We take the health and safety of our members very seriously, so when listing allowed food items, make sure to follow our policy.
What is the policy?
The following and similar food items are not allowed:
- Unpasteurized dairy products (except cheese that follows government guidelines)
- Unpasteurized fruit or vegetable juice
- Wild mushroom (except for morel and shitake mushrooms)
- Ackee fruit or seeds
- Expired food
- Government assistance benefits that can be used for food
When listing food items that are allowed, sellers must:
- Ensure food items are properly packaged and stored safely
- Clearly state the expiration date in the item description
- State how perishable items will be delivered, and ensure they are delivered to the buyer before the expiration date
Activity that doesn't follow eBay policy could result in a range of actions including for example: administratively ending or canceling listings, hiding or demoting all listings from search results, lowering seller rating, buying or selling restrictions, and account suspension. All fees paid or payable in relation to listings or accounts on which we take any action will not be refunded or otherwise credited to your account.
Visit Seller Help to find details of any policy issues with your account or listings, and get the information you need to quickly resolve them.
Why does eBay have this policy?
This policy helps to keep our community safe and helps sellers comply with government regulations.
- Gateway to Federal Food Safety Information - opens in new window or tab
- USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service - opens in new window or tab
- Grocery Manufacturers Association - opens in new window or tab
- FDA Import Procedures - opens in new window or tab
- FDA Infant Formula Guidance Documents and Regulatory Information - opens in new window or tab
- FDA Recalls, Market Withdrawals, & Safety Alerts - opens in new window or tab