Thursday, March 4, 2010

WOW just WOW

FDA warns of Salmonella risk from common flavor enhancer -
Thousands of types of processed foods -- including many varieties of soups, chips, hot dogs and salad dressings -- may pose a health threat because they contain a flavor enhancer that could be contaminated with Salmonella, the Food and Drug Administration said Thursday.
Salmonella was detected in one lot of hydrolyzed vegetable protein made by Basic Food Flavors Inc. as well as inside the company's Nevada manufacturing facility, according to the FDA. Basic Food Flavors Inc. is one of only a handful of companies that makes hydrolyzed vegetable protein, but its customer list is extensive
The FDA has posted on its Web site a list of products that are being recalled by their manufacturers. The list contained 56 products as of midafternoon and is expected to balloon. It can be found at

I don't normally write about what I find in the news but this one is a BIGGIE! Some days I get very tired of gardening year round and trying to provide us with as much food as I possibly can but when I read articles like this I am thankful that we have the ability to grow the majority of our own foods and choose to do it.

Talk about an instant shortage of food!

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