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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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Almond

Torn Ranch, LLC Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Almonds in Organic Dark Chocolate Blueberries

May 19, 2021  |  Almond, Tree-Nuts

Torn Ranch, LLC. is voluntarily recalling one lot code of Torn Ranch Organic Dark Chocolate Blueberries 18 oz. resealable bags sold only at Costco stores in WA, OR, ID, AK out of an abundance of caution due to a

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Milk

BUBS Naturals of Encinitas, CA Is Voluntarily Recalling Certain Lots of Its MCT Oil Powder Product Due to Undeclared Mil

May 14, 2021

BUBS Naturals of Encinitas, CA is voluntarily recalling certain lots of its MCT Oil Powder product because it may contain undeclared milk. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk run the risk of serious

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Milk

JOLLY TIME® Pop Corn Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Milk in Healthy Pop® Kettle Corn 100’s (4 count)

May 13, 2021  |  Milk

JOLLY TIME Pop Corn today issued a voluntary recall of select Healthy Pop® Kettle Corn 100’s (4 count) because they may contain undeclared milk ingredients. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk

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Peanut

Sara Lee Frozen Bakery Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Peanuts in Pecan Pies

May 12, 2021  |  Peanut

Sara Lee Frozen Bakery announced today the recall of specific lots of select Sara Lee, Chef Pierre and Devonshire pecan pies produced between March 4 and April 1, 2021, because the product may contain undeclared

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Soy

Arizona Nutritional Supplements Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Soy Allergen in 365 Everyday Value Whey Protein Powde

May 7, 2021  |  Soy

Arizona Nutritional Supplements of Chandler, AZ is voluntarily recalling 13.9 oz. containers of “365 Everyday Value Whey Protein Powder Natural Vanilla Flavor” due to the potential of an undeclared soy

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Fish

Bloommy, Inc Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Fish in Bloommy Biotin Collagen Keratin Capsules

May 7, 2021  |  Fish

Bloommy, Inc. is recalling the following product due to the presence of a fish allergen for the collagen-based ingredient. The best by involved or purchase date prior to 05/04/201.People who have an allergy or severe

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