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US Laws and Regulations for Food Exporters

Food processing companies that understand the laws, regulations, customers and demographics of the targeted market can develop products that meet the needs of the customer and that benefit the food processing company financially.

In the United States, there are several governmental departments (ministries) that are responsible for ensuring the safety of the nation’s food supply.  These regulations are readily accessible on the World Wide Web.  U.S. food processing regulations can be summarized in the following requirements:

·         Food products must be wholesome

·         Food products must be safe or not cause food borne disease when properly prepared

·         Food products must be properly labeled.

  U.S. regulations require that both imported food and domestically produced food meet the same food regulations. 

The Foreign Agricultural Service provides some marketing information to foreign companies that want to export products to the U.S.  In addition, the Foreign Agriculture Service and the Food Safety Inspection Service provides information on international markets and international food regulations that may be of value to food processors who want to export to other areas of the world. 

Download complete document – US Laws and Regulations for Food Exporters


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