Food Law



It is clear that the United States does not intend its federal, state and local governments to regulate the food consumption of its residents or the food handling and preparation practices in our homes. However, the intent is that U.S. law promote activities that permit consumers to make informed decisions about the food they consume and to follow safe food handling and preparation practices. These pages address efforts to educate consumers about food safety and to provide information to consumers via product labelling.
Consumer Education
In addition to the information provided via food product labels, consumers need to understand how to use the information to make decisions. Likewise, consumers need to understand how to handle and prepare food at home to reduce the risk of unsafe foods. These pages overview educational programs intended to help consumers better understand food safety and food nutrition needs and information.


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