Pasta, beans & rice

The pasta is made with egg, and enriched flour, that is milled from wheat grown in the U.S. and Canada. The majority of the beans and grains are from crops grown in North America.


We use a variety of vegetables – carrots, celery, corn, peppers, and potatoes. The majority of our vegetables are sourced from North American farms and carefully frozen or air-dried to preserve their delicious flavor.


We use cheese which has been specially processed using enzymes to increase the flavor. Most of the enzyme modified cheese we use is made in Wisconsin. It also contains rennet, an enzyme which is essential to making the cheese hard. The rennet we use is derived from animals and in this case cows.


We use a selection of other ingredients in small quantities to help make the flavors of our Swanson soup starters consistent. We have listed some less familiar ones for you here.

Enzyme modified butterfat

Butter that has been processed with enzymes to intensify the flavor.

Lactic acid

A common acid found in dairy foods such as milk. We add it to improve the tart or subtle sour flavor in some of our dairy-based soups.


Whey is produced during the cheese making process. We use dehydrated, or dried, whey to enhance the dairy flavor.


Potato starch

Used as a thickener to give a smooth texture and consistency, just as you might use corn starch at home.

Sodium phosphate

A type of salt that allows mixtures of ingredients to blend easily or “emulsify”. It is also used to maintain the texture and flavor of the meat and cheese in our recipes as they are cooking.


In America, approximately 90% of all canola, corn, soybean and sugar beet crops are grown from genetically modified seeds. Farmers have been using these seeds for more than 20 years as they are safe, reduce costs and improve yields.



vegetable oils which may be from canola, corn or soy


corn oil, corn syrup solids, lactic acid, maltodextrin, modified food starch


partially hydrogenated soybean oil, soy protein concentrate, soy protein isolate, soy sauce, soybean oil, soy lecithin

Sugar beet

citric acid, molasses, sugar