If you read your nutrition labels you may have noticed a mystery ingredient Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein (HVP). It is especially common in soups. What is it? Well its basically MSG in another form.
Wheat, corn or soy is boiled in hydrochloric acid and then neutralized by sodium hydroxide. (yummm right??)
Is it dangerous? Not necessarily - if you aren't already sensitive to MSG then HVP wont likely make you sick. However, there is not any information about what additives like this can do in the long run.
To read more about this check out the Glamour blog Vitamin G - link below