3. Hydrolyzed vegetable protein (HVP) or hydrolyzed plant protein (HPP)
Why it’s on worry lists in the first place: They are often found on lists of foods to question, even though this issue was settled many years ago.
Why you don’t have to worry: You won’t even find these on ingredient lists! In 1993, the FDA said food manufacturers must define the “vegetable” or “plant” in ingredient lists. If you see the words “hydrolyzed wheat protein,” you should avoid the product because it contains gluten. All other sources, such as hydrolyzed soy protein, are safe to eat.