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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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Albertsons Companies Voluntarily Recalls Select ReadyMeals Seafood Products Due to Undeclared Allergens

July 19, 2022  |  Egg, Fish, Shellfish, Soy, Wheat

BOISE, Idaho – July 19, 2022 – Albertsons Companies (NYSE: ACI) has voluntarily recalled three ReadyMeals seafood items prepared in store due to allergens not listed on the ingredient labels (fish,

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Sweet Loren’s, Inc Issues Voluntary Allergy Alert On Undeclared Gluten in Product

July 18, 2022  |  Gluten, Wheat

Sweet Loren’s of New York, NY is voluntarily recalling a single lot code of Sweet Loren’s Sugar Cookie Dough 12oz, because it may contain traces of gluten in product labeled as gluten free. People who have

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Ready Dough Pizza Inc. Recalls Pepperoni Pizza Products Produced Without Benefit of Inspection & Due to Misbranding & Un

July 15, 2022  |  Milk, Soy, Wheat

WASHINGTON, July 15, 2022 – Ready Dough Pizza Inc., a Hialeah, Fla. establishment, is recalling approximately 10,584 pounds of pepperoni pizza products that were produced without the benefit of federal inspection,

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Belfonte Dairy Announces Recall of Belfonte Premium Ice Cream “Chocolate to Die For” 1.5 Quart Package

July 13, 2022  |  Peanut

KANSAS CITY, Mo., July 12, 2022 — Belfonte Dairy is announcing a recall of the 1.5 quarts (1.41 L)“Chocolate to Die For” Premium Ice Cream produced at its Kansas City ice cream

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Tovala Issues a Voluntary Allergy Alert on Undeclared Peanuts in Prepared Meals

July 12, 2022  |  Peanut

July 12, 2022 – Tovala of Chicago, Illinois, is voluntarily recalling Gochujang-Glazed Pork Chop Bowl and Gochujang-Glazed Salmon Bowl prepared meals, because they may contain undeclared peanuts. People who have

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J&M Foods Issues a Voluntary Recall on Lavender Shortbread Cookies Due to the Packages Contain Chocolate Chips

July 5, 2022  |  Egg, Soy

Little Rock, Arkansas – J&M Foods is initiating a voluntary recall because a select number of the Lavender Shortbread Cookies were erroneously packed with Chocolate Chip Cookies. As a result, the packaging does not

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