The HVP Recall Ramifications Continue – 750 Tons of Meat Recalled

Windsor Foods, with operations in Lampasas, Texas, and Oakland, Miss., is recalling approximately 1.7 million pounds of ready-to-eat (RTE) beef taquito and chicken quesadilla products that may be contaminated with salmonella.

The packages of beef taquito and chicken quesadilla products contain as an ingredient the specific Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein (HVP), which was previously recalled, USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced late Tuesday night. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced a recall of the HVP product on March 4.  Check this article for label information:

http://www.fsis.usda.gov/News/Recall_049_2009_Release/index.asp

WASHINGTON, March 8, 2010 – Nestlé Professional North America, a Cleveland, Ohio establishment, is recalling approximately 6,000 pounds of a ready-to-eat (RTE) bacon base product that may be contaminated with Salmonella. The packages of bacon base contain as an ingredient the specific Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein (HVP), which was previously recalled, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.

http://www.fsis.usda.gov/News_&_Events/Recall_015_2010_Release/index.asp

WASHINGTON—Ruiz Foods, Inc., a Denison, Texas, firm, is recalling approximately 115,700 pounds of a ready-to-eat (RTE) beef product that may be contaminated with Salmonella. The packages of beef product contain hydrolyzed vegetable protein (HVP), which was recalled on March 4.  Package label info can be found here:

http://www.foodproductdesign.com/news/2010/03/ruiz-foods-recalls-rte-beef-over-hvp.aspx

Meat flavored potato chips are not to be left out of the fray.  This is a reminder that our meat is not always “meat”.  We have the same flavoring in our meat flavored potato chips as we do in our bacon.  One of my favorite quotes I found on one of the comments to an article on this was a guy proclaiming mock shock saying, “What someone put poison in our poison?”  Here is the info on the Pringles recall:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/03/09/pringles-recall-chips-rec_n_491892.html

I have some more commentary to offer on this later, but for now be sure to check your freezer… and eat real food where you can!