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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.

How to Report Product Problems and Complaints to the FDA


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

Is It Really FDA-approved?

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.

The majority of food manufacturers/producers react speedily and responsibly when they hear that one of their products may have caused a reaction, but unfortunately not all do. If you feel the response you got from the food manufacturer/producer was not satisfactory, you can contact the FARRP laboratory directly to discuss the possibility of having the suspected food analyzed. The lab personnel will require details from the food packaging so have it to hand when you call. Even if the food manufacturer responds appropriately and even if they ask for the remaining food, you may wish to send a portion of the food to the FARRP laboratory for analysis; this is your decision.

The telephone number to call is 402-472-4484. The lab is open 8:00 am - 5:00 pm Monday - Friday (central time zone). It is closed weekends, Martin Luther King Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving (Thursday and Friday), and the week of Christmas Eve to New Years Day.


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Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Peanuts in Dark Chocolate Almonds

Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Peanuts in Dark Chocolate Almonds

February 7, 2014  |  Peanuts

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - February 7, 2014 - Colorado - Vitamin Cottage Natural Food Markets, Inc., a Lakewood, Colorado based natural grocery chain, is recalling one lot of six ounce packages of Natural Grocers brand

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Pennsylvania Firm Recalls Chicken Noodle Soup Due to Misbranding and Undeclared Allergens

February 4, 2014  |  Egg, Wheat

WASHINGTON, Feb. 4, 2014 – ConAgra Foods, a Milton, Pa. establishment, is recalling approximately 54,673 pounds of chicken noodle soup products due to misbranding and undeclared allergens, the U.S. Department of

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UPDATE: Unified Grocers, Inc. Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Eggs in "Special Value Ginger Snap Cookies"

UPDATE: Unified Grocers, Inc. Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Eggs in "Special Value Ginger Snap Cookies"

January 31, 2014  |  Egg

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - January 31, 2014 - Unified Grocers is recalling its 12 ounce bags of “Special Value Ginger Snap Cookies” because they may contain undeclared eggs. People who have allergies to eggs

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Walker's Food Products Co. Recalls Chicken Salad Products Due To Misbranding and Undeclared Allergen

January 30, 2014  |  Soy

WASHINGTON, Jan. 30, 2014 – Walker’s Food Products Co., a North Kansas City, Mo., establishment, is recalling approximately 2,446 pounds of chicken salad products because of misbranding and an

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Gano Excel USA Inc. Announces Recall of C'Real Spirulina

Gano Excel USA Inc. Announces Recall of C'Real Spirulina

January 30, 2014  |  Soy, Wheat

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - January 28, 2014 - Gano Excel USA, Inc. of Irwindale, CA is recalling all C’Real Spirulina. C’Real Spirulina is being recalled because of the undeclared food allergens, wheat and

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Pringles Issues Allergy Alert and Voluntary Recall of One Hours Worth of Production of Original Crisps Due to Undeclared Milk

Pringles Issues Allergy Alert and Voluntary Recall of One Hours Worth of Production of Original Crisps Due to Undeclared

January 28, 2014  |  Milk

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - January 27, 2014 - Pringles® is recalling a small quantity of 5.68‐ounce cans of its Original crisps. The crisps are being recalled because they may have been inadvertently exposed to

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