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The alerts below provide information gathered from public notices and press releases about food allergen related recalls of FDA-regulated products. Not all recalls have press releases or are posted on this page. FAACT will only post recalls and alerts reported by the FDA, USDA, and manufacturers regarding the top 8 food allergens recognized by the FDA. FAACT will not post non-food items with the exception of medications, under the advisement of our Medical Advisory Board. See Archives to sort by specific allergen.

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December 22, 2020: The U.S. Food & Drug Administration posted a warning letter issed to Whole Foods Market for a pattern of receiving and offering for sale misbranded food products necessitating a series of food recalls for allergens.

October 1, 2020: FDA Releases Results on Sampling of Dairy-Free Dark Chocolate for Milk Allergen

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May 21, 2015: IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM THE FDA: What FDA Learned About Dark Chocolate and Milk Allergies


University of Nebraska-Lincoln Food Allergy Research and Resource Program

FARRP, founded by Steve Taylor, was established in 1995 as an industry-funded consortium and cooperative venture between the University of Nebraska and seven founding industry charter members. Today, FARRP has more than 105 member companies, 8 Faculty members, more than 25 staff members and several graduate students. Dr. Joe Baumert, a FAACT medical advisor, is the Director.

FARRP has two primary missions:

Mission 1:
Develop and provide the food industry with credible information, expert opinions, tools, and services relating to allergenic foods.

Mission 2:
Develop and provide the food and related industries with credible information, expert opinions, tools, and services relating to novel foods and food ingredients including genetically modified products.

FARRP takes a comprehensive approach working with and collaborating with research institutions, governmental authorities, consumer groups, and scientific societies around the globe to share our experience and knowledge to improve the safety of food products for consumers with food allergies and sensitivities.


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Giant Eagle Issues Allergy Alert On Undeclared Peanut Allergen In Candy Place Chocolate Santas

December 30, 2013  |  Peanuts

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – December 28, 2013 – Candy Place Chocolate Santas packages were voluntarily recalled by Giant Eagle due to an undeclared peanut allergen. While the individual peanut butter filled

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Concertos in Chocolate Issues Allergy Alert on Milk in Solid Milk Chocolate Santa

December 24, 2013  |  Milk

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - December 18, 2013 - Concertos in Chocolate of Boulder, Colorado is recalling 450 solid milk chocolate Santas. Because of possible mislabeling it may contain undeclared milk products. People

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Stone Independent Research, Inc. Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Milk in EnhanceRx Dietary Supplement

December 17, 2013  |  Milk

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - December 13, 2013 - Stone Independent Research, Inc. of Syracuse, NY is recalling 15,657 units of EnhanceRx, a dietary supplement, because it contains undeclared milk (whey protein).

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Bee International Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Egg in "Sweet Spots"

December 16, 2013  |  Egg

Contact:Consumer:(800) 421-6465Media:Chuck Block(619) 710-1800 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - December 12, 2013 - Bee International, Inc. of Chula Vista, CA is recalling its 2oz. packages of candy "Sweet Spots" because

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Pin Hsiao & Associates, LLC. Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Walnuts in Gluten Free Blueberry Mini Muffins - 12 pk.

December 13, 2013  |  Tree-Nuts

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - December 12, 2013 - Pin Hsiao & Associates, LLC of Bellevue, Washington is recalling the Gluten Free Blueberry Mini Muffins – 12pk, because it may contain undeclared walnuts.

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Whole Foods Market Mid-Atlantic Region Recalls Spinach Dip Due to Undeclared Egg

December 12, 2013  |  Egg

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – December 11, 2013 – Whole Foods Market Mid-Atlantic Region is recalling an organic creamy spinach dip because it contains eggs, an undeclared allergen. The recalled spinach dip

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