Sometimes all it needs to say is "natural flavoring" and it means meat. Maybe post the ingredients so we can better help you. :)
.... at the person down below... I hope you are not a vegetarian and think using meat broth is ok...
Sorry but to do this right I have to copy this comment...
by cooking meaty bones along with seasoning to extract flavor, then straining out the chunks....viola` meat flavored broth/sauce with no meat in it. (it is still from meat, do not misunderstand the question. She wasn't meaning actual chunks of meat but if it is from meat or not)
EDIT: so how else, pray tell?? If it lists natural flavor....it is from meat flavored bullion, which doesn't NOT have chunks in it but IS still meat based... (meat flavor does not always mean from meat, it can be artificial. She did NOT say meat based, just meat flavor and there is a difference. And many companies can get away with just putting natural flavor, I was warning her.)
This is how beef bullion, chicken bullion or any other meat base is made.... (duh.)
Vegetable flavor is made the exact same way only vegetables and seasonings are cooked and then strained out to leave veggie flavored broth/sauce with no veggies in it. (for one, we don't know what product she was talking about. Two, she said sauce and not broth... two different things which you would know from your cooking shows.)
ITs basic cooking, not rocket science or an experiment.
You guys ought to watch the cooking shows more often...they often show those how to episodes where stuff like this is shown from begining to end. (One, I'm a chef, I do not need a cooking show to teach me how to cook a simple broth. Two, foodnetwork is still my favorite channel. Three, don't make assumptions like you have done here.)