Are food manufacturers’ responsible for the safety of our food?
The U.S. government holds food manufacturers to certain standards when it comes to the consumer food supply.

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) publishes an extensive Food Code.  According to the FDA, the Food Code “assists food control jurisdictions at all levels of government by providing them with a scientifically sound technical and legal basis for regulating the retail and food service segment of the industry.”
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You can read the complete, 2005-version of the code in PDF format at:
In addition, the U.S. Congress recently passed the Food Allergen Labeling and Consumer Protection Act of 2004 (FALCPA), which requires food manufacturers to include typical allergens (e.g., milk, peanuts, wheat) in the ingredients lists on their food labels. The purpose of FALCPA is to ensure that individuals who are allergic to certain foods can avoid consumption of those foods by carefully reading food labels and choosing products that do not contain the offending ingredients.

It is important to remember that to ensure food safety, food growers, manufacturers AND consumers need to do their part. For more information on what everyone can do to improve food safety, visit the following pages:
Food Safety
Food Safety Tips
Food Allergies
Genetically Modified Foods
Consumer Safety and Legislative News
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The information contained on this page has been gathered from the websites of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Food and Drug Administration and other sources in the public domain.
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