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PKG 485: Package System Development: Laws and Regulations

Food Law & Regulations Database

Federal Laws and Regulations

Local Regulations

City and county governments can create their own laws and regulations, as well as requiring special licenses and permits for the operation of certain businesses.  You can find more information by going to the websites for the county and cities that the business will operate in.

Additional Tips

It can be hard to tell what agencies or associations may have regulations or guidelines for your product.  You can use Google to try to make your life a bit easier.  However, instead of a standard Google keyword search, try the following:


  • chocolate cookie regulations

This example would look for your keyword only on websites that end with .gov.  You can also limit to specific sites by searching 


  • cookie packaging


Play around with keywords

If you aren't finding anything related to your topic, think about changing your keywords, such as using synonyms or broad terms.

Instead of crackers, try snack, for example

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