The FDA regulates most packaged foods sold in the United States and has specific requirements for what elements a package must contain (a Nutrition Facts panel, for example). In order to sell your food products, you must comply with the FDA’s packaging laws unless your operation is exempt (see this blog).

The regulations are a little complicated, but this blog should help offer clarity. We will cover the basics of packaging regulations, including what elements are required, where they should be placed, and when appropriate, what type-size requirements there are.

Required components
Statement of identity, or name of the food
Net quantity of contents, or amount of product
Nutrition Facts
Ingredient and allergen statement
Name and address of the manufacturer, packer, or distributor