Frequently Asked Questions

Do Better Than Bouillon Food Bases contain Monosodium Glutamate (MSG)?

Some ingredients used within our Better Than Bouillon Food Bases may contain naturally occurring MSG. If any of our products contain added MSG, it will be specified in the ingredient listing.

Is Autolyzed Yeast Extract the same as MSG?

No. Autolyzed Yeast is an ingredient typically used in foods as a flavor enhancer and may contain naturally occurring MSG.

What is Hydrolyzed Vegetable (i.e. corn, soy, wheat, etc.) Protein (HVP)?

HVP is typically used in foods as a flavor enhancer.

Is a Better Than Bouillon Food Base bad if the oil has separated out to the top of the jar?

No, provided the Food Base has been stored properly and has not passed its “Best if used by date”, it is not uncommon for our Food Bases to separate. The Food Base should still be good for use with stirring.

Do you have peanuts or tree nuts within your facilities?

Yes. Any allergenic ingredients (identified by law within the region of sale) contained in our Food Bases are required to be specified in the list of ingredients or in the “Contains” statement on each of our Food Base labels.

Do you offer any vegetarian or certified vegan Better Than Bouillon Food Bases?

Yes. For our Vegetarian Food Bases, look for the “Certified Vegan” logo or seal.

Are there any “natural” Better Than Bouillon Food Bases?

Currently, there is no unified national standard between the United States Federal food agencies to adequately define the claim “Natural”. As a result, we are discontinuing the use of the term or claim of “natural” on any of our Better Than Bouillon Food Bases. We suggest you try our Certified Organic Better Than Bouillon Food Bases.

What percentages of ingredients are organic within the Organic Better Than Bouillon Food Bases?

Our Certified Organic Better Than Bouillon Food Bases contain at least 95% organic ingredients.

Do Better Than Bouillon Food Bases contain any genetically modified organisms (GMO)?

Our Certified Organic Better Than Bouillon Food Bases do not contain GMOs.

Are Better Than Bouillon Food Bases gluten-free?

We do not make the gluten-free claims upon any of our Better Than Bouillon Food Bases.

Is there a no salt Better Than Bouillon Food Base?

No. However, we offer several Reduced Sodium Better Than Bouillon Food Base varieties. Please check our store locator to find a retailer carrying the Reduced Sodium Better Than Bouillon Food Base varieties close to your area.

If my Better Than Bouillon Food Base changes color after opening, is it still safe to use?

Provided the Food Base has been stored properly, to include refrigeration after opening and is not past its “Best if used by date”, it should be good for use until its “Best if used by date” with additional stirring.

How long can I keep a Better Than Bouillon Food Base?

Provided it has been stored properly, to include refrigeration after opening, the Food Base is good to use after opening until its “Best if used by date”.  Please follow the “Best if used by date” printed on the top of the label.

Do you have any Kosher Certified Better Than Bouillon Food Bases?

No. We do not currently produce any Kosher Certified Better Than Bouillon Food Bases.

Do you have any Halal certified Better Than Bouillon Food Bases?

No. We do not currently produce any Halal certified Better Than Bouillon Food Bases.

Can your Better Than Bouillon Food Bases be used if exceeded the “Best if used by date”.

Our Food Bases are good to use with proper storing, to include refrigeration after opening until its “Best if used by date”.  We do not recommend use of Better Than Bouillon Food Bases past the specified “Best if used by date” printed on the top of the label.

Can your Better Than Bouillon Food Bases be used if the lid label is damaged or torn from the neck of the jar?

We do not recommend use of Better Than Bouillon Food Bases that have removed or torn vertical labels. The two small vertical labels that attach the lid label to the jar label should be in tact when purchasing and is therefore, safe to use.

Why are there particles in my Better Than Bouillon Food Base that does not completely dissolve?

As our Better Than Bouillon Food Bases are produced using ground meats and vegetables, it is expected that there will be small particles of these within the Food Bases.