Food Labeling Overview - National Agricultural Law Center (2023)


Governmental intervention in food labeling typically aims at improving human health and safety, supporting domestic agricultural and food manufacturing industries, and averting international trade disputes. The main source of legislation that food manufacturers should be aware of when designing the labels of their products is the Federal Food Drug and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA) and its amendments. However, there are specific statutes that deal with the labeling of meat, poultry, and egg products.

In the United States, food labeling is regulated mainly by two agencies: the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). Within the USDA, the Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) oversees the National Organic Program (NOP) and food grading system. Also within the USDA is the Food Safety Inspection Service (FSIS) which regulates the labeling of meat, poultry, and shelled egg products. However, the FDA and USDA are not the only two agencies that play a role in regulating food labeling. Other agencies are also involved in the regulation of certain labels. These agencies include the United States Federal Trade Commission (FTC) which ensures labels are fair and not deceptive; the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) within the Department of the Treasury, which governs alcohol labels; and the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) which is involved in treaty negotiations concerning food labeling and international trade. Additionally, various states and municipalities impose food labeling requirements, although there have been efforts in recent years to negate these local mandates.

Food labeling laws and regulations address packaging and point-of-purchase advertising for food and supplements sold in retail establishments, menus in restaurants, and alcoholic beverage labeling. Food labeling laws and regulations also cover claims made by marketing endeavors, including claims about the purity of food products or health benefits.

(Video) Food & Free Speech: Debating the Role of Labeling Regulation


In response to Upton Sinclair’s book,The Jungle, which exposed unsanitary conditions in meat-packing plants and concerns surrounding chemical preservatives in food, in June 1906 Congress passed the Pure Food and Drug Act (PFDA) and the Federal Meat Inspection Act (FMIA). The PFDA aimed to prevent the manufacturing, sale, and transportation of adulterated and misbranded foods, drugs, medicines, and liquors. The FMIA also aimed to prevent adulteration and misbranding but specifically in the meat industry. Congress tasked USDA’s Bureau of Chemistry with administering the PFDA and tasked USDA’s Bureau of Animal Industry with administering the FMIA. In 1927, USDA’s Bureau of Chemistry was renamed to the Food, Drug, and Insecticide Administration, and was again renamed in 1931 to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). In 1940, FDA was moved out of USDA and into the Federal Security Agency which preceded the Department of Health and Human Services, where FDA currently resides.

In 1938, following the death of 107 people due to ingestion of Elixir of Sulfanilamide which contained anti-freeze, Congress passed the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA) which preempted the PFDA. The FFDCA focused on the issues of food misbranding and adulteration and still serves as the primary authority for FDA’s regulations. The FFDCA created food standards, authorized inspections of factories, and provided for court injunctions as a remedy for violations, in addition to the already existing seizure and prosecution remedies.

The general trend toward federal regulation of food also entailed a movement toward disclosure of food contents. The 1938 FFDCA required that the label of every processed and packaged food to contain the name of the food, its net weight, and the name and address of the manufacturer or distributor. Furthermore, a list of ingredients was required on certain products. The law also prohibited false or misleading statements on food labels and prevented the introduction of adulterated or misbranded food in interstate commerce. 21 U.S.C. § 331. Violations were treated with injunctions, monetary penalties, and potential jail time. 21 U.S.C. §§ 332-333. Since 1938, Congress has amended the FFDCA a number of times and has enacted related laws. The evolution of U.S. food labeling law has been a response to food safety problems, nutrition concerns, economic issues, environmental issues, agricultural protection, and food security threats.

In 1957, in response to more Americans eating poultry products, Congress passed the Poultry Products Inspection Act (PPIA). The PPIA mirrors the FMIA but applies to poultry products such as chicken and turkey. Similarly, Congress passed the Egg Products Inspection Act (EPIA) in 1970 which granted FSIS jurisdiction over the labeling and safety of egg products. If a product contains egg, and in making that product the processor or manufacturer broke, filtered, mixed, stabilized, blended, pasteurized, cooled, froze, or dried the egg then the egg product falls under FSIS’s jurisdiction. FDA retains jurisdiction of shelled eggs.

Congress, in 1990, passed the Nutrition Labeling and Education Act (NLEA). NLEA gave FDA the authority to set uniform nutrition labeling standards. Before 1990, information such as serving size, the number of calories, and the measure of fat, carbohydrates, fiber, ectara was not required on food labels. NLEA focused on the relationship between food contents and healthy diets, and was the start of providing information to consumers regarding the content of food beyond an ingredient list. The NLEA also regulates nutrition content claims and health claims. As a result of the NLEA, most food products, were required to have a nutrition fact panel by the mid-1990s. FDA revised the regulations implementing NLEA, thus changing the look of the nutrition fact panel, in 2020.

(Video) Process Labeling of Food: Consumer Behavior, the Agricultural Sector, and Policy Recommendations

In 1994, Congress again amended the FFDCA with the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act of 1994. This law defined “dietary supplements” and “dietary ingredients” and classified them as food. The law also established specific labeling requirements, provided a regulatory framework, and allowed FDA to enact manufacturing regulations for dietary supplements.

In 2006, Congress amended the FFDCA through the Food Allergen Labeling and Consumer Protection Act (FALCPA). The FALCPA applies to all packaged foods that are regulated under the FFDCA and requires that all “major food allergens” be identified on the food label. A major food allergen is one of the following foods or food groups or an ingredient that contains proteins derived from one of the following foods: milk, eggs, fish, crustacean shellfish, tree nuts, wheat, peanuts, soybeans, or sesame. 21 U.S.C. § 321qq. Sesame was added to the list of food allergens in 2021 under the Food Allergy Safety, Treatment, Education, and Research (FASTER) Act.

Label Approval

When it comes to label approval, FDA and FSIS take different approaches. This mainly stems from the agency’s authorizing statutes. The FFDCA, which gives FDA its authority to regulate most of the food supply, does not require the FDA to approve food labels before they hit the market. On the other hand, the FMIA, PPIA, and EPIA all require FSIS to approve the labels on meat, poultry, and egg products respectfully. However, FSIS has a system where the agency “generically approves” most labels. If there is an issue with a food label that was not pre-approved or received FSIS’s generic approval, the agencies have a few enforcement mechanisms available to them. For example, if FDA becomes aware of a misbranded food such as a nutrition fact panel that doesn’t comply with the regulations, FDA can issue a warning letter. FDA can also sue the food manufacturer or processor with the hope of seizing the misbranded product or having the court issue an injunction against the food manufacturer or processor. If a court issues an injunction, then the food manufacturer or processor usually must stop selling the misbranding product and stop misbranding the product. Apart from the agencies, consumers can challenge the label by bringing a products liability lawsuit or sue under one of the federal statutes regulating food labeling.

Although FSIS generically approves most meat, poultry, and egg product labels, there are four specific label claims which FSIS must approve before a product manufacturer or processor can include the label on the product. The four types of labels FSIS must approve include (1) labels for religious exempt products such as food that is labeled as kosher or halal, (2) labels on products destined for export to countries with deviations from the U.S. labeling requirements, (3) labels with special statements and claims such as “all natural” or “no preservatives”, and (4) labels that are temporarily approved but contain regulatory deviations that do not pose potential health, safety, or dietary problems to consumers. 9 C.F.R. § 412.1(c).

Sample of Food Labeling Issues

Animal production claims and hormone labeling- FSIS defines animal production claims as statements about how the animals were raised (i.e., claims such as “raised without added hormones” or “grass fed”). Those claims are an alternative or complement to the use of the term “organic” on meat and poultry. Pursuant to FSIS’s outline of current processes for animal production claims, hormones are only allowed for use in beef cattle, swine, and lamb production. Since hormones are prohibited in poultry, veal calves, or exotic nonamenable species (bison, buffalo, elk, and venison), hormone-free labeling on those species will not be approved unless it contains a disclaimer such as “Federal regulations prohibit the use of hormones in poultry.” As of 2019, FSIS no longer requires such a disclaimer on pork products because according to FSIS “Federal law permits the use of certain hormones in swine, e.g. for gestation.”

(Video) Why you need USDA’s National Agricultural Library for your farming and food systems work

Biotech Food Labeling– On December 20, 2018, USDA announced the National Bioengineered Food Disclosure Standard (“the Standard”). The Standard defines bioengineered foods as those that contain detectable genetic material that has been modified through certain lab techniques and cannot be created through conventional breeding or found in nature. AMS developed the List of Bioengineered Foods to identify the crops or foods that are available in a bioengineered form throughout the world and for which regulated entities must maintain records. The Standard requires food manufacturers, importers, and certain retailers to ensure bioengineered foods are appropriately disclosed. Regulated entities have several disclosure options: text, symbol, electronic or digital link, and/or text message. Additional options such as a phone number or web address are available to small food manufacturers or for small and very small packages. Before the U.S. implemented its standard, other parts of the world such as the European Union, Japan, China, and others already required labeling of products that contain genetically modified ingredients.

For additional information, visit theBiotechnology Reading Room.

Country of Origin Labeling– An overview article can be found in theCountry of Origin (COOL) Reading Room.

Irradiated food labeling– Pursuant to 21 C.F.R. § 179.26(c), whole foods that have been irradiated must bear a label such as “Treated with Radiation” or “Treated by Radiation,” and include the Radura symbol depicted in the regulations. However, the labeling requirement does not apply to irradiated ingredients in processed food. Similarly, restaurants and other foodservice establishments are not subject to the labeling requirement.

Natural food labeling-Both FDA and FSIS have policies, but not regulations, regarding natural food labeling. They both provide that “natural” means that no artificial or synthetic ingredients have been added. According to FSIS a product labeled as natural contains no artificial ingredients or added colors and is only minimally processed. FSIS states minimal processing means that the product was not fundamentally altered during processing.

(Video) Master of Food and Agriculture Law and Policy (MFALP) Webinar

Nutrient content claims-Nutrient content claims are used to disclose the level of certain nutrients, calories, cholesterol, or fiber in the product, and they include terms like “free,” “lean,” “extra lean,” “high,” “low,” “good source,” “reduced,” “less,” “light,” “fewer,” and “more.” The definitions of each of these terms are highly specific. Nutrient content claims are found on both FSIS and FDA regulated products.

Organic food labeling-For foods to be labeled and sold as organic, they must be produced and processed according to the National Organic Program standards under 7 C.F.R. § 205. The farm where organic food is grown, as well as the companies that handle or process the organic food, must meet the USDA organic standards.

For more information on organic food labeling, visit theNational Organic Program Reading Room.

Qualified health claims–Qualified health claims are statements on food labels regarding a relationship between a food or food component and a disease or health-related condition (e.g., high blood pressure). The claims must be supported by credible scientific evidence. They do not have to meet a “significant scientific agreement” standard, provided they do not mislead consumers. These claims occasionally must be accompanied by disclaimers or other qualifying language. The requirements for health claims are contained in 21 C.F.R. § 101.14. According to FDA, FDA must review all health claims (which includes both qualified and authorized health claims) through a petition process.

Standards of identity- The Code of Federal Regulations lists standards of identity for certain foods. For example the regulations state that for food companies to advertise their product as “peanut butter” the product must contain at least 90% peanuts. There are standards of identity for many different foods. Standards of identity are found at 21 C.F.R. §§ 130-169.

(Video) George Kimbrell

Trans fat labeling-Trans fats are chemically modified food ingredients that raise levels of cholesterol and are linked to heart disease. In 2015, FDA determined that partially hydrogenated oils (PHOs), the main source of trans fat, are no longer generally recognized as safe. June 18, 2018 was the date FDA set for most food manufactures to come into compliance and stop producing and using PHOs, however FDA allowed a few foods to have an extended compliance date. Prior to this ban, FDA required food manufacturers to include grams of trans fat on the nutrition facts label.

Additional information regarding food labeling can be found in the reading rooms devoted toInternational Trade,Checkoff Programs,Food Safety,and other relatedtopics.


What are the 5 requirements of a food label? ›

U.S. FDA Food Labeling Regulations – Top 5 Things to Know
  • Labels must bear a Statement of Identity. ...
  • Labels must bear the required Nutrition Facts Chart. ...
  • Labels must list each ingredient used in a food product. ...
  • Labels must be printed in English. ...
  • Labels cannot bear inappropriate claims.
13 Jul 2015

What are the food Labelling requirements as mandated by Philippine law? ›

Registered business name and address of the manufacturer, importer, or repacker of the consumer product in the Philippines, General make or active ingredients, Net quality of contents, in terms of weight; and, Country of manufacture, if imported.

What does the law say about food labels? ›

All prepacked food requires a food label that displays certain mandatory information. All food is subject to general food labelling requirements and any labelling provided must be accurate and not misleading. Certain foods are controlled by product specific regulations and they include: bread and flour.

Which parts of the food label are required by law? ›

The Nutrition Facts Label must show:

Mandatory nutrients (total calories, total fat, saturated fat, trans fat, cholesterol, sodium, total carbohydrate, dietary fiber, total sugars, added sugars, protein, vitamin D, calcium, iron, potassium)

What are the 4 things that must be on a food label? ›

These elements are:
  • statement of identity,
  • the product's net weight,
  • manufacturer's address,
  • nutrition facts, and.
  • ingredients list.

What are the mandatory labeling requirements in the Philippines? ›

  • Registered trade name of the exporter or brand name of the product.
  • Business name and address of the exporter.
  • Country of Origin.
  • Lot Identification.
  • Product Description and List of Ingredients.
  • Net Quantity of contents, in terms of weight, measure or numerical count rounded to the nearest tenths (metric system)

What is Republic Act No 7394 what is Labelling? ›

It is the policy of the State to protect the interest of the consumer, promote general welfare and to establish standards of conduct for business and industry. The objectives of this Act is all focused to the welfare, protection and rights of all the consumer in the Philippines.

What is RA 7394 in the Philippines? ›

7394, or the Consumer Act of the Philippines, protect consumers from trade malpractices, and specifies the rights of consumers and the responsibilities of sellers, producers, retailers, distributors, and manufacturers.

What are the mandatory Labelling requirements? ›

These include the Product Name/ Name of the Food, Use of Brand Name and/or Trademark, Complete List of Ingredients, Net Contents and Drained Weight, Name and Address of Manufacturer, Repacker, Packer, Importer, Trader and Distributor, Lot Identification, Storage Condition, Expiry or Expiration Date), Food Allergen ...

What is not required by law to be listed on a food label? ›

Helping consumers use the USDA Food Guide to plan a diet. Which of the following is NOT required by law to be listed on a food label? The Internet address of the manufacturer, packer, or distributor.

Why is food Labelling important? ›

Food labels are a legal requirement and they are important for many reasons. They help consumers make informed choices about the food they buy, help them to store and use it safely and allows people to plan when they will consume it – all of which help to reduce food wastage.

What information is required to be listed on a food label? ›

The 10 things that MUST be on every label

Description or technical name of the food or drink (not the brand) Net weight or volume – amount of food or drink without the weight of the packaging. Date mark. Ingredient List, including additives.

What is Labelling in agriculture? ›

Labeling is the display of label in a product. A label contains information about a product on its container, packaging, or the product itself. It also has warnings in it. For example, in some products, it is written that the products contain traces of nuts and shouldn't be consumed by a person who's allergic to nuts.

Who regulates the food labeling? ›

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is responsible for assuring that foods sold in the United States are safe, wholesome and properly labeled.

What is the most important part of a food label? ›

The center of the nutrition label contains nutrients that should be consumed in limited quantities — fat, cholesterol and sodium. Americans are either getting a sufficient amount of these nutrients or too much of these nutrients. It is important to view these numbers with the serving size in mind.

What are the main 3 things you should know about the nutrition facts label? ›

The 3 Most Important Things to Look for on a Nutrition Label
  • The Serving Size.
  • The Percent Daily Value (%DV)
  • The Best Profile.
26 Feb 2020

What is the 5/20 rule? ›

Though not an end-all test, a quick way to read the percent daily values is to use the 5/20 rule. This says that if the %DV is less than 5% there is a low amount of this nutrient, while if the %DV is greater than 20% there is a high amount of this nutrient.

What are the functions of a food label? ›

Function. The United States government requires food labels on most packaged foods. The label offers complete, useful, and accurate nutrition information. The government encourages food manufacturers to improve the quality of their products to help people make healthier food choices.

What are the 5 food groups? ›

As the MyPlate icon shows, the five food groups are Fruits, Vegetables, Grains, Protein Foods, and Dairy. The 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans emphasizes the importance of an overall healthy eating pattern with all five groups as key building blocks, plus oils.

What is the minimum mandatory information that shall be included in the labeling materials? ›

What minimum mandatory information should appear in the labeling materials accompanying a drug product?
  • Product Name.
  • Dosage Form and Strength.
  • Pharmacologic Category.
  • Formulation/Composition.
  • Indication(s)
  • Dosage and Mode of Administration.
  • Contraindication(s), Precaution(s), Warning(s) (if applicable)
  • Interactions.

What are the food safety laws and regulations? ›

Food Laws have been regulated in India with the object to ensure safety manufacture, sale and distribution of food related products and prevent food adulteration in India. The Edible Oils Packaging (Regulation) Order, 1998.

Why is it necessary to know what label information must food products contain as mandated by law? ›

However, there is an expectation that consumers will make "better" decisions if they have information with which to make decisions. Accordingly, society (through government) mandates that food firms provide accurate information about their product to consumers so consumers can then make their decisions.

What is RA 7394 and why is it important? ›

In pursuance of such mandate, Congress has enacted RA 7394 or the Consumer Act of the Philippines in 1992. The Law was enacted to protect the interests of consumers through the promotion of public health and safety measures, and the prevention of deceptive and unfair acts of unscrupulous businessmen.

What is RA 11235 all about? ›

(RA) 11235, also known as the Motorcycle Crime Prevention Act, is designed to protect the general public, including motorcycle riders, from riding-in-tandem crime.

Who authored RA 9502? ›

As a response, Hontiveros called on Malacañang to immediately exercise price control and regulatory powers granted under the Cheaper Medicines Law (RA 9502), which she co-authored in 2008 as Akbayan's partylist representative.

What are the 3 objectives of RA 7394? ›

RA 7394 aims to protect consumers against hazards to health and safety, protect consumers against deceptive, unfair and unconscionable sales acts and practices, provide information and education to facilitate sound choice and the proper exercise of rights by the consumers, provide adequate rights and means of redress, ...

What is the importance of RA 9512 or the National Environmental Awareness and education Act of 2008? ›

The Republic Act No. 9512, or the National Environmental Awareness and Education Act of 2008, articulates that the state shall promote national awareness of the role of natural resources in economic growth and the importance of environmental conservation and ecological balance towards sustained national development.

What is the title of RA No 8749? ›

Republic Act No. 8749, otherwise known as the Philippine Clean Air Act, is a comprehensive air quality management policy and program which aims to achieve and maintain healthy air for all Filipinos. Lifted from: Department of Environment and Natural Resources.

Which product on Labelling is mandatory? ›

Non-vegetarian food – any food which contains whole or part of any animal including birds, fresh water or marine animals, eggs or product of any animal origin as an ingredient, not including milk or milk products – must have a symbol of a brown color-filled circle inside a brown square outline prominently displayed on ...

Are food labels federally regulated? ›

Several federal agencies are involved in the regulation of food labels in the United States. Food labeling is generally regulated by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

When did ingredient labels become mandatory? ›

By 1966, the USDA mandated that a list of ingredients must be placed on all products participating in interstate commerce due to consumer demand for accurate production information.

Why do the government makes laws regulating food labels? ›

By mandating disclosure of certain nutrients on the food label, the Federal Government increases consumers' access to this information. Such labeling may help consumers make food selections that better reflect their preferences or encourage them to choose more nutritious foods.

Why is labeling necessary? ›

Labels also provide descriptive information, such as the size, ingredients, instructions on how to use the product, how to store the product properly, and more. All of this helps bring the product to life while at the same time supplying the customer with useful details.

How effective are food labels? ›

As we and other colleagues recently reported in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, food labeling had some effects on consumer choices: They reduced the intake of calories by 6.6 percent, total fat by 10.6 percent, and other generally unhealthy choices by 13 percent.

What is food labeling definition? ›

Food labels provide important information to consumers and assist them in making informed purchase decisions. Over time, food labels have evolved from basic product identity to potentially complex labels. The labels can include specific nutrient claims as well as detailed nutrient composition data.

What is Labelling and examples? ›

Labelling or using a label is describing someone or something in a word or short phrase. For example, the label "criminal" may be used to describe someone who has broken a law. Labelling theory is a theory in sociology which ascribes labelling of people to control and identification of deviant behaviour.

What are the 5 required food label components? ›

5 Basic Elements that MUST be on Your Food Label
  • Ingredients.
  • Sugar, fat, and sodium content.
  • Calorie counts and serving size.
  • Freshness.
  • Organic.
  • GMOs.
14 Jan 2021

What are two things the FDA requires on the food label? ›

“Added sugars,” in grams and as percent Daily Value, must be included on the label. There are different labeling requirements for single-ingredient sugars. The list of nutrients that are required or permitted to be declared is being updated. Vitamin D and potassium are required on the label.

What is the title of the new regulations covering food Labelling? ›

Preparing for Natasha's Law

Natasha's Law, which came into effect in October 2021, requires food businesses to provide full ingredient lists and allergen labelling on PPDS foods.

What are the 5 required pieces of information on food packaging? ›

Nutrition labels must display the amount of energy (calories and kilojoules) and the amount of fat, saturated fat, carbohydrates, sugars, proteins and salt (all expressed in grams) present in 100g (or 100 ml) of the food.

What is the most important part of a food label? ›

The center of the nutrition label contains nutrients that should be consumed in limited quantities — fat, cholesterol and sodium. Americans are either getting a sufficient amount of these nutrients or too much of these nutrients. It is important to view these numbers with the serving size in mind.

What should a good label contain? ›

  • 10 Characteristics of a Great Product Label. Product packaging is one of the first aspects of your brand that consumers will notice. ...
  • Use Clear Images. ...
  • Apply Bold Colors. ...
  • Include Fun Facts. ...
  • Flaunt the Benefits. ...
  • Be Conscious of the Fonts You Choose. ...
  • Include Your Contact Information. ...
  • Use Complimentary Colors.
12 Apr 2015

What are the parts of a label? ›

This component is usually in sync with brand guidelines and includes the brand name, tagline, brand message, etc. Product Description: A label also includes essential information about the product like what the actual item is inside the packaging, its description, ingredients, weight, usage instructions, etc.

What must not appear on a food label? ›

If there is no prescribed name for a food, the label must include a name or description that clearly states the true nature of the food. In accordance with food laws, labels must tell the truth and manufacturers must not represent foods in a false, misleading or deceptive way.

What is not required on a food label? ›

Foods that do not contain significant amounts of nutrients. For example, coffee, tea and some spices. Foods produced by businesses that meet certain criteria (business size, annual sales) may be exempt from nutrition labeling unless they make a health claim or nutrient content claim.

Do all ingredients have to be listed in food? ›

Food manufacturers are required to list all ingredients in the food on the label. On a product label, the ingredients are listed in order of predominance, with the ingredients used in the greatest amount first, followed in descending order by those in smaller amounts.

What 3 things should you remember when reading a food label? ›

When it comes to reading food labels, what's most important?
  • Serving size. Check to see how many servings the package contains. ...
  • Fiber. Eat at least 5-10 grams of viscous fiber each day. ...
  • Protein. ...
  • Calories. ...
  • Carbohydrates. ...
  • Total fat. ...
  • Saturated fat. ...
  • Trans fat.

Why is food Labelling important? ›

Food labels are a legal requirement and they are important for many reasons. They help consumers make informed choices about the food they buy, help them to store and use it safely and allows people to plan when they will consume it – all of which help to reduce food wastage.

What information is found on a food label? ›

The label breaks down the amount of calories, carbs, fat, fiber, protein, and vitamins per serving of the food, making it easier to compare the nutrition of similar products. Be sure to look at different brands of the same foods—nutrition information can differ a lot.

What is the most important product label? ›

The brand name is one of the must-haves for product labels. It is the name by which your identity is represented to consumers. When possible, your brand name should be on a prominent space on the front and back of the product.

What makes a label stand out? ›

Some things that can affect readability are size, color and contrast, font, and spacing. These are all things to take into consideration when choosing a readable product label.

What are the 3 types of labels? ›

Types of Labelling

Brand label: It plays an important role in labelling as it gives information about the brand. It can be removable or non-removable. Descriptive label: It specifies product usage. Grade label: It describes the aspect and features of the product.

What is Labelling and examples? ›

Labelling or using a label is describing someone or something in a word or short phrase. For example, the label "criminal" may be used to describe someone who has broken a law. Labelling theory is a theory in sociology which ascribes labelling of people to control and identification of deviant behaviour.

How many parts of the food label are there? ›

The label is broken into five parts, according to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), from top to bottom: Serving size – This section shows the number of servings in the whole package and how big each serving is. The nutritional values on the rest of the label are based one serving of the food.


1. Harvard Food Law Society Forum on Food Labeling - Keynote address
(Harvard Law School)
2. Overview of the Food and Drug Administration
3. National Pesticide Applicator Certification Core Manual (Chapter 2) - Laws and Regulations
4. CFSAN/JIFSAN Food and Nutrition Webinar - Overview of Food Labeling Requirements
5. ServSafe Manager Practice Test #1 - 2022 (50 Questions with Explained Answers)
(ServSafe Test Prep)
6. Harvard Food Law Society Forum on Food Labeling - Michael Roberts
(Harvard Law School)
Top Articles
Latest Posts
Article information

Author: Gregorio Kreiger

Last Updated: 11/15/2022

Views: 5862

Rating: 4.7 / 5 (57 voted)

Reviews: 80% of readers found this page helpful

Author information

Name: Gregorio Kreiger

Birthday: 1994-12-18

Address: 89212 Tracey Ramp, Sunside, MT 08453-0951

Phone: +9014805370218

Job: Customer Designer

Hobby: Mountain biking, Orienteering, Hiking, Sewing, Backpacking, Mushroom hunting, Backpacking

Introduction: My name is Gregorio Kreiger, I am a tender, brainy, enthusiastic, combative, agreeable, gentle, gentle person who loves writing and wants to share my knowledge and understanding with you.