Tuesday, November 6, 2007

No MSG in McCormick Hot Chili Seasoning and Original Chili Seasoning Mixes

Dear Consumer:

Thank you for taking the time to contact us. We appreciate your interest in our Hot Chili Seasoning and Original Chili Seasoning Mixes and welcome the opportunity to be of assistance to you.

Neither of these contain MSG.

Although Monosodium Glutamate is approved by the Food & Drug Administration, many consumers do have a concern about its addition to food products. Monosodium Glutamate (MSG) is used to enhance the natural flavor of foods.

Our company recognizes that there are differences in individual preferences and sensitivities to certain ingredients. We attempt to provide a wide variety of seasonings to accommodate various tastes. Because of concerns such as yours, we are continually evaluating our products and formulating new items without the addition of MSG. We have successfully removed MSG from a number of our existing products. We will continue our reevaluation process to determine if the quality and flavor our consumers expect can be maintained without the presence of MSG.

Whenever MSG is directly added to our products, it is always labeled in the ingredient statement. Because we are constantly improving our products, we encourage you to read the ingredient statement on our packages at the time of your purchase.

If we can be of further assistance, please call us at 1-800-632-5847, Monday through Friday, 9:30AM to 5PM Eastern Time. If you wish to respond to this note by e-mail, please include your name and e-mail address.

We hope to have the continued pleasure of serving you.

Jennifer Heinlein
Consumer Affairs Specialist

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