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Below are several useful links to resources about MSG benefits, the role of glutamate in food and in the human body, as well as background on umami.

U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

FDA – Questions and Answers on MSG
The latest edition of the FDA’s Q&As on monosodium glutamate underlines the fact that, not only is MSG safe, it also occurs naturally in foods we consume regularly and in our bodies. The FDA also reminds food manufacturers that it is not permitted to label products “No MSG” or “No Added MSG” if they contain any ingredient which contains glutamate naturally. More

International Food Information Council (IFIC)

Monosodium Glutamate (MSG): From A to UmamiIFIC logo
This review by the International Food Information Council includes Fast Facts about MSG and a Fact Sheet which has been reviewed by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners.

Glutamate and Monosodium Glutamate: Examining the Myths
This review examines the scientific research refuting 3 common myths about MSG.

Umami Information Center (UIC)

Umami Info Center logoThe Umami Information Center presents factual and updated information about umami as a basic taste.
Go to the Umami Information Center site.

European Food Information Council (EUFIC)



The European Food Information Council (EUFIC), is a consumer-oriented non-profit organization, founded to make the science behind food and health more accessible and easier to understand among the public.
Go to the EUFIC MSG Facts page.

MSGdish Blog

MSG blogMSGdish hosts a broad array of information about umami, glutamate, and MSG, as well as tidbits about food, taste and health.
Visit the MSGdish blog.

MSG and Umami in the News

MSG in the newsLinks to media stories featuring MSG and Umami can be found here.
Find out more.