FDA releases up-to-date list of products recalled for potentially hazardous HVP

Legal News for Product Liability Attorneys. FDA releases list of products recalled due to health risk associated with risky hydrolyzed vegetable protein.

Product liability attorney alerts- Salmonella risk associated with hydrolyzed vegetable protein prompts long list of product recalls, FDA reported.

West Palm Beach, FL —With the list of product recalls announced in regards to potentially contaminated hydrolyzed vegetable protein (HVP) growing daily, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) http://www.fda.gov has made an inventory of all products affected by the recall as of Monday, March 8, 2010. The hydrolyzed vegetable protein, sold to manufacturers in paste and powders, was used in many food products sold throughout the United States and may pose a Salmonella risk to consumers, consequently prompting the mass recall of products containing HVP.

The manufacturers of products affected by the recall include:

Bouillon Products
• Herbox

Dip and Dip Mix Products
• Concord Foods
• De la Casa
• Delicioso
• Follow Your Heart
• Fresh Food Concepts
• Great Value
• Johnny’s Fine Foods
• McCormick
• Oak Lake Farms
• Reser’s
• Rojo’s
• T. Marzetti

Dressing and Dressing Mix Products
• Follow Your Heart
• Reser’s
• Trader Joe’s

Gravy Mix Products
• McCormick

Pre-Packaged Meal Products
• Follow Your Heart

Prepared Salad Products
• Reser’s

Snack and Snack Mix Products
• Great Nut Supply
• HK Anderson
• Hawaiian
• National Pretzel Company
• President’s Choice
• Rouses Louisiana’s Best
• Safeway
• Spec’s Wines & Fine Foods
• Sunflower Markets

Soup Mix Products
• Castrella
• Homemade Gourmet

Stuffing Products
• McCormick

According to the FDA, “Salmonella can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis.”

For more information regarding recalled products, including brand names, descriptions, package sizes, lot numbers, and UPC codes, consumers should look at the FDA’s comprehensive list of affected products at http://www.accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/HVPCP/.

Legal News Reporter: Sandra Quinlan- Legal News for Product Liability Lawyers.