Labeling Prepared Foods

Download CFR Food labels

All donated prepared food should be labeled with (1) the name of the food, (2) indicate any potential allergens (see below) (3) date prepared, (4) “use by” dates, (5) storage temperature, (6) Instructions to “Reheat quickly to internal temperature of 165˚F or above”, (7) donor name and contact information.

Food labels must indicate whether the food contains any of the following major allergens or derivatives of the following major allergens:

  • milk
  • egg
  • fish
  • Crustacean shellfish
  • tree nuts
  • wheat
  • peanuts
  • soybean

Sample label:

Product name: Meat Sauce

Potential allergens: Soybean oil

Date prepared: 1/20/15

Use by: 1/22/15

Safe Storage Temperature: Keep refrigerated at 41˚F or below.

Reheating/Serving Information: Reheat quickly to internal temperature of 165˚F or above.

Donated by: Zio’s Trattoria, ph: 123-4567

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