Abu Dhabi Food Control Authority has declared that there is no reason to avoid consuming 'Tang' and similar products because of the precautions provided on the product. ADFCA's calcification came following a rumor spread recently through social media about a warning on the labels on some 'Tang' products.
ADFCA assured that the precaution is directed only for a very few consumers known as 'Phenylketonuria (PKU) Patients', due to the presence of Aspartame, a sweetener used in some food products which contains the Amino Acid "Phenylalanine" which is not suitable for PKU patients.
Furthermore, ADFCA clarified that these type of precautions are usually mentioned on the labels of food products which contain "Phenylalanine" either naturally or as the result of the above mentioned sweetener.
On the other hand, ADFCA said, there is an advice from the company that produces 'Tang' that their products containing this precaution is not good for pregnant and lactating women as well as children less than three years.
Finally, ADFCA declares that the producers of 'Tang', by providing these warning on some of their products, like other committed food producing companies, are committed to the regulations and laws, and this is what followed internationally.