Important: If you supply products for sale on Amazon, you must comply with all
federal, state, and local laws and Amazon policies applicable to those products and product
Products that (1) claim to be organic, (2) claim to contain organic ingredients, or (3)
use the U.S. Department of Agriculture ("USDA") organic seal must comply with the USDA organic
regulations at 7 CFR Part 205. You are responsible for understanding and complying with all
requirements of the organic regulations, including production, certification and labeling
requirements. For more information, see Organic Products.
Examples of permitted listings
Properly prepared and sealed foods and beverages that are appropriately packaged and
labeled. Products need to be shipped appropriately to protect the quality and safety of
the food, to avoid spoilage, melting, damage, and so on. All food packaging must include
Name and address of the packaging company
Net content quantity and weight (the weight of the contents, not including any
Lot-controlled products with a shelf-life of greater than 90 days.
Perishable products must be removed from inventory 50 days before the expiration
For Amazon-fulfilled orders (FBA), units within 50 days of expiration will be
removed for disposal and will not be available for return.
Examples of prohibited listings
Products that do not meet federal food inspection or import requirements, such as:
Products containing horse meat
Products containing any meat imported from China
Kaffir lime leaves imported from Thailand
Infant formula products that do not meet Food & Drug Administration (FDA)
premarketing requirements, such as:
Goat's milk infant formula
HIPP formula and milk products
Betel nut products or products containing betel nut flavoring
Poppy seeds that are not approved brands per Amazon policy or are sold in pack sizes
larger than one pound. Approved Brands: 365 Everyday Value, Happy Belly, McCormick,
Frontier, Bob’s Red Mill, Spice Islands, Morton & Bassett, Simply Organic, Spicely
Organics, Starwest Botanicals, Tone’s. These restrictions do not apply to Amazon Business
Shipping and labeling requirements
Each shipment of produce must have: (1) the name and address of the shipper or owner; (2)
the name of the person to whom the shipment is being sent; (3) the name of the country,
state, or territory where the contents were grown; and (4) a statement of the contents.
State and local governments may have additional requirements for both interstate and
intrastate shipment and labeling of certain produce.
Additional useful information
See Selling Custom Variety Packs of Single-Serve Hot Beverage Products
for additional Grocery & Gourmet Food guidelines.
Last Updated 01/06/2020