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Guide to U.S. Food Labeling Law

Guide to U.S. Food Labeling Law | Food Labeling, FDA Laws, Nutritional Facts

Thompson's Guide to U.S. Food Labeling Law is the most comprehensive and easy-to-use resource of its kind. The Guide will help you understand and comply with FDA rules and regulations. It includes useable, timely and comprehensive information on federal labeling regulations and enforcement activities.

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Major Topics Covered

In plain English, the Guide to U.S. Food Labeling Law explains food labeling law and provides expert advice on what food processors must do to comply with the regulations to avoid enforcement actions. Also included are sections on the history of food labeling laws, the role various governmental agencies play in enforcing the rules, and the special rules that pertain to the labeling of dietary supplements.

Keep up with the latest requirements from the FDA and other federal agencies that regulate the way you label your products with a 12-month subscription to the Guide. Your subscription includes a two volume guide that will give you the most up-to-date FDA guidance and regulations on labeling. You will also receive newsletters and updates that feature legal analyses, court cases and enforcement actions that will help you achieve cost-effective compliance.

The Guide helps you stay on top of issues like:

  • Allergen labeling
  • Organic labeling
  • Country-of-Origin labeling issues
  • GMO labeling issues
  • What health claims you can legally use on your products
  • Front-of-Pack labeling issues
  • Supplement labeling vs. food labeling
  • Trans fat labeling requirements
  • And much more!

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Summary of Contents

100 Introduction and Overview
200 General Food Labeling Requirements
300 Food Names
400 Ingredient Labeling
500 Net Quantity of Contents
600 Nutrition Labeling
700 Nutrient Content Claims
800 Health Claims
900 Special Dietary Food
1000 Preemption and Enforcement
1100 Labeling Imported Foods
2000 USDA Regulated Products
Appendices: Federal Statutes, Federal Regulations, Administrative Notices and Guidelines


Format and Frequency

  • Two-volume manual
  • Monthly updates

About Your Subscription

Your annual subscription includes published updates at no additional charge for the 12-month subscription period. If you have any questions about your subscription, please contact Client Services at 800-677-3789 or by emailing service@thompson.com.


Authors and Editors

Peter Barton Hutt is a partner in the Washington, D.C., law firm of Covington & Burling. Mr. Hutt is a former chief counsel at the Food and Drug Administration. Peter Barton Hutt is author and editor-in-chief of Guide to U.S. Food Labeling Law.

Editorial Advisory Board for the Guide to U.S. Food Labeling Law

Peter Barton Hutt, Esq.
Editor in Chief, Covington & Burling
Washington, D.C.

Robert Post
New York, N.Y.

Neal D. Fortin
Professor and Director
Institute for Food Laws & Regulations
Michigan State University
East Lansing, Mich.

Lewis Grossman
Professor, American University
Washington College of Law
Washington, D.C.

Elizabeth Campbell
EAS Consulting
Alexandria, Va.

Steven M. Mister
President and CEO
Council for Responsible Nutrition
Washington, D.C.

Stuart M. Pape, Esq.
Polsinelli L.L.P
Washington, D.C.

Nancy Taylor, Esq.
Greenberg & Taurig
Washington, D.C.