Truth about AJI-NO-MOTO®
*AJI-NO-MOTO® is a product brand name of monosodium glutamate (MSG)

Monosodium glutamate(MSG)

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AJI-NO-MOTO®(MSG) has been safely used as a food ingredient since 1909.
However, due to the common misconceptions, it is one of the most thoroughly tested of all food ingredients, with hundreds of scientific studies confirming its safe and effective use. MSG's safety has been repeatedly affirmed by regulators and scientific agencies around the world.

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History of scientific studies for MSG around the world

In the early 1950s, as processed foods increased in many countries all over the world, the Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) and the World Health Organization (WHO) of the United Nations established a new committee, the Joint FAO/WHO Expert Committee on Food Additives (JECFA), to evaluate the safety of food additives.

* JECFA is a prestigious scientific advisory body to the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) of the United Nations.

Conclusion made by JECFA: ADI not specified

JECFA* evaluated the safety of glutamate in 1970, 1973 and 1987.After three safety evaluations, JECFA placed MSG in the safest category, "Acceptable Daily Intake (ADI) not specified"

Toxicological evaluation of certain food additives: WHO FOOD ADDITIVES SERIES 22

* JECFA is a prestigious scientific advisory body to the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) of the United Nations.

European Communities: ADI not specified

In 1991, the European Commission's Scientific Committee for Food (SCF) also affirmed MSG's safety. Having reviewed the most advanced and up-to-date research on glutamate, the SCF published a report in 1991 which designated an 'ADI not specified' for MSG.

Reports of the scientific committee for Food(25th Series)

US FDA: safety of MSG reaffirmed

In 1995, the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) reaffirmed the safety of MSG for the general population. In its review, commissioned by the FDA, FASEB found no evidence linking MSG to any serious or long-term health effects, which led the FDA to again reaffirm that MSG is a safe food ingredient at normally consumed levels.

Analysis of adverse reactions to Monosodium glutamate(MSG)

Conclusion reached by Foods Standards Australia New Zealand: MSG is safe

In 2002, Food Standards Australia New Zealand conducted a review of the safety of MSG.
The Chief Scientist concluded that several recent reviews of the scientific evidence have confirmed that MSG is safe for the general public at the levels of use typically found in food.