Update by user Jun 21, 2011
Fortunately since my posting i\'ve been on the lookout for other brats that don\'t contain MSG or Sodium Nitrite and i\'ve found several. I did notice that one of the comments I had read mentioned that Johnsonville has some Brats that don\'t have MSG.
I have yet to find them.
And the new chicken ones that they are advertising also have sodium nitrite. Needless to say that i\'ll be staying away from the Johnsonville line.
Original review posted by user May 21, 2011
I am very appalled at the flagrant use of this toxic chemical Mono sodium Glutamate (MSG)within the Johnsonville Brat family of sausages. I contacted Johnsonville in regard to this issue and asked if they could possibly revise their ingredients for the Johnsonville Brat line. The inclusion of MSG within the sausage is unnecessary to make great tasting sausage and more importantly it causes NUMEROUS health issues. Things such as Cardiac Arrhythmia's, Depression, Seizures, Irritable bowel, Chest pain, headaches, rash, etc. I would have assumed that the company would understand and would have an interest in protecting the buyers of their product. However, it doesn't seem to be the case. I realize that there are numerous other products on the market that also contain MSG. I figured Johnsonville would rise above them and be more socially responsible, but i guess not. Needless to say, I do not purchase their products any longer. Protect yourself and read the ingredient labels people and stay healthy.