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Major Food Recall for Salmonella

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is actively investigating findings of Salmonella Tennessee in hydrolyzed vegetable protein (HVP) manufactured by Basic Food Flavors, Inc., in Las Vegas, NV. 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. It is often blended with other spices to make seasonings that are used in or on foods.
As a former food scientist who developed low fat food products, I can attest this ingredient is in a lot of products. It may even be in products and not declared because it is a subingredient of "onion flavor" or some other minor component of a food. It is probably okay in products that will be cooked to simmering or boiling, but I would watch out for the dips that are served cold.
A complete searchable listing of the recalled products is listed on the FDA Recall List. At this time, no illnesses associated with this contamination have been reported to the FDA.
One product I recognized and had recently purchased at Publix, is the T Marzetti dips. Here is a partial listing of Marzetti lot codes. Please check the FDA listing for all the brands listed, there are lots of soups and chips listed. If you find some of these products in your pantry or refrigerator, just return them to the store where you purchased them for a full refund.
CategoryBrand NameDescriptionRecalling FirmPack SizeLot NumbersUPC Code
Dip and Dip MixJohnny's Fine FoodsFrench Dip Powdered Au JusJohnny's Fine Foods6oz bottlesExpiration date: 0332
Dip and Dip MixJohnny's Fine FoodsFrench Dip Powdered Au JusJohnny's Fine Foods1.1oz foil packetsExpiration date: 02212
Dip and Dip MixT. MarzettiSouthwest Ranch Veggie DipT. Marzetti15.5 ounce plastic tubs Best By dates: APR2010F, APR2810F, MAY1610F, MAY3110F, JUN0610F, JUN1410F, JUN1910F 70200 52004
Dip and Dip MixT. MarzettiFat Free Southwest Ranch Veggie DipT. Marzetti13 ounce plastic tubs Best By dates: MAY1610F, MAY3010F, JUN0810F, JUN1210F, JUN2510F70200 52033
Dip and Dip MixT. MarzettiSpinach Veggie DipT. Marzetti15 ounce plastic tubs Best By dates: APR1910F, MAY0910F, JUN0710F 70200 52059
Dip and Dip MixT. MarzettiSpinach Veggie Dip, Epinards, Trempette A LegumesT. Marzetti340 gram plastic tubs Best By dates: 10AL11F, 10AL17F, 10AL24F, 10AL30F, 10MA08F, 10JN12F 70200 58843
Dip and Dip MixT. MarzettiSouthwest Ranch Veggie Dip, Ranch style sud-ouest americain Trempette A LegumesT. Marzetti340 gram plastic tubs Best By dates: 10AL17F, 10AL24F, 10AL30F, 10MA08F, 10JN05F, 10JN14F70200 58844