Basic Food Flavors

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Basic Food Flavors, Inc. is a private company based in North Las Vegas, Nevada, United States. Established in 1980, they have developed a line of hydrolyzed vegetable protein (HVP), soy sauce and soy base products.[1][2] It produces 120 varieties of HVP which are used in various products including chips, soups, dressings and snack foods. A private company which does not make financial information public, annual sales have been estimated as between $20 and $50 million.[3]

On March 4, 2010 the United States Food and Drug Administration announced it was conducting an investigation after a customer of Basic Food Flavors reported finding Salmonella in one production lot of HVP.[4] Affected bulk, ready-to-eat and ready-to-cook HVP products were recalled in the U.S. and Canada.[5] The recall resulted in 177 products being removed from grocery shelves.[6]

About 1990, the company moved to Nevada from Pomona, California, complaining that California's economic regulations were too strict and expensive.[7][8][9]

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  1. ^ "Basic Food Flavors". Flavor Consultants. Archived from the original on 13 April 2010. Retrieved March 5, 2010. 
  2. ^ "Basic Food Flavors". Retrieved March 5, 2010. 
  3. ^ Flynn, Dan (Mar 9, 2010). "Regulatory Climate Sent HVP Maker Packing". Food Safety News. Retrieved June 7, 2010. 
  4. ^ "Salmonella Tennessee Identified in a Processed Food Ingredient". U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. March 4, 2010. Archived from the original on 7 March 2010. Retrieved Mar 7, 2010. 
  5. ^ "Information for Food Manufacturers - Recall of Hydrolysed Vegetable Protein (HVP) by Basic Flavors Inc., Las Vegas, Nevada". Canadian Food Inspection Agency. Archived from the original on March 11, 2010. Retrieved March 7, 2010. 
  6. ^ Caroline, Scott-Thomas (July 29, 2010). "FDA hails Reportable Food Registry success". Decision News Media. Archived from the original on 31 July 2010. Retrieved Aug 21, 2010. 
  7. ^ Mason, Julie Cohen (July 1, 1991). "Migrating across the land. (relocation of industrial facilities) (Management In Practice)". Management Review. Retrieved March 7, 2010. 
  8. ^ "Clean air's dirty deal". The Washington Times. October 31, 1990. Retrieved March 7, 2010. 
  9. ^ Fulton, William B. (2001). The reluctant metropolis: the politics of urban growth in Los Angeles. The Johns Hopkins University Press. p. 323. ISBN 0-8018-6506-9. 

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