ATTENTION ALL SOUTH COAST FOOD SHARE MEMBERS
NOTICE OF FOOD HOLD OR FOOD RECALL
A representative from each south coast food share member agency must respond to this message as soon as possible to confirm that this notice has been received.
The following products contain hvp and are to be held form distribution until furthor notice:
Do not distroy these PRODUCTS Separate them from your inventory and clear lable the containers to prevent them from being distributed.
What should we be holding?
Based on the information currently available, and the expectation that the full extent of the current recall is likely to expand in the coming days and weeks, OFB is putting the following item codes on temporary hold. As the extent of the recall becomes more defined we will inspect and/or release products as appropriate
Item # Description
- 0009 Crackers/Snacks Pallet
- 0817 Rice Sm/Med Pk
- 0016 Condiments, Bulk
- 0818 Proteins, Non-meat Sm/Med Pk
- 0055 Crackers, Sm/Med Pk A2H
- 0819 Meat/Fish/Poultry Sm/Med Pk
- 0056 Crackers, Saltines A2H
- 0822 Entrees/Meals Sm Med Pk
- 0059 Bars, Cereal/Granola Sm/Med Pk
- 0823 Soup Sm/Med Pk
- 0060 Crackers, Sm/Med Pk
- 0839 Soup, Dehydrated Sm/Med Pk
- 0209 Grains FRC
- 0842 Condiments Sm/Med Pk
- 0221 Chips FRC/Misc
- 0844 Snacks Sm/Med Pk
- 0228 Rice FRC
- 1001 Pasta Salads Sm/Med Pk
- 0231 Pasta FRC
- 1013 Salad Dressing, Ref Sm/Med Pk
- 0236 Proteins, Non-Meat FRC
- 1022 Salad Dressing SS Ref
- 0239 Entrees/Meals FRC
- 1024 Tofu, Ref Sm/Med Pk
- 0243 Soup FRC
- 1025 Dip, Ref Sm/Med Pk
- 0258 Condiments FRC
- 1029 Deli Product Ref Pallet
- 0261 Snacks/Desserts FRC
- 1033 Sauce, Ref Sm/Med Pk
- 0263 Mustard Sm/Med Pk
- 1034 Salad Dressing, Ref Bulk
- 0266 Salad Dressing Sm/Med Pk
- 1035 Gravy, Ref Sm/Med Pk
- 0267 Stuffing/Croutons Sm/Med Pk
- 1040 Reser's U-pick
- 0272 Tofu Sm/Med Pk
- 1042 Condiments, Ref Sm/Med Pk
- 0290 Spices/Seasonings Sm/Med Pk
- 1047 Deli Prods/Salads Ref Pallet
- 0292 Snacks/Desserts Bulk
- 1049 Condiments, Ref Bulk
- 0295 Sauce Sm/Med Pk
- 1265 Lettuce, Salad Mix Bags Sm/Med Pk
- 0303 Broth Sm/Med Pk
- 1422 Bread, Prod/Stuffing Ref Sm/Med Pk
- 0307 Bars, Power Sm/Med Pk
- 1460 Lunchables Sm/Med Pk
- 0321 Sauce Bulk
- 2063 Sauce Bulk
- 0340 Salad Dressing Bulk
- 2075 Sandwiches, Deli Frz Sm/Med Pk
- 0350 Entrees, Rice Sm/Med Pk
- 2086 Rice Frz Sm/Med Pk
- 0355 Food Drive Product Tote
- 2090 Meat, Deli Frz Sm/Med Pk
- 0359 Spices/Seasoning Bulk
- 2115 Bread/Stuffing Mix Sm/Med Pk
- 0388 Pretzels Sm/Med Pk
- 2124 Pizza Frz Sm/Med Pk
- 0390 Soup, Base Sm/Med Pk
- 2172 Sauce Frz Sm/Med Pk
- 0394 Bread, Stuffing Mix Bulk
- 2174 Entrees/Meals Frz Sm/Med Pk
- 0402 Gravy Sm/Med Pk
- 2436 Hot Dogs Frz Sm/Med Pk
- 0406 Soup, Ramen/Cup of Soup Sm/Med Pk
- 2538 Freezer Items Lbs NS
- 0431 Ketchup Sm/Med Pk
- 4002 Canned & Dry Retail
- 0441 Ketchup Bulk
- 4201 Frozen Foods
- 0500 Food Drive Bulk Lbs
- 4211 Meat, Small Portions
- 0501 Food Drive Lbs
- 6091 Mac & Cheese-UW
- 0502 Food Drive Cases
- 9017 Macaroni & Cheese - 24/7.25 oz
- 0504 Food Drive - Non Food
- 9028 Pasta Beef Dinner (add Beef)
- 0531 Snacks, Popcorn (popped) Sm/Med Pk
- 9031 Pasta Dinner Creamy Tuna Helper
- 0705 Baking, Pizza Crust Mix Sm/Med Pk
- 6000 4Mac & Cheese (Collins)
- 0708 Salsa Sm/Med Pk
- 6001 5Mac & Cheese (Meyer)
- 0816 Rice Sm/Med Pk
- 90031 Pasta Dinner Cheesy Tuna Helper
- 90281 Pasta Beef Dinner 12/6oz
More Information about HVP
What is HVP?
Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein (HVP) is one of most common protein based food "fillers" used to make literally thousands of processed food products. It is most commonly derived from soy, corn, or wheat protein. It is found in veggie burgers, gravy mixes, soups and many other grocery products. One of the largest producers of HVP in the United States, Las Vegas-based Basic Food Flavors Inc., was the subject of an FDA consumer safety warning announcement. Salmonella had been found contaminating the company's HVP production equipment, the FDA said. Most Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein isn't purchased directly by consumers; it's used by food production companies as an ingredient in mainstream processed foods.
How does HVP appear on the label?
The FDA advises that the ingredient labeling of HVP makes it difficult to know if a product contains HVP.
HVP will not appear as “Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein” on the label but may appear in many ways. Because of FDA labeling requirements related to potential allergens, the source of the protein needs be identified and may appear as some variation of soy protein isolate, hydrolyzed corn or soy protein, soy protein concentrate etc…
Frequently you will see several listings on one label such as “autolyzed protein isolate of corn, soy, and wheat.” This reflects a manufacturer using potentially several different forms interchangeably at different times depending on pricing and availability.
From the FDA guide for the Food Industry concerning the HVP recall:
Regarding Ready-to-Eat Foods Manufactured With or Containing HVP made by Basic Food Flavors, Inc. on or after September 17, 2009
These products may be contaminated with Salmonella and should be recalled, unless they have been subjected to a validated Salmonella kill step in the production process. Examples of kill steps include adequate heating for periods of time specified in the FDA Model Food Code, or their equivalent. At this time, FDA is not asking firms to contact FDA or submit information if there is a validated kill step in their production process.
Regarding Ready-to-Cook Foods Manufactured With or Containing HVP made by Basic Food Flavors, Inc. on or after September 17, 2009
- If cooking instructions have not been validated to kill Salmonella, these products should be recalled.
- In many cases, however the cooking instructions will be validated to kill Salmonella.
- At this time, FDA does not believe that recalling these products is necessary. FDA will advise industry on additional steps as new information becomes available.
- FDA asks that industry consider the use of products in deciding the appropriate response. For example, a soup mix that is often combined by consumers with sour cream or yogurt to make a dip should be considered as a ready-to-eat food.
- FDA is now conducting additional surveillance, testing, and risk modeling to further evaluate whether these products may pose an appreciable risk to consumers.