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Bad Veggie Protein Brings Dip Recall

Johnny’s Fine Foods Saturday recalled its French Dip Powdered Au Jus in 6 ounce bottles and French Dip Powdered Au Jus in 1.1 ounce foil packets because the products contain ingredients that maybe contaminated with Salmonella.

The Tacoma, WA-based company said the products are distributed nationwide through retail stores.  No illnesses have been associated with the recall.

Johnny’s French Dip Powdered Au Jus 6 ounce is packaged in a clear plastic bottle with a red, white and blue label. The expiration date for this product is 03312. Johnny’s French Dip Powdered Au Jus 1.1 ounce is packaged in a red, white and blue foil packet. The expiration date for this product is 02212.

The product was made using hydrolyzed vegetable protein manufactured by Basic Food Flavors, Inc. of Las Vegas, Nevada. Basic Food Flavors initiated a recall of its the hydrolyzed vegetable protein due to Salmonella contamination.

This product should be destroyed immediately. Consumers with questions may contact Johnny’s Fine Foods at 1-800-962-1462 Monday thru Friday 8am to 3pm Pacific Standard Time.

Salmonella bacteria are organisms, which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections, especially in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems.

Symptoms of Salmonella infection include fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, and vomiting and abdominal pain.

On occasion, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis.

Anyone experiencing symptoms should seek immediate medical attention.

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