FAQs

Are any KA-ME products manufactured in Japan? Given the current situation in Japan I'm concerned about radiation contamination.

While we do manufacture most KA-ME products in Asia, none of our products or ingredients are sourced from Japan.

Are KA-ME products Gluten-Free?
Some of our KA-ME products are gluten free: KA-ME Rice crackers, Mini Rice Crackers and Brown Rice Crisps.  Many other products contain no added gluten, but are produced in facilities that process wheat and not tested to guarantee that they are gluten-free.

What does “KA-ME” stand for?
KA-ME can be literally translated as tortoise or turtle in Japanese, and is a symbol of the permanence of traditions in our approach to Asian food. For over 30 years, KA-ME has stood for quality and authenticity. Today, we are one of the leading brands of specialty Asian foods in the U.S., from cooking ingredients to traditional snacks to microwave ready meals.

Do KA-ME products contain MSG?
We add no MSG (monosodium glutamate) to any of our KA-ME products.  Some ingredients that are fermented, such as soy sauce may contain natural-occurring levels of MSG.

How long can you refrigerate KA-ME sauces after they have been opened?
After opening, we suggest keeping the sauce for no longer than 6 months. Some sauces such as fish sauce and soy sauce can last longer due to the presence of salt in the products.  Always refrigerate any sauce after it is opened.

What is the country of origin for different KA-ME products?
We offer a large selection of products representing numerous cuisines of Asia.  As a result we manufacture our products in many countries throughout Asia and some here in the United States.  Each product is clearly marked with the country of origin if it is manufactured outside of the United States.  We currently offer products made in Japan, Thailand, Singapore and Taiwan to name a few of the countries.

Which products are
All-natural?
Nearly all of our products are all natural.  It is important to us to offer products that are both authentic and all natural.

Organic?
Currently no products are organic.

Kosher?
Our Rice Crackers are produced in a kosher facility and certified OU.