Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein (HVP) Recall By FDA Stuns PeopleMarch 16th, 2010 - 7:50 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri
Nevada, Mar 16, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Recently the FDA put a large number of processed foods under recall owing to the presence of hydrolyzed vegetable protein in them that according to the entity, is not recommended for consumption. There are a total of 153 products that have been listed by the FDA and they include snack foods, marinade mixes, dips and soups and several kinds of ready to eat stuffs. However, to the average consumers the word sounds like a puzzle as a majority of them are not sure what it means. Most of them did not have the idea that the substance HVP is found in several types of processed foods.
However, now the news is out that millions of kilos of HVP added to packaged food and snacks have come under the huge salmonella recall, the consumers have sit up and taken notice. In Canada, flavored chips, popcorn seasoning, dips and soup mixes have come under the range of recall. The list of the recalled products can grow with time as FDA has warned. In fact, it has said that this recall could become the biggest food recall of North America in the coming days. Basic Food Flavors, Inc a Nevada based company whose products have come under this recall will start with soy extracts and vegetable scraps.
While food afflicted with salmonella may look or smell okay, people who eat those food scan develop a food-borne disease named salmonellosis. It can have fatal consequences on young children and elderly people with poor immune systems. It may induce symptoms like diarrhea, vomiting and high fever.
List of recalled products can be found here
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