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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
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:
Develop and provide the food industry with credible information, expert opinions, tools, and services relating to allergenic foods.
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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Two Private Selection Ice Cream Flavors Recalled for Undeclared Allergen
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - April 26, 2014 - The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR) said today it has recalled Private Selection Chocolate Hazelnut Mascarpone Ice Cream and Private Selection Caramel Hazelnut Fudge Truffle Ice Cream sold
Kentucky Firm Recalls Pork Products Due To Misbranding And Undeclared Allergen
WASHINGTON, April 25, 2014 – Knockum Hill Bar-B-Que, a Herndon, Ky. establishment, is recalling approximately 350 pounds of hickory smoked, pit cooked barbecue pork product due to misbranding and an undeclared
Dominex Natural Foods, LLC, Issues Voluntary Recall Due to Possible Undeclared Nut Allergen in AngelBowls brand of Corks
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - (Omaha, NE) – April 18, 2014 – Dominex Natural Foods, LLC, is voluntarily recalling its AngelBowls Corkscrew Pasta and Creamy Tomato Vodka Sauce with following day codes: 00914 and
Wegmans Food Markets, Inc. Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Egg in Wegmans Easter Bread, 17 oz.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - April 21, 2014 - Rochester, NY - Wegmans Food Markets, Inc. has initiated a voluntary recall of all Wegmans Easter Bread (braided loaf) 17 oz., UPC 77890 32431 (all code dates) because it
Kraft Recalls 96,000 Pounds of Hot Dogs Over Undisclosed Milk
WASHINGTON, April 20, 2014–Kraft Foods Group, Inc., a Columbia, Mo., establishment is recalling approximately 96,000 pounds of Oscar Mayer Classic Wieners because the products may contain Classic Cheese Dogs in
Georgia Firm Recalls Chicken Breast Tenders Products Due To Misbranding and Undeclared Allergens
WASHINGTON, April 19, 2014–Prime Pak Foods, a Gainesville, Ga., establishment, is recalling approximately 24,000 pounds of fully cooked breaded chicken breast products due to misbranding and undeclared allergens,