The Maldives has begun seizing jars of an imported pasta sauce after discovering it contained white wine and bacon, ingredients considered taboo by the local Muslim population.
The Maldives Customs Service launched an operation this week to track down jars of the offending sauce made by Australian brand Leggo’s, the Maldives Independent website reported.
Customs officials confirmed on Twitter they had seized jars of Italian Chicken Scallopini sauce after social media users alerted them to the ingredients.
MCS seizes sauce bottles displayed on racks of a shop, which also said to contain white wine in it. pic.twitter.com/jYfpHNGl8o— Maldives Customs (@CustomsMv) May 24, 2016