Is Blue #2 Halal?

Fatwa ID: 03747

Answered by: Maulana Mustafa Umar

Indigo dye

Indigo dye

Question
Is Blue #2 halal?

 

 بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمنِ الرَّحِيْم

In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful

 

Answer:

Blue #2 is an ingredient known as Indigo Carmine which is an organic salt derived from indigo dye [which is blue]. This appears to be different from Carmine or Cochineal which is derived from scale insects. Therefore, if it can be verified that Blue #2 is not derived from insects but rather from plants, it would be permissible to eat.

[see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indigo_carmine]

 

 

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Written by Maulana Mustafa Umar

Checked and approved by Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah

Darul Ifta Birmingham

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