The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a Request for Information (RFI) to learn more about the content, format, and accuracy of food labeling information provided through online grocery shopping platforms.
In October 2021, FDA highlighted labeling of grocery products sold online in a session at the agency’s New Era E-Commerce Summit, where FDA opened a public docket for comment. The agency is issuing the present RFI to solicit feedback from stakeholders about food labeling information that is provided through online grocery shopping platforms. Input will help FDA improve consumer access to consistent and accurate labeling information for packaged foods sold online.
FDA is asking stakeholders about what ingredient, major food allergens, and nutrition labeling information is available through online grocery shopping platforms. The agency is interested in learning from industry, consumer advocacy groups, and consumers about how food labeling information is presented and if there are challenges with providing accurate and consistent labeling information online.
To ensure comments regarding the RFI about food labeling in online grocery shopping are considered, FDA asks interested parties to submit written or electronic comments within 90 days of publication in the Federal Register.
Comments can be submitted electronically on Regulations.gov to docket number FDA-2023-N-0624. Written/paper submissions can be sent to:
Dockets Management Staff (HFA-305)
Food and Drug Administration
5630 Fishers Lane, Rm 1061
Rockville, MD 20852
All submissions received must include Docket No. FDA-2023-N-0624 for “Food Labeling in Online Grocery Shopping; Request for Information.”