Know Your Ingredients

Hereunder follows a list of critical ingredients which can render a food product Haraam.

Please note that this list is not exhaustive.

If you are unsure about any ingredient, please contact us so that we may advice further.


Bakery Industry
Critical Area Critical Ingredient Source
Baking fats Lard Pork
Fortification agents Vitamins May from animal source
Baking Additives/ Flour improver L-Cysteine (E920) poultry feathers or human hair
Basting brushes Animal Bristles Pork
Pan-grease Lard Pork
Dough Conditioners L-Cysteine (E920) poultry feathers or human hair
Eggs Egg impurities & Blood Najis
Flavourants May contain animal & Khamr ingredients Pork, wines

Dairy Industry
Critical Area Critical Ingredient Source
Colourants Carmanic Acid (E120) Cochineal
Gelatine Pork bones & hides
Stabilizers Gelatine Pork bones & hides
Enzymes Pork
Flavourants May contain animal & Khamr ingredients Pork, wines

Snack Industry
Critical Area Critical Ingredient Source
- Cheese Powder Pork
- Whey Powder Pork
SEASONING May contain animal & Khamr ingredients Pork, wines
- FRYING OIL Pork or Dead Animal

Confectionery Industry
Critical Area Critical Ingredient Source
-GelatinePork bones & hides
-LiquorKhamr
-GlycerinPork
ColourantsCarmanic Acid (E120)Cochineal
FlavourantsMay contain animal & Khamr ingredientsPork, wines

Beverage Industry
Critical Area Critical Ingredient Source
Flavourants May contain animal & Khamr ingredients Pork, wines
Clarification agent Gelatine Pork bones & hides
Amino Acids Taurine Ox bile
Colourants Carmanic Acid (E120) Cochineal
ALCOHOL May be wine source

Hospitality Industty
Critical Area Critical Ingredient Source
-MeatMay be mechanically slaughtered chicken
-Sauceswine
Bakery IngredientsAs mentioned above-
-Cooking OilMay be Pork or Dead Animal
Dairy IngredientsAs mentioned above-
BASTING BRUSHESAnimal Bristles Pork
-PAR FRYING AGENTMay be Pork or Dead Animal
* Source of data is South African National Halaal Authority