Dubai orders fruit drink removal over excessive alcohol

Snapple drinks were withdrawn as they was found to contain more than 0.03% alcohol
By Staff writer
Sun 04 Aug 2013 03:13 PM

Dubai authorities have ordered a range of fruit flavoured drink to be withdrawn from supermarket shelves after it was found to contain excessive amounts of alcohol, it was reported on Sunday.

Dubai Municipality ordered the "fruit punch mixed fruit drink" and "peach flavoured tea" varieties of the drink Snapple be removed after they were found to contain 0.48 percent and 0.05 percent of alcohol respectively, Abu Dhabi-based newspaper The National reported.

The maximum alcohol limit allowed in such drinks is 0.03 percent and the withdrawal was ordered following a routine survey of consumer products.

Snapple comes in six varieties and had only just begun distributing its products in the UAE. "We fully support the Government's decision to pull that product from the market," a spokesperson was quoted as saying.

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