Is Cochineal (Red Dye From Insects) Permissible To Consume?

Answered by Shaykh Abdurragmaan Khan Question: Assalam alaykum, Is it permissible to eat insects or food that uses dye made out of insects e.g. cochineal? Answer: Wa alaykum al-Salam May Allah increase you in knowledge. The majority of scholars including the Hanafi, Shafi’i and Hanbali jurists, considers the consumption of insects as impermissible. Yes, the […]