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Another good reason to eat whole foods: Massive FDA processed food product recall

Hydrolyzed vegetable protein (HVP) is a flavor enhancer commonly used in processed foods.
The FDA announced that HVP manufactured by Basic Food Flavors has been recalled, and an estimated 10,000 products are affected. HVP is found in everything from chips and chip dips to sauces, soups and marinades. It is also used in frozen foods and even in some prepared fresh foods such as potato salad and fresh dips.
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.

The following soup and dip mix products are included in the HVP recall. This list may not include the latest updates.

  • 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

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

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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