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Taurine in baby formula

Fatwaa ID: 1843

Is taurine halal to consume? It is in Enfamil Neuropro – which is baby formula I use to give my 4 month old.
Jazakallah Khair

In the Name of Allaah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.
As-salaamu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullaahi wa-barakaatuh.

Taurine can be derived from many sources. The permissibility and halaal status of taurine depends on its source. Sources such as plants, synthetic, fish and zabihah slaughtered animals are permissible. Non-zabihah slaughtered animals including bovine, pig, etc. are haraam sources.

I am unable to comment on the baby formula in reference. You may consider reaching out to the manufacturer and enquiring about the source of the ingredient in question.

And Allaah Ta’aala knows best.
Mufti Muajul I. Chowdhury
Darul Iftaa New York

04/01/1445 AH – 10/16/2023 CE | AML1-8436

وصل اللهم وسلم وبارك على سيدنا محمد وعلى ءاله وصحبه أجمعين


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