Flavors, Flavorings, and Essences in Halal Food

Authored by: Eric Butrym , Laura LaCourse , Mian N. Riaz , Munir M. Chaudry

Handbook of Halal Food Production

Print publication date:  September  2018
Online publication date:  September  2018

Print ISBN: 9781498709712
eBook ISBN: 9781315119564
Adobe ISBN:

10.1201/9781315119564-15

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Abstract

Flavoring materials are among the most complex components of modern food products; they are made from a large number and variety of ingredients from different sources. The complexity of flavoring materials makes them particularly interesting with regard to regulatory compliance and other requirements, such as halal status. It is important to note that more than 90% of raw materials used in the manufacture of flavors pose no risk whatsoever to the halal status of the finished products because their origin is either synthetic or from acceptable plant sources. This is a welcome simplification, as there are over 4000 ingredients in general use in the flavors industry, and most suppliers of these raw materials provide no halal certification (Uhl, 2000).

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