Is E110 Halal or Haram? Sunset Yellow FCF – Orange Yellow S – FD&C Yellow 6

Many brands have been found to use hidden ingredients under some numbers called codes that may be sourced from unsuitable sources for some diets, especially a halal diet. 

This made Muslims wonder about the dietary status of those components, including E110. So, is it halal? In this article, I will help you to determine whether E110 is halal or haram. Read for more details.

About E110 and Its Source

Sunset Yellow FCF, denoted by Ecode as E110, is used in many products, including Food, Drinks, Candies, and others. The good news is that it is considered safe but in moderate quantity. Many companies avoid using it in high amounts to prevent some health effects, including hyperactivity, allergic reactions, and nausea.

Sunset yellow (E110) is derived from petroleum (Crude Oil) orange azo dye, also known as yellow dye 6, the pigment that gives foods an orange-yellow color.

Is E110 Halal?

The answer is YES. E110 color is halal since derived from a non-forbidden source, as explained above. Therefore, it is permissible for Muslims.

Note: you need to pay attention if you want to buy it as a liquid. The solvents may be sourced from forbidden sources. So, make sure that the fatty acids solvents are derived from vegetable or beef fat instead of Pork fat.

Final Thought

E100 is generally considered halal; it doesn’t contain forbidden ingredients, which makes it suitable for Muslims. 

But the ones sold as the liquid may be solvents using forbidden fats such as Pork or Pig fats.

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