Examples of Hydrolyzed plant/vegetable protein w/pn

Posted on: Thu, 04/22/1999 - 7:32am
SteveW's picture
Joined: 04/08/1999 - 09:00

Does anyone know of and specific examples of hydrolyzed plant/vegetable protein containing peanut? These are listed as possible "hidden" sources of peanut on the FAN card. I have yet to run accross any.

Posted on: Thu, 04/22/1999 - 9:26am
Shan's picture
Joined: 04/05/1999 - 09:00

This a good question Steve. I have corresponded with a couple of people who were very helpful from this site, but I too am still a little confused on this subject. What I wonder is if the label specifies the vegetable does it make it safe? I saw this listing on a Progresso soup label and the vegetable was specified. Does that still make it unsafe? What I wondered is if during the hydrolyzing process if peanuts are used? Is this what this means? Also, on the FAN card it doesn't mention arachis oil and mandelona nuts. I wonder why? Shan [img]http://client.ibboards.com/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

Posted on: Thu, 04/22/1999 - 5:17pm
Liz's picture
Joined: 01/17/1999 - 09:00

If the label specifies the vegetable, and the vegetable is safe, then the product is probably safe. The hydrolyzing process is not the problem.
It's the unspecified HVP that mskes ME nervous...

Posted on: Thu, 04/22/1999 - 11:17pm
SteveW's picture
Joined: 04/08/1999 - 09:00

I absolutely agree, it's the unspecified HVP that I'm concerned about.

Posted on: Fri, 04/23/1999 - 1:39am
anonymous's picture
Joined: 05/28/2009 - 16:42

Here is the FDA site for the Center of Nutrition and Safety (there is a section on protein hydrolysates which require the source to be listed):
[This message has been edited by Mary (edited April 23, 1999).]

Posted on: Fri, 04/23/1999 - 2:10am
Kathryn's picture
Joined: 02/17/1999 - 09:00

Hi, in Canada the specific source of hvp is not required to be listed. There is a move towards changing this to match the U.S. requirement but we are not there yet. If the specific source is not listed then I either choose not to use that product or I call the manufacturer and ask about the source. I have found most manufacturers will tell me the source. If I cannot determine what the protein is then I do not feed the product to my son who is allergic.
Calling the manufacturers is important for two reasons: you need to know the source and they need to know that their labelling is not useful to you and they can make changes that will be more helpful.

Posted on: Tue, 05/10/2005 - 6:34am
bethc's picture
Joined: 04/18/2005 - 09:00

As I understand it, the risk is that hydrolyzed vegetable protein and hydrolyzed plant protein can be made from a variety of things, including peanuts. If the label specifies that it's corn or soy, that's not a risk for PA people. But some labels don't specify, so it could be peanuts; you just can't tell. I just discovered that in our Smack Ramen seasoning packet. We've eaten it for years, but I'm going to assume now that my daughter should stop at least until the manufacturers are required to list the major allergens in January. I assume that the company could even vary the type of HVP they use from batch to batch.

Posted on: Tue, 05/10/2005 - 11:59am
mommyofmatt's picture
Joined: 03/12/2004 - 09:00

My ds had a contact reaction in the tub to residue from a Bath & Body Works Shampoo that had hydrolized vegetable protein as an ingredient. He was sitting in his own plastic tub, but touched the sides of our tub where there must have been shampoo residue...
We were new to allergies at the time and I hadn't checked the shampoos yet...But once he had the 2 hive reactions, I threw out the shampoo, scrubbed the tub, and he's never had any more reactions in the tub.
We avoid hydrolized vegetable protein unless it's confirmed where it's derived from (soy, peanut, corn, whatever..).
Meg, mom to:
Matt 2 yrs. PA,MA,EA
Sean 2 yrs. NKA

Posted on: Thu, 05/12/2005 - 6:09am
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Joined: 07/09/2004 - 09:00

(((thinking to myself)))
Could this be the source for the mystery hives my ds is having???????
I have been checking labels & there is Hydrolyzed something in so much stuff. I am so glad I have this board to think for me sometimes. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

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