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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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Araya Inc. Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Tree Nuts, Wheat, Milk and Soy in Their Chocolate Bars, Marshmallows, Dry Fruits and Chocolate Gift Boxes

Araya Inc. Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Tree Nuts, Wheat, Milk and Soy in Their Chocolate Bars, Marshmallows, Dry

January 24, 2014  |  Milk, Soy, Tree-nuts, Wheat

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - January 23, 2014 - ARAYA INC of Katy, TX is voluntarily recalling various types of products including Marshmallows, Chocolate gourmet bars, Dry Fruits covered in chocolate and assorted chocolate

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UPDATED: Allergy Alert - Undeclared Milk in Five Kinnikinnick Foods Products

January 23, 2014  |  Milk

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Edmonton, Alberta - January 23, 2014 – Kinnikinnick Foods of 10940 120 Street, Edmonton, AB is expanding previous recalls of January 10 & 15th. Kinnikinnick has determined that an

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Kentucky Firm Recalls Cheeseburger Mac Products Due To Misbranding and Undeclared Allergens

January 19, 2014  |  Soy

WASHINGTON, Jan. 19, 2014 – Truitt Brothers Inc., an East Bernstadt, Ky. establishment is recalling approximately 1.77 million pounds of shelf-stable pasta and ground beef products because of misbranding and an

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Merrell Food Group Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Peanut in A Crunch N Nutter - Mixed Nut

January 17, 2014  |  Peanuts

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - January 17, 2014 - Merrell Food Group of Dalton, WI, along with it’s manufacturing partner Rise’n Roll Specialties is recalling “Crunch’N Nutter Mixed Nut” candy

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Rise N Roll Bakery Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Egg in All Their Donut Varieties and Undeclared Peanuts in Nutty C

January 17, 2014  |  Egg, Peanuts

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -January 17, 2014 - Rise’n Roll Bakery of Middlebury, IN, is recalling all its donut varieties and cinnamon caramel donut holes because they may contain undeclared egg. We are also recalling

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Colorado Firm Recalls Beef and Pork Products Due To Misbranding and Undeclared Allergen

January 17, 2014  |  Wheat

WASHINGTON, Jan. 17, 2014 – European Meat Products Inc., a Lakewood, Colo., establishment, is recalling approximately 130,000 pounds of fresh and ready-to-eat beef and pork products because of misbranding and an

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