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Guidance for Industry: Proper Labeling of Honey and Honey Products February 2018

Final

Guidance for Industry: Proper Labeling of Honey and Honey Products

Docket Number:
FDA-2006-P-0207
Issued by:
Guidance Issuing Office
Office of Nutrition and Food Labeling

This guidance is intended to advise the regulated industry on the proper labeling of honey and honey products in accordance with sections 402 and 403 of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (the FD&C Act) (21 U.S.C. 342 and 343) and its implementing regulations.

Accurate and consistent labeling of honey and honey products helps to ensure that honey and honey products are not adulterated or misbranded and enhances consumers’ ability to make informed choices among products.

FDA's guidance documents, including this guidance, do not establish legally enforceable responsibilities.

Instead, guidances describe our current thinking on a topic and should be viewed only as recommendations, unless specific regulatory or statutory requirements are cited. The use of the word should in FDA guidances means that something is suggested or recommended, but not required.

Throughout this guidance, “you” refers to firms that manufacture, process, pack, label, or distribute honey and honey products and to persons who are authorized to act on behalf of such firms.  

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