Japanese soy sauce manufacturer “Kikkoman” launches “HALAL Soy Sauce”

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Soy sauce which has top market share in Japan got halal certification

Kikkoman say sauce is the one which all of Japanese have tasted at least one time. After trial and error of over 4 years, Halal Soy Sauce which was eagerly anticipated launched on August 21, 2017.

News Asia went to Kikkoman head office to ask the current situation.


They asked the person in charge how big of a response they got after the start of sales.

A large number of sample inquiries have already come from hotels, airports, restaurants, and they would like to enter the negotiation stage from now.

Since they hope every one who comes to Japan can enjoy Japanese food culture, they started halal at this time. They are still waiting to distribute to restaurants and hotels in the future.

Compared to a number of Halal soy sauces, what is the unique characteristic of “Kikkoman Halal Soy Sauce”?

1.  Not only for halal but also for gluten free

“Kikkoman Halal Soy Sauce” does not use any wheat as a raw material, it is completely gluten-free soy sauce.

Apart from Muslim people, it can be used for people who has restriction on intake of wheat and health-oriented people as well.

2.  Capacity of user friendly

Most of existing halal soy sauce products have limited capacity, and it’s easy to exceed the freshness date so far.

On the other hand, “Kikkoman Halal Soy Sauce”, as it is manufactured in a relatively small volume of 1 litre, it is more user friendly than before.

3.  Halal certification that can be used many countries

They have received Halal certification from the Dutch certification body “HFFIA” which has mutual recognition with certification bodies of various countries including Malaysia JAKIM and Indonesian MUI.
Because of that, it is now possible to respond to a wide range of Muslim people.

4.  Authentic taste by using original technology

They produce the colour, taste and fragrance similar to maintream soy sauce by original technology.
You cannot only put it on dishes, but also use it for cooking dishes such as stir-fry and simmered dishes.

Kikkoman Corporation

Address: 250, Noda, Noda city, Chiba, 278-8601, Japan – Tel: 0120-120-358

Official Website: https://www.kikkoman.co.jp/news/17049.html