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 - What is Tamari? What is the difference between Tamari and regular soy sauce?
 - Is San-J Organic Wheat Free Tamari also gluten free?
 - What does the GF symbol mean on San-J Wheat Free products?
 - What type of alcohol is used in San-J Tamari?
 - What type of salt is used in San-J products?
 - Are San-J products all natural?
 - Are any San-J products certified Organic?
 - Are San-J products kosher?
 - Where can I purchase San-J products?
 - How do I use San-J products?
 - What is the shelf life of San-J sauces and salad dressings?
 - Where is the lot code/how do I read it?


What is Tamari? What is the difference between Tamari and regular soy sauce?
Tamari is a premium Japanese soy sauce. San-J makes its Tamari using traditional Japanese brewing methods handed down through eight generations.

San-J Tamari is different than ordinary soy sauce. While regular soy sauce contains 40-60% wheat, San-J Tamari is made with primarily soybeans and just a small amount of wheat. San-J Organic Wheat Free Tamari is made with 100% soybeans and no wheat. The high concentration of soybeans gives San-J Tamari a rich, smooth, complex taste unparalleled by ordinary soy sauce.

For more information on Tamari, please see the What is Tamari? section of this site.

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Is San-J Organic Wheat Free Tamari also gluten free?
San-J does not add any gluten ingredients to San-J Organic Wheat Free Tamari (Gold Label) or Organic Wheat Free Reduced Sodium Tamari (Platinum Label). The alcohol used in these products is derived from corn.

San-J is aware of the sensitive nature that exists for celiacs and those who suffer from gluten intolerance. Since our facility processes other products containing wheat, San-J has implemented specific sanitation methods in an effort to prevent cross contamination of wheat in our Organic Wheat Free Tamari and Organic Wheat Free Reduced Sodium Tamari.

In addition, we test each batch of Organic Wheat Free Tamari and Organic Wheat Free Reduced Sodium Tamari for the presence of gluten. Samples are also periodically sent to an outside laboratory as a means of confirming the reliability of our tests.

Currently, the FDA has not finalized a definition or threshold for the term gluten free nor has it developed a set of rules permitting its use. However, it has proposed a standard of less than 20 ppm for gluten free foods. San-J Organic Wheat Free Tamari and Organic Wheat Free Reduced Sodium test at less than 5 ppm.

San-J Organic Wheat Free Tamari and Organic Wheat Free Reduced Sodium Tamari are made in a plant inspected and certified by the Gluten Free Certification Organization. For more information on this group, please visit their website at www.gfco.org.

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What does the GF symbol mean on San-J Wheat Free products?
The GF symbol on San-J Organic Wheat Free Tamari (Gold Label) and Organic Wheat Free Tamari (Platinum Label) indicates that these products are made in a facility inspected and certified by the Gluten Free Certification Organization. For more information on this group, please visit www.gfco.org.

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What type of alcohol is used in San-J Tamari?
The alcohol is derived from corn.

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What type of salt is used in San-J products?
San-J uses unprocessed sea salt or Great Lakes salt in its sauces.

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Are San-J products all natural?
Yes. All San-J products are all natural with no artificial flavors, colors or preservatives.

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Are any San-J products certified Organic?
Yes. San-J Organic Wheat Free Tamari (Gold Label), Organic Wheat Free Reduced Sodium Tamari (Platinum Label) and Organic Shoyu (Bronze Label) are certified organic by Quality Assurance International (QAI).

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Are San-J products kosher?
San-J Tamari, Shoyu, Cooking Sauce and Salad Dressing products are all certified kosher.

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Where can I purchase San-J products?
San-J products are available in the United States and Canada at natural food stores and most supermarkets. For stores authorized to carry San-J products in your area, please see the Where to Buy section of this site.

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How do I use San-J products?
San-J products are perfect for enhancing the flavors of your favorite meals. Our versatile line of sauces can be used in Eastern and Western cuisine. Use them as everything from marinades to dipping sauces to cooking sauces – the possibilities are endless.

For tips on using our products, please see the Recipes section of this site.

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What is the shelf life of San-J sauces and salad dressings?
San-J Tamari/Shoyu products (5 oz., 10 oz., 20 oz.) are good for two years unopened. For best quality, refrigerate after opening. Once opened, it is best to use within 1 month for table use and within 3 months for cooking use.

San-J Cooking Sauces (10 oz.) are good for 1 year unopened. Must be refrigerated after opening.

San-J Salad Dressings (8 oz.) are good for 1 year unopened. Must be refrigerated after opening.

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Where is the lot code/how do I read it?
San-J prints a Best By Date on its products. The code is read MONTH, DAY, YEAR.

For example, JAN0109 means the product is best by January 1, 2009. This code refers to unopened product.

The Best By Date can be found in the following locations:

Tamari/Shoyu & Cooking Sauces: printed in ink on the bottom of the bottle (you must turn the bottle upside down to see it)

Salad Dressings: Printed in ink on the top of the lid

Mild & Dark Miso Soup Cups: Printed in ink on the bottom of the soup cup (you must turn the cup upside down to see it)

White Miso & Wakame Soups: Imprinted on the front of the package in the right hand corner

Rice Crackers: Printed on the bottom of the package

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