The outbreak linked to salami and pepper, and the recall linked to hydrolyzed vegetable protein (HVP), have sparked additional food recalls.  First, the pepper.  The FDA’s recall notice posted today (it is dated March 25th–from a consumer health standpoint, shouldn’t these notices be going up a little closer in time to the day they occurred)

Today, yet another company had to recall products due to Salmonella-contaminated hydrolyzed vegetable protein (HVP) manufactured by Basic Food Flavors, a Las Vegas, Nevada company.  Today’s recall was by Ruiz Foods, Inc., a Denison, Texas establishment, who had to recall 115,700 pounds of a ready-to-eat beef product that contained HVP as an ingredient.   

But Ruiz Foods is just another

More companies added products to the growing list of recalled food products containing Salmonella contaminated hydrolyzed vegetable protein (HVP).  HVP is a flavor enhancer used in a wide variety of processed food products, such as soups, sauces, chilis, stews, hot dogs, gravies, seasoned snack foods, dips, and dressings.  The manufacturer of the contaminated HVP is Basic


Today, Reser’s Fine Foods, Inc. of Beaverton, OR, became the latest company to announce a recall of food products because they contain salmonella-contaminated hydrolyzed vegetable protein (HVP).  The contaminated HVP was supplied to Reser, among many other companies, by Basic Food Flavors, Inc., a Las Vegas, Nevada company. 

The recall linked to contaminated HVP from Basic Foods


Several days ago, Basic Food Flavors, Inc., a Nevada company, recalled hydrolyzed vegetable protein ("HVP"–a protein breakdown product of vegetable amino acids), due to potential salmonella contamination.  The recalled products were widely distributed and included in many further processed foods.  Ever since, many companies that used Basic Food’s HVP as an ingredient in their own products, have announced

Late yesterday, Tim’s Cascade Snacks of Algona, Washington recalled its ‘HAWAIIAN® Kettle Style Potato Chips – SWEET MAUI ONION’ AND ‘HAWAIIAN – SWEET MAUI ONION RINGS’ because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.  The recalled chips were distributed nationwide and in Canada through retail stores, distributors, direct delivery and internet sales. These products

To date, at least three different companies have recalled a variety of food products due to fears that the products contain salmonella-contaminated hydrolyzed vegetable protein (HVP).  Johnny’s Fine Foods Inc. of Tacoma, WA, has recalled its powdered french dip au jus mix; Kroger has recalled two onion dip and soup mixes; and T Marzetti Company