Food Standards

Standards of Identity and Food Labeling Requirements

DHHS. Food and Drug Administration.

This section of the Code of Federal Regulations contains standards of identify for foods as well as regulations relating to the labeling of food.


United Nations Economic Commission for Europe, Agricultural Standards Unit

United Nations Economic Commission for Europe, Agricultural Standards Unit.

This organization develops commercial quality standards for a wide range of agricultural products which are transported between nations.


Commercial Item Descriptions

USDA. Agricultural Marketing Service.

Provides information on the classification and regulatory requirements of several food categories.


Commodity Purchasing

USDA. Agricultural Marketing Service.

Provides specifications that the Agricultural Marketing Service uses in purchasing foods for Federal Feeding Programs.


Quality Standards

USDA. Agricultural Marketing Service.

Provides a list of food products and their quality standards. Includes foods such as:


Food Standards and Labeling Policy Book (PDF | 989 KB)

USDA. Food Safety and Inspection Service.

List of definitions and descriptions for meat products. August 2005.