Understanding Food Label Regulations

Darren Mar in Food Packaging on April 01, 2015

The past decade has seen an enormous increase in concerns over food safety. While many efforts have been made to mitigate contamination and improper handling of food products, it is only recently that similar concerns about consumer education have become part of the larger conversation. This is not to say that product labels have lacked for regulation—there are laws on the books going back decades dictating the sort of information that product labels require—but apart from a basic set of guidelines, labels could take on nearly any sort of appearance, so long as a few particular pieces of information were present in some form or another.

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