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Food Labeling

Browse resources about Nutrition Facts labels, organic food labeling, animal welfare certifications, and food labeling laws.

Food Labels

Food Quality Labels

Find information on USDA's Agricultural Marketing Service food quality labels, including grade shields and value-added labels.

Bioengineered (BE) Disclosure

Find USDA standards and definitions for bioengineered foods, or foods that contain detectable genetic material that has been modified through certain lab techniques and cannot be created through conventional breeding or found in nature.

Food Labeling Laws and Guidance

Nutrition Facts Labels

The New Nutrition Facts Label (Also in Spanish/Español)

Learn about the Nutrition Facts label's refreshed design and updated information from the Food and Drug Administration. Resources include:

View a summary of the recent changes to the Nutrition Facts label, including bold calories and updated nutrient listings, serving sizes, and daily values.

Nutrition Facts Laws and Guidance

Organic Food Labels

Organic Food Certification

Learn about Labeling Organic Products to meet the requirements of USDA's National Organic Program.


Animal Welfare and Food Labels

Animal Welfare Audit and Certification Programs

USDANAL. Animal Welfare Information Center (AWIC).

Some food labels include information on participation in animal welfare programs and how the animals were raised. AWIC provides resources on animal husbandry guidelines, animal welfare audit overviews, and humane certification programs. 

Meat and Poultry Labeling Terms

USDA. Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). 

FSIS is the agency responsible for ensuring the truthfulness and accuracy in labeling of meat and poultry products. They provide a glossary of meat and poultry labeling terms. 

A Consumer's Guide to Food Labels and Animal Welfare

Animal Welfare Institute.

Many food labels can be confusing and misleading. This guide provides definitions and animal welfare implications for some of the most commonly used labels on dairy, egg, meat, and poultry products, including labels used when farmers participate in certification programs.

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