Indignation because pedantic rules require SOY Sauce to be removed from supermarket shelves and sold only in licensed buildings – because it contains a small amount of alcohol
- Soy sauce can be taken from Alice Springs supermarkets in proposed change
- Products with more than 1.15 percent alcohol are sold at licensed locations
- Some soy sauce contains two percent alcohol and can be smuggled
Soy sauce can be removed from the supermarket shelves and only sold in a licensed building according to a reported new proposal.
The Northern Territory Government has informed store owners in Alice Springs of the potential change.
The news from Alice Springs Online reportedly seen a letter from Acting Director General of Licensing Sally Ozolins.
"Any product containing ethyl alcohol sold in a container with a volume of more than 50 ml and containing more than 1.15 percent ethyl alcohol may only be sold or offered for sale with the permission of a beverage license, including the obligation to store such products in a designated area & # 39 ;, is stated in the letter.
Soy sauce can be removed from the supermarket shelves and only sold in licensed stores (stock image)
The letter was sent to supermarkets last week and the rule applies to any product that contains the specified amount of alcohol.
Some soy sauce can contain as much as two percent alcohol, which may make it on the list of contraband.
Lings supermarket manager Chloe Reid confirmed to Daily Mail Australia that she had received a letter and said she was shocked by the ruling.
& # 39; This makes it very difficult for people working in supermarkets, & # 39; she said.
& # 39; We sell our products for people who want to cook, not drink.
& # 39; Who is going to drink something like soy sauce or vinegar? & # 39;
Mrs. Reid said she could not understand why the change would have been proposed, although she said she had heard that drinking was a problem in parts of the community.
& # 39; We would not sell any of our cooking products if we knew they would be used for drinking, & # 39; she said.
Regarding whether she would apply for a liquor license to continue selling the products, she said she should seriously consider the matter.
The letter is deemed to have been sent to supermarkets last week and the rule applies to any product that contains the specified amount of alcohol
& # 39; I need to think about how much it costs and how much drama it takes to get a license. & # 39;
Mrs Reid said that the state government should look at other ways to tackle the issue.
& # 39; I hope they can come up with a better solution. & # 39;
Social media users have since switched to social media to ridicule the proposal.
& # 39; At the top of the bar, I will thank a pint of soy sauce, & # 39; said a person.
Another person said: & I think that anyone who can get drunk soy sauce deserves a medal. & # 39;
& # 39; How is this legislation adopted so stupidly? Does anyone in the government read the legislation before it is adopted? & # 39; another person said.
Northern Territory Chief Minister Michael Gunner posted about the proposed ban on soy sauce on Facebook – contradicting previous reports on the death of the spice.
& # 39; Don't worry, your soy sauce is safe! Rumors about the death of soy sauce are greatly exaggerated, he said.
& # 39; I can guarantee that your favorite sauces will still be available at your local store. & # 39;
Social media users have since visited Facebook to ridicule the proposal
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