Food & Agriculture

Consumer Groups Ask FDA to Ensure Online Consumers’ Access to Nutrition Information

Consumer Federation of America joined the Center for Science in the Public Interest, Center for Digital Democracy, and Consumer Reports in submitting the following letter to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The letter urges FDA to take swift action to ensure that consumers purchasing foods online have access to the same critical information that they would have when purchasing foods in brick-and-mortar restaurants and retailers. Studies have found that many online retailers and platforms, such as Walmart, Instacart, and Amazon, do not consistently provide nutrition, ingredients, and allergen information on their website. The groups’ letter asks FDA to issue guidance clarifying online retailers’ duty to provide this information to consumers.