Hidden MSG in Food and Drinks

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Even if companies list their products as "all-natural" or "No MSG", they can still contain MSG within hidden ingredients. Please take a look at the list of ingredients below that are code names for MSG.


These OFTEN contain MSG or create MSG during processing (100\% MSG):

Glutamate
Glutamic acid
Gelatin
Monosodium glutamate
Calcium caseinate
Textured protein
Monopotassium glutamate
Sodium caseinate
Yeast nutrient
Yeast extract
Yeast food
Autolyzed yeast
Hydrolyzed protein (any protein that is hydrolyzed)
Hydrolyzed corn gluten
Natrium glutamate



These OFTEN contain MSG or create MSG during processing (30-50\% MSG): Carrageenan
Maltodextrin
Malt extract
Natural pork flavoring
Citric acid
Malt flavoring
Bouillon and Broth
Natural chicken flavoring
Soy protein isolate
Natural beef flavoring
Ultra-pasteurized
Soy sauce
Stock Barley malt
Soy sauce extract
Whey protein concentrate
Pectin Soy protein
Whey protein
Protease
Soy protein concentrate
Whey protein isolate
Protease enzymes
Anything protein fortified
Flavors(s) & Flavoring(s)
Anything enzyme modified Anything fermented
Natural flavor(s) & flavoring(s)
Enzymes anything
Seasonings (the word "seasonings")

Websites to read about all this: http://www.stayinformed.info/foundinfoods/msgisin.htm
http://www.msgmyth.com/
http://www.truthinlabeling.org/hiddensources.html

or just do search in Google for "hidden MSG"
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Hidden MSG is found in many popular brand-name drink products as well, such as Coke, Pepsi, Sprite, Tropicana Apple Juice and even in Glaceau Vitamin Water! McDonald's, Burger King, KFC, Wendy's and pretty much every other fast food chain uses MSG in its common name, monosodium glutamate, which enhances the flavor to make it taste better, but negatively affects your health.

How could the FDA approve of the ingredient "Natural flavoring" if it sounds so vague and uninformative to begin with? That's like somebody asking you what you did yesterday and you replied, "Natural things", which could mean anything!

Remember, as always, knowledge is power. Given the above information, would you buy a product that hides MSG with those ingredients? Do feel that MSG should be labeled on a product appropriately regardless of what form it's in? Should the FDA, which regulates labeling on food/drink products, be held accountable for allowing MSG to be hidden without proper labeling? If you feel that something, such as boycotting products with hidden MSG, should be done to stop all these deceptions from continuing to affect people's health, please sign this petition.