Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Cornichons, Garlic and Green Olives Mix Discontinued Due to MSG

Hello Cooperators,

It's a sad day in the Olive Case.

For the past few weeks, we've been carrying a mix of Cornichons, Garlic and Green Olives. Judging by the astronomical sales figures, many PSFC shoppers have been partaking of this mix.

This morning, we discovered that the Cornichons, Garlic and Green Olives mix contains MSG.

MSG is an additive that the Coop chooses not to carry. The Coop adheres to the Center for Science in the Public Interest's guide to food additives. You can find this list in full at: -Click here for more info-

We do our best to insure that every product on the shelves contains no ingredients advised against on the CSPI's additives list. There are a few exceptions that the General Meeting has voted for—items like sugar, salt and caffeine, for example. Historically, the Coop has consistently avoided items containing MSG. On the rare occasion when an item containing MSG has made it through our inspection radar, we have immediately ceased carrying the offending item once the discrepancy is discovered.

The Coop will not carry the Cornichons, Garlic and Green Olives mix until we are able to find a version of the mix that does not contain MSG.

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