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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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Lehigh Valley Dairy Conducts Voluntary Recall of Lehigh Valley, Swiss Premium, and Price Chopper Brand Orange Juice Because It May Contain Undeclared Allergen (Milk)

Lehigh Valley Dairy Conducts Voluntary Recall of Lehigh Valley, Swiss Premium, and Price Chopper Brand Orange Juice Beca

March 3, 2014  |  Milk

Impacts Lehigh Valley and Swiss Premium, distributed to both retail and foodservice locations in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, Washington, DC, and West Virginia. Price Chopper brand orange

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Jinsunmi International Inc. Issues A Voluntary Recall Of

Jinsunmi International Inc. Issues A Voluntary Recall Of

February 28, 2014  |  Peanuts

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - February 28, 2014 - Jinsunmi Int’l Inc. is issuing the following update regarding its previously announced voluntary recall of plastic pouch of Lotte Brand frozen fruit bar (watermelon

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Unilever United States, Inc. Issues Allergy Alert for Limited

Unilever United States, Inc. Issues Allergy Alert for Limited

February 28, 2014  |  Milk

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Feb. 28, 2014 - Unilever United States, Inc. is voluntarily recalling a limited number of 20-count boxes of Popsicle brand Orange, Cherry and Grape flavored ice pops because they may have been

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Wolfgang B. Gourmet Foods, Inc. Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Fish (Anchovies) in Two Lots Of Fairway Brand Condiment Grilling Sauce

Wolfgang B. Gourmet Foods, Inc. Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Fish (Anchovies) in Two Lots Of Fairway Brand Condime

February 21, 2014  |  Fish

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — February 21, 2014 – Wolfgang B. Gourmet Foods, Inc. of Catskill, NY, is voluntarily recalling approximately 236 units of FAIRWAY brand CONDIMENT GRILLING SAUCE, NET WT. 12 oz., UPC

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Whole Foods Market Mid-Atlantic Region Recalls Tom Yom Soup Due to Undeclared Milk

Whole Foods Market Mid-Atlantic Region Recalls Tom Yom Soup Due to Undeclared Milk

February 19, 2014  |  Milk

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - February 19, 2014 - Whole Foods Market Mid-Atlantic Region is recalling Tom Yom Soup because it contains milk, an undeclared allergen. The recalled soup was sold with a Whole Foods Market scale

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Fannie May Issues A Voluntary Recall Of Its 4.0 Oz. Heart-shaped Box Of Assorted Chocolates Due To Undeclared Peanuts

Fannie May Issues A Voluntary Recall Of Its 4.0 Oz. Heart-shaped Box Of Assorted Chocolates Due To Undeclared Peanuts

February 19, 2014  |  Peanuts

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - February 19, 2014 - Fannie May Confections Brands, Inc. (“Fannie May”) is recalling 12,000 units of its 4.0 oz., red heart-shaped gift box of assorted chocolates because the box

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