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Ministry of Climate Change and Environment Withdraws US Made Low Sodium Soy Sauce Due To Alcohol Content

The Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (MOCCAE) has issued a decision to withdraw the US made Low Sodium Kikkoman ‘soy sauce’ product from UAE markets due to its alcohol content.

The decision came based on the results of the specialized and accredited laboratories tests which confirmed the violation of the product, and 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. 

In coordination with the concerned authorities, the ministry has received notifications of alcohol content in the US made Kikkoman Soy Sauce and urges consumers to dispose of the product if they have purchased it.

The ministry also clarifies that this decision targets the Kikkoman Soya Sauce made in the United States of America, as per the below details:

Product

Package

Product Name

Expiry Date

Operational Code

 Low Sodium Soy Sauce

Glass 296 ml

Kikkoman

21/2/2020

00105052ARW1420B

21/9/2019

00105265AMW0952B

21/9/2019

00105265AMW0953B


The Ministry of Climate Change and Environment emphasizes that all food products in the UAE, whether locally produced or imported, are safe for consumption as they are strictly monitored by the ministry and relevant local authorities.

MOCCAE reaffirms that there is constant coordination with relevant authorities in the UAE to ensure the safety of all imported and traded food products. The ministry reiterates that all imported and traded products undergo a strict control system in accordance with the best international practices at all stages of the food chain - including conducting of laboratory tests as per the risk assessment system, and an early notification system of foods that pose a risk to consumers’ health.

For more information

media@moccae.gov.ae

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