Food safety legislation for the USA

​FDA food packaging regulatory status

Label end users are in the best position, and are responsible, to determine regulatory requirements for labels in food packaging applications.

In the U.S., the responsibility rests with the food packer or brand owner to evaluate its packaging materials, ensure that they comply with the relevant regulations of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and do not otherwise adulterate the food, and confirm that the materials are safe and technically suitable for their intended use. Customers may rely on reasonable assurances provided by their upstream suppliers with respect to the regulatory status and safety information on the packaging materials they produce and supply. Regulatory assurances should be facially valid and align with the intended use of the materials when in contact with food.

At UPM Raflatac, we are committed to providing relevant regulatory and product safety information on the label stocks we manufacture. We understand that the label you choose today should not only be safe for its intended use, but it must also perform in your application.

UPM Raflatac offers products commonly used in food packaging applications and are in compositional compliance with U.S. Food and Drug Administration regulation 21 CFR 175.105 – Adhesives.

For information regarding non-US food packaging regulations, please contact your UPM Raflatac representative.​