You’ve probably heard about this, but if not you should be following Home Ec 101 because Heather is updating her site regularly as more products are pinpointed in the latest salmonella food safety scare. If you haven’t heard, a slew of foods containing Hydrolized Vegetable Protein (HVP) have been tainted.
And as one of her commenters pointed out, foods containing Hydrolized Vegetable Protein (HVP) should be avoided, salmonella dangers or not, as it’s a sneaky way that food processors get MSG into foods without having to state MSG in the ingredients. But if you have any of the following brands in your pantry, you should check the PDF that Heather links to on her site for more specifics.
De la Casa
Fresh Food Concepts
National Pretzel Company
Follow Your Heart (frozen, prepared meals, many vegetarian)
Great Value (Walmart’s generic, Ranch Chip Dip)
Johnny’s Fine Foods
Oak Lake Farms
Trader Joe’s (Organic Creamy Ranch Dressing & Dip)