How are ingredients listed on a food label?


With multiple ingredients in your product, are you confused about the proper method for disclosure?

Do you know there is an FDA-approved method for listing ingredients too? But you don’t have to worry about it as we’ll cover all these important details here in this article.

How Are Ingredients Mentioned?

The ingredients present in your food in higher quantities are mentioned at the top of the list, while the ones in lower portions are listed at the bottom.

It means that food labels containing the list of ingredients must be in descending order based on the amount of the particular ingredient used.

Why Is It Important?

Being a consumer, while reading food labels, you usually want to know about 80-90% of the ingredients and aren’t concerned about every detail that a food label contains. It is usually because of the time constraints you face while shopping.

Also, if you want to know about the healthiness of a product, the details of MOST ingredients used can give you a fair idea (unless you are allergic or specifically looking for an item on the list).

Keeping this consumer behavior under consideration FDA requires the food manufacturers & suppliers to list the ingredients such that a look over the food label can give consumers an idea about the elements, and the consumers do not have to look for ways to read the nutritional label.

Is It Essential To Comply With This Requirement?

Yes. If you want to ensure legal and regulatory compliance, it is essential to satisfy these requirements. In case of non-compliance, FDA can take legal action against your company and the product.

How Can M&R Labels Help You?

At M&R Labels, our team experts can go through the final version of your design to point out any issues with th existing form. It ensures that all the regulatory requirements are met, and you don’t have to face any problems once all your labels are printed.

If you don’t have a finalized design for your food product yet, you can contact our team, and we can guide you through the process and the quote for the customized labels.

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