Nutrition Labelling Compliance Test
Appendix 3 - Rounding Core Information - Nutrition Facts Table

Table 1 summarizes the rounding rules for the core information of nutrition labelling, consistent with section B.01.401 of the Food and Drug Regulations (FDR). (Rounding rules for additional information are provided in section B.01.402, FDR.) The table shows how a range of nutrient values is rounded off to a single value in the Nutrition Facts table. As the nutrient concentration increases, the range of values represented by the single rounded value also increases.

Table 2 shows the rounding and compliance limit impact for declarations of added vitamins and mineral nutrients where there is no tolerance. Table 3 shows the impact of applying the tolerance to the minimum or maximum limit prior to rounding. Thus, for a label value listed in column A, the outer limits of the pre-rounding range that is represented by the label value are provided in columns B and C. Column D provides the tolerance amount (calculated as 20% of the declared amount) and Column E provides their minimum or maximum compliance limit of the nutrient amount that may be found in the sample with respect to a given label value (column A), for the lot to be accepted.

Example: Table 3, Class II, Fat - A value of 2.5 g per serving is declared: rounding is to the nearest 0.5 g, so the maximum limit prior to rounding (pre-round) is 2.74 g ; a further 20% tolerance or 0.5 g is added to the pre-round to give a maximum acceptable limit = 2.74+ 0.5 = 3.24 g. Therefore, a sample containing 3.24 g fat or less would be accepted for a product declaring 2.5 g fat per serving in the Nutrition Facts table.

Table 1 Rounded Values

Nutrient Condition Rounding
Calories, number, g, mg
Rounding
% Daily Value
Energy (Calories) < 5 Calories, "free of energy" 0 Calories
Energy (Calories) < 5 Calories, all other cases nearest multiple of 1 Cal
Energy (Calories) ≥ 5 to ≤ 50 Calories nearest multiple of 5 Cal
Energy (Calories) > 50 Calories nearest multiple of 10 Cal
Fat < 0.5 g of fat, "free of fat" and saturated fat, trans fat declared as "0 g" g 0%
Fat < 0.5 g of fat, all other cases nearest multiple of 0.1 g nearest multiple of 1%
Fat ≥ 0.5 g to ≤ 5 g of fat nearest multiple of 0.5 g nearest multiple of 1%
Fat > 5 g of fat nearest multiple of 1 g nearest multiple of 1%
Saturated Fatty Acids < 0.5 g of saturated fat, "free of saturated fat" [< 0.2 g ] 0 g
Saturated Fatty Acids < 0.5 g of saturated fat, all other cases nearest multiple of 0.1 g
Saturated Fatty Acids ≥ 0.5 g to ≤ 5 g saturated fat nearest multiple of 0.5 g
Saturated Fatty Acids > 5 g of saturated fat nearest multiple of 1 g
Trans Fatty Acids < 0.5g of trans fat,"free of trans fatty acids" [< 0.2 g ] 0 g
Trans Fatty Acids < 0.5 g of trans fat, all other cases nearest multiple of 0.1 g
Trans Fatty Acids ≥ 0.5 g to ≤ 5 g of trans fat nearest multiple of 0.5 g
Trans Fatty Acids > 5 g of trans fat nearest multiple of 1 g
Sum of Saturated Fatty Acids and Trans Fatty Acids "0" g 0%
Sum of Saturated Fatty Acids and Trans Fatty Acids all other cases nearest multiple of 1%
Cholesterol < 2 mg,"free of cholesterol" 0 mg 0%
Cholesterol all other cases nearest multiple of 5 mg nearest multiple of 1%
Sodium < 5 mg, "free of sodium or salt" 0 mg 0%
Sodium < 5 mg, all other cases nearest multiple of 1 mg nearest multiple of 1%
Sodium ≥ 5 mg to ≤ 140 mg nearest multiple of 5 mg nearest multiple of 1%
Sodium > 140 mg nearest multiple of 10 mg nearest multiple of 1%
Carbohydrate < 0.5 g 0 g 0%
Carbohydrate ≥ 0.5 g nearest multiple of 1 g nearest multiple of 1%
Fibre < 0.5 g 0 g 0%
Fibre ≥ 0.5 g nearest multiple of 1 g nearest multiple of 1%
Sugars < 0.5 g 0 g
Sugars ≥ 0.5 g nearest multiple of 1 g
Protein < 0.5 g nearest multiple of 0.1 g
Protein ≥ 0.5 g nearest multiple of 1 g
Amount of Vitamins and Minerals < 1% 0
Amount of Vitamins and Minerals ≥ 1% to < 2% all cases 2%
Amount of Vitamins and Minerals ≥ 2% to ≤ 10% nearest multiple of 2%
Amount of Vitamins and Minerals >10% to ≤ 50% nearest multiple of 5%
Amount of Vitamins and Minerals >50% nearest multiple of 10%

Table 2 - Rounding and Complaince Limit for Class I, Added Vitamins and Mineral Nutrients (% Daily Value)

The mean nutrient content is not less than the declared (label) value adjusted for rounding

≥ 2% to ≤ 10% of Daily Value rounding rule is to nearest 2%
A
label value
B
minimum pre-round
C
compliance limit
2 1.0 1.0
4 2.0 3.0
6 5.0 5.0
8 7.0 7.0
10 9.0 9.0
> 10% to ≤ 50% of Daily Value rounding rule is to nearest 5%
A
label value
B
minimum pre-round
C
compliance limit
15 12.5 12.5
20 17.5 17.5
25 22.5 22.5
30 27.5 27.5
40 37.5 37.5
50 47.5 47.5
< 50% of Daily Value rounding rule is to nearest 10%
A
label value
B
minimum pre-round
C
compliance limit
60 55 55
70 65 65
80 75 75
90 85 85
100 95 95

Table 3 - Rounding and Compliance Limit for Class II

Energy (Calories)
< 5 Calories rounding rule is to nearest 1 Calorie
A
label value
B
minimum pre-round
C
maximum pre-round
D
20% of label
E (C+D)
compliance limit pre-round + 20% label
0 0 4.99 1.00

6.00 Table Note 15

1 0.5 1.4 0.2 1.6
2 1.5 2.4 0.4 2.8
3 2.5 3.4 0.6 4.0
4 3.5 4.4 0.8 5.2

Table Notes

Table Note 15

compliance limit for label value 0 if meets free of energy

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Energy (Calories)
≥ 5 Calories to ≤ 50 Calories rounding rule is to nearest 5 Calories
A
label value
B
minimum pre-round
C
maximum pre-round
D
20% of label
E (C+D)
compliance limit pre-round + 20% label
5 4.5 7.4 1.0 8.4
10 7.5 12.4 2.0 14.4
15 12.5 17.4 3.0 20.4
20 17.5 22.4 4.0 26.4
30 27.5 32.4 6.0 38.4
50 47.5 52.4 10.0 62.4
Energy (Calories)
> 50 Calories rounding rule is to nearest 10 Calories
A
label value
B
minimum pre-round
C
maximum pre-round
D
20% of label
E (C+D)
compliance limit pre-round + 20% label
60 55 64 12 76
70 65 74 14 88
80 75 84 16 100
90 85 94 18 112
100 95 104 20 124
Fat, Trans and Saturates (g)
< 0.5 g rounding rule is to nearest 0.1
A
label value
B
minimum pre-round
C
maximum pre-round
D
20% of label
E (C+D)
compliance limit pre-round + 20% label
0 0 0.199 0.04

0.24 Table Note 16

0 0 0.499 0.10

0.60 Table Note 17

0.1 0.05 0.14 0.02 0.16
0.2 0.15 0.24 0.04 0.28
0.3 0.25 0.34 0.06 0.40
0.4 0.35 0.44 0.08 0.52

Table Notes

Table Note 16

compliance limit for saturated fat, trans fat label value 0 if meets free of saturated fat, free of trans fat

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Table Note 17

compliance limit for fat label value 0 if meets free of fat and saturated fat, trans fat declared as 0

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Fat, Trans and Saturates (g)
≥ 0.5 g to ≤ 5 g rounding rule is to nearest 0.5
A
label value
B
minimum pre-round
C
maximum pre-round
D
20% of label
E (C+D)
compliance limit pre-round + 20% label
0.5 0.45 0.74 0.10 0.84
1.0 0.75 1.24 0.20 1.44
1.5 1.25 1.74 0.30 2.04
2.0 1.75 2.24 0.40 2.64
2.5 2.25 2.74 0.50 3.24
3.0 2.75 3.24 0.60 3.84
3.5 3.25 3.74 0.70 4.44
4.0 3.75 4.24 0.80 5.04
4.5 4.25 4.74 0.90 5.64
5.0 4.75 5.24 1.00 6.24
Fat, Trans and Saturates (g)
> 5 g rounding rule is to nearest 1
A
label value
B
minimum pre-round
C
maximum pre-round
D
20% of label
E (C+D)
compliance limit pre-round + 20% label
6 5.5 6.4 1.2 7.6
7 6.5 7.4 1.4 8.8
8 7.5 8.4 1.6 10.0
9 8.5 9.4 1.8 11.2
10 9.5 10.4 2.0 12.4
Cholesterol (mg)
< 2 mg rounding rule is to 0 mg
A
label value
B
minimum pre-round
C
maximum pre-round
D
20% of label
E (C+D)
compliance limit pre-round + 20% label
0 0 1.99 0.40 2.40
Cholesterol (mg)
> 2 mg rounding rule is to nearest 5 mg
A
label value
B
minimum pre-round
C
maximum pre-round
D
20% of label
E (C+D)
compliance limit pre-round + 20% label
5 2.5 7.4 1.0 8.4
10 7.5 12.4 2.0 14.4
15 12.5 17.4 3.0 20.4
20 17.5 22.4 4.0 26.4
25 22.5 27.4 5.0 32.4
30 27.5 32.4 6.0 38.4
50 47.5 52.4 10.0 62.4
100 97.5 102.4 20.0 122.4
200 197.5 202.4 40.0 242.4
Sodium (mg)
< 5 mg rounding rule is to nearest 1 mg
A
label value
B
minimum pre-round
C
maximum pre-round
D
20% of label
E (C+D)
compliance limit pre-round + 20% label
0 0 4.99 1.00

6.00 Table Note 18

1 0.5 1.4 0.2 1.6
2 1.5 2.4 0.4 2.8
3 2.5 3.4 0.6 4.0
4 3.5 4.4 0.8 5.2

Table Notes

Table Note 18

compliance limit for label value 0 if meets free of sodium

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Sodium (mg)
≥ 5 mg to ≤ 140 mg rounding rule is to nearest 5 mg
A
label value
B
minimum pre-round
C
maximum pre-round
D
20% of label
E (C+D)
compliance limit pre-round + 20% label
5 4.5 7.4 1.0 8.4
10 7.5 12.4 2.0 14.4
15 12.5 17.4 3.0 20.4
20 17.5 22.4 4.0 26.4
30 27.5 32.4 6.0 38.4
50 47.5 52.4 10.0 62.4
100 97.5 102.4 20.0 122.4
140 137.5 142.4 28.0 170.4
Sodium (mg)
> 140 mg rounding rule is to nearest 10 mg
A
label value
B
minimum pre-round
C
maximum pre-round
D
20% of label
E (C+D)
compliance limit pre-round + 20% label
150 145 154 30 184
200 195 204 40 244
300 295 304 60 364
400 395 404 80 484
500 495 504 100 604
Sugars (g)
< 0.5 g rounding rule is to 0
A
label value
B
minimum pre-round
C
maximum pre-round
D
20% of label
E (C+D)
compliance limit pre-round + 20% label
0 0 0.499 0.10 0.60
Sugars (g)
≥ 0.5 g rounding rule is to nearest 1g
A
label value
B
minimum pre-round
C
maximum pre-round
D
20% of label
E (C+D)
compliance limit pre-round + 20% label
1 0.5 1.4 0.2 1.6
2 1.5 2.4 0.4 2.8
3 2.5 3.4 0.6 4.0
4 3.5 4.4 0.8 5.2
5 4.5 5.4 1.0 6.4
Carbohydrate, Fibre (g)
< 0.5 g rounding rule is to 0
A
label value
B
maximum pre-round
C
minimum pre-round
D
20% of label
E (C-D)
compliance limit pre-round - 20% label
0 0.499 0 0.10 0.00
Protein (g)
< 0.5 g rounding rule is to nearest 0.1 g
A
label value
B
maximum pre-round
C
minimum pre-round
D
20% of label
E (C-D)
compliance limit pre-round - 20% label
0.1 0.14 0.05 0.02 0.03
0.2 0.24 0.15 0.04 0.11
0.3 0.34 0.25 0.06 0.19
0.4 0.44 0.35 0.08 0.27
Protein, Carbohydrate, Fibre (g)
≥ 0.5 g rounding rule is to nearest 1 g
A
label value
B
maximum pre-round
C
minimum pre-round
D
20% of label
E (C-D)
compliance limit pre-round - 20% label
1 1.4 0.5 0.2 0.3
2 2.4 1.5 0.4 1.1
3 3.4 2.5 0.6 1.9
4 4.4 3.5 0.8 2.7
5 5.4 4.5 1.0 3.5
6 6.4 5.5 1.2 4.3
7 7.4 6.5 1.4 5.1
8 8.4 7.5 1.6 5.9
9 9.4 8.5 1.8 6.7
10 10.4 9.5 2.0 7.5
Vitamins and Mineral Nutrients (% Daily Value)
≥ 2% to ≤ 10% of Daily Value rounding rule is to nearest 2%
A
label value
B
maximum pre-round
C
minimum pre-round
D
20% of label
E (C-D)
compliance limit pre-round - 20% label
2 3.0 1.0 0.4 0.6
4 5.0 3.0 0.8 2.2
6 7.0 5.0 1.2 3.8
8 9.0 7.0 1.6 5.4
10 11.0 9.0 2.0 7.0
Vitamins and Mineral Nutrients (% Daily Value)
> 10% to ≤ 50% of Daily Value rounding rule is to nearest 5%
A
label value
B
maximum pre-round
C
minimum pre-round
D
20% of label
E (C-D)
compliance limit pre-round - 20% label
15 17.4 12.5 3.0 9.5
20 22.4 17.5 4.0 13.5
25 27.4 22.5 5.0 17.5
30 32.4 27.5 6.0 21.5
40 42.4 37.5 8.0 29.5
50 52.4 47.5 10.0 37.5
Vitamins and Mineral Nutrients (% Daily Value)
> 50% of Daily Value rounding rule is to nearest 10%
A
label value
B
maximum pre-round
C
minimum pre-round
D
20% of label
E (C-D)
compliance limit pre-round - 20% label
60 64 55 12 43
70 74 65 14 51
80 84 75 16 59
90 94 85 18 67
100 104 95 20 75
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