Posted April 7, 2014
The National Agricultural Law Center offers a wide range of resources, one of which is the Food Labeling Reading Room available here.
Food labeling is generally regulated by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC). USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is responsible for ensuring that the nation’s commercial supply of meat, poultry, and egg products is safe and properly labeled. Other agencies are involved regulating certain labels such as alcohol labels.
Examples of food labeling issues include country of origin labeling, qualified health claims, nutrient content claims, trans fat labeling, allergens, organic labeling, natural labeling, animal production and hormone labeling, irradiated food labeling, and biotech food labeling.
The Food Labeling Reading Room provides information on major statutes, relevant regulations, links to the case law index for Food Labeling, administrative law decisions, Center research publications, relevant Congressional Research Service reports, and many other resources.
These resources are provided by the National Agricultural Law Center as a free service to the public.