By Matt Long
MARCH 5, 2010 1:12 PM
The Food and Drug Administration announced a massive recall Thursday of more than 50 food products after traces of salmonella were discovered in a common ingredient.
FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg said the recall was a precaution and that she did not know of any illnesses due to the product.
The recall was prompted after Nevada-based Basic Food Flavors, Inc. notified the FDA that it found a possible contamination in one batch of the company's hydrolyzed vegetable protein. The protein is used to enhance the flavor of certain types of dips, snacks, and soups.
The recall covers any food that used the protein from September 2009 to
Kroger confirmed that its onion soup and dip mix was among those recalled.
For a complete list, visit the FDA website.