Vinegar adds tangy sweetness, and, depending on the source, various flavors to foods. It can be made by fermenting the natural sugars in almost any food, including fruit and fruit juices, wine and other alcohols, sugar syrups, and grains such as wheat or barley. Vinegar tastes somewhat like the food fermented to produce it. Distilled white vinegar, made from distilled alcohol, is nearly tasteless. If allergenic grains like wheat, rye or barley are the source of the fermentation, they will always be named in our ingredient statements.
Sugar, or sucrose, provides sweetness and texture to foods, and is made by evaporating water from the syrup of sugar cane or sugar beets until sugar crystals form. Sugar may be granulated, or very finely ground into powder when a finer texture is desired.
The J.M. Smucker Company is committed to complying with federal GMO labeling regulations, specifically the Bioengineered Foods Disclosure Act. These regulations will require labeling of foods that contain bioengineered (GMO) ingredients. Disclosure must be through text, a symbol, or a scannable code, such as a SmartLabel™ QR code. Once the government has fully developed the language and guidelines for labeling, Smucker will implement these requirements across all products with genetically modified ingredients.