The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulates the safety and labeling of food products sold in the United States. Here’s an overview of FDA regulations on food:

Food Safety
The FDA is responsible for ensuring the safety of the nation’s food supply. This includes establishing regulations and standards for safe food handling, processing, packaging, and transportation. The FDA also conducts inspections of food facilities to ensure compliance with safety regulations.

Food Labeling
The FDA regulates the labeling of food products to ensure that consumers have access to accurate and truthful information about the products they purchase. Food labels must include information such as the product name, net quantity of contents, ingredient list, nutrition facts, allergen information, and contact information for the manufacturer or distributor.

Nutrition Labeling:
Most packaged food products are required to include a Nutrition Facts panel that provides information about serving size, calories, nutrients, and percent daily values based on a 2,000-calorie diet. This helps consumers make informed choices about their diet and nutrition.

Food Additives
The FDA regulates the use of food additives, such as preservatives, colorings, and flavorings, to ensure that they are safe for consumption. Food additives must undergo a pre-market approval process and be approved by the FDA before they can be used in food products.

Foodborne Illness Prevention
The FDA works to prevent foodborne illness outbreaks by establishing regulations for food safety practices, conducting inspections of food facilities, and monitoring for foodborne pathogens and contaminants.

Food Facility Registration
Food facilities that manufacture, process, pack, or hold food products for human or animal consumption in the United States are required to register with the FDA. This helps the FDA track and monitor food facilities to ensure compliance with safety regulations.

Imported Foods
The FDA regulates imported foods to ensure that they meet the same safety standards as domestically produced foods. Imported foods must undergo inspection and testing to ensure compliance with FDA regulations before they can be sold in the United States.

Dietary Supplements
While dietary supplements are regulated as a category of food, they are subject to specific regulations governing their safety, labeling, and marketing. The FDA oversees the safety of dietary supplements and monitors for adulteration and misbranding.