Meat, Poultry, and Egg Product establishments are responsible for accurately labeling their product for human consumption.
Labeling & Establishment Responsibilities | PDF
List of responsibilities of FSIS and the establishments regarding the approval of temporary, sketch and the generic labels.
FSIS Compliance Guidance for Label Approval (Nov 2015)
This compliance guidance provides information about the types of labels and labeling that need to be submitted to the Agency for approval, including specific examples of certain special statements and claims that are not generically approved
Label Application Guidance
Provides guidance on the paper submission of label applications and correspondence regarding labeling policy issues.
Integration of Paper Label Applications into the Label Submission and Approval System (LSAS) | PDF
Form guidance for the paper submissions of label applications and the integration into the Label Submission and Approval System (LSAS).
Label Submission and Approval System (LSAS)
Access to and information about LSAS, the web-based Label Submission Approval System.
Questions and Answers Related to the Application for Approval of Labels, Marking or Device, FSIS Form 7234-1
Responses to questions regarding the submission and use of the FSIS Form 7234-1.
Check List for Mandatory Features
List of mandatory features which must be present on a label.
Suggested Label Submission Checklist
A checklist which provides guidance on the preparation and submission of label applications.
Ten Most Commonly Asked Questions
Provides answers to most frequently asked questions regarding label applications, record keeping practices and ingredient claims.
10 Most Common Mistakes and How to Avoid Them | PDF (July 2010)
Listing of ten common mistakes made on a label submission and how to avoid them.
How to Request Duplicate Copies of Approved Labels (May 1, 2013; PDF Only)
Provides guidance for requesting duplicate copies of approved labels.
Comprehensive List of Reasons for Label Modifications and Returns | PDF (July 2010)
This document is provided to further explain reasons why a label was modified or returned after evaluation by a staff member of the Labeling and Program Delivery Staff.
Areas of Specialization for the Labeling and Program Delivery Division (Jan 23, 2012; PDF Only)
Listing of the Labeling and Program Delivery Division team members and their area of specialization.
Procedures for Labeling Evaluation Submissions and Policy Advisory Consultants | PDF
Provides procedural guidance which serve to maintain the timely review of labels.
Information Required For Requesting a Temporary Approval | PDF
Provides guidance on required information for applications submitted for temporary label approvals.
Extraordinary Circumstances - Procedures for Evaluating Labeling
Provides guidance on requests for accelerated label evaluations for temporary approvals only.
Labeling Conditions That Can Not Have a Temporary Approval | PDF
Outline of situations in which label applications may not receive temporary approval.