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Question: New Smarties Again
Assalamu Alaykum,

Regading http://qa.muftisays.com/index.php?viewpage=viewQA&question=2959

So does this mean that smarties are haraam?

Wassalam
 
 
Answered by: Ulamaa ID 03 (UK)
Date: 07/12/2006 21:22pm

In the Name of Allah, the Inspirer of Truth.
Assalamu Alaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh

definition of E120: E120 Cochineal, Carminic acid, Carmines, Natural Red 4 [Colouring] [possible allergic reaction] [animal origin] Source: www.bryngollie.com Cochineal: A red dyestuff consisting of dried bodies of female cochineal insects

If you have a product which contains several colours including E120, (like smarties pink and purple) then (in my opinion) as a matter of caution, it is better to abstain from this product. The reason being is that when handling the sweets, the body heat cause the colouring to become wet and there is the risk of the Haraam colouring spreading.

That said, Nestle do not consider Smarties suitable for vegetarians.

And Allah knows Best
Wa Alaykumussalaam Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatuh
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