Information within the Nutrition Facts table
Additional nutritional information
The following Nutrition Facts table illustrates all core and additional information which may be declared in an NFt, including their order of presentation. Only the additional information included in Figure 18.1(E) and (F) or 19.1(B) of the Directory of Nutrition Facts Table Formats is permitted in the Nutrition Facts table. Declaration of additional information is often voluntary, but in some cases it is triggered and must be declared. See the section Triggers: When additional information is mandatory for the list of triggers.
As well, refer to Foods intended solely for infants 6 months of age or older but less than 1 year of age for details on additional information permitted or required for foods intended for this age group.
Figure 19.1(B) of the Directory of Nutrition Facts Table Formats
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HM (MM): a placeholder for the serving of stated size where HM is the household measure (MD is mesure domestique in French) and MM is the metric measure.
##, ### and #### signs: a placeholder for the amount by weight, the number of Calories and, where applicable, the percentage of the daily value of nutrients per serving of stated size of the prepackaged product. The number of hashtags shown represents the number of numerals typically used for the value. These will vary depending on the manufacturer's specific product and its composition.
Additional nutrition information table
The Additional nutrition information table refers to all additional information that may be voluntarily included, or which must be included in the Nutrition Facts table if specifically required by the regulations. This table is not an exact replica of the table in the FDR [B.01.402, FDR].
- Column 1 sets out the information in the same order as in the table following B.01.402 of the FDR and also prescribes, under the heading "Nomenclature", the terms that must be used for describing this information. It is a combination of columns 1, 2 and 3 from the tables set out in the FDR. This column also sets out the units of measurement required for expressing the information.
- Column 2 sets out the manner of expression, including rounding rules for these values/amounts.
- Columns 3 to 5 provide a user-friendly resource to identify the correct rounding rules for quantities and % daily values.
Please note that serving size and % daily value (% DV) are important elements of the table below. The appropriate sections provide further information on these topics and will contribute to the proper use of the table.
Notes:
- the serving of stated size set out in the NFt, expressed in the metric unit, is used as the basis for determining the information appearing in the NFt in respect to the energy value and nutrient content of the product [B.01.402(2.1), FDR]
- the percentage of daily value for a vitamin or mineral nutrient shown in the NFt is established on the basis of the amount by weight, of the vitamin or mineral nutrient per serving of stated size for the product, rounded off in the applicable manner set out in the table below [B.01.402(2.2), FDR]
Required information | Rounding | |||
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Nomenclature and units | Manner of expression | Quantity | Metric unit | % DV |
1. Servings per package Nomenclature "Servings per Container", "(number of units) per Container", "Servings per Package", "(number of units) per Package", "Servings per (naming the package type)", or "(number of units) per (naming the package type)" Units number of servings |
(1) The quantity is rounded off (a) when less than 2, to the nearest multiple of 1 (b) when 2 to 5, to the nearest multiple of 0.5, and (c) when more than 5, to the nearest multiple of 1 (2) If a quantity is rounded off, it shall be preceded by the word "about" (3) If the product is of a random weight, the quantity may be declared as "varied" |
< 2 servings or > 5 | servings multiple of 1 | |
≥ 2 to ≤ 5 | servings multiple of 0.5 | |||
2. Energy value Nomenclature "kilojoules" or "kJ" Units kilojoules per serving of stated size |
to the nearest multiple of 10 kilojoules | nearest 10 kilojoules | ||
3. and 4. Repealed | ||||
5. Amount of polyunsaturated fatty acids Nomenclature "Polyunsaturated Fat", "Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids", "Polyunsaturated" or "Polyunsaturates" Units grams per serving of stated size |
The amount is rounded off (a) when less than 1 g, to the nearest multiple of 0.1 g (b) when 1 g to 5 g, to the nearest multiple of 0.5 g, and (c) when more than 5 g, to the nearest multiple of 1 g |
< 1 g | nearest 0.1 g | |
≥ 1 g to ≤ 5 g | nearest 0.5 g | |||
> 5 g | nearest 1 g | |||
6. Amount of omega-6 polyunsaturated fatty acids Nomenclature (1) If the table includes the amount of polyunsaturated fatty acids: "Omega-6", or any listed in (2) below (2) In all other cases, "Omega-6 Polyunsaturated Fat", "Omega-6 Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids", "Omega-6 Polyunsaturates" or "Omega-6 Polyunsaturated" Units grams per serving of stated size |
The amount is rounded off (a) when less than 1 g, to the nearest multiple of 0.1 g (b) when 1 g to 5 g, to the nearest multiple of 0.5 g, and (c) when more than 5 g, to the nearest multiple of 1 g |
< 1 g | nearest 0.1 g | |
≥ 1 g to ≤ 5 g | nearest 0.5 g | |||
> 5 g | nearest 1 g | |||
7. Amount of omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids Nomenclature (1) If the table includes the amount of polyunsaturated fatty acids: "Omega-3", or any listed in (2) below (2) In all other cases, "Omega-3 Polyunsaturated Fat", "Omega-3 Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids", "Omega-3 Polyunsaturates" or "Omega-3 Polyunsaturated" Units grams per serving of stated size |
The amount is rounded off (b) when 1 g to 5 g, to the nearest multiple of 0.5 g, and (c) when greater than 5 g, to the nearest multiple of 1 g |
< 1 g | nearest 0.1 g | |
≥ 1 g to ≤ 5 g | nearest 0.5 g | |||
> 5 g | nearest 1 g | |||
8. Amount of monounsaturated fatty acids Nomenclature "Monounsaturated Fat", "Monounsaturated Fatty Acids", "Monounsaturates" or "Monounsaturated" Units grams per serving of stated size |
The amount is rounded off (a) when less than 1 g, to the nearest multiple of 0.1 g (b) when 1 g to 5 g, to the nearest multiple of 0.5 g, and (c) when greater than 5 g, to the nearest multiple of 1 g |
< 1 g | nearest 0.1 g | |
≥ 1 g to ≤ 5 g | nearest 0.5 g | |||
> 5 g | nearest 1 g | |||
9. Repealed | ||||
10. Amount of soluble fibre Nomenclature "Soluble Fibre" or "Soluble Fiber" Units grams per serving of stated size |
The amount is rounded off (a) when less than 0.5 g, to "0 g", and (b) when 0.5 g or more, to the nearest multiple of 1 g |
< 0.5 g | 0 g | |
≥ 0.5 g | nearest 1 g | |||
11. Amount of insoluble fibre Nomenclature "Insoluble Fibre" or "Insoluble Fiber" Units grams per serving of stated size |
The amount is rounded off (a) when less than 0.5 g, to "0 g", and (b) when 0.5 g or more, to the nearest multiple of 1 g |
< 0.5 g | 0 g | |
≥ 0.5 g | nearest 1 g | |||
12. Amount of sugar alcohol Nomenclature (1) If the food contains only one type of sugar alcohol: "Sugar Alcohol", "Polyol" or "(naming the sugar alcohol)" (2) In all other cases "Sugar Alcohols" or "Polyols" Units grams per serving of stated size |
The amount is rounded off (a) when less than 0.5 g, to "0 g", and (b) when 0.5 g or more, to the nearest multiple of 1 g |
< 0.5 g | 0 g | |
≥ 0.5 g | nearest 1 g | |||
13. Amount of starch Nomenclature "Starch" Units grams per serving of stated size |
The amount is rounded off (a) when less than 0.5 g, to "0 g", and (b) when 0.5 g or more, to the nearest multiple of 1 g |
< 0.5 g | 0 g | |
≥ 0.5 g | nearest 1 g | |||
14. Amount of vitamin A Nomenclature "Vitamin A" or "Vit A" Units (1) micrograms per serving of stated size, and (2) percentage of the daily value per serving of stated size |
(1) The amount in micrograms is rounded off: (a) when less than 5 µg, to "0 µg" (b) when 5 µg or more but less than 50 µg, to the nearest multiple of 10 µg (c) when 50 µg or more but less than 250 µg, to the nearest multiple of 50 µg, and (d) when 250 µg or more, to the nearest multiple of 100 µg (2) The percentage is rounded off: (a) if the amount is declared as 0 µg, to "0 %", and (b) in all other cases, to the nearest multiple of 1 % |
< 5 µg | 0 µg | 0 % |
≥ 5 µg to < 50 µg | nearest 10 µg | nearest 1 % | ||
≥ 50 µg to < 250 µg | nearest 50 µg | nearest 1 % | ||
≥ 250 µg | nearest 100 µg | nearest 1 % | ||
15. Amount of vitamin C Nomenclature "Vitamin C" or "Vit C" Units (1) milligrams per serving of stated size, and (2) percentage of the daily value per serving of stated size |
(1) The amount in milligrams is rounded off: (a) when less than 0.1 mg, to "0 mg" (b) when 0.1 mg or more but less than 1 mg, to the nearest multiple of 0.2 mg (c) when 1 mg or more but less than 5 mg, to the nearest multiple of 0.5 mg, and (d) when 5 mg or more, to the nearest multiple of 1 mg (2) The percentage is rounded off: (a) if the amount is declared as 0 mg, to "0 %", and (b) in all other cases, to the nearest multiple of 1 % |
< 0.1 mg | 0 mg | 0 % |
≥ 0.1 mg to < 1 mg | nearest 0.2 mg | nearest 1 % | ||
≥ 1 mg to < 5 mg | nearest 0.5 mg | nearest 1 % | ||
≥ 5 mg | nearest 1 mg | nearest 1 % | ||
16. Amount of vitamin D Nomenclature "Vitamin D" or "Vit D" Units (1) micrograms per serving of stated size, and (2) percentage of the daily value per serving of stated size |
(1) The amount in micrograms is rounded off: (a) when less than 0.1 µg, to "0 µg" (b) when 0.1 µg or more but less than 1 µg, to the nearest multiple of 0.2 µg (c) when 1 µg or more but less than 5 µg, to the nearest multiple of 0.5 µg, and (d) when 5 µg or more, to the nearest multiple of 1 µg (2) The percentage is rounded off: (a) if the amount is declared as 0 µg, to "0 %", and (b) in all other cases, to the nearest multiple of 1 % |
< 0.1 µg | 0 µg | 0 % |
≥ 0.1 µg to < 1 µg | nearest 0.2 µg | nearest 1 % | ||
≥ 1 µg to < 5 µg | nearest 0.5 µg | nearest 1 % | ||
≥ 5 µg | nearest 1 µg | nearest 1 % | ||
17. Amount of vitamin E Nomenclature "Vitamin E" or "Vit E" Units (1) milligrams per serving of stated size, and (2) percentage of the daily value per serving of stated size |
(1) The amount in milligrams is rounded off: (a) when less than 0.05 mg, to "0 mg" (b) when 0.05 mg or more but less than 0.5 mg, to the nearest multiple of 0.1 mg (c) when 0.5 mg or more but less than 2.5 mg, to the nearest multiple of 0.25 mg, and (d) when 2.5 mg or more, to the nearest multiple of 0.5 mg (2) The percentage is rounded off: (a) if the amount is declared as 0 mg, to "0 %", and (b) in all other cases, to the nearest multiple of 1 % |
< 0.05 mg | 0 mg | 0 % |
≥ 0.05 mg to < 0.5 mg | nearest 0.1 mg | nearest 1 % | ||
≥ 0.5 mg to < 2.5 mg | nearest 0.25 mg | nearest 1 % | ||
≥ 2.5 mg | nearest 0.5 mg | nearest 1 % | ||
18. Amount of vitamin K Nomenclature "Vitamin K" or "Vit K" Units (1) micrograms per serving of stated size, and (2) percentage of the daily value per serving of stated size |
(1) The amount in micrograms is rounded off: (a) when less than 0.05 µg, to "0 µg" (b) when 0.05 µg or more but less than 0.5 µg, to the nearest multiple of 0.1 µg (c) when 0.5 µg or more but less than 2.5 µg, to the nearest multiple of 0.25 µg, and (d) when 2.5 µg or more, to the nearest multiple of 0.5 µg (2) The percentage is rounded off: (a) if the amount is declared as 0 µg, to "0 %", and (b) in all other cases, to the nearest multiple of 1 % |
< 0.05 µg | 0 µg | 0 % |
≥ 0.05 µg to < 0.5 µg | nearest 0.1 µg | nearest 1 % | ||
≥ 0.5 µg to < 2.5 µg | nearest 0.25 µg | nearest 1 % | ||
≥ 2.5 µg | nearest 0.5 µg | nearest 1 % | ||
19. Amount of thiamine Nomenclature "Thiamine", "Thiamin", "Thiamine (Vitamin B_{1})", "Thiamine (Vit B_{1})", "Thiamin (Vitamin B_{1})" or "Thiamin (Vit B_{1})" Units (1) milligrams per serving of stated size, and (2) percentage of the daily value per serving of stated size |
(1) The amount in milligrams is rounded off: (a) when less than 0.005 mg, to "0 mg" (b) when 0.005 mg or more but less than 0.05 mg, to the nearest multiple of 0.01 mg (c) when 0.05 mg or more but less than 0.25 mg, to the nearest multiple of 0.025 mg, and (d) when 0.25 mg or more, to the nearest multiple of 0.05 mg (2) The percentage is rounded off: (a) if the amount is declared as 0 mg, to "0 %", and (b) in all other cases, to the nearest multiple of 1 % |
< 0.005 mg | 0 mg | 0 % |
≥ 0.005 mg to < 0.05 mg | nearest 0.01 mg | nearest 1 % | ||
≥ 0.05 mg to < 0.25 mg | nearest 0.025 mg | nearest 1 % | ||
≥ 0.25 mg | nearest 0.05 mg | nearest 1 % | ||
20. Amount of riboflavin Nomenclature "Riboflavin", "Riboflavin (Vitamin B_{2})" or "Riboflavin (Vit B_{2})" Units (1) milligrams per serving of stated size, and (2) percentage of the daily value per serving of stated size |
(1) The amount in milligrams is rounded off: (a) when less than 0.005 mg, to "0 mg" (b) when 0.005 mg or more but less than 0.05 mg, to the nearest multiple of 0.01 mg (c) when 0.05 mg or more but less than 0.25 mg, to the nearest multiple of 0.025 mg, and (d) when 0.25 mg or more, to the nearest multiple of 0.05 mg (2) The percentage is rounded off: (a) if the amount is declared as 0 mg, to "0 %", and (b) in all other cases, to the nearest multiple of 1 % |
< 0.005 mg | 0 mg | 0 % |
≥ 0.005 mg to < 0.05 mg | nearest 0.01 mg | nearest 1 % | ||
≥ 0.05 mg to < 0.25 mg | nearest 0.025 mg | nearest 1 % | ||
≥ 0.25 mg | nearest 0.05 mg | nearest 1 % | ||
21. Amount of niacin Nomenclature "Niacin" Units (1) milligrams per serving of stated size, and (2) percentage of the daily value per serving of stated size |
(1) The amount in milligrams is rounded off: (a) when less than 0.05 mg, to "0 mg" (b) when 0.05 mg or more but less than 0.5 mg, to the nearest multiple of 0.1 mg (c) when 0.5 mg or more but less than 2.5 mg, to the nearest multiple of 0.25 mg, and (d) when 2.5 mg or more, to the nearest multiple of 0.5 mg (2) The percentage is rounded off: (a) if the amount is declared as 0 mg, to "0 %", and (b) in all other cases, to the nearest multiple of 1 % |
< 0.05 mg | 0 mg | 0 % |
≥ 0.05 mg to < 0.5 mg | nearest 0.1 mg | nearest 1 % | ||
≥ 0.5 mg to < 2.5 mg | nearest 0.25 mg | nearest 1 % | ||
≥ 2.5 mg | nearest 0.5 mg | nearest 1 % | ||
22. Amount of vitamin B_{6} Nomenclature "Vitamin B_{6}" or "Vit B_{6}" Units (1) milligrams per serving of stated size, and (2) percentage of the daily value per serving of stated size |
(1) The amount in milligrams is rounded off: (a) when less than 0.005 mg, to "0 mg" (b) when 0.005 mg or more but less than 0.05 mg, to the nearest multiple of 0.01 mg (c) when 0.05 mg or more but less than 0.25 mg, to the nearest multiple of 0.025 mg, and (d) when 0.25 mg or more, to the nearest multiple of 0.05 mg (2) The percentage is rounded off: (a) if the amount is declared as 0 mg, to "0 %", and (b) in all other cases, to the nearest multiple of 1 % |
< 0.005 mg | 0 mg | 0 % |
≥ 0.005 mg to < 0.05 mg | nearest 0.01 mg | nearest 1 % | ||
≥ 0.05 mg to < 0.25 mg | nearest 0.025 mg | nearest 1 % | ||
≥ 0.25 mg | nearest 0.05 mg | nearest 1 % | ||
23. Amount of folate Nomenclature "Folate" Units (1) micrograms of dietary folate equivalents (DFE) per serving of stated size, and (2) percentage of the daily value per serving of stated size |
(1) The amount in micrograms of dietary folate equivalents (DFE) is rounded off: (a) when less than 1 µg DFE, to "0 µg DFE" (b) when 1 µg DFE or more but less than 10 µg DFE, to the nearest multiple of 2 µg DFE (c) when 10 µg DFE or more but less than 50 µg DFE, to the nearest multiple of 5 µg DFE, and (d) when 50 µg DFE or more, to the nearest multiple of 10 µg DFE (2) The percentage is rounded off: (a) if the amount is declared as 0 µg DFE, to "0 %", and (b) in all other cases, to the nearest multiple of 1 % |
< 1 µg DFE | 0 µg DFE | 0 % |
≥ 1 µg DFE to < 10 µg DFE | nearest 2 µg DFE | nearest 1 % | ||
≥ 10 µg DFE to < 50 µg DFE |
nearest 5 µg DFE |
nearest 1 % | ||
≥ 50 µg DFE | nearest 10 µg DFE | nearest 1 % | ||
24. Amount of vitamin B_{12}_{} Nomenclature "Vitamin B_{12}" or "Vit B_{12}" Units (1) micrograms per serving of stated size, and (2) percentage of the daily value per serving of stated size |
(1) The amount in micrograms is rounded off: (a) when less than 0.005 µg, to "0 µg " (b) when 0.005 µg or more but less than 0.05 µg, to the nearest multiple of 0.01 µg (c) when 0.05 µg or more but less than 0.25 µg, to the nearest multiple of 0.025 µg, and (d) when 0.25 µg or more, to the nearest multiple of 0.05 µg (2) The percentage is rounded off: (a) if the amount is declared as 0 µg, to "0 %", and (b) in all other cases, to the nearest multiple of 1 % |
< 0.005 µg | 0 µg | 0 % |
≥ 0.005 µg to < 0.05 µg | nearest 0.01 µg | nearest 1 % | ||
≥ 0.05 µg to < 0.25 µg | nearest 0.025 µg | nearest 1 % | ||
≥ 0.25 µg | nearest 0.05 µg | nearest 1 % | ||
25. Amount of biotin Nomenclature "Biotin" Units (1) micrograms per serving of stated size, and (2) percentage of the daily value per serving of stated size |
(1) The amount in micrograms is rounded off: (a) when less than 0.05 µg, to "0 µg" (b) when 0.05 µg or more but less than 0.5 µg, to the nearest multiple of 0.1 µg (c) when 0.5 µg or more but less than 2.5 µg, to the nearest multiple of 0.25 µg, and (d) when 2.5 µg or more, to the nearest multiple of 0.5 µg (2) The percentage is rounded off: (a) if the amount is declared as 0 µg, to "0 %", and (b) in all other cases, to the nearest multiple of 1 % |
< 0.05 µg | 0 µg | 0 % |
≥ 0.05 µg to < 0.5 µg | nearest 0.1 µg | nearest 1 % | ||
≥ 0.5 µg to < 2.5 µg | nearest 0.25 µg | nearest 1 % | ||
≥ 2.5 µg | nearest 0.5 µg | nearest 1 % | ||
26. Amount of pantothenic acid Nomenclature "Pantothenic Acid" or "Pantothenate" Units (1) milligrams per serving of stated size, and (2) percentage of the daily value per serving of stated size |
(1) The amount in milligrams is rounded off: (a) when less than 0.01 mg, to "0 mg" (b) when 0.01 mg or more but less than 0.1 mg, to the nearest multiple of 0.02 mg (c) when 0.1 mg or more but less than 0.5 mg, to the nearest multiple of 0.05 mg, and (d) when 0.5 mg or more, to the nearest multiple of 0.1 mg (2) The percentage is rounded off: (a) if the amount is declared as 0 mg, to "0 %", and (b) in all other cases, to the nearest multiple of 1 % |
< 0.01 mg | 0 mg | 0 % |
≥ 0.01 mg to < 0.1 mg | nearest 0.02 mg | nearest 1 % | ||
≥ 0.1 mg to < 0.5 mg | nearest 0.05 mg | nearest 1 % | ||
≥ 0.5 mg | nearest 0.1 mg | nearest 1 % | ||
27. Amount of choline Nomenclature "Choline" Units (1) milligrams per serving of stated size, and (2) percentage of the daily value per serving of stated size |
(1) The amount in milligrams is rounded off: (a) when less than 1 mg, to "0 mg" (b) when 1 mg or more but less than 10 mg, to the nearest multiple of 2 mg (c) when 10 mg or more but less than 50 mg, to the nearest multiple of 5 mg, and (d) when 50 mg or more, to the nearest multiple of 10 mg (2) The percentage is rounded off: (a) if the amount is declared as 0 mg, to "0 %", and (b) in all other cases, to the nearest multiple of 1 % |
< 1 mg | 0 mg | 0 % |
≥ 1 mg to < 10 mg | nearest 2 mg | nearest 1 % | ||
≥ 10 mg to < 50 mg | nearest 5 mg | nearest 1 % | ||
≥ 50 mg | nearest 10 mg | nearest 1 % | ||
28. Amount of phosphorus Nomenclature "Phosphorus" Units (1) milligrams per serving of stated size, and (2) percentage of the daily value per serving of stated size |
(1) The amount in milligrams is rounded off: (a) when less than 5 mg, to "0 mg" (b) when 5 mg or more but less than 50 mg, to the nearest multiple of 10 mg (c) when 50 mg or more but less than 250 mg, to the nearest multiple of 25 mg, and (d) when 250 mg or more, to the nearest multiple of 50 mg (2) The percentage is rounded off: (a) if the amount is declared as 0 mg, to "0 %", and (b) in all other cases, to the nearest multiple of 1 % |
< 5 mg | 0 mg | 0 % |
≥ 5 mg to < 50 mg | nearest 10 mg | nearest 1 % | ||
≥ 50 mg to < 250 mg |
nearest 25 mg |
nearest 1 % | ||
≥ 250 mg | nearest 50 mg | nearest 1 % | ||
29. Amount of iodide Nomenclature "Iodide" or "Iodine" Units (1) micrograms per serving of stated size, and (2) percentage of the daily value per serving of stated size |
(1) The amount in micrograms is rounded off: (a) when less than 1 µg, to "0 µg" (b) when 1 µg or more but less than 10 µg, to the nearest multiple of 2 µg (c) when 10 µg or more but less than 50 µg, to the nearest multiple of 5 µg, and (d) when 50 µg or more, to the nearest multiple of 10 µg (2) The percentage is rounded off: (a) if the amount is declared as 0 µg, to "0 %", and (b) in all other cases, to the nearest multiple of 1 % |
< 1 µg | 0 µg | 0 % |
≥ 1 µg to < 10 µg | nearest 2 µg | nearest 1 % | ||
≥ 10 µg to < 50 µg | nearest 5 µg | nearest 1 % | ||
≥ 50 µg | nearest 10 µg | nearest 1 % | ||
30. Amount of magnesium Nomenclature "Magnesium" Units (1) milligrams per serving of stated size, and (2) percentage of the daily value per serving of stated size |
(1) The amount in milligrams is rounded off: (a) when less than 1 mg, to "0 mg" (b) when 1 mg or more but less than 10 mg, to the nearest multiple of 2 mg (c) when 10 mg or more but less than 50 mg, to the nearest multiple of 5 mg, and (d) when 50 mg or more, to the nearest multiple of 10 mg (2) The percentage is rounded off: (a) if the amount is declared as 0 mg, to "0 %", and (b) in all other cases, to the nearest multiple of 1 % |
< 1 mg | 0 mg | 0 % |
≥ 1 mg to < 10 mg | nearest 2 mg | nearest 1 % | ||
≥ 10 mg to < 50 mg | nearest 5 mg | nearest 1 % | ||
≥ 50 mg | nearest 10 mg | nearest 1 % | ||
31. Amount of zinc Nomenclature "Zinc" Units (1) milligrams per serving of stated size, and (2) percentage of the daily value per serving of stated size |
(1) The amount in milligrams is rounded off: (a) when less than 0.05 mg, to "0 mg" (b) when 0.05 mg or more but less than 0.5 mg, to the nearest multiple of 0.1 mg (c) when 0.5 mg or more but less than 2.5 mg, to the nearest multiple of 0.25 mg, and (d) when 2.5 mg or more, to the nearest multiple of 0.5 mg (2) The percentage is rounded off: (a) if the amount is declared as 0 mg, to "0 %", and (b) in all other cases, to the nearest multiple of 1 % |
< 0.05 mg | 0 mg | 0 % |
≥ 0.05 mg to < 0.5 mg | nearest 0.1 mg | nearest 1 % | ||
≥ 0.5 mg to < 2.5 mg | nearest 0.25 mg | nearest 1 % | ||
≥ 2.5 mg | nearest 0.5 mg | nearest 1 % | ||
32. Amount of selenium Nomenclature "Selenium" Units (1) micrograms per serving of stated size, and (2) percentage of the daily value per serving of stated size |
(1) The amount in micrograms is rounded off: (a) when less than 0.1 µg, to "0 µg" (b) when 0.1 µg or more but less than 1 µg, to the nearest multiple of 0.2 µg (c) when 1 µg or more but less than 5 µg, to the nearest multiple of 0.5 µg, and (d) when 5 µg or more, to the nearest multiple of 1 µg (2) The percentage is rounded off: (a) if the amount is declared as 0 µg, to "0 %", and (b) in all other cases, to the nearest multiple of 1 % |
< 0.1 µg | 0 µg | 0 % |
≥ 0.1 µg to < 1 µg | nearest 0.2 µg | nearest 1 % | ||
≥ 1 µg to < 5 µg | nearest 0.5 µg | nearest 1 % | ||
≥ 5 µg | nearest 1 µg | nearest 1 % | ||
33. Amount of copper Nomenclature "Copper" Units (1) milligrams per serving of stated size, and (2) percentage of the daily value per serving of stated size |
(1) The amount in milligrams is rounded off: (a) when less than 0.0015 mg, to "0 mg" (b) when 0.0015 mg or more but less than 0.025 mg, to the nearest multiple of 0.002 mg (c) when 0.025 mg or more but less than 0.05 mg, to the nearest multiple of 0.005 mg, and (d) when 0.05 mg or more, to the nearest multiple of 0.01 mg (2) The percentage is rounded off: (a) if the amount is declared as 0 mg, to "0 %", and (b) in all other cases, to the nearest multiple of 1 % |
< 0.0015 mg | 0 mg | 0 % |
≥ 0.0015 mg to < 0.025 mg | nearest 0.002 mg | nearest 1 % | ||
≥ 0.025 mg to < 0.05 mg |
nearest 0.005 mg |
nearest 1 % | ||
≥ 0.05 mg | nearest 0.01 mg | nearest 1 % | ||
34. Amount of manganese Nomenclature "Manganese" Units (1) milligrams per serving of stated size, and (2) percentage of the daily value per serving of stated size |
(1) The amount in milligrams is rounded off: (a) when less than 0.005 mg, to "0 mg" (b) when 0.005 mg or more but less than 0.05 mg, to the nearest multiple of 0.01 mg (c) when 0.05 mg or more but less than 0.25 mg, to the nearest multiple of 0.025 mg, and (d) when 0.25 mg or more, to the nearest multiple of 0.05 mg (2) The percentage is rounded off: (a) if the amount is declared as 0 mg, to "0 %", and (b) in all other cases, to the nearest multiple of 1 % |
< 0.005 mg | 0 mg | 0 % |
≥ 0.005 mg to < 0.05 mg | nearest 0.01 mg | nearest 1 % | ||
≥ 0.05 mg to < 0.25 mg | nearest 0.025 mg | nearest 1 % | ||
≥ 0.25 mg | nearest 0.05 mg | nearest 1 % | ||
35. Amount of chromium Nomenclature "Chromium" Units (1) micrograms per serving of stated size, and (2) percentage of the daily value per serving of stated size |
(1) The amount in micrograms is rounded off: (a) when less than 0.05 µg, to "0 µg" (b) when 0.05 µg or more but less than 0.5 µg, to the nearest multiple of 0.1 µg (c) when 0.5 µg or more but less than 2.5 µg, to the nearest multiple of 0.25 µg, and (d) when 2.5 µg or more, to the nearest multiple of 0.5 µg (2) The percentage is rounded off: (a) if the amount is declared as 0 µg, to "0 %", and (b) in all other cases, to the nearest multiple of 1 % |
< 0.05 µg |
0 µg |
0 % |
≥ 0.05 µg to < 0.5 µg |
nearest 0.1 µg |
nearest 1 % | ||
≥ 0.5 µg to < 2.5 µg | nearest 0.25 µg | nearest 1 % | ||
≥ 2.5 µg | nearest 0.5 µg | nearest 1 % | ||
36. Amount of molybdenum Nomenclature "Molybdenum" Units (1) micrograms per serving of stated size, and (2) percentage of the daily value per serving of stated size |
(1) The amount in micrograms is rounded off: (a) when less than 0.05 µg, to "0 µg" (b) when 0.05 µg or more but less than 0.5 µg, to the nearest multiple of 0.1 µg (c) when 0.5 µg or more but less than 2.5 µg, to the nearest multiple of 0.25 µg, and (d) when 2.5 µg or more, to the nearest multiple of 0.5 µg (2) The percentage is rounded off: (a) if the amount is declared as 0 µg, to "0 %", and (b) in all other cases, to the nearest multiple of 1 % |
< 0.05 µg | 0 µg | 0 % |
≥ 0.05 µg to < 0.5 µg | nearest 0.1 µg | nearest 1 % | ||
≥ 0.5 µg to < 2.5 µg | nearest 0.25 µg | nearest 1 % | ||
≥ 2.5 µg | nearest 0.5 µg | nearest 1 % | ||
37. Amount of chloride Nomenclature "Chloride" Units (1) milligrams per serving of stated size, and (2) percentage of the daily value per serving of stated size |
(1) The amount in milligrams is rounded off: (a) when less than 5 mg, to "0 mg" (b) when 5 mg or more but less than 50 mg, to the nearest multiple of 10 mg (c) when 50 mg or more but less than 250 mg, to the nearest multiple of 25 mg, and (d) when 250 mg or more, to the nearest multiple of 50 mg (2) The percentage is rounded off: (a) if the amount is declared as 0 mg, to "0 %", and (b) in all other cases, to the nearest multiple of 1 % |
< 5 mg | 0 mg | 0 % |
≥ 5 mg to < 50 mg | nearest 10 mg | nearest 1 % | ||
≥ 50 mg to < 250 mg | nearest 25 mg | nearest 1 % | ||
≥ 250 mg | nearest 50 mg | nearest 1 % |
Triggers: When additional information is mandatory
The declaration of additional information is generally optional. In addition, the declaration of one nutrient does not necessarily trigger the declaration of other nutrients, unless specifically required by the regulations.
However, in certain cases, manufacturers may be required to declare certain nutrients in the additional information list in the Nutrition Facts table.
In the following cases, the declaration of additional information, which is generally optional, becomes mandatory:
- the amount of omega-6, omega-3 and monounsaturated fatty acids must all be declared when the amount of any one of these, either on the label or in any advertisement, is declared. Polyunsaturated fatty acids are not required to be declared, but when shown, triggers the 3 declarations previously mentioned. The amount of any specifically named fatty acid (for example, linoleic acid), whether on the label outside the Nutrition Facts table or in any advertisement, also triggers the same 3 declarations [B.01.402(3), FDR]
- any nutrient set out in the table to B.01.402 must be declared when there is any representation (for example, any mention, reference, indication, statement, claim, etc.) regarding the amount of nutrient anywhere on the label, or in any advertisement made or placed by the manufacturer of the product. Concerning the list of ingredients, it is important to note that this information is also considered a "representation". However, one must pay close attention to the wording of the item in column 1 in the table following B.01.402 when determining if additional information is triggered in the NFt. For example, item 30 of the table states "amount of magnesium". Therefore, if the food additive magnesium carbonate was declared in the list of ingredients, it would not trigger the declaration of the amount of magnesium in the NFt. A representation of the amount of magnesium would need to be present in the list of ingredients in order for B.01.402(4) to apply in this case (for example, "x amount of magnesium")
- any sugar alcohol, vitamin or mineral nutrient (except for iodide added to salt and fluoride added to prepackaged water and ice) added to a prepackaged food must be declared [B.01.402(6), FDR]. Sugar alcohols (also known as polyols) include erythritol, hydrogenated starch hydrolysates (HSH), isomalt, lactitol, maltitol, maltitol syrup, mannitol, sorbitol, sorbitol syrup, and xylitol, and
- vitamin or mineral nutrients must be declared when shown as a component of 1 of the ingredients (except flour) of a prepackaged product [B.01.402(7), FDR]. For example, in a yogurt product made with milk that has been fortified with vitamin D, the amount of vitamin D must be declared in the NFt
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