MSG in New Jersey (Mislabeled Products)

It is alleged that many food products sold in New Jersey are mislabeled concerning the MSG that they contain, i.e., there are a number of products that claim "No MSG", "No MSG added", or "No added MSG" on their labels when they actually contain MSG. Such claims are generally made when the MSG is present in one of over 40 ingredients with names that provide no reference to MSG. Examples are hydrolyzed soy protein, autolyzed yeast, yeast extract, calcium caseinate, gelatin, and whey protein.

MSG is a commonly used name for the active ingredient in monosodium glutamate, (i.e.,processed free glutamic acid), that causes adverse reactions in over 25% of the U.S. population and, based on animal studies, is believed to cause brain lesions and neuroendocrine disorders, including obesity.

Throughout the United States, many bottled, frozen, bagged, or canned processed products, even those labeled organic, contain MSG which is most often used to enhance flavor. It is prevalent in processed soups, salad dressings, and luncheon meats. MSG can also be found in some vaccines, pharmaceuticals, and supplements.

Individuals with recognized or unrecognized sensitivities to the MSG food additive may experience adverse reactions to both low and high doses of MSG, depending on their MSG tolerances. Common MSG adverse reactions include migraine headaches, seizures, heart irregularities, skin rashes, joint pain, nausea, vomiting, dizziness, and more. In addition, MSG may have long term adverse health effects.

Due to the false advertising and labeling by these product manufacturers, many MSG-sensitive consumers are buying and ingesting products that contain a form of MSG. Since the State of New Jersey has strong consumer fraud and protection laws, many legal professionals are ready to support and defend those who have been adversely affected by these mislabeled products.

MSG in the News

Many international studies on MSG have revealed further evidence suggesting MSG is harmful. (Jun-16-05) [VALLEY NEWS]

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If you have experienced adverse reactions from MSG found in food products sold in New Jersey that stated "No MSG," "No added MSG," or "No MSG added," you may qualify for damages or remedies that might be awarded in a possible New Jersey MSG class action lawsuit or individual lawsuit. Please fill in our form on the right to submit your complaint for a free legal evaluation.

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Last updated August 8 2005

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