Current Issues – Now a days a problem came into the consideration which said that Code E631 is made of pig fat and it is using in Lays Chips and in other products in Pakistan which should be stopped.
in my opinion,we should avoid it as in Quran every halal and non-halal is clear if something is not clear than we should leave as said ;which thing u think is suspicious ,leave it,so we should avoid.
According to the some sources it is to be said that code E631 is Sodium inosinate and it is not the formula of Pig Fat. So it is not clear yet is it halal or not. But Halal food industry can make it clear.
It can be obtained from sardines (fish). It can be made from brewer’s yeast extract, which is a by-product of the beer-making process. It can be extracted from pig’s meat.
If method #1 is used, then it is halal. If method #2 is used, then it is not haram, although it is better to avoid it. However, if method #3 is used, then most certainly it is haram.