السلام عليكم ورحمة الله وبركاته

Titled as Trace Before You Taste, this site attempts to provide information on food products and additives for Muslims in Norway. The establishment of this website stemmed from our concerns, as Muslims, to be aware of what we eat.

Halal certificate of such food products is quite difficult to find especially in the western countries, e.g. in Norway where we live now, in comparison to Indonesia and other Muslim-majority countries. Food ingredients are therefore  very important to know before we buy. Here are the brief description of the folders in this blog:

  • E-Project presents you the information about E-project; the project aim and scope as well as the latest news
  • E-Pocket provides you the list of E-numbers of food additives in which Muslims must be cognizant of
  • Product List provides the additional information of the diverse food products marketed in Norway in order to clarify the questionable additives based on the producers’ information. Please bear in mind that this list does NOT determine whether the product is halal or haram, but conveys information on additives’ origin or banned ingredients of the product
  • Product Info is Product List that is sorted by the posting date. You may search the product by using search or product category options (see on the right column)
  • Mini Dixi provides mini dictionary for those who are not familiar with food names/ingredients in Norwegian (Norsk)
  • Q&A serves you additional information of the blog and other relevant general knowledge

As many people say “You are is what you eat“. So, start halal, healthy and good foods today! Last but not least, let us quote the message of Allah on Surah Al Maa-idah 5, Ayah 3:


Forbidden to you (for food) are: dead meat, blood, the flesh of swine, and that on which hath been invoked the name of other than Allah. that which hath been killed by strangling, or by a violent blow, or by a headlong fall, or by being gored to death; that which hath been (partly) eaten by a wild animal; unless you are able to slaughter it (in due form); that which is sacrificed on stone (altars); (forbidden) also is the division (of meat) by raffling with arrows: that is impiety. This day have those who reject faith given up all hope of your religion: yet fear them not but fear Me. This day have I perfected your religion for you, completed My favor upon you, and have chosen for you Islam as your religion. But if any is forced by hunger, with no inclination to transgression, Allah is indeed Oft-forgiving, Most Merciful.

Hope you find this blog useful.  We welcome to any feedback and comment.  Thank you for visiting us.

This website is maintained by E-Project team, KMIT