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Label Claims

General Information

Among the claims that can be used on food and dietary supplement labels are three categories of claims that are defined by statute and/or FDA regulations: health claims, nutrient content claims, and structure/function claims. Learn more about these categories from Label Claims for Conventional Foods and Dietary Supplements.

FDA encourages that petitions and notifications be submitted in electronic form. See How to Submit Label Claim Petitions & Notifications: Electronic Submission of Health Claim Petitions and Notifications for more information.

Types of Claims: Definitions, Guidance, Regulatory Information, and Permitted Claims