Food Safety Recall for Potential Salmonella Contamination

Heather says:

I’d like to thank @jaxcc for alerting me to the massive recall of potentially contaminated items. It’s important to check your pantries for items in this list from the FDA. This pdf is the full list of recalled products. I will list the brands below as a quick way to decide whether or not you need to download the list and go through your entire pantry.

Salmonella is most dangerous to the young and the elderly. While salmonella is often associated with raw chicken it has other sources and vegetarians need to be aware that the contaminated ingredient is Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein and it is present in vegetarian items, too.

*EDIT* 3/8/2010: The list of recalled Products has been updated.

New Brands Added to the recall:

Concord Foods
De la Casa
Fresh Food Concepts
HK Anderson
Sunflower Markets
National Pretzel Company

Brands involved in this recall are:


Follow Your Heart (frozen, prepared meals, many vegetarian)

Great Value (Walmart’s generic, Ranch Chip Dip)


Homemade Gourmet

Johnny’s Fine Foods

Oak Lake Farms

T. Marzetti

Trader Joe’s (Organic Creamy Ranch Dressing & Dip)


  1. says

    In my sometimes arrogant opinion, any foods containing Hydrolized Vegetable Protein (HVP) should be avoided, salmonella dangers or not!


    It's a sneaky way that food processors get MSG into foods without having to state MSG in the ingredients. And they can LEGALLY say "NO MSG ADDED" on the label when they use the HVP.

    My recent post Figment

  2. Stacy says

    Thanks Heather. I went to Trader Joe's right after I saw this, and noticed that the dressing listed was missing. I was looking for some ranch dressing too, so I might have bought that if it was there.

  3. Airedalelover says

    Thanks. I like some of those products and purchase them from time to time.
    I didn’t know about the TVP & MSG connection either.

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