Food Labeling

General

Most food labels are regulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Labels for meat and poultry products are regulated by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS).  The nutrition information required on the labels of FSIS-regulated products is nearly the same as that for FDA-regulated products. The two agencies have worked together to standardize nutrition labels.

Allergen Labeling

Date Labels

Fish Speciation

Gluten-Free Labeling 

Nutrition Labeling

Refrigerated Foods Labels

UPC Codes

  • UPC Codes UPC or bar codes are almost mandatory for selling food products in larger retail stores.