Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

MSG/Allergen & Nutrition Information
Product Questions
Where to Buy LKK Sauces


Which of your products are Gluten-Free?
We carry a variety of gluten-free sauces. See the list below:

Cooking Sauces
Blended Sesame Oil - all sizes*
Gold Label Plum Sauce*
Pure Sesame Oil - all sizes*
Sesame Oil**

One-Step Sauces
Sweet and Sour Sauce - all sizes*

Chili Sauces
Chili Oil**
Sriracha Chili Sauce - all sizes*

Oyster Flavored Sauces
Panda Brand™ Green Label Oyster Flavored Sauce*
Panda Brand™ Lo Mein Oyster Flavored Sauce*
Panda Brand™ Oyster Flavored Sauce 5-Gal and 55-Gal*

Dry Condiments
Kum Chun Chicken Bouillon Powder - all sizes*
LKK Chicken Bouillon Powder - all sizes*

Manufacturing Plant:
* (a) Lee Kum Kee™ (USA) Foods Inc.
** (b) Lee Kum Kee™ (Xin Hui) Food Co.

*From time to time, Lee Kum Kee™ introduces new products that are gluten-free. We clearly list the top nine major allergens on the ingredient list if they are included in the product. The nine major allergens are soy, wheat or other gluten-containing grains, peanuts, eggs, milk (dairy), tree nuts, shellfish and crustaceans, fish, and sesame. For your own safety, please check the ingredient list on the label before purchasing a product.


Which of your products are Certified Kosher?
A number of Lee Kum Kee sauces are certified kosher by the Orthodox Union. Our kosher products will bear the "U" symbol.

Soy Sauces
Chef's Select Soy Sauce (5 gal. pail, 55 gal. plastic drum)
Less Sodium Soy Sauce (55 gal. plastic drum)
Premium Soy Sauce (55 gal. plastic drum)

Cooking Sauces
Vegetarian Hoisin Sauce (20 oz bottle, 55 gal. plastic drum)

MSG/Allergen & Nutrition Information

Which of your products do not have added MSG?

Convenience Sauces
Panda Brand Sauce for Orange Chicken
Panda Brand Sauce for Mongolian BBQ Stir Fry
Panda Brand Sauce for Broccoli Beef
Panda Brand Sauce for Lettuce Wrap
Panda Brand Sauce for Kung Pao Chicken
Panda Brand Sweet & Sour Sauce

Oyster Flavored Sauces
Premium Oyster Flavored Sauce, 5 GAL BIB and BID
Panda Brand Green Label Oyster Flavored Sauce

Chili Sauces
Sriracha Chili Sauce
Panda Brand Chili Sauce
Panda Brand Thai Sweet Chili Sauce

Sesame Oils
Pure Sesame Oil
Sesame Flavored Oil

Soy Sauces
Double Black Soy Sauce, 5 LB can
Kum Chun Soy Sauce, 55 gal
Less Sodium Soy Sauce, 50 gal and 5 gal
Kum Chun Sesame Flavored oil, 1 gal
Panda Brand Premium Soy Sauce

Chinese Cooking Sauces
Gold Label Plum Sauce
Hoisin Sauce
Kum Chun Ground Bean Sauce, 5 lb can
Kum Chun Hoisin Sauce, 5 lb can
Vegetarian Hoisin Sauce
Original Stir-Fry Sauce, 19 oz
Vegetarian Mushroom Stir-Fry Sauce
Vegetarian Stir-Fry Sauce
Panda Brand Hoisin Sauce
Panda Brand Teriyaki Sauce

Do you have an oyster flavored sauce that does not contain MSG?
Our Choy Sun Oyster Flavored Sauce and Panda Brand™ Green Label Oyster Flavored Sauce does not contain added MSG. Please note that trace amounts of MSG are naturally found in the ingredients of oyster flavored sauces.

Are your Hoisin Sauce and Plum Sauce Peanut-Free?
Our Hoisin Sauce does not contain peanuts or milk, but it does contain wheat flour, which is an allergenic substance to some people. For your safety, please consult your dietitian before consumption.

Our Plum Sauce does not contain any dairy, eggs, peanuts, tomatoes, honey, mustard, rye or potato (starch), but it does contain wheat and soy.

Most of our products do not contain milk, eggs, nuts or peanuts. We clearly list the top nine major allergens on the ingredient list if they are included in the product. The nine major allergens are soy, wheat or other gluten-containing grains, peanuts, eggs, milk (dairy), tree nuts, shellfish and crustaceans, fish, and sesame. For your own safety, please check the ingredient list on the label before purchasing a product.

Our manufacturing facilities handle peanuts and their derivatives. We have implemented nut handling policies and procedures to ensure that peanuts and sesame are kept in a segregated storage area, with its own tools and containers. We schedule the production of these peanut and sesame products at the end of each production week and follow careful cleaning procedures. Therefore, cross contamination is minimized. In addition, we analyze the peanut residue in the next production batch to ensure that no peanuts are carried over to other products.

Are there low-sugar Lee Kum Kee sauces available?
Many Asian sauces are made to be savory and rich in flavor and sugar is a good base for the sauce. Also, with food and safety regulations, both the ingredients of sugar and salt are placed in foods to help with food preservation and quality. You can make adjustments in your cooking with the amount of sauce used in your dish.

Where can I find the Nutrition Facts information for your products?
Please contact us at (800)654-5082 or email us at for more information. 

Product Questions

Do your soy sauces and oyster flavored sauces contain any alcohol?
Our soy sauces contain trace amounts of alcohol due to the fermentation process. Our oyster flavored sauces do not.

Can I freeze oyster flavored sauce?
Freezing oyster flavored sauce is not recommended. The flavor may taste the same, but freezing can cause changes in viscosity. In addition, if the oyster sauce is kept in its glass bottle, the glass may crack during freezing.

There has been many issues with the “Made in China” products. How can you ensure that your products are safe for consumption?
Lee Kum Kee products are in full compliance with food legislations and standards globally.

As a responsible global player in the food industry, Lee Kum Kee is committed to providing safe, reliable and healthy products to its consumers.

Headquartered in Hong Kong, Lee Kum Kee’s products are marketed to over 100 regions and zones around the world.

Over the years, Lee Kum Kee has continued to receive international awards and accreditations for its quality assurance programs. Since 1994, Lee Kum Kee has been awarded the Hong Kong Q-Mark License by Hong Kong Q-Mark Council. With a commitment to stringent quality, Lee Kum Kee is the first food manufacturer in Hong Kong to be awarded with an ISO9002 International Quality Standard Accreditation since 1999.

All Lee Kum Kee plants across the world are HACCP (Hazards Analysis Critical Control Point) certified. HACCP is a food safety control system which adopted internationally. Lee Kum Kee is also the first and the only Hong Kong food company with its own laboratory that has received Hong Kong Accreditation Service’s international accreditation for testing against 3-MCPD in raw materials and finished products.

The brand Lee Kum Kee is a symbol of quality and trust to both consumers and food industry professionals, and has over 120 years of valued heritage within the food industry worldwide.

How do I use LKK sauces in everyday cooking?
Depending on the sauce, it can be used for a variety of cooking methods: dipping, stir-frying, gravy base, seasoning, dressing, etc. All applications and recipe ideas can be found in our recipe section on our website.

What's the difference between Japanese and Chinese Soy Sauce?
The primary difference is the soy sauce process and also the raw materials that are used to produce the soy sauce. Lee Kum Kee is a Chinese-based sauce manufacturer and we product an authentic Chinese soy sauce that can help bring out the aroma of the protein in all your favorite dishes.


Does LKK do custom products for foodservice/industrial partners?
Please contact us at (800)654-5082 and ask for our Foodservice/Industrial department for further assistance.

How long do your products stay fresh and usable after opening?
It is always best that canned products be consumed immediately after opening. It is not recommended to keep opened canned products at room temperature because the can will rust. The proper way to handle an opened canned product is to transfer the sauce to a clean, covered container and store in the refrigerator.

What is that chili sauce that's used widely in the Panda Express® restaurants?
It is a chili sauce especially made for that restaurant. For a similar flavor and hotness, try our Sriracha Chili Sauce.

Where to Buy LKK Sauces

Are all of your products available in all U.S states, territories and cities?
A wide selection of Lee Kum Kee products can be found in your local supermarket. Here are a few supermarket chains by region that carry our products:

Western States (CA, WA, LV, AZ, OR)
Stater Bros.
Whole Foods
99 Ranch Market

Midwest (MI, WI, OH, IL, IN)
Tom Thumb Foods

Eastern States (NY, NJ, MD, PA, RI)
Food Emporium
King Kullen
Stop & Shop
Whole Foods

Southern States (FL, NC, VA, GA)
Food Lion
Harris Teeter
Whole Foods

For more store locations, visit our Store Locator.

Where can I purchase your products online?
Our products are available in most Retail, Asian and Specialty supermarkets. You can also buy our products at the following internet sites:

Eye Level Solutions
Pacific East West


 If you have any questions, contact us at (800)654-5082 or email us.