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Questions on FRENCH'S® Mustard

Q: How much fat does French's® Mustard contain?

A: One of mustard's greatest benefits is that it provides a lot of flavor for few calories and 0% fat. French's® Mustards are 100% fat-free.

Q: Where can I buy French's® Mustard?

A: French's® Mustard is available at food stores across the nation. If you are unable to find your favorite French's® Mustard at your local store, you can ask your store manager to order it.

Q: Do French's® Mustards need to be refrigerated?

A: Dijon & horseradish mustard will lose their distinct flavors if not refrigerated, so we encourage refrigerating both. For all other mustards, refrigeration will help maintain flavor; however, it is not necessary to refrigerate if you prefer to consume your mustard at room temperature. There are no ingredients in mustard that spoil. "Refrigerate After Opening" is not required for food safety--we only recommended you do so to maintain optimal product flavor.

Q: What is the shelf life of French's® Mustard?

A: Quality, freshness, and flavor are top priorities at French's®. You may have noticed that we recently changed to a "Best When Used By Date" coding system on our packaging. This is not an expiration date, however; the date stamped on the bottom of the bottle is the date by which we recommend that you use the product in order to ensure its optimal flavor, freshness, and quality. The product will generally maintain good flavor quality for two to three months after that date, if refrigerated. While refrigeration will help maintain flavor, it's not necessary to refrigerate if you prefer to consume your mustard at room temperature.

If your French's® product does not have a "Best When Used By Date," look for the Julian date production code on the bottle. This code consists of a letter followed by a five-digit number. The letter represents the manufacturing location, the first two numbers represent the year the mustard was produced and the final three numbers represent the day of the year: this would be a number from 001 - 365. The recommended shelf life from the date of manufacture of French's® Mustard is twelve months in a squeeze bottle, eighteen months in glass, and six months in a packet.

Q: What are the ingredients in French's® Mustard?

A: All French's® Mustards use only the finest-quality ingredients to ensure the best possible flavor. French's® uses Number 1 grade mustard seed as the base for all the mustards in the French's® range. The top quality seed is then mixed with a range of all-natural spices and seasonings to create that great taste that America loves.

Q: Are French's® Mustards gluten free?

A: Yes, they are gluten free.

Q: Are French's® Mustards Kosher?

A: Yes, French's® Mustards are kosher, certified by the Orthodox Union.

Q: Do French's® Mustards contain MSG?

A: No, none of our French's® Mustards contain MSG.

Q: Do you have any recipes that call for French's® Mustard?

A: You bet! In addition to being a flavorful condiment, French's® Mustard is an important ingredient in many dishes. View all of our French's® Mustard recipes now.

Q: Where can I learn about the history of mustard?

A: Visit our history page to read about it.

Q: Can I feature your FRENCH'S® recipes on my website or reference your FRENCH'S® brand name in a recipe I am featuring?

A: Yes, as long as you comply with the following guidelines in terms of trademark usage.

When you refer to our products in a recipe, you need to refer to the product name all in capital letters with the trademark symbol afterwards, such as "2 teaspoons of FRENCH'S®" so that we can continue to protect our trademark rights. In any cookbook containing a recipe with our products, please also add the following acknowledgement: "The author and publisher would like to thank Reckitt Benckiser for the use of its recipe in this publication. The FRENCH'S® trademark is used with permission of Reckitt Benckiser.

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