Food Law


Reference Topics

File Organization of U.S. Food Law
This table illustrates a summary of U.S. food law. This structure most likely was never intended; it is the organization that emerged as society, through government, responded to food safety issues as they arose.
GRAS Affirmation Process
Interaction Between a Statute and a Regulation
This page illustrates the interaction between a Congressional statute and an agency regulation.
Food Defense Plan (proposed regulation)
Congress requires that a Food Safety Plan address the risk of an intentional attack on a food business. FDA proposed a regulation in December 2013 detailing what should be considered in developing a Food Defense component for a Food Safety Plan.
Standards for Produce Safety (proposed regulation)
Sanitary Transportation of Human and Animal Food (proposed regulation)
Also see Federal Register, Vol. 79, No. 24, Wednesday, February 5, 2014. Part II, Department of Health and Human Services, Food and Drug Administration, 21 CFR Part 1, Sanitary Transportation of Human and Animal Food; Proposed Rule at
cGMPs & HACCP for Animal Food/Feed (proposed regulations)
USDA Meat Inspection
USDA Poultry Inspection
USDA Egg Product Inspection
Food Allergens
File US Food Law Overview
This graphic summarizes the general sectors, agencies and strategies used in structuring and administering US food law (last updated January 2016)


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