Recent Product Recalls

  • Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein, March 2010:  "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."



  • Update on Pistachio Product Recall FDA has established a searchable database on its website that includes brands of recalled pistachios and pistachio products. These products may contain Setton Pistachio products that the Setton firm has recalled because of potential Salmonella contamination. To date, there is no conclusive evidence that links the recalled pistachio products to cases of human illness, although a connection cannot be completely ruled out. The number of new recalls has dropped dramatically, and very few additions are being made to the recall database at this time.

Ongoing outbreaks and recalls

Action needed to stop contamination as peanut butter recall expands Don Schaffner, professor of food microbiology at Rutgers University says “The peanut industry must wake up and recognize the serious problem here, Salmonella in raw products is an issue but we need to make sure we deal with it. There was a problem in almonds a while ago and after the industry published a mandate on pasteurization or some treatment for raw almonds and it seems to have solved the problem.”


Nina International Recalls Ground Hot Pepper Because Of Possible Health Risk Ground Hot Pepper was distributed in MD, Washington, DC and VA and reached consumers through African and ethnic retail food stores. The recall was as the result of a routine testing program which revealed that the finished products contained the bacteria.