UAE bans this Japanese brand soy sauce due to alcohol content

unnamedYour stir-fry may need an alternative ingredient after this important government announcement.

Words: Vanisha Rajesh

Bottles of Japanese brand Kikkoman soy sauce have been taken off shelves due to its alcohol content, the Ministry of Climate Change and Environment warned this Tuesday.

The decision was based on the results of “specialised accredited laboratories tests”, which has led to the ministry banning imports and urging customers to dispose off any bottles they may have purchased.

Check before you do though, as the ban specifically targets the brand’s soy sauce made in Japan only and does not include Kikkoman brand produced in other countries like UK, USA, China, Canada, Singapore, Netherlands, Taiwan.

Kikkoman’s website says its soy sauce is produced using a traditional Japanese brewing process called honjozo. The product contains approximately 1.5-2 per cent alcohol, due to the fermentation process that’s part of the making. Of course, in the UAE, alcohol can only be sold in licensed premises.

 

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