These resources address the role of glutamate in food and in our bodies, and examine the safety of MSG and MSG’s benefits.
Since its discovery in 1908, monosodium glutamate (MSG) has been used safely and effectively in food. A great deal of scientific research has been undertaken into its role and safety. This research, which has been reviewed by scientists and regulators around the world including the U.S. Food & Drug Administration, demonstrates that MSG is safe for everyone. Glutamate seasoning (also called umami seasoning or MSG) is the simplest, purest way to add umami to food.