Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

March 07, 2010 19:59 ET

Warning: Various Foods Containing Hydrolysed Vegetable Proteins (HVP) Recalled by Basic Food Flavors Inc. May Contain Salmonella Bacteria

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - March 7, 2010) -

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The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning the public not to consume the foods described below because these products may be contaminated with Salmonella.

These products contain hydrolysed vegetable protein manufactured by Basic Food Flavors, Inc., Las Vegas, Nevada. Basic Food Flavors initiated a recall of the hydrolysed vegetable protein due to Salmonella contamination.
This is an ongoing food safety investigation. As more products are identified, the CFIA will continue to update its list of recalled products.

The following foods, manufactured in the U.S., are affected by this alert:

Brand Product Size UPC Code
H.K. Anderson Pretzel Bites - Honey Mustard 9 oz. 0 70271 00130 3 May 14 10 I4
May 14 10 G5
President's Choice Honey Mustard flavour
Pretzel Nuggets
300 g 0 60383 99222 4 2010 MA 14 I2
2010 MA 28 G3
2010 MA 28 I2
2010 JL 15 H7

These products may have been distributed nationally.

There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of these products.

Food contaminated with Salmonella may not look or smell spoiled. Consumption of food contaminated with these bacteria may cause salmonellosis, a food borne illness. In young children, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems, salmonellosis may cause serious and sometimes deadly infections. In otherwise healthy people, salmonellosis may cause short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, vomiting, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhoea. Long-term complications may include severe arthritis.

The importers are voluntarily recalling the affected products from the marketplace. The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.

For more information consumers and industry can call the CFIA at 1-800-442-2342 / TTY 1-800-465-7735 (8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern time, Monday to Friday).

For information on Salmonella, visit the Food Facts web page at:
For information on all food recalls, visit the CFIA's Food Recall Report at:

To find out more about receiving recalls by e-mail, and other food safety facts, visit our web site at:

Contact Information

  • Media Inquiries:
    CFIA Media Relations
    Lisa Gauthier, Communications Advisor
    Plant Health Communications, Public Affairs
    Canadian Food Inspection Agency
    613-773-5427, cell: 613-293-2978
    613-773-5618 (FAX)