Wegmans Food You Feel Good About

Wegmans Food You Feel Good About

We launched Food You Feel Good About in 1991 with a commitment of great taste with no unnecessary artificial colors, flavors or preservatives. Since 2014, we have improved over 2,000 Wegmans items to meet our Food You Feel Good About standards, and today, nearly 90% of all Wegmans brand items are Food You Feel Good About with new items coming every day.

Food You Feel Good About means:

  • Great taste
  • No unnecessary artificial colors, flavors or preservatives
  • Free of trans fats from partially hydrogenated oils
  • No high fructose corn syrup
  • No artificial sweeteners
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What's Out

Ingredients not added to Food You Feel Good About products

Since 1991 we’ve been removing “artificials” from our ingredient lists, especially certain colors, flavors, preservatives and sweeteners.  We’ve listened to customers along the way to also remove all partially hydrogenated oils and high fructose corn syrup.  Every ingredient decision involves study and debate by our labeling staff, nutritionists, product developers and merchants.  Certified organic items always meet Food You Feel Good About ingredient criteria.

Good to know:

  • We allow ingredients that are found in nature but produced using synthetic processes where necessary to keep the prices of our products reasonable for our customers. Examples: citric acid, ascorbic acid (vitamin C), tocopherols (vitamin E) and enzymes.
  • We allow ingredients that are pantry staples, even though they may be highly processed like baking powder, corn syrup and cane sugar.
  • Although nitrates and sulfites are not directly added, they may be naturally occurring in other ingredients such as celery (nitrates) and grapes (sulfites).
  • If concerned about agricultural practices, incidental additives or processing aids, know that certified organic products provide a greater level of ingredient scrutiny.

List of commonly asked about ingredients that are not added to Food You Feel Good About products

Acesulfame Potassium

Adipic Acid

Ammonium Sulfate

Animal Digest

Artificial Colors

Artificial Flavors


Benzoic Acid

Benzyl Alcohol

Bleached Flour

Bromated Vegetable Oil

Butylated Hydroxyanisole (BHA)

Butylated Hydroxytoluene (BHT)


Calcium Acetate

Calcium Disodium EDTA

Calcium Propionate

Calcium Saccharin

Calcium Sorbate

Calcium Stearate

Calcium Stearoyl Lactylate

Cellulose Silica

DATEM – Diacetyl Tartaric Acid Ester of Mono and Diglycerides


Dimethyl Silicone

Disodium EDTA

Disodium Guanosine-5′-Monophosphate

Disodium Guanylate

Disodium Inosinate



Glucose-Fructose Syrup

Glycerol Monostearate

Glyceryl Stearate

Glyceryl Triacetate

Glycine Soja Oil

Graham’s Salt

High Fructose Corn Syrup

High Maltose Corn Syrup

Hydrolyzed Gluten

Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein (HVP)

Hydrolyzed Yeast Protein

Interesterified Oils/Fats


L-Cysteine (Monohydrochloride)




Metabisulfite of Potassium

Methyl Palmitate

Methyl Paraben

Methyl Salicylate

Mineral Oil

Monosodium Glutamate (MSG)

Nickel Sulfate

Nitrates / Nitrites


Partially Hydrogenated Oils (PHO)


Polyethylene Glycol

Potassium Benzoate

Potassium Bromate

Potassium Iodate

Potassium Lactate
(Monopotassium Lactate)

Potassium Metabisulfite

Potassium Sorbate

Propylene Glycol


Salicylic Acid

Sodium 5`-Inosinate

Sodium Acetate

Sodium Aluminum Sulfate

Sodium Benzoate

Sodium Bisulfite

Sodium Borate

Sodium Diacetate

Sodium Ferrocyanide

Sodium Hexametaphosphate

Sodium Metabisulfite

Sodium Polymetaphosphate

Sodium Propionate

Sodium Saccharin

Sodium Silicate

Sodium Silico Aluminate

Sodium Starch Glycolate

Sodium Stearoyl Lactylate

Sodium Sulfite

Sodium Tripolyphosphate

Sorbic Acid

Sorbitan Monostearate

Stannous Chloride


Sucrose Acetate Isobutyrate

Sulfur Dioxide

Sulphurous Anhydride



We will continue to listen to our customers as we partner with suppliers; list may change over time. Last updated 7/19/23

Please, don’t hesitate to contact us with specific ingredient questions.
Wegmans Customer Care Center, Monday-Friday 8am-7pm ET, Saturday & Sunday 8am-5pm ET, 1-800-WEGMANS (934-6267).

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