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Korean Lotte Beverage sued over safety of water in popular soju

A businessman has filed a complaint with the prosecution against Lotte Chilsung Beverage over the safety of the regenerated alkaline water it uses to make soju.

Kim Mun-jae, CEO of Chafko, an eco-friendly material producer, said on Wednesday that he sued the Korean liquor manufacturer for violating the food hygiene law by using regenerated alkaline water in Cheoumcheoreom, the brand’s popular soju.

Lotte Chilsung Beverage has been using the water, which has a lower acidity level than natural water, as the base of Cheoumcheoreom since the soju’s release in 2006.