Interesting comment, Gloria, we will be having a ChicFilA opening …

Comment on Chick-fil-A Copycat Chicken Sandwiches by Marlene.

Interesting comment, Gloria, we will be having a ChicFilA opening here in Walnut Creek, Calif so I emailed the company to ask if they had MSG in their product and I received an email back from someone name Diane from Chick-fIL-A Cares who said yes they do use it in most of their items and she mentions the salads and desserts do not have it. She went on about how MSG has been used since 1908 and is one of the most thoroughly researched food ingredients and that in 1959 the FDA classified MSG as “generally recognized as safe”. I emailed her back and said well maybe the FDA should research again since that was 53 years ago. I will not be eating any of their items. Sorry. But I too have a MSG allergy. I can’t imagine why a food company would use it anyway, think of all the children that it might be affecting. I had researched MSG myself and found sometimes it is labeled Hydrolzed Vegetable Protein (HVP) so if you see this on any labels, it’s another word for MSG. I hope these people that love this product know that the reason it does taste so could is because of the MSG. Oh well, enough said.

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