Does the USDA have a standard process for approving food labels?
The Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) develops and provides labeling guidance, policies, and inspection methods and administers programs to protect consumers from misbranded and economically adulterated meat, poultry, and egg products. These measures ensure that labels are not misleading and truthful. The FSIS Labeling/Label Approval website provides information on label submission, ingredient guidance, and non-food compounds.
Small business owners can view labeling guidance for prepared food items regulated by the FDA at Small Business Nutrition Labeling Exemption.