Swanson® broth is made with simple, real ingredients. We don’t add MSG or artificial flavors or preservatives. We carefully select ingredients to create a high quality broth with perfectly balanced flavors to enhance any recipe – from soups to sides.


Chicken Stock

We start with chickens farm-raised in the U.S. Our chicken stock is made as you would at home, only on a much larger scale. Chicken with bones is cooked to perfection in water which is then concentrated to create a rich, robust flavor.

Beef Stock

We make our stock the traditional way, by cooking bones in water. A special steaming process ensures the stock is clear with a robust flavor. The beef is sourced from cattle regions in the U.S.


We add carrots, celery and onions - a traditional mirepoix mix - to add a delicious flavor to the broth. The finely chopped vegetables, which are mainly sourced in North America, are simmered in the broth.


Chicken fat

We add a small amount of fat to create an authentic flavor in our best-selling Chicken Broth.

Dehydrated garlic

Dried and ground garlic are used to add flavor.

Dehydrated onions

We use dried onions as a base flavor.

Natural flavorings and extracts

We use natural flavors to add a depth of taste. These are mostly concentrated extracts derived from herbs, spices, vegetables, beef or poultry depending on the variety.

Yeast extract

This is a natural flavor derived from yeast which adds a savory taste it contains a small amount of naturally occurring MSG.


The ingredients we use in Swanson broths are not from genetically modified crops.

There are two organic Swanson broths:
– 100% natural Swanson Certified Organic Chicken broth made from all-natural, organic vegetables and free-range chicken raised with no antibiotics
– 100% natural Swanson Certified Organic Vegetable broth made from vegetables, grown according to organic standards




We use ingredients mainly sourced in North America.

Swanson recipes are created by our chefs in our kitchens and produced in our plants in North America including Ohio, Texas, North Carolina and Toronto, Canada.



Swanson cartons contain paperboard, thin layers of plastic and a layer of aluminum foil. Combined, these materials form a robust carton which keeps the broth from spoiling. The paperboard in our cartons is from sustainable sources.

Swanson broth is also available in a recyclable plastic bottle.

We also make broth in steel cans. The steel cans we use are recyclable and contain up to 35% recycled steel. Our cans are coated on the inside with a thin layer of plastic to separate the food from the metal. This keeps the food safe and preserves its nutritional value. The lining we use is made of acrylic or polyester materials and does not contain BPA.

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We understand that some people would prefer to avoid bisphenol A (BPA), although FDA has determined that it’s safe to use in food packaging. Historically, BPA has been used in food packaging to line metal cans and to preserve the food’s taste and its nutritional value.

PET bottles, pouches, and cartons such as those used for V8® beverages, Swanson® broths and Campbell’s sauces are (and have always been) non-BPA packaging.

Campbell has transitioned to the non-BPA lining in all of our aluminum and steel cans in the United States and Canada.

The containers of a few other products have metal components that have limited food contact points but are key to ensuring that the lids remain tight. BPA is used as a coating on that metal but in small amounts and we continue to work on packaging alternatives.