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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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Simply Natural Foods, LLC Issues Allergy Alert for High Levels of Milk Protein in Simply Lite Dark Chocolate Bars
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - March 17, 2014 - Simply Natural Foods, LLC of Commack, N.Y., is voluntarily recalling its 85g (3oz) Simply Lite Dark Chocolate Bar, because FDA testing indicated that bars from certain lots
Fannie May Issues A Voluntary Recall of 19 Boxes of 14.0 Oz. Spring Wrapped Assorted Chocolate Box Due to Undeclared Pea
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - March 17, 2014 - Fannie May Confections Brands, Inc. (“Fannie May”) is recalling 19 units of its 14.0 oz., rectangle box of spring wrapped assorted chocolates because the box includes
Gretchen's Shoebox Express Issues Allergy Alert for Limited Number of Greek Yogurt Raspberry & Lemon Parfait cups Due to
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - March 5th, 2014 - Out of the utmost caution and care for our customers, Gretchen’s Shoebox Express in Seattle, Washington, is initiating a voluntary recall of a limited number of Greek
HC Schau and Sons issues allergy alert on undeclared Pine Nuts in Fresh To Go Tuscan Style Combo
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - March 4th, 2014 - HC Schau and Son of Woodridge Illinois is recalling 3422 individual 8oz units of ‘Fresh To Go Tuscan Style Combo on Tomato Basil Bread’ because it may contain
Twin Marquis, Inc Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Milk in Specific Lots of its Cooked Noodle and Lo Mein Noodle
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - March 03, 2014 - Twin Marquis, Inc. of Brooklyn, NY, is recalling specific lots of Twin Marquis COOKED NOODLE and LO MEIN NOODLE listed below because they contain undeclared milk. People who have
Lehigh Valley Dairy Conducts Voluntary Recall of Lehigh Valley, Swiss Premium, and Price Chopper Brand Orange Juice Beca
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