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Food Labels

Food labels can help you make healthy choices when buying food in grocery stores or restaurants.

USDA, Agricultural Marketing Service, National Organic Program

Learn about organic foods, requirements, and how they are labeled.

HHS, Food and Drug Administration

Calorie labeling on menus can help you make informed and healthful decisions about meals and snacks. 

HHS, Food and Drug Administration

Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulates the safety of food for humans and animals, including foods produced from genetically engineered (GE) plants, sometimes referred to as "genetically modified organisms" (GMOs). Find out more about the safety of GE plants, and how they are regulated here.

HHS, Food and Drug Administration, Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition

Learn the difference between total sugars and added sugars, and discover how the Nutrition Facts Label can help you choose foods that are lower in added sugars.

HHS, Food and Drug Administration

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has updated the Nutrition Facts label on packaged foods and beverages with a fresh design that will make it easier for you to make informed food choices that contribute to lifelong healthy eating habits.