Modern Products Recalls Seasonings Due to Possible Health Risk

ALAMEDA, CA–March 30, 2010.  Modern Products, Inc. is initiating a recall of products manufactured with HVP (Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein) supplied by Basic Food Flavors of Las Vegas, Nevada, because the ingredient has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.

“Consumption of products containing Salmonella can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, 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.”

To date, no illnesses have been associated with any Modern Products seasonings. In addition, random samples covering all HVP batches of concern were sent to an independent laboratory for testing and all results came back negative, but to be safe, FDA’s recommendation to recall product is being followed.

Recalled products were distributed nationwide and sold in retail stores. The following products are being recalled:


UPC Number Product Description Code Dates/Lot #



0-75820-00000-4        Spike Original Magic!, 3 oz.                 9J19, 9J20, 9K12, 9K13,

9K16, 9K30, 9L16, 9L17,

9L28, 9L29, 10B10, 10B11,

10B12, 10B15, 10B25,



0-75820-20408-2        Spike Seasoning, 7 oz.                         9J21, 9L01, 9L17, 9L28,

9L29, 10B15, 10B18


0-75820-20616-1        Spike Seasoning, 14 oz.                       9L03, 9L17, 9L21, 9L30,

10A12, 10A13


0-75820-30030-2        Spike Seasoning, 5 lb. bulk                  9K05, 9K09, 9K10, 9K16,

9K17, 9K30, 9L18, 9L21,

10A18, 10B17, 10B18, 10B19


0-75820-00002-8        Spike Vegit Magic!, 2 oz.                     9K02, 9L16, 10A19, 10B12


0-75820-20806-6        Vegit Seasoning, 4 oz.                          10B11


0-75820-21012-0        Vegit Seasoning, 8 oz.                          9L30, 10A12


0-75820-00001-1        Spike Vege-Sal Magic!, 4 oz.               9K02, 9K03, 9L29


0-75820-15410-3        Vege-Sal Seasoning, 10 oz.                  9J29, 9L09, 9L29, 10B11,



0-75820-15222-2        Vege-Sal Seasoning, 20 oz.                  9K17, 9K19, 10A13


0-75820-00005-9        Spike Hot ‘n Spicy Magic!, 2.5 oz.      10A19, 10B15


0-75820-00003-5        Spike Tenderizer Magic!, 3-3/4 oz.      9K03, 10B25


0-75820-00008-0        Spike Onion Magic!, 2-1/2 oz.             10B15


0-75820-17804-8        Hauser Vegetable Broth, 4 oz.              9L08, 10B11


0-75820-18008-9        Hauser Vegetable Broth, 8 oz.              9K09, 9K10, 10A14


Codes on bottles/jars are printed along the base of the jar, cartons/boxes will have the code embossed along the top of the package.

What to do with product and for any further information, please contact Modern Products, Inc. Tel 262-242-2400 Email [email protected]

This recall is being made with the knowledge of the Food and Drug Administration. For updated information, go to the FDA website, .