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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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Health Matters America Inc. Issues Allergy Alert On Undeclared Milk

December 11, 2013  |  Milk

In Organic Traditions Brand Dark Chocolate Hazelnuts, Dark Chocolate Hazelnuts With Chili, Dark Chocolate Almonds, And Dark Chocolate Almonds With Chili FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - December 11, 2013 - HEALTH MATTERS

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Avery’s Savory Popcorn LLC Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Allergens in Gourmet Popcorn

January 3, 2023  |  Almond, Cashew, Milk, Peanut, Pecan, Soy, Tree-nuts, Walnut

Avery’s Savory Popcorn LLC of Dallas, Texas is recalling Gourmet Popcorn, ALL Flavors because it may contain undeclared specific type of allergen. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to specific type

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Milk

Daiso Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Milk in Tohato Nagewa Snack

December 30, 2022  |  Milk

Daiso California LLC of La Mirada, CA is recalling Tohato Nagewa Snack (skus 4901940112036 & 4901940112005) because it contains an undeclared milk derivative ingredient. People who have an allergy or severe

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Almond

Garden of Light (dba Bakery On Main) Voluntarily Recalls Oat & Honey Organic Granola Due to Potential Almond Contaminati

December 30, 2022  |  Almond, Tree-nuts

East Hartford, Connecticut December 30th, 2022. Garden of Light (dba Bakery On Main is voluntarily recalling one lot of Organic Oat and Honey Granola for possible tree nut (Almond) contamination. People who have an

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Wheat

World Variety Produce, Inc. Voluntarily Recalls Melissa’s Pasta Para Duros 12oz Because it Contains Undeclared Wheat All

December 23, 2022  |  Wheat

People with an allergy or severe sensitivity to Wheat run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product. The product was sold in the produce department and distributed in the

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Almond

Meijer Announces Allergy Alert on Undeclared Almonds in True Goodness Oat-Based Plain Yogurt Alternative

December 22, 2022  |  Almond, Tree-nuts

Summary of Recall: Culture Fresh Foods is issuing a recall for True Goodness by Meijer Oat-Based Plain Yogurt Alternative 24 Oz due to an undeclared - almonds. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to

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Milk

Alpha Foods Issues a Product Recall Due to Undeclared Milk in Meatless Burritos & Breakfast Sandwiches

December 21, 2022  |  Milk

Alpha Foods, Glendale, California (December 21, 2022)  Out of an abundance of caution, Miso Brothers, Inc. dba Alpha Foods, is voluntarily recalling its Meatless Breakfast Sandwiches and Burritos due to

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