Monosodium glutamate is one of the most extensively tested food ingredients in history.
MSG has undergone exhaustive review by prestigious scientific advisory bodies, and regulatory authorities worldwide have approved its use. Numerous well-conducted scientific studies have failed to show a connection between MSG and adverse health effects.
Since its discovery in 1908, MSG has been used safely and effectively in food. Extensive scientific research has been undertaken to evaluate MSG’s role in foods, as well as the benefits and safety of MSG, including potential MSG health effects. This research, which has been reviewed by scientists and regulators around the world, including the Joint Expert Committee on Food Additives (JECFA) of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Health Organization (WHO), as well as the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, demonstrates that monosodium glutamate is safe for everyone. These organizations have conclusively determined that there are no MSG health effects.