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    hvp recall - Bing

    The FDA announced that HVP manufactured by Basic Food Flavors has been recalled, and an estimated 10,000 products are affected by this recall. Hydrolyzed vegetable protein (HVP) is a flavor enhancer commonly used in processed foods.

    HVP is found in snack foods such as potato chips and pretzels. It's also used in dry mixes for chip dips, gravy, au jus and marinades. HVP is also used in frozen foods (such as taquitos and quesadillas) and in fresh foods such as potato salad and fresh dips. In addition to these items, it is also used in many other grocery products.

    The recall was issued due to possible salmonella contamination. Salmonella is one of the most common causes of bacterial food-borne illness in the United States. It can cause fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain.

    In the next slides, we list specific products included in this major food recall.:

    The following soup and dip mix products are included in the HVP recall.

    Castella Chicken Soup Base
    Concord Foods Vegetable Dip Seasoning - Homestyle
    De la Casa Spinach Dip
    Dean's - various brands of soup/soup mix & dip/dip mix
    Delicioso Spinach Dip
    Follow Your Heart Beef Au Jus
    Fresh Food Concepts Garden Fresh Spinach & Spinach Dip with Real Yogurt
    Great Value Ranch Chip Dip
    Healthwise Cream of Mushroom Soup
    Homemade Gourmet Tortilla Soup Mix
    Johnny's French Dip Powdered Au Jus
    Kroger Onion & Beefy Onion Soup Dip Mix
    McCormick French Onion & Vegetable Dip Mix
    Mrs. Gerry's Crab Creole Spread & Old Home/Old Fashioned Spinach Dip
    Oak Lake Farms French Onion Chip Dip
    Publix Beef Flavored Stew Mix
    Reser's soup and dip mixes
    Rojo's Garden Fresh Spinach Dip
    T. Marzetti soup and dip mixes

    These products are included in the HVP recall.

    Bouillon products
    Herbox chicken, beef & vegetable bouillon
    Dressing and dressing mix products
    Follow Your Heart Organic Creamy Ranch Dressing
    Reser's Ranch House Dressing
    Trader Joe's Organic Creamy Ranch Dressing & Dip
    Flavoring base and seasoning products
    Garden Harvest Special Blend Seasoning
    Minor's Bacon Base
    Publix Meatloaf Seasoning
    Gravy mix products
    McCormick Onion Gravy mix
    Publix Mushroom & Au Jus gravy mixes
    Sauce and marinade mix products
    Durkee Spaghetti & Marinade Mix
    French's Thick Spaghetti Sauce Mix
    Weber Grill Creations Italian Herb Marinade Mix

    The following is a list of snack and snack mix products that are included in the HVP recall.

    CVS Honey Mustard Pretzel Bites
    Great Nut Supply Honey Mustard Pretzels & Bar Mix
    HK Anderson Honey Mustard Pretzel Bites
    Tim's Cascade Hawaiian style snacks
    Herr's Sea Salt Flavored Kettle Style Potato Chips
    National Pretzel Company (various)
    President's Choice Honey Mustard Onion Pretzel Bite snack
    Pringles Restaurant Cravers Cheeseburger & Family Faves Taco Night
    Quaker Baked Cheddar Snack Mix
    Rouses Louisiana's Best Snack Mix
    Safeway brand Honey Mustard Onion Nugget Pretzels
    Spec's Wines & Fine Foods
    Sunflower Markets Honey Mustard Nugget Snack Mix

    These frozen, prepackaged and prepared foods are included in the HVP recall.

    Frozen foods
    Casa Solana Shredded Mini Beef Taquitos
    E-Z Eats! Beef Taquitos
    El Pasado Shredded Beef Mini and Beef Taquitos & Grilled Chicken Quesadillas
    Giant Eagle Steak Taquitos
    Jose Ole Taquitos
    Posada Corn & Shredded Beef Taquitos
    Tornados Ranchero Beef & Cheese

    Prepared salad products
    Reser's Redskin Potato Salad
    Safeway brand Redskin Potato Salad
    Walmart brand Redskin Potato Salad
    Ready-to-eat meal products
    Follow Your Heart Ready-to-Eat Meals
    Stuffing products
    McCormick Corn Bread Stuffing

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    "Acid-hydrolyzed vegetable protein, or HVP, is produced by boiling cereals or legumes, such as soy, corn, or wheat, in hydrochloric acid and then neutralizing the solution with sodium hydroxide. The acid hydrolyzes, or breaks down, the protein in vegetables into their component amino acids. The resulting dark coloured liquid contains, among other amino acids, glutamic acid, which consumers are more familiar with in the form of its sodium salt, monosodium glutamate, or MSG. It is used as a flavor enhancer in many processed foods, and circumvents the necessity to add the controversial monosodium glutamate on the label."wiki

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    We're almost totally off processed/prepared foods at my house. The only thing left is pasta, cereal and bread, and maybe a jar of spaghetti sauce here and there. I cannot believe the crap they put in our food.

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    ewww at what twitchy posted. i knew that it was similar to or contained msg...that's all i need to know. that stuff is awful.

    Quote Originally Posted by travelbug View Post
    We're almost totally off processed/prepared foods at my house. The only thing left is pasta, cereal and bread, and maybe a jar of spaghetti sauce here and there. I cannot believe the crap they put in our food.
    good on you...processed foods are really bad. and, fwiw, those things you mentioned are not actually bad foods at all to buy prepared. you can get all of those things made from whole ingredients with no additives/preservatives/unpronounceable shit.
    white, black, puerto rican/everybody just a freakin'/good times were rollin'.

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    It's so hard to avoid damn MSG. It's under so many different names and seems to be in everything.

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