Retailer Ryohin Keikaku Co. will recall its coconut mousse frozen dessert on limited sale at its stores in Yurakucho, Tokyo, and Namba, Osaka, after finding an additive that is not approved under the food sanitation law.
The company, known for its Mujirushi Ryohin products in Japan and MUJI goods overseas, said Tuesday it detected a tiny amount of polysorbate in the product during tests. It also said the emulsifier would have little impact on the human body because of the small amount.
The dessert is made from coconut milk imported from Thailand by a Saitama Prefecture company, Ryohin Keikaku said. The product was put on sale in November and 50 of the mousses have been sold.