Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Q. How can I know if you use Autolyzed Yeast or MSG in your products?

A.

Under current FDA regulations, each ingredient used to make a food must be declared using its proper name in the ingredient statement. When Autolyzed yeast is added to a food, it must be identified properly - and only - as "Autolyzed yeast". This is also true of MSG, a different type of glutamate used to augment flavor. Autolyzed yeast is not MSG, and cannot be labeled as such. We follow all regulations administered by the FDA and consumer safety is of paramount concern to us. Under current FDA regulations, each ingredient used to make a food must be declared using its proper name in the ingredient statement. When MSG is added to a food, it too must be identified properly - and only - as "monosodium glutamate". When we add Autolyzed yeast (and it will also have glutamic acid) FDA requires us to list it as Autolyzed yeast in the ingredient statement. We cannot list it as MSG. No Hain-Celestial Group brand adds MSG to their products. We follow all regulations outlined by the FDA and consumer safety is of paramount concern to us.


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