FDA regulates the safety of substances added to food. We also regulate how most food is processed, packaged, and labeled.
FDA maintains educational information, databases and listings related to food allergens, ingredients, food additives, color additives and GRAS substances.
- Food Additives & Ingredients
- Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS)
- Food Allergens
- Ingredients & Packaging Definitions
Access program information, inventories, and databases related to food packaging and other substances that come in contact with food.
FDA provides regulatory and scientific information about irradiated food and packaging. Irradiation may be used to increase shelf-life and reduce harmful bacteria in meat, poultry, vegetables and other foods.
Learn about how FDA regulates food labeling, what claims can and cannot be made on a food label, and how to use the nutrition facts label.
FDA assesses the environmental impact of its regulatory actions. Therefore, manufacturers must include an environmental assessment with their petitions and notifications, unless exempt.