Glutamate (MSG) May Not Be Halal Any More...
Drs. A. Noor, M.Eng
Published: January 12, 2001
Your page is very informative and good luck.
I am interested on Halal Food information. I
have an input for you on Monosodium glutamate (MSG) which
belongs to halal group. MSG is widely used as food flavor in
However, an MSG plant just got a harsh warning
with possibility to be closed down since it changed one
ingredient in its production process, i.e. enzyme used in
mollases fermenattion, since it is produced from porcine in
order to cut production cost.
It is a hot issue now, and 4 managers of the
plant (AJINOMOTO in Surabaya, East Java, Indonesia ) are
detained by the police department for thorough questioning,
etc. Hence, I suggest that MSG be put not as Halal, but put as
doubtful. In other case, where porcine is not involved, it is
halal. Hopefully, this info will be of use to you.
Note: We have updated somalitalk.com halal
and haram web to incorporate this new information.