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FDA Allows Incorrect Labeling During COVID-19 Pandemic

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FDA Allows Incorrect Labeling During COVID-19 Pandemic
Photo caption: That label may not help you know what’s in the food. Photography by LADO on Shutterstock. Article by Dan Nosowitz.

Manufacturers can change some ingredients without changing the label.

The widespread disruptions in the food industry thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic have left some food manufacturers scrambling.

With some ingredients more difficult to source, manufacturers have run into a labeling problem: Their products may be slightly different, but ramping up a whole new label cannot be done in a timely manner. The FDA, in a guidance document released on the Friday before the Memorial Day weekend, has loosened the regulations regarding labeling. In other words, what’s on the label may not be what’s in the product. […]

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