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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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Florida Firm Recalls Cooked Pork Products Due to Misbranding and An Undeclared Allergen (Peanut Due to Cumin)

January 31, 2015  |  Peanuts

WASHINGTON, Jan. 30, 2015 – Morrison Meat Packers, a Miami, Fla. establishment, is recalling approximately 70,077 pounds of cooked pork products due to misbranding and an undeclared allergen, the U.S. Department

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Pennsylvania Firm Recalls Pork Rib Products Due to Misbranding and Undeclared Allergen (Peanut Due to Cumin)

Pennsylvania Firm Recalls Pork Rib Products Due to Misbranding and Undeclared Allergen (Peanut Due to Cumin)

January 31, 2015  |  Peanuts

Z7_0Q0619C0JGR010IFST1G5B1GM1 WASHINGTON, Jan. 30, 2015 – Clemens Food Group, a Hatfield, Pa. establishment, is recalling approximately 42 pounds of uncooked pork rib products due to misbranding and an undeclared

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Aleias Gluten Free Foods, LLC Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Peanut Protein in Parmesan Croutons and Classic Croutons

Aleias Gluten Free Foods, LLC Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Peanut Protein in Parmesan Croutons and Classic Crouton

January 30, 2015  |  Peanuts

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — January 29, 2015 — Branford, CT — Aleias Gluten Free Foods, LLC has issued a voluntary and precautionary recall of certain lots of its 8 ounce Parmesan Croutons and Classic

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REO Spice & Seasoning, Inc Voluntarily Recalls REO Country Style Chili Seasoning Due to Undeclared Peanut Allergens

January 30, 2015  |  Peanuts

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — January 23, 2015 — Huntsville, TX — REO Spice & Seasoning, INC Huntsville, TX is recalling certain REO  Country Style Chili Seasoning packages after learning that one

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Aron Streit, Inc. Issues Allergy Alert On Undeclared Milk Allergens In "Streit's Dark Chocolate Coins"

Aron Streit, Inc. Issues Allergy Alert On Undeclared Milk Allergens In "Streit's Dark Chocolate Coins"

January 30, 2015  |  Milk

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – January 16, 2015 – New York, NY – Aron Streit, Inc. of New York, NY is recalling its .5 ounce packages of "Streit's Dark Chocolate Coins" because they may contain undeclared

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Lime Green Grocer, Inc. Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Soy in the Thai Delight Burrito

Lime Green Grocer, Inc. Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Soy in the Thai Delight Burrito

January 27, 2015  |  Soy

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — January 27, 2015 — Lime Green Grocer, Inc. of Seattle, Washington is recalling 783 individually wrapped Thai Delight Burritos, because it may contain undeclared soy. People who have

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