skrg ngah stadi bout halal food
n tgh bce bout food additives
part color in food
tbe teringat plak mase presentation
there's one grup arise da topic
is it cochineal halal or haram??
can it be used as food food ingredient??
nk tau cochineal tu pe??
E120: Carmine, Carminic acid, Cochineal
E120(ii) Cochineal extract
Natural red food colour isolated from the insects Dactylopius coccus, living on different species of succulents. E120(i) is the pure colour, whereas E120(ii) is the crude extract. For more information, see the background file on cochineal.
Function & characteristics:
Red food colour. Very soluble in water.
Up to 5 mg/kg body weight.
No side effects in the concentrations used in foods. Increased hyperactivity has been reported in a few cases. Contact allergy is well known when used in cosmetics.
As it is extracted from insects, E120 cannot be consumed by vegans and vegetarians and neither by some religious groups.
An expensive red colouring, not suitable for vegetarians as it is extracted from the crushed carcasses of the female Dactylopius coccus, a cactus-feeding scale insect, which are killed by either immersion in hot water or by exposure to sunlight, steam, or the heat of an oven. The variety in the appearance of commercial cochineal is caused by these differing extraction methods.
The water soluble form is used in alcoholic drinks with calcium carmine, the insoluble form, being used in a wider variety of products. Together with ammonium carmine they can be found in alcoholic drinks, bakery products and toppings, biscuits, desserts, drinks, icings, pie fillings, some varieties of cheddar cheese, sauces and sweets.
May cause allergic reactions
Not recommended for consumption by children.
SO HALAL ke HARAM??
can be consumed or not??