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Dubai orders fruit drink removal over excessive alcohol

Snapple drinks were withdrawn as they was found to contain more than 0.03% alcohol

Dubai orders fruit drink removal over excessive alcohol

Dubai authorities have ordered a range of fruit flavoured drink to be withdrawn from supermarket shelves after it was found to contain excessive amounts of alcohol, it was reported on Sunday.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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Mariam 6 years ago

What about Redbull? Does it contain Alcohol? Please inspect.

Is there anything safe to drink out there?

Khaled 6 years ago

What about Red Bull??

John Thomas 6 years ago

Drink water people!!!! Everyone knows how bad all these drinks are for you regardless whether there is alcohol in them or not... rest assured that all the sugar in these drinks will kill you faster than any alcohol in them!
Much bigger stuff out there to worry about than a 000000000000000.3 % alcohol in some soda can!!

Mark Renton 6 years ago

Only if you put vodka in it......!

Elie 6 years ago

Red Bull does NOTcontain alcohol ....it is approved by Ministry of Health and they do the inspections on the samples....
I drink 4 a day... I get nothing but Energy!