Ministry bans import of Japanese Kikkoman soy sauce due to alcohol content

DUBAI — The Ministry of Climate Change and Environment, MOCCAE, has issued a warning prohibiting the import of the 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 the Ministerial Resolution No. (539) of 2012 on the Standard Guide to the Procedures for the Prohibition of Handling and Banning of Food.

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

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

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

MOCCAE has emphasised that all food products in the UAE, whether locally produced or imported, are safe for consumption.

Source: Emirates News Agency