Key Handbook for Food Labeling
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Food Labeling Compliance Review
Book + CD-ROM
Fourth edition
by James L. Summers

This comprehensive manual and fully searchable, accompanying CD-ROM are designed to aid in understanding the requirements of the FDA.

Food Labeling Compliance Review is a must-have for regulatory officials, industry personnel, and others responsible for assuring that the label and labeling of domestic and imported food products in interstate commerce comply with the requirements of the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act, as amended.

The new fourth edition of Food Labeling Compliance Review fully covers recently enacted provisions requiring labeling for allergens, trans fats, and qualified health claims.

Clearly illustrated with dozens of charts, sample label panels and "Nutrition Facts" boxes, Food Labeling Compliance Review is the practical, no-nonsense tool needed by both the experienced and inexperienced food label reviewer.


  • Current, complete, and accurate food labeling guidance concerning FDA regulations
  • Covers new requirements for labeling allergens, trans fats, and qualified health claims
  • Essential for all food manufacturers, packers, labelers, relabelers, and distributors
  • Fully illustrated with clear Q and A explanations
  • Fully-searchable CD-ROM enables quick look ups


Overview of the History of Food Labeling


Changes in Food Labeling Regulations

  • Ingredient Labeling
  • Certified Color Additives
  • Common or Usual Names for Nonstandardized Foods
  • Standardized Foods
  • Nutrition Labeling
  • Descriptive Claims: Fresh, Freshly Frozen, Fresh Frozen, Frozen Fresh
  • Other Noncertified Color Additives, and Spices and Flavorings
  • Food and Drug Administration Modernization Act (FDAMA) of 1997

Outline for Compliance Review

  • Establish Jurisdiction
  • Determine the Completeness and Accuracy of the Required Label Information
  • Determine the Degree of Compliance with Applicable Regulations
  • Advise Responsible Firm of Label(s) Needing Corrections

Compliance Label Review Program

  • Identity Statement
  • Designation of Ingredients
  • Name and Place of Business
  • Net Quantity of Contents Statements
  • Nutrition Labeling
  • Claims
  • Special Labeling of Foods

Labeling of Foods in Special Categories

Administrative Rules, Decisions and Special Labeling Requirements

  • Salt and Iodized Salt
  • Fresh, Freshly Frozen, Fresh Frozen, Frozen Fresh
  • Natural
  • Organic

Exemptions from FDA Requirements for Foods

  • Procedures for Requesting Variations and Exemptions from Required Label Statements
  • Exemptions from Required Label Statements
  • Petitions Requesting Exemption from Preemption for State or Local Requirements
  • Exemptions When it is Technologically Impractical to Nutrition Label
  • Nutrition Labeling of Food: Exemptions/Special Labeling Provisions
  • Food: Exemption from Labeling
  • Temporary Exemption for Purposes of Conducting Authorizing Food Labeling Experiments
  • Temporary Permits for Interstate Shipment of Experimental Packs of Food Varying from the Requirements of Definitions and Standards of Identity

Compliance Provisions

  • Failure to Reveal Material Facts
  • Misleading Containers
  • Food with a Label Declaration of Nutrients
  • Food Subject to Nutrition Labeling
  • Food: Prominence of Required Statements
  • of Food
  • Substantial Compliance of Food Retailers with the Guidelines for the Voluntary Nutrition Labeling of Raw Fruits, Vegetables, and Fish

Special Food Issues

  • Food Allergy
  • Food Bioengineering
  • Botanical and Other Novel Ingredients in Conventional Foods

Charts, Illustrations, Statements, Regulations

Index to the January 6, 1993 Federal Register Preamble and Final NLEA Regulations

Index to the August 18, 1993 Federal Register Preamble: Nutrition Labeling Technical Amendments

Table of Contents for Chapter 5 - Foods, Colors, and Cosmetics for the Compliance Policy Guide, DHHS, PHS, FDA, ORA, OF, DCP

Table of Contents for Food Labeling Questions and Answers for Guidance to Facilitate the Process of Developing or Revising Labels for Foods Other than Dietary Supplements, U.S. DHHS, PHS, FDA, August 1993

Table of Contents for Food Labeling Questions and Answers, Volume II, A Guide for Restaurants and Other Retail Establishments, U.S. DHHS, PHS, FDA, August 1995


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Food Labeling Compliance Review
Book + CD-ROM
Fourth edition
by James L. Summers
2007 • Book + CD • 320 pages • $228.95 + shipping
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