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Notes - Salmonella Supplement - What exactly is hydrolyzed...

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What exactly is hydrolyzed vegetable protein? It sounds more like a chemical than a food ingredient, and until this week, most consumers had probably never heard of hydrolyzed vegetable protein -- let alone realized the additive is found in thousands of processed foods. But news that millions of kilograms of the ingredient, which is added to flavored snacks and other pre- packaged foods, is now the subject of a massive salmonella recall has put HVP on the radar of concerned consumers. In Canada, domestically produced soup mixes, dips, popcorn seasoning and flavored chips made the recall list. The list will likely grow, as U.S. authorities warned this could become one of the largest food recalls in North America. Additive manufacturers including Basic Food Flavors, Inc., the Nevada-based company at the centre of the HVP recall, start out with vegetable scraps or soy extracts. They are boiled in hydrochloric acid, then neutralized with sodium hydroxide. The acid breaks down the
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