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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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Natural Organics, Inc. Issues Nationwide Voluntary Recall on Four Lots of NaturesPlus Keto Living Sugar Control, 90 Caps

May 6, 2022  |  Gluten, Wheat

Natural Organics, Inc., is voluntarily recalling four lots of NaturesPlus Keto Living Sugar Control Capsules 90 count, because it was found to contain gluten. People who have allergies to wheat or gluten run the risk of

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New Seasons Market Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Peanuts in Matiz Valencia Almonds

May 5, 2022  |  Peanut, Peanuts

New Seasons Market LLC is recalling Matiz Valencia Almonds because they may contain undeclared peanuts. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to peanuts run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic

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Queen Bee LLC Voluntary Recall (Tree Nuts and Milk)

May 3, 2022  |  Milk, Tree-Nuts

On April 28, 2022, Queen Bee LLC (Lovell, WY) issued a voluntary recall of candy products purchased within the last year. The voluntary recall impacts a variety of honey caramel candy products and chocolates that may

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The TJX Companies, Inc. Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Milk in Certain Vegan Chocolate Products

May 1, 2022

The TJX Companies, Inc. of Framingham, MA is recalling certain vegan chocolate products because they may contain undeclared milk. People who have allergies to milk run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic

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Turkey Hill Dairy Issues Voluntary Recall and Allergy Alert for Undeclared Peanut in Select Chocolate Marshmallow Premiu

April 21, 2022  |  Peanut, Peanuts

CONESTOGA, Pa. (April 20, 2022) – Turkey Hill Dairy of Conestoga, Pa., is recalling select 48 oz containers of its Chocolate Marshmallow Premium Ice Cream because the product may contain undeclared peanuts. People

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Adamis Pharmaceuticals Corporation Issues Nationwide Voluntary Recall of SYMJEPI® (Epinephrine) Injection for Potential

March 23, 2022

San Diego, March 21, 2022 – Adamis Pharmaceuticals Corporation (Nasdaq: ADMP) is voluntarily recalling certain lots of SYMJEPI (epinephrine) Injection 0.15 mg (0.15 mg/0.3 mL) and 0.3 mg (0.3 mg/0.3 mL) Pre-Filled

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