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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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FSIS Issues Public Health Alert for Frozen Wonton Soup Products Due to Undeclared Allergens and Misbranding

December 18, 2021  |  Shellfish

WASHINGTON, Dec. 18, 2021 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is issuing a public health alert for frozen chicken and vegetable wonton soup products due to

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Dakota Toms Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Egg and Milk in Chicken Salad Croissant

December 7, 2021  |  Egg, Milk

Dakota Toms of Corsica, SD is recalling Chicken Salad Croissant, because it may contain undeclared EGG and MILK allergen. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to EGG or MILK allergen run the risk of serious

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Milk

BUBS Naturals is Recalling Two Lots of Fountain of Youth Collagen Powder After Firm Testing Found Milk Protein in The Pr

December 3, 2021  |  Milk

UPDATED PRESS RELEASE: BUBS Naturals 12/07/2021 **A previous version of this press release issued on December 3, 2021 stated an incorrect recalled lot code. This press release has been updated with the correct recalled

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Sesame

Calise & Sons Bakery, Inc. Recalls Golden Flax Scala Bread Because of Possible Health Risk

November 29, 2021  |  Sesame

Press Release - Product Recall 11/24/21Item: Golden Flax Seed Scala Bread UPC 0 7519902816 6 On 11/23 Calise & Sons Bakery, Inc. produced Italian Scala Bread (Italian bread w/Sesame Seeds) and by error were

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Fish

JFC International Inc. Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Fish (Bonito, Sardine, Tuna) in Wel Pac Shrimp Soup Stock

November 23, 2021  |  Fish

JFC International Inc. of Los Angeles, CA is voluntarily recalling a Wel-Pac Shrimp Dashi No Moto soup stock because it was found to contain undeclared fish (Bonito, Sardine, Tuna). Individuals who have allergies to

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Milk

TaDah! Foods of Springfield, VA is Voluntarily Recalling Two Batches of Production of Spicy Brown Sugar Harissa Hummus D

November 22, 2021  |  Milk

TaDah! Foods of  Springfield, VA is voluntarily recalling two batches of production of Spicy Brown Sugar Harissa Hummus due to an undeclared milk allergen. People who have an allergy or severe

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