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Ministry of Climate Change and Environment Warns of Japanese Soya Sauce Due To Alcohol Content

The Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (MOCCAE) has issued a warning prohibiting the imports of Japanese Kikkoman ‘soya sauce’ product due to its alcohol content.

The ministry also prevented its circulation in the UAE markets 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 the specialized and accredited laboratories tests, which confirmed the violation of the product with different production dates.

In coordination with the concerned authorities, the ministry has received notifications of alcohol content in Kikkoman Soya Sauce and urges consumers to dispose of any Japan made Kikkoman Soya Sauce they may have purchased.

The ministry also clarifies that this decision targets the Kikkoman Soya Sauce made in Japan only and does not include Kikkoman brand 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 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.

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