Questions & AnswersCategory: Lawful & UnlawfulI would like to know if Microbial Enzymes are ok?
Halal Seeker asked 9 years ago

 I would like to know on your web site it says that Microbial Enzymes are ok to eat if you don’t mind please can you send me some information that would explain why its ok. I was under the impression that the words Microbial Enzymes was used to mean pepsin and rennet. Please correct me if I’m wrong.

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Moderator Staff answered 9 years ago

Microbial enzymes are okay because they do not come into the definition of haram. Rennet and pepsin come from an animal source. On the other hand, microbial enzymes are synthesized in laboratories and do not contain any animal rennet or pepsin.