UAE bans Japanese Kikkoman Soy Sauce

UAE bans Japanese Kikkoman Soy Sauce

Dubai - Ministry also bans the circulation of the product in the UAE market



Published: Wed 9 Aug 2017, 5:50 PM

The ministry of climate change and environment has issued a warning prohibiting the import 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 was based on the results of the tests conducted by specialized accredited laboratories, which confirmed that several samples of the product with different production dates violated the rules," informed sources said.
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Having received notifications of alcohol content in Kikkoman soy sauce from the concerned authorities, the Ministry urges consumers to dispose of any Japanese-made Kikkoman soy sauce they may have purchased, they added.
 
"The Ministry also clarifies that this decision targets specifically Kikkoman soy sauce made in Japan and does not include Kikkoman products produced in other countries."
 
The ministry of climate change and environment emphasizes that all food products in the UAE, whether locally produced or imported, are safe for consumption, they underlined.

 
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"The ministry works in continued coordination with the relevant authorities to ensure the safety of all imported and traded food products."
 
The ministry reiterates that all such products undergo a strict monitoring process at all stages of the food chain in accordance with best international practices, they said.
 
"This includes laboratory testing as per the risk assessment system and early notification of foods that pose a risk to consumers' health."

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