If you're writing about manufacturing practices or nutrition, you may have to reference product information in your paper. If you're working with American Psychological Association, or APA, style, you already have a template you can use to cite product information.
Reference List Citation
The basic APA format for citing product information as one of your references is as follows:
Company name. (Year produced). Product name: Section of information. Company location: Author.
General Mills. (2015). Cheerios: Nutritional facts. Minneapolis, MN: Author.
If you are taking product information from a website instead, replace the company location information with "Retrieved from" and the uniform resource locator, or URL:
The Quaker Oats Company. (2015). Aunt Jemima: Nutritional facts. Retrieved from: http://www.ipodder.org/history.
When citing the product label reference in the text of your work, use an in-text citation. This is parenthetical text that includes the manufacturer's name and the year of manufacture:
(General Mills, 2015)
(The Quaker Oats Company, 2015)