Due to concerns surrounding a recent recall of products made with hydrolyzed vegetable protein (HVP), we want to reassure all our customers that we have never used HVP as an ingredient.
All items under all the brands featured on our web site are completely free of HVP.
Hydrolyzed vegetable protein, or HVP, is produced by boiling cereals (such as wheat) or legumes (such as soy) in hydrochloric acid and then neutralizing the solution with sodium hydroxide. According to ABC News on March 4th, a Nevada-based manufacturer reported that contamination of hydrolyzed vegetable protein (HVP) led to many processed foods being recalled. PepsiCo (on March 11th) recalled all products containing the HVP in question, following moves already made by Procter & Gamble, Nestle SA and McCormick & Co.
At Edward & Sons Trading Company, Inc., we have never considered hydrolyzed vegetable protein (HVP) to meet our standards for a natural ingredient. Therefore none of our products has ever contained HVP and none of the items on our web site are affected by this recall.