Ingredients, Packaging & Labeling

FDA regulates the safety of substances added to food. We also regulate how most food is processed, packaged, and labeled.

This section includes information on allergens, ingredients, food and color additives, food contact substances, and labeling requirements.


FDA maintains multiple databases and listings related to ingredients, food additives, and colors. The following pages also include overview and educational information.

Treatment & Packaging

Access program information, inventories, and databases related to food packaging and other substances that come in contact with food.

Labeling & Nutrition

Learn about how FDA regulates food labeling, what claims can and cannot be made on a food label, and how to use the nutrition label.

Environmental Decisions

FDA assesses the environmental impacts of its actions and ensures that the interested and affected public is informed of environmental analyses.

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