July 2018

Reader Q+A

I'm planning to shift the sales of my BBQ sauce from farmers' markets to the Internet. Are there specific labeling requirements I need to consider

There are no special requirements for Internet sales. By law, all foods sold in the U.S. must be in full compliance with FDA retail labeling requirements as specified in the U.S. Code of Federal Regulations, regardless of the method of sale. 

Consider that the intent of the regulation is for consumers to have total access to all ingredient and nutrition information when making a purchase decision. As a result, your product images and descriptive copy need to show the nutrition facts, ingredients, allergens, etc.