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11 Hong Kong Soy Sauce Brands Found to Contain a Cancer Causing Chemical

A significant number of soy sauce brands in Hong Kong were found to contain a type of carcinogenic substance believed to be extremely dangerous if consumed in large quantities, a consumer group revealed.

In the latest report of the Hong Kong Consumer Council, 11 of the 40 soy sauce samples it reviewed contained the chemical compound “4-methylimidazole”, a substance identified as a possible human carcinogen by the World Health Organisation, reported the South China Morning Post.

Popular in many Southeast Asian countries, soy sauces and seasonings have become part of the daily meals of many families in the region.

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