Quantitative declarations outside the Nutrition Facts table
Manner of declaring
All quantitative declarations outside the Nutrition Facts table must be declared on the basis of a serving of stated size in the units specified in the table below [B.01.301(1), FDR].
|Energy||Calories (Cal)||4 Calories per 1 cup (250 mL) serving|
|Vitamins referred to in subsection D.01.002(1), FDR (vitamins A, D, E, K and C, thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, vitamin B6, folate, vitamin B12, pantothenic acid, biotin and choline)||milligrams (mg), |
or µg dietary folate equivalents (DFE)
(as applicable and as set out in subsection D.01.003(1), FDR)
25 µg of dietary folate equivalents per serving of 1 cup (250 mL)
34 µg of vitamin A per 2 tbsp (30 mL) serving
|Sodium, potassium, calcium, iron, phosphorus, magnesium, zinc, copper, manganese and chloride||milligrams (mg)||316 mg of calcium per bar (40 g)|
|Iodide, selenium, chromium and molybdenum||micrograms (µg)|
|Mineral ion content of prepackaged water or ice||parts per million (ppm)||fluoride ion 2 ppm per bottle (500 mL)
[see also B.12.002, FDR]
|All other nutrients|| |
Note: for constituents of nutrients that are not permitted to be declared in the NFt and could be found in small amounts in the food (for example, DHA), a declaration of the milligram amount may be shown as additional information in brackets directly after the gram amount.
0.4 g isoleucine per ½ cup (125 mL) serving
2 g of tryptophan per bar (80 g)
0.2 g of DHA per 1 cup (250 mL) serving
(for example, lycopene, methylglyoxal)
Note: section B.01.301 of the FDR does not apply to non-nutrients. The regulations do not prescribe mandatory units to be used for these declarations. However, in order to avoid a misleading declaration, the following units are recommended:
grams (g) or
|0.01 g of lycopene per 2 tbsp (30 mL) serving|
% Daily value
The Food and Drug Regulations permit a declaration of the % Daily Value of a nutrient, per serving of stated size, outside the NFt, when a % Daily Value is required or permitted in the Nutrition Facts table [B.01.301(2), FDR]. This applies to:
- any core nutrients (that is, those listed in column 1 of the table to B.01.401, FDR), and
- any permitted additional nutrients (that is, those listed in column 1 of the table to B.01.402, FDR)
Other words that alter the meaning must not be used to qualify quantitative declarations outside the NFt. Word sets may not be used around these statements in a manner which makes them sound like claims. Examples of unacceptable word sets in front of a quantitative statement include "only", "just", "as little as", "less than" and "more than".
When a quantitative declaration of energy value and/or the amount of nutrients per serving of stated size is made outside the Nutrition Facts table, it must be in both English and French, unless a bilingual labelling exemption applies to the product [B.01.301(3), FDR].
Quantitative statements are not required to appear adjacent to the list of ingredients [B.01.008(1)(a), FDR]. If more than 1 quantitative statement appears on a label, they do not need to be grouped together, nor is there an order of precedence as to which nutrient would be shown first.
Using quantitative statements to compare the level of a nutrient in 2 foods is not acceptable as this is an implied comparative nutrient content claim. For example, a table stating the amount of protein and fat in a granola bar compared to a competitor's bar would not be acceptable.
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