courtesy http://www.gospelgifs.com/ Jim SuttonDear Ones:
There is a massive HVP aka Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein recall going on per the FDA. What is HVP? It is a food-additive in too many processed foods to count. It is also, in my opinion, the source of many allergy issues, but I'll save that for another time. There are so many HVP recalls that I can't list them here. So I refer you to the FDA Website for specifics so you can be aware and protect yourself and your loved ones.
The general recall page is: http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/default.htm
Current specific recalls are listed on the page above. Among the products recalled are (some or all) Quaker Snacks, Mrs. Gerry's, GNS Foods Snack Mixes, National Pretzel Co foods, HERB-OX Bouillon Products, McCormick's and many, many more.
The Pringles P & G Recall can be found at: www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm203957.htm
P&G Joins Industry Ingredient Recall by Voluntarily Recalling Two Flavors of Pringles® in the United States in Response to FDA Industry Guidance
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - March 08, 2010 - CINCINNATI – PRNewswire/ - The Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:PG), in response to a recommendation from the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) to the food industry, announced today that it is voluntarily recalling Pringles Restaurant Cravers Cheeseburger potato crisps and Pringles Family Faves Taco Night potato crisps as part of an industry ingredient recall to protect consumers from potential Salmonella exposure. There have been no reports of Salmonella-related illness in relation to these products.
P&G was notified by one of its suppliers that a seasoning used in these two products contains hydrolyzed vegetable protein (HVP) manufactured by Basic Food Flavors, Inc., who has voluntarily recalled several lots of this ingredient because of potential salmonella exposure. As a result, the FDA has recommended that food manufacturers recall certain types of products containing HVP manufactured by Basic Food Flavors, and P&G is complying with this guidance.
Only products with the following "best by" dates are being recalled. The "best by" date for each product can be found on the bottom of the can.
"Best by" date
Pringles Restaurant Cravers Cheeseburger, Super Stack Canister, 181 grams 37000 26936
Pringles Family Faves Taco Night, Super Stack Canister,
181 grams 37000 26773
No other Pringles varieties or flavors are affected by this recall. These two products represent only one half of one percent of Pringles' U.S. volume. None of the affected products have been shipped to retailers outside of the United States.
The safety of our products is P&G's top priority, and we follow rigorous food safety and ingredient testing standards. We are withdrawing these products out of an abundance of caution for consumer safety and in response to FDA’s recommendation to the food industry.
Salmonella is a common food borne pathogen that can cause severe illnesses, including fever, abdominal cramps and diarrhea. While most individuals recover without medical intervention, the infection can be life-threatening in some cases such as young children, the elderly and those with compromised immune systems. There have been no reports of Salmonella-related illness to date in relation to these products.
Consumers who have purchased the recalled products should discard the product and call P&G for a replacement coupon or refund at 1-877-876-7881 (Hours of operation: Monday - Friday, 9AM - 6PM US ET).
Rev Barb's advice on all this? AVOID AND DO NOT EAT ANY FOODS KNOWINGLY MADE WITH HYDROLYZED ANIMAL PROTEIN, PERIOD. HVP is in soup bases, mixes, dips, filled/flavored snack food and chips, etc. Do your homework and read all food packaging if you wish to stay healthy!
One would think that manufactured foods with manufactured ingredients would be 'safer' bacteria-wise than natural foods. WRONG. Any proteinaceous product, natural or man-made is subject to microbial contamination....in this case our old friend Salmonella.
The real question to ask is "where is all this Salmonella contamination coming from? Is THAT natural or 'man-made' I wonder?"
Food for thought, if not for your stomachs. Stay tuned for a secondary article on the overwhelming Salmonella in the pepper industry. It, too, is not to be believed.
Rev Barb Sexton
"The Biblical Biochemist-Where Science Meets the Cross"