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Food & Beverage
This section is a guide to complying with laws and regulations that apply to food and beverage businesses and the food and beverage industry in general.
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Advertising Distilled Spirits Containing Ingredients Associated with Non-Alcohol Energy Drinks
Gives an announcement reminding distilled spirits industry members of their advertising requirements under the Federal Alcohol Administration Act.
Advertising Malt Beverages Containing Ingredients Associated with Non-Alcohol Energy Drinks
Provides an announcement reminding alcohol industry members of the advertising requirements for malt beverages.
Advertising Wines Containing Ingredients Associated with Non-Alcohol Energy Drinks
Contains an announcement reminding wine advertisers of their responsibilities under the Federal Alcohol Administration Act.
Alcohol Advertising and Labeling Guidelines
Offers a guide to all regulations affecting the labeling, packaging and advertising of alcoholic beverages, including COLA requirements.
Alcohol Beverage Control Boards for the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico
Lists state alcohol beverage control boards located in the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico.
Alcohol Production, Sale and Distribution FAQs
Lists frequently asked questions about alcohol.
Liquor Law & Regulations for Retail Dealers
Offers an online publication to help retail dealers of distilled spirits, wine, or beer comply with federal laws and regulations affecting them.
Other Alcohol Products Regulatory Guide
Provides information about applying for a permit, paying taxes, importing, and other issues.
Infant Formula : Regulatory and Guidance Documents
Gives an overview of the Food & Drug Administration's (FDA) regulations and requirements concerning the manufacturing of baby formula.
Infant Formula Regulations FAQs
Lists frequently asked questions about FDA's regulation of infant formula.
Concession Environmental Management
Offers guide to maintaining environmental compliance and management in national parks.
National Park Service Concessioners Guide
Provides information on how food concession companies can do business with the National Park Service.
Color Additives: Regulations and Compliance Resources
Contains the FDA's guide to color additive regulations and compliance resources.
FDA Guidance and Reference Documents
Offers a comprehensive list of compliance guidance and reference documents for food manufacturers.
Bioengineered Foods: Regulatory Information
Details regulations and gives compliance guidance concerning the production of bioengineered foods.
Environmental Compliance Assistance: Food Processing industries
Provides compliance assistance information for the food processing sector.
FDA Requirements for Food Manufacturers: FAQs
Offer general questions and answers concerning the FDA's regulation of the food processing industry.
FDA Implementation of the Bioterrorism Act of 2002
Provides information on how the FDA has implemented the Bioterrorism Act of 2002 and how it affects the food processing industry.
Food Production and Inspection Fact Sheets
Contains a series of fact sheets on a variety of food safety, production, and inspection topics.
Food Safety Compliance Assistance (FSIS): New Technologies
Supplies information on new technologies that companies may employ to ensure that their use is consistent with Agency regulations and will not adversely affect product safety, inspection procedures, or the safety of FSIS inspectors.
Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS): Regulations and Policies
Includes key information on federal and state inspections and international affairs.
National Agriculture Compliance Assistance Center: Food Safety
Provides information about food safety.
Protecting the Food Supply: Small Entity Compliance Guides
Gives guides to help small businesses comply with bioterrorism legislation.
Labeling & Packaging
Compliance Assistance: Labeling Guidelines
Offers labeling guidance, policies, inspection methods, and other documents related to FSIS' labeling programs that are aimed at protecting consumers from misbranded and economically adulterated meat, poultry, and egg products, and which ensure that all labels are truthful and not misleading.
Fact Sheets on Food Labeling
Gives a series of fact sheets about food labeling terms and requirements.
Food Ingredients and Packaging: Information for Industry
Provides the FDA's guidance on providing food ingredient information on package labels.
Retail & Distribution
Retail Industry Portal
Provides compliance and sustainability resources for retail businesses to help meet regulatory obligations and reduce environmental impacts. This includes freight transportation, waste management, product selection, facility management and construction of new facilities.
OSHA eTool: Beverage Delivery Ergonomics
Supplies access to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) eTool, which describes ergonomic hazards and possible solutions for workers in the beverage delivery industry. A beverage delivery person performs the following ergonomic tasks: driving a pre-stocked route truck from the plant to designated customers; unloading the various cases of beverages from the truck; operating the hand truck to the point of delivery specified by the customer; manually unloading the hand truck and placing products on display shelves or in storage areas; and retrieving empty returnable bottles.