McCormick Oregano Products Are Free of Fillers,
Providing Pure Flavor and Color
Recent research shows other brands may contain as much as 70 percent green fillers,
reducing taste, potency and quality
Sparks, Md., (July 27, 2015) – McCormick & Company, Incorporated (NYSE: MKC), a global leader in flavor, today released the following statement in response to the UK-based study by Professor Chris Elliott, food safety academic at Belfast Queen’s University, regarding adulteration of dried oregano purchased from the marketplace in the UK and Ireland. Please attribute the following points to Roger Lawrence, McCormick Corporate Vice President, Global Quality Assurance:
We are pleased this issue is getting attention and believe it’s important consumers learn all spices and herbs aren’t created equal. While Professor Elliott’s study found as much as 30 to 70 percent non-oregano material in other brands, McCormick oregano is simply oregano – from leaves to seasoning blends – delivering 100 percent pure flavor. Our oregano contains no other green leaves like [myrtle, cistus and olive].
McCormick is an industry leader in resources and investment towards spice and herb quality and safety programs. Our quality assurance program ensures our products, including oregano, consistently deliver 100 percent pure flavor through:
For more than 125 years, McCormick has had an unmatched track record in delivering safe, high-quality products to our consumers. It is important to purchase your spices and herbs from a trusted resource. Because of our unwavering commitment to quality, McCormick continues to be the taste you trust.
McCormick & Company, Incorporated is a global leader in flavor. With $4.2 billion in annual sales, the company manufactures, markets and distributes spices, seasoning mixes, condiments and other flavorful products to the entire food industry – retail outlets, food manufacturers and foodservice businesses. Every day, no matter where or what you eat, you can enjoy food flavored by McCormick. McCormick Brings Passion to Flavor™.
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