I’ve been hearing a lot of similar questions lately regarding FDA compliance for food retail products. The regulations for compliance are lengthy, and can be confusing and overwhelming to any packaged food business. Here we’ve compiled our most commonly asked general questions on the topic.
Does my retail food product need to be fully compliant?
Yes, all retail food items are required to comply with the FDA food labeling guidelines. That does not mean that all food packages must be fully labeled with everything from ingredients to nutrition facts to statement of identity, though many if not most are required to. There are many exemptions contained within the FDA’s guidelines, and these exceptions have clearly defined requirements that must be followed as well.
My food product is only sold online, does it need to comply with the FDA’s food labeling guidelines?
Yes, all retail food products must be compliant whether sold online or in a physical store.
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