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UAE bans Japanese soy sauce brand after alcohol detected in samples

Alcohol traces detected in sauce samples tested in specialised laboratories

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Kikkoman soy sauce

Dubai: The Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (MOCCAE) issued a warning on Tuesday prohibiting the imports of Japanese Kikkoman soy sauce due to its alcohol content.

The ministry also bans the circulation of the product in the UAE market in accordance with Ministerial Resolution No. (539) of 2012 on the Standard Guide to the Procedures for the Prohibition of Handling and Banning of Food. 

The decision came based on the results of tests conducted by specialised accredited laboratories, which confirmed that several samples of the product with different production dates violated the rules.

Having received notifications of alcohol content in Kikkoman soy sauce from the concerned authorities, the ministry urged consumers to dispose of any Japanese-made Kikkoman soy sauce they may have purchased.

The ministry also clarified that this decision targets specifically Kikkoman soy sauce made in Japan and does not include Kikkoman products produced in other countries. 

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