• By Bob Whitwam
  • Posted Wednesday, March 10, 2010

North Carolinians Urged To Check Pantries

State environmental health officials are urging people to make sure they do not consume recalled products flavored with hydrolyzed vegetable protein, following a nationwide recall by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration after Salmonella Tennessee was identified in one company’s HVP supply.

Hydrolyzed vegetable protein is a common ingredient used most frequently as a flavor enhancer in many processed foods, including soups, sauces, chilis, stews, hot dogs, gravies, seasoned snack foods, dips and dressings.

“It is important to take this recall seriously as this ingredient is used to flavor foods commonly found in households across the state,” said Larry Michael, head of the Food Protection Branch in the Division of Environmental Health. “So far, several products have been recalled, and this has the potential to expand rapidly. It is important to monitor the recall list to know which products are safe to consume.”

Read the full NC Press Release

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