March 16, 2010

"10,000 products" Containing HVP Recalled

A major recall of food products just keeps getting bigger, with the list not containing 10,000 products that are being recalled.

The products in the recall are all food items containing HVP, aka hydrolized vegetable protein, a substance added to many many different foods and snacks.

Certain kinds of Pringles potato chips, Quaker Baked Cheddar Snack Mix, various dips and gravy, taquitos, quesadillas and many other products are on the list that should be thrown away if you have them, as a health precaution.

The HVP substance is suspected to have a chance of spreading salmonella, according to health experts who study the disease.

Medical experts say no cases of salmonella have been traced back to any of these products, but they must be recalled as a precaution anyway.

For more info, and the complete list, see below:

"10,000 products" Containing HVP Recalled

Salmonella contamination at a Nevada food-flavoring plant may trigger the recall of as many as 10,000 products, according to a Consumers Union scientist. PepsiCo Inc. joined Procter & Gamble Co., Nestle SA and McCormick & Co. yesterday in recalling food containing hydrolyzed vegetable protein, or HVP. The widespread use of the flavoring means more companies will follow, said Michael Hansen, senior scientist at Consumers Union, the Yonkers, New York-based advocacy group that publishes Consumer Reports magazine....

"10,000 products" Containing HVP Recalled

Posted at March 16, 2010 2:34 AM