The FDA has control over:
- Packaged foods
- Conventional foods
- Vitamins and dietary supplements
- Infant formula and infant foods
- Medical foods
- Medical foods include those items produced for people with particular diseases such a phenylketonuria. Medical foods also include items for people that need a particular feeding method, such as tube feedings.
The FDA regulates items produced in the United States. The FDA also regulates items produced outside the U.S. (imported) but intended for sale in the U.S.
FALCPA labeling also applies to all retail and food-service establishments. This includes any foods for sale in vending machines and all packages labeled “for individual sale.”
It is possible that locally made foods may not be in full compliance with FALCPA labeling. Read all labels carefully and contact the manufacturer if you have any questions.