Blog: FDA Compliance Category

FDA Food Packaging Claims Made Easy

March 2017

(Download a pdf version of this article here.) Ever since clean eating, superfoods and functional foods have exploded in the marketplace, brands are wanting to say as many positive things as they can about their products through selling points on the package. However, claims are the number-one way for a brand to get in trouble … Read More


Your Questions Answered, Vol. 1

February 2017

I love the commentary that takes place on my articles in the comments section. I also get quite a few questions by email that aren’t published on the blog. I’m finding there is a great deal of valuable information we discuss. What I love most about answering all these questions is that it causes me … Read More


Top 10 Food Packaging Articles of 2016

December 2016

As this year comes to a close, I thought I’d take a look back at which articles I’ve written in the past few years were the most read in 2016. It’s fascinating to me that in food packaging design, the mix of creative skill and technical knowledge is of equal importance. One or the other … Read More


Comprehensive Guide to the New Nutrition Facts Format

November 2016

Now that the FDA has released its comprehensive guidance on the new nutrition facts format and the other things like RACCs, DVs, and RDIs that have changed along with it, I’ve updated my original  FDA Food Labeling Guide Made Easy article. So now you have all you need again in one place. The updated article … Read More


Nutrition Facts Format is Changing

June 2016

You may have already heard the news that the FDA recently approved the new nutrition facts table format, going into effect July 26, 2016, so that is the day these new nutrition facts tables are permitted to appear on packages. Companies have 2 years from that date to make the change, and companies that have … Read More


8 Pointers on the Importance of Food Labeling Accuracy

April 2016

I am seeing more and more food labeling issues arise lately, likely due to the fact that functional foods are on the rise, as is consumer awareness. Many brands are trying to maximize the positive aspects of their product on the package. However, seemingly innocuous wording on a package can have an extremely harmful impact … Read More


FDA Compliance for Retail Food Products

December 2015

I’ve been hearing a lot of similar questions lately regarding FDA compliance for food retail products. The regulations for compliance are lengthy, and can be confusing and overwhelming to any packaged food business. Here we’ve complied our most commonly asked general questions on the topic. To go deeper be sure to check out all our … Read More


Country of Origin Food Labeling

February 2015

We just got asked a great question on our FDA Food Labeling Guide Made Easy blog post, and as I was writing the response I thought it would make a great article on its own and would be easier to reference. So here it is! The question is regarding imported food and ingredient country of origin, and … Read More