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Labels and Labeling

Preparing label copy for your food can be a daunting task.  The regulations are both complex and vast.  They specify what information must be on your label, what information may appear on them, and, in some cases, what information is prohibited.

 

For example, the regulations indicate that it is mandatory that your label must bear a statement of identity for the food.  They indicate how the food must be identified, where the statement is to appear on the label, and what type size to use.

 

The regulations require a net quantity of content declaration to appear on the label.  They specify how to make the declaration, where it has to appear on the label, and the type size.  However, these requirements are very different from those for the statement of identity.

 

The food labeling regulations also require a name and place of business statement for the manufacturer, the distributor, or the importer of the product.  These regulations are specific as to what information must be included, where it is to appear on the label, and type size.

 

A list of all the ingredients that are in the food must be included on the label.  The regulations are specific as to how the ingredients are to be identified, in what order they are to appear, where they must appear on the label, and in what type size.

 

With very few exceptions, the label must also include nutrition information for the food.  The regulations specify how the nutrition information is to be determine, how it is to be displayed, where it must appear on the label, and in what type sizes which, naturally, are different requirements than for the information listed above.

 

If the food contains certain, specific ingredients or has certain, specific nutritional profiles, warnings may be required on the label.  The regulations specify when these warnings are required, what wording must be used, where the warning must appear, and, of course, what type size must be used.

 

If a food contains certain, specific ingredients known to be allergens, the label must bear a warning to that they are present.

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