Monosodium Glutamate (MSG) and Safety
Glutamate is found naturally in our bodies and in protein-containing foods, such as cheese, milk, meat, peas and mushrooms. Monosodium Glutamate (MSG) for the food industry is made through a fermenting process using starch, sugar beets, tapioca-sago, sugar cane or molasses. Additionally, kindly note that MSG has obtained FDA’s GRAS (generally recognized as safe) status since 1959, when consumed in moderate amounts as part of the diet. There is also no scientific evidence suggesting that MSG has any adverse effect on consumers’ health as long as it is consumed normally as part of a diet.
It is important to mention that the amounts of MSG used as a food enhancer in MAGGI® products are in line with Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP).
In conclusion, we would like to highlight that NESTLÉ® manufacturing processes are performed under stringent measures, and that the quality and safety of our products in addition to the well-being of our consumers are a non-negotiable priority.