As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, restaurants and food manufacturers may have food not labeled for retail sale that they wish to sell at retail. For example, restaurants may have purchased ingredients that they can no longer use to prepare restaurant food and instead wish to sell to their customers. To facilitate the distribution of food during the COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration today released a guidance document, Guidance for Industry: Temporary Policy Regarding Nutrition Labeling of Certain Packaged Food During the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency, to provide food manufacturers with flexibility regarding nutrition labeling of certain packaged food.
- A statement of identity,
- An ingredient statement,
- The name and place of business of the food manufacturer, packer, or distributor,
- Net quantity of contents, and
- Allergen information required by the Food Allergen Labeling and Consumer Protection Act.