May 1, 2016

Is MSG Kosher?

This Passover we found a few products on the shelf containing MSG or Monosodium Glutamate. It's well known that MSG is not safe for human consumption. Please read below studies:
"The first published report of a reaction to monosodium glutamate in the United States appeared in 1968 when Robert Ho Man Kwok, M.D., who had emigrated from China, reported that although he never had the problem in China, about 20 minutes into a meal at certain Chinese restaurants, he suffered numbness, tingling, and tightness of the chest that lasted for approximately 2 hours.
The following year, John W. Olney, M.D. reported that laboratory animals suffered brain lesions and neuroendocrine disorders after being exposed to monosodium glutamate. Scientists studying retinal degeneration in mice treated with free glutamic acid had noted that these mice became grotesquely obese. Olney, who speculated that the obesity might be a sign of damage to the hypothalamus (the area of the brain that regulates a number of endocrine functions, including weight control), found that infant laboratory animals given free glutamic acid suffered brain damage immediately, and assorted neuroendocrine disorders later in life.Pharmaceutical grade L-glutamic acid was often used to produce these disorders until neuroscientists observed that monosodium glutamate, an inexpensive food additive, could be substituted for laboratory-grade free glutamic acid in these studies and produce the same effects. 
In the years that followed, neuroscientists replicated the work of Olney, and Olney spoke out repeatedly about the toxic potential of monosodium glutamate. In 1972, for example, Olney testified before the Senate Select Committee on Nutrition and Human Needs that ingestion of MSG places humans at risk, with the greatest risk being for the very young; and that a National Academy of Science panel organized earlier to determine whether MSG ought to be banned from baby food had produced an industry arranged whitewash by a group of scientists with almost no experience in neuropathology. "

If you see Kosher products containing MSG, please contact the manufacturers to have the ingredient removed from our Kosher food. Kosher consumers should also contact the Kashrut organizations to have them not label dangerous ingredients as Kosher. The Kosher consumer should be mindful of labels and ingredients and should not assume that all Kosher products are completely safe to consume.

Is MSG Kosher? It should not be! 

Watch this video and please tell your friends about the dangers of MSG.

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