The FDA alerts and recalls provide information gathered from public notices and press releases about food allergen related recalls of FDA-regulated products. Not all recalls have press releases. FAACT will only post Product Notices reported by the FDA, USDA, and manufacturers regarding the top 9 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.
*NOTE: FAACT is no longer posting Alerts/Recalls from FDA or USDA via our website. Please subscribe directly with them for all Alerts/Recalls. We will post Product Notices from companies who contact us.
This draft guidance, when finalized, will replace existing guidance, CPG Sec 555.250 Statement of Policy for Labeling and Preventing Cross-contact of Common Food Allergens, for FDA staff on FDA's enforcement policy regarding major food allergen labeling and cross-contact.
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.
May 21, 2015: IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM THE FDA: What FDA Learned About Dark Chocolate and Milk Allergies
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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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Camp Hill, PA. - June 4, 2014 – Rite Aid has initiated a voluntary recall of approximately 560 16 oz. pints of Mint ‘n Chip ice cream distributed under the Thrifty brand name. These
Ocean Spray Voluntarily Recalls Limited Quantity of 8-ounce Greek Yogurt Covered Craisins® Dried Cranberries Which May C
Isolated to One UPC Code and Two Dates Sold in 24 States FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - June 4, 2014 - Ocean Spray today announced it has taken the precautionary measure of voluntarily recalling two production lots of Ocean
WASHINGTON, May 29, 2014– Boulder Natural Meats, a Denver, Colo., establishment, is recalling approximately 363 pounds of Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts due to misbranding, the U.S. Department of
American Importing Co, Inc Issues Allergy Alert On Undeclared Almonds Mispacked As Cinnamon Crunch Granola
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - May 2, 2014 - American Importing Co, Inc of Minneapolis, MN is voluntarily recalling a limited number of packages of a single lot of Cinnamon Crunch Granola because they may contain undeclared
WASHINGTON, May 23, 2014 – Chaparros Mexican Foods Inc., a Vista, Calif., establishment is recalling approximately 568,503 pounds of beef products due to misbranding and an undeclared allergen, the U.S. Department
Brunkow Cheese Issues Allergy Alert On Undeclared Soy In Jalapeno Pepper Raw Milk Cheddar Cold Pack Cheese
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – May 23, 2014 – Brunkow Cheese of Darlington, Wisconsin, is voluntarily recalling its 8 ounce tubs of Fayette Creamery brand Jalapeno Pepper Raw Milk Cheddar Cold Pack Cheese Spread