Of Food Labeling and Food Labels

An Overview of Food Labeling Laws, Regulations, and the Components of a Compliant Label

November 13, 2017 3:15pm

Andrea Bruce
Senior Counsel, Global Regulatory Law
The Hershey Company (Hershey, PA)

Zachary Chapman
Vice President – Corporate Counsel
TreeHouse Foods, Inc. (Oak Brook, IL)

  • Defining “labeling” and the “label”
    • Identifying the role of packaging, package inserts, websites and advertisements relative to the label and to labeling
  • A summary of applicable laws and regulations applicable to food labeling and labels
    • 21 CFR parts 100-199
    • FDCA Chapter IV
    • Fair Packaging and Labeling Act of 1966
  • Identifying the FDA’s responsibility for food labeling and labels
  • Understanding the USDA’s role in food labeling and labels
    • The scope of authority of FSIS and AMS
    • Labels approved under the prior label approval system vs. the generic label approval
  • Defining the product “label”
    • Front-of-pack, information panel, package insert
    • Label requirements – contents, ingredients, allergens
    • How to list label information posted on websites and advertisements
  • How to avoid allegations of misrepresentation and misbranding