calcium polyphosphate (iv) Calcium polyphophates [Emulsifier] mushbooh
E459 Beta-cyclodextrine [Emulsifier] ?
E460 Cellulose (i) Microcrystalline cellulose (ii) Powdered cellulose [Emulsifier] halal
E461 Methyl cellulose [Emulsifier] halal
E462 Ethyl cellulose [Emulsifier] ?
E463 Hydroxy propyl cellulose [Emulsifier] halal
E464 Hydroxy propyl methyl cellulose [Emulsifier] halal
E465 Ethyl methyl cellulose [Emulsifier] halal
E466 Carboxy methyl cellulose, Sodium carboxy methyl cellulose [Emulsifier] halal
E468 Crosslinked sodium carboxymethyl cellulose [Emulsifier] ?
E469 Enzymically hydrolysed carboxymethylcellulose [Emulsifier] ?
E470a Sodium, potassium and calcium salts of fatty acids [Emulsifier] [Anti-caking agent] mushbooh
E470b Magnesium salts of fatty acids [Emulsifier] [Anti-caking agent] mushbooh
E471 Mono- and diglycerides of fatty acids (glyceryl monostearate, glyceryl distearate) [Emulsifier] mushbooh
E472a Acetic acid esters of mono- and diglycerides of fatty acids [Emulsifier] mushbooh
E472b Lactic acid esters of mono- and diglycerides of fatty acids [Emulsifier] mushbooh
E472c Citric acid esters of mono- and diglycerides of fatty acids [Emulsifier] mushbooh
E472d Tartaric acid esters of mono- and diglycerides of fatty acids [Emulsifier] mushbooh
E472e Mono- and diacetyl tartaric acid esters of mono- and diglycerides of fatty acids [Emulsifier] mushbooh
E472f Mixed acetic and tartaric acid esters of mono- and diglycerides of fatty acids [Emulsifier] mushbooh
E473 Sucrose esters of fatty acids [Emulsifier] mushbooh
E474 Sucroglycerides [Emulsifier] mushbooh
E475 Polyglycerol esters of fatty acids [Emulsifier] mushbooh
E476 Polyglycerol polyricinoleate [Emulsifier] mushbooh
E477 Propane-1, 2-diol esters of fatty acids, propylene glycol esters of fatty acids [Emulsifier] mushbooh

E478 Lactylated fatty acid esters of glycerol and propane-1 [Emulsifier] mushbooh
E479b Thermally oxidized soya bean oil interacted with mono- and diglycerides of fatty acids [Emulsifier] halal
E481 Sodium stearoyl-2-lactylate [Emulsifier] halal
E482 Calcium stearoyl-2-lactylate [Emulsifier] halal
E483 Stearyl tartrate [Emulsifier] halal
E491 Sorbitan monostearate [Emulsifier] mushbooh
E492 Sorbitan tristearate [Emulsifier] mushbooh
E493 Sorbitan monolaurate [Emulsifier] halal
E494 Sorbitan monooleate [Emulsifier] mushbooh
E495 Sorbitan monopalmitate [Emulsifier] mushbooh
E500 Sodium carbonates (i) Sodium carbonate (ii) Sodium hydrogen carbonate (Bicarbonate of soda) (iii) Sodium sesquicarbonate [Acidity regulator] [Raising Agent] halal
E501 Potassium carbonates (i) Potassium carbonate (ii) Potassium hydrogen carbonate [Acidity regulator] halal
E503 Ammonium carbonates (i) Ammonium carbonate (ii) Ammonium hydrogen carbonate [Acidity regulator] halal
E504 Magnesium carbonates (i) Magnesium carbonate (ii) Magnesium hydroxide carbonate (syn. Magnesium hydrogen carbonate) [Acidity regulator] [Anti-caking agent] halal
E507 Hydrochloric acid [Acid] halal
E508 Potassium chloride [Gelling agent] [Seasoning] halal
E509 Calcium chloride [Sequestrant] [Firming Agent] halal
E510 Ammonium chloride, ammonia solution [Acidity regulator] [Improving agent] halal
E511 Magnesium chloride [Firming Agent] halal
E512 Stannous chloride [Antioxidant] halal
E513 Sulphuric acid [Acid] halal
E514 Sodium sulphates (i) Sodium sulphate (ii) Sodium hydrogen sulphate [Acidity regulator] halal
E515 Potassium sulphates (i) Potassium sulphate (ii) Potassium hydrogen sulphate [Seasoning] halal
E516 Calcium sulphate [Sequestrant] [Improving agent] [Firming Agent] halal
E517 Ammonium sulphate [Improving agent] halal
E518 Magnesium sulphate, Epsom salts [Acidity regulator] [Firming Agent] halal
E519 Copper sulphate [Preservative] halal
E520 Aluminium sulphate [Firming Agent] halal
E521 Aluminium sodium sulphate [Firming Agent] halal
E522 Aluminium potassium sulphate [Acidity regulator] halal
E523 Aluminium ammonium sulphate [Acidity regulator] halal
E524 Sodium hydroxide [Acidity regulator] halal
E525 Potassium hydroxide [Acidity regulator] halal
E526 Calcium hydroxide [Acidity regulator] [Firming Agent] halal
E527 Ammonium hydroxide [Acidity regulator] halal
E528 Magnesium hydroxide [Acidity regulator] halal
E529 Calcium oxide [Acidity regulator] [Improving agent] halal
E530 Magnesium oxide [Acidity regulator] [Anti-caking agent] halal
E535 Sodium ferrocyanide [Acidity regulator] [Anti-caking agent] halal
E536 Potassium ferrocyanide [Anti-caking agent] halal
E538 Calcium ferrocyanide [Anti-caking agent] halal
E540 Dicalcium diphosphate [Acidity regulator] [Emulsifier] halal
E541 Sodium aluminium phosphate, acidic [Emulsifier] halal
E542 Bone phosphate [Anti-caking agent] [animal origin] haram
E543 Calcium sodium polyphosphate halal
E544 Calcium polyphosphate [Emulsifier] halal
E545 Aluminium polyphosphate [Emulsifier] ?
E550 Sodium silicate [Anti-caking agent] halal
E551 Silicon dioxide (Silica) [Emulsifier] [Anti-caking agent] halal
E552 Calcium silicate [Anti-caking agent] halal
E553a (i) Magnesium silicate (ii) Magnesium trisilicate [Anti-caking agent] halal
E553b Talc [Anti-caking agent] halal
E554 Sodium aluminium silicate [Anti-caking agent] halal
E555 Potassium aluminium silicate [Anti-caking agent] halal
E556 Calcium aluminium silicate [Anti-caking agent] halal
E558 Bentonite [Anti-caking agent] halal
E559 Aluminium silicate (Kaolin) [Anti-caking agent] halal
E570 Stearic acid (Fatty acid) [Anti-caking agent] mushbooh
E572 Magnesium stearate, calcium stearate [Emulsifier] [Anti-caking agent] mushbooh
E574 Gluconic acid [Acidity regulator] halal
E575 Glucono-delta-lactone [Acidity regulator] [Sequestrant] halal
E576 Sodium gluconate [Sequestrant] halal
E577 Potassium gluconate [Sequestrant] halal
E578 Calcium gluconate [Firming Agent] halal
E579 Ferrous gluconate [Colouring] halal
E585 Ferrous lactate [Colouring] halal
E620 Glutamic acid [Flavour enhancer] mushbooh
E621 Monosodium glutamate [Flavour enhancer] mushbooh
E622 Monopotassium glutamate [Flavour enhancer] mushbooh
E623 Calcium diglutamate [Flavour enhancer] mushbooh
E624 Monoammonium glutamate [Flavour enhancer] mushbooh
E625 Magnesium diglutamate [Flavour enhancer] mushbooh
E626 Guanylic acid [Flavour enhancer] halal
E627 Disodium guanylate, sodium guanylate [Flavour enhancer] halal
E628 Dipotassium guanylate [Flavour enhancer] halal
E629 Calcium guanylate [Flavour enhancer] halal
E630 Inosinic acid [Flavour enhancer] halal
E631 Disodium inosinate [Flavour enhancer] [possibly of animal origin] mushbooh
E632 Dipotassium inosinate [Flavour enhancer] halal
E633 Calcium inosinate [Flavour enhancer] halal
E634 Calcium 5′-ribonucleotides [Flavour enhancer] haram
E635 Disodium 5′-ribonucleotides [Flavour enhancer] [possibly of animal origin] haram
E636 Maltol [Flavour enhancer] halal
E637 Ethyl maltol [Flavour enhancer] halal
E640 Glycine and its sodium salt [Flavour enhancer] [possibly of animal origin] mushbooh
E900 Dimethyl polysiloxane [Anti-foaming agent] [Anti-caking agent] halal
E901 Beeswax, white and yellow [Glazing agent] [animal origin] halal
E902 Candelilla wax [Glazing agent] halal
E903 Carnauba wax [Glazing agent] [possible allergic reaction] halal
E904 Shellac [Glazing agent] [animal origin] halal
E905 Microcrystalline wax [Glazing agent] ?
E907 Crystalline wax [Glazing agent] halal
E910 L-cysteine [animal origin] halal
E912 Montanic acid esters halal
E913 Lanolin, sheep wool grease [Glazing agent] halal
E914 Oxidized polyethylene wax [Glazing agent] halal
E915 Esters of Colophane [Glazing agent] halal
E920 L-cysteine hydrochloride [Improving agent] [animal origin] haram
E921 L-cysteine hydrochloride monohydrate [Improving agent] [animal origin] haram
E924 Potassium bromate [Improving agent] ?
E925 Chlorine [Preservative] [Bleach] halal
E926 Chlorine dioxide [Preservative] [Bleach] halal
E927b Carbamide [Improving agent] halal
E928 Benzole peroxide [Improving agent] ?
E938 Argon [Packaging gas] halal
E939 Helium [Packaging gas] halal
E941 Nitrogen [Packaging gas] halal
E942 Nitrous oxide [Propellant] halal
E948 Oxygen [Packaging gas] halal
E950 Acesulfame K [Sweetener] halal
E951 Aspartame [Sweetener] halal
E952 Cyclamic acid and its Na and Ca salts [Sweetener] halal
E953 Isomalt [Sweetener] halal
E954 Saccharin and its Na, K and Ca salts [Sweetener] halal
E957 Thaumatin [Sweetener] [Flavour enhancer] halal
E959 Neohesperidine DC [Sweetener] halal
E965 Maltitol (i) Maltitol (ii) Maltitol syrup [Sweetener] [Stabiliser] [Humectant] halal
E966 Lactitol [Sweetener] [animal origin] halal
E967 Xylitol [Sweetener] halal
E999 Quillaia extract [Foaming Agent] halal
E1103 Invertase [Stabiliser] halal
E1105 Lysozyme [Preservative] haram
E1200 Polydextrose [Stabiliser] [Thickening agent] [Humectant] [Carrier] halal
E1201 Polyvinylpyrrolidone [Stabiliser] halal
E1202 Polyvinylpolypyrrolidone [Carrier] [Stabiliser] halal
E1400 Dextrin [Stabiliser] [Thickening agent] halal
E1401 Modified starch [Stabiliser] [Thickening agent] ?
E1402 Alkaline modified starch [Stabiliser] [Thickening agent] halal
E1403 Bleached starch [Stabiliser] [Thickening agent] ?
E1404 Oxidized starch [Emulsifier] [Thickening agent] halal
E1410 Monostarch phosphate [Stabiliser] [Thickening agent] halal
E1412 Distarch phosphate [Stabiliser] [Thickening agent] halal
E1413 Phosphated distarch phosphate [Stabiliser] [Thickening agent] halal
E1414 Acetylated distarch phosphate [Emulsifier] [Thickening agent] halal
E1420 Acetylated starch, mono starch acetate [Stabiliser] [Thickening agent] halal
E1421 Acetylated starch, mono starch acetate [Stabiliser] [Thickening agent] ?
E1422 Acetylated distarch adipate [Stabiliser] [Thickening agent] halal
E1430 Distarch glycerine [Stabiliser] [Thickening agent] ?
E1440 Hydroxy propyl starch [Emulsifier] [Thickening agent] halal
E1441 Hydroxy propyl distarch glycerine [Stabiliser] [Thickening agent] E1442 Hydroxy propyl distarch phosphate [Stabiliser] [Thickening agent] halal
E1450 Starch sodium octenyl succinate [Emulsifier] [Stabiliser] [Thickening agent] halal
E1451 Acetylated oxidised starch [Emulsifier] [Thickening agent] ?E1505 Triethyl citrate [Foam Stabiliser] halal
E1510 Ethanon ?E1518 Glyceryl triacetate (triacetin) [Humectant] mushbooh
E1520 Propylene glycol [Humectant] Propylene glycol?

Bismillahi-ar-Rahmani-r-Raheem! At least in European countries some ingredients are marked only with E-codes. Here are listed all the E-codes that contain pig or other Haram stuff. Remember that gelatin, lecithin and aminoacids are from animal sources. You might find these E-codes from ice cream, candy, cheese, ready made soups, anywhere! Halal ingridients are e.g. soyalecithin and pectins. Those two are from plants. Names are translated as well as I can but please correct my spelling if you can. This data is from Finnish Food Product Office. Code —– Name —– Other information

E120 - (carmines, coccus niles, carmine acid)
E631 - (disodiumenocinate)
E904 - (couldn’t find English name)
E101 - (riboflavin) of blood
E101 - (riboflavinfive fostate) of blood
E141 - (don’t know the name)
E422 - (glycerol) of swine
E430 - (no name given) of swine
E431 - (polyoxyethylenestearate)
E432 - (polyoxyethylenesorbitanemonolaurate)
E433 - (polyoxyetylenesorbitanemono-oleate) of swine
E435 - (polyoksietyleenisorbitaanimonostearaatti) of swine
E436 - (polyoxyethylenesorbitanetristearate)
E470A - (latter’s greaseacid-, potassium- & calsiumsalts) of swine
E470B - (greaseacids’ magnesiumsalts) of swine
E471 - (greaseacids’ mono- & diglycerols) of swine
E472A - (acetic acid esters) of swine
E472B - (lactic acid esters) of swine
E472C - (citric acid esters) of swine
E472E - (wine acid esters) of swine
E472F - (acetic acid- & wine acid esters)
E473 - (greaseacids’ saccharose esters)
E474 - (sugarglycerids)
E475 - (greaseacids’ polyglycerol esters) of swine
E476 - (polyglycerolpolyrisinolate)
E477 - (probuleneglycolmonostearate) of swine
E481 - (sodiumstearolyledilactylate) of swine
E482 - (calsiumstearolyledilactylate) of swine
E483 - (stearyletartrate)
E491 - (sorbitanemonostearate) of swine
E492 - (sorbitanetristearate) of swine
E493 - (sorbitanemonolaurate)
E494 - (sorbitanemono-oleate)
E495 - (sorbitanemonopalmitate)
E570 - (greaseacids)

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