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)&(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 Six Months of Age or Older but Less Than One 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

Figure 19.1(B) of the Directory of Nutrition Facts Table Formats. Description Follows
Description of Image - Figure 19 (B) of the Directory of Nutrition Facts Table Formats

Left justified at the top of the table is the heading Nutrition Facts and stacked below it is the heading Valeur nutritive. Both are in bold. The next line is Serving of stated Size, followed by HM open parenthesis MM close parenthesis forward slash Portion followed by MD open parenthesis MM close parenthesis. The next line is Servings Per Container followed by a placeholder for the number of servings and stacked below on the next line is Portions par contenant followed by a placeholder for the number of servings. There is a rule below the Portions par contenant that spans the width of the table.

The next line is Calories in bold followed by a placeholder, also in bold, for the amount of Calories per serving of the product. This is followed by open parenthesis number symbol placeholder and letters lowercase k, uppercase J, close parenthesis. Right justified on the same line is the subheading percent symbol Daily Value in bold. Stacked under this is percent symbol valeur quotidienne. Percent Daily Value has an asterisk that refers to a footnote at the bottom of the Nutrition Facts table. There is a thick rule under Calories information that ends after the amount placeholder in parentheses; it does not span the width of the table.

Left justified on the next line is Total Fat, forward slash, Lipides in bold followed by a placeholder for amount of total fat followed by a lowercase g. Right justified on the same line is a placeholder for the percent Daily Value of fat followed by a percent symbol. Indented on the next line is Saturated, forward slash saturés and a placeholder for the amount of saturated fat followed by a lowercase g. Indented on the next line there is a plus symbol followed by Trans, forward slash, trans followed by a placeholder for the amount of trans followed by a lowercase g. There is a placeholder for the combined percent Daily Value for saturated and trans fat which is right justified and vertically centred against the saturated and trans information on the left. It is followed by a percent symbol. Indented on the next line is Polyunsaturated, forward slash, polyinsaturés followed by a placeholder for the amount of polyunsaturated fat followed by a lowercase g. Indented on the next line under polyunsaturated is Omega-6, forward slash, oméga-6 followed by a placeholder for the amount of omega-6 followed by a lowercase g. Indented on the next line under Omega-6 is Omega-3, forward slash, oméga-3 followed by a placeholder for the amount of omega-3 followed by a lowercase g. Indented on the next line is Monounsaturated, forward slash, monoinsaturés followed by a placeholder for the amount of monounsaturated followed by a lowercase g. There is a thin rule below the monounsaturated information that spans the width of the table.

The next line is Total Carbohydrate, forward slash, Glucides in bold followed by a placeholder for the amount of total carbohydrate followed by a lowercase g. The next line is Dietary Fibre, forward slash, Fibres alimentaires followed by a placeholder for the amount of dietary fibre followed by a lowercase g. Right justified on the same line is a placeholder for the percent Daily Value of dietary fibre followed by a percent symbol. Indented on the next line under dietary fibre is Soluble Fibre, forward slash, Fibres solubles followed by a placeholder for the amount of soluble fibre followed by a lowercase g. Indented on the next line under soluble fibre is Insoluble Fibre, forward slash, Fibres insolubles followed by a placeholder for the amount of insoluble fibre followed by a lowercase g. Indented on the next line is Sugars, forward slash, Sucres followed by a placeholder for the amount of sugars followed by a lowercase g. Right justified on the same line is a placeholder for the percent Daily Value of sugars followed by a percent symbol. Indented on the next line is Sugar Alcohols, forward slash, Polyalcools followed by a placeholder for the amount of sugar alcohols followed by a lowercase g. Indented on the next line is Starch, forward slash, Amidon followed by a placeholder for the amount of starch followed by a lowercase g. There is a thin rule under the starch information that spans the width of the table.

The next line is Protein, forward slash, Protéines in bold followed by a placeholder for amount of protein followed by a lowercase g. There is a thin rule under the protein information that spans the width of the table.

The next line is Cholesterol, forward slash, Cholestérol in bold followed by a placeholder for the amount of cholesterol followed by mg in lowercase. Right justified on the same line is a placeholder for the percent Daily Value of cholesterol followed by a percent symbol. There is a thin rule under the cholesterol information that spans the width of the table.

The next line is Sodium in bold followed by a placeholder for the amount of sodium followed by mg in lowercase. Right justified on the same line is a placeholder for the percent Daily Value of sodium followed by a percent symbol. There is a thick rule under the sodium information that spans the width of the table.

The next line is Potassium followed by a placeholder for the amount of potassium followed by mg in lowercase. Right justified on the same line is a placeholder for percent Daily Value of potassium followed by a percent symbol. There is a thin rule under the potassium information that spans the width of the table.

The next line is Calcium followed by a placeholder for the amount of calcium followed by mg in lowercase. Right justified on the same line is a placeholder for the percent Daily Value of calcium followed by a percent symbol. There is a thin rule below the calcium information that spans the width of the table.

The next line is Iron, forward slash, Fer followed by a placeholder for the amount of iron followed by mg in lowercase. Right justified on the same line is a placeholder for the percent Daily Value of iron followed by a percent symbol. There is a thin rule under the iron information that spans the width of the table.

The next line is Vitamin A, forward slash Vitamine A followed by a placeholder for the amount of vitamin A followed by the symbol µ, and a lowercase g. Right justified on the same line is a placeholder for the percent Daily Value of vitamin A followed by a percent symbol. There is a thin rule under the vitamin A information that spans the width of the table.

The next line is Vitamin C, forward slash Vitamine C followed by a placeholder for the amount of vitamin C followed by mg in lowercase. Right justified on the same line is a placeholder for the percent Daily Value of vitamin C followed by a percent symbol. There is a thin rule under the vitamin C information that spans the width of the table.

The next line is Vitamin D, forward slash, Vitamine D followed by a placeholder for the amount of vitamin D followed by the symbol µ, and a lowercase g. Right justified on the same line is a placeholder for the percent Daily Value of Vitamin D followed by a percent symbol. There is a thin rule under the vitamin D information that spans the width of the table.

The next line is Vitamin E, forward slash, Vitamine E followed by a placeholder for the amount of vitamin E followed by mg in lowercase. Right justified on the same line is a placeholder for the percent Daily Value of vitamin E followed by a percent symbol. There is a thin rule under the vitamin E information that spans the width of the table.

The next line is Vitamin K, forward slash, Vitamine K followed by a placeholder for the amount of vitamin K followed by the symbol µ, and a lowercase g. Right justified on the same line is a placeholder for the percent Daily Value of vitamin K followed by a percent symbol. There is a thin rule under the vitamin K information that spans the width of the table.

The next line is Thiamine followed by a placeholder for the amount of thiamine followed by mg in lowercase. Right justified on the same line is a placeholder for the percent Daily Value of thiamine followed by a percent symbol. There is a thin rule under the thiamine information that spans the width of the table.

The next line is Riboflavin, forward slash, Riboflavine followed by a placeholder for the amount of riboflavin followed by mg in lowercase. Right justified on the same line is a placeholder for the percent Daily Value of riboflavin followed by a percent symbol. There is a thin rule under the riboflavin information that spans the width of the table.

The next line is Niacin, forward slash, Niacine followed by a placeholder for the amount of niacin followed by mg in lowercase. Right justified on the same line is a placeholder for the percent Daily Value of niacin followed by a percent symbol. There is a thin rule under the niacin information that spans the width of the table.

The next line is Vitamin B subscript 6, forward slash, Vitamine B subscript 6 followed by a placeholder for the amount of vitamin B subscript 6 followed by mg in lowercase. Right justified on the same line is a placeholder for the percent Daily Value of vitamin B subscript 6 followed by a percent symbol. There is a thin rule under the vitamin B subscript 6 information that spans the width of the table.

The next line is Folate followed by a placeholder for the amount of folate followed by the symbol µ, a lowercase g and the letters DFE, forward slash, and the letters ÉFA. Right justified on the same line is a placeholder for the percent Daily Value of folate followed by a percent symbol. There is a thin rule under the folate information that spans the width of the table.

The next line is Vitamin B subscript 12, forward slash, Vitamine B subscript 12 followed by a placeholder for the amount of vitamin B subscript 12 followed by the symbol µ, and a lowercase g. Right justified on the same line is a placeholder for the percent Daily Value of vitamin B subscript 12 followed by a percent symbol. There is a thin rule under the vitamin B subscript 12 information that spans the width of the table.

The next line is Biotin, forward slash, Biotine followed by a placeholder for the amount of biotin followed by the symbol µ, and a lowercase g. Right justified on the same line is a placeholder for the percent Daily Value of biotin followed by a percent symbol. There is a thin rule under the biotin information that spans the width of the table.

The next line is Pantothenate, forward slash, Pantothénate followed by a placeholder for the amount of pantothenate followed by mg in lowercase. Right justified on the same line is a placeholder for the percent Daily Value of pantothenate followed by a percent symbol. There is a thin rule under the pantothenate information that spans the width of the table.

The next line is Choline followed by a placeholder for the amount of choline followed by mg in lowercase. Right justified on the same line is a placeholder for the percent Daily Value of choline followed by a percent symbol. There is a thin rule under the choline information that spans the width of the table.

The next line is Phosphorous, forward slash, Phosphore followed by a placeholder for the amount of phosphorous followed by mg in lowercase. Right justified on the same line is a placeholder for the percent Daily Value of phosphorous followed by a percent symbol. There is a thin rule under the phosphorous information that spans the width of the table.

The next line is Iodide, forward slash Iode followed by a placeholder for the amount of iodide followed by the symbol µ, and a lowercase g. Right justified on the same line is a placeholder for the percent Daily Value of iodide followed by a percent symbol. There is a thin rule under the iodide information that spans the width of the table.

The next line is Magnesium, forward slash, Magnésium followed by a placeholder for the amount of magnesium followed by mg in lowercase. Right justified on the same line is a placeholder for the percent Daily Value of magnesium followed by a percent symbol. There is a thin rule under the magnesium information that spans the width of the table.

The next line is Zinc followed by a placeholder for the amount of zinc followed by mg in lowercase. Right justified on the same line is a placeholder for the percent Daily Value of zinc followed by a percent symbol. There is a thin rule under the zinc information that spans the width of the table.

The next line is Selenium, forward slash, Sélénium followed by a placeholder for the amount of selenium followed by the symbol µ, and a lowercase g. Right justified on the same line is a placeholder for the percent Daily Value of selenium followed by a percent symbol. There is a thin rule under the selenium information that spans the width of the table.

The next line is Copper, forward slash, Cuivre followed by a placeholder for the amount of copper followed by mg in lowercase. Right justified on the same line is a placeholder for the percent Daily Value of copper followed by a percent symbol. There is a thin rule under the copper information that spans the width of the table.

The next line is Manganese, forward slash, Manganèse followed by a placeholder for the amount of manganese followed by mg in lowercase. Right justified on the same line is a placeholder for the percent Daily Value of manganese followed by a percent symbol. There is a thin rule under the manganese information that spans the width of the table.

The next line is Chromium, forward slash, Chrome followed by a placeholder for the amount of chromium followed by the symbol µ, and a lowercase g. Right justified on the same line is a placeholder for the percent Daily Value of chromium followed by a percent symbol. There is a thin rule under the chromium information that spans the width of the table.

The next line is Molybdenum, forward slash, Molybdène followed by a placeholder for the amount of molybdenum followed by the symbol µ, and a lowercase g. Right justified on the same line is a placeholder for the percent Daily Value of molybdenum followed by a percent symbol. There is a thin rule under the molybdenum information that spans the width of the table.

The next line is Chloride, forward slash, Chlorure followed by a placeholder for the amount of chloride followed by mg in lowercase. Right justified on the same line is a placeholder for the percent Daily Value of chloride followed by a percent symbol. There is a thick rule under the chloride information that spans the width of the table.

The next line is the percent Daily Value footnote that was referred to at the beginning of the table description. The footnote starts with an asterisk followed by the statement: 5 percent symbol or less is a little, forward slash, asterisk 5 percent symbol ou moins c'est peu and stacked below is, 15 percent symbol or more is a lot, forward slash, 15 percent symbol ou plus c'est beaucoup. The terms 'a little', 'a lot', 'peu' and 'beaucoup' are in bold. This is the end of the Nutrition Facts table.

Legend

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].

  1. 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 Food and Drug Regulations. This column also sets out the units of measurement required for expressing the information.
  2. Column 2 sets out the manner of expression, including rounding rules for these values/amounts.
  3. Columns 3-5 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)].
  • 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)].
Rounding and Manner of Expression for Additional Nutrition Information
Required Information Rounding
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
(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

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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 B1)", "Thiamine (Vit B1)", "Thiamin (Vitamin B1)" or "Thiamin (Vit B1)"

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 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 B2)" or "Riboflavin (Vit B2)"

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 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 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 B6

Nomenclature

"Vitamin B6" or "Vit B6"

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 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 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 B12

Nomenclature

"Vitamin B12" or "Vit B12"

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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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

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 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 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:

  1. 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 three declarations previously mentioned. The amount of any specifically named fatty acid (e.g. linoleic acid), whether on the label outside the Nutrition Facts table or in any advertisement, also triggers the same three declarations [B.01.402(3)];
  2. Any nutrient set out in the table to B.01.402 must be declared when there is any representation (e.g., 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 (e.g., "x amount of magnesium").
  3. 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)]. Sugar alcohols (also known as polyols) include erythritol, hydrogenated starch hydrolysates (HSH), isomalt, lactitol, maltitol, maltitol syrup, mannitol, sorbitol, sorbitol syrup, and xylitol; and
  4. Vitamin or mineral nutrients must be declared when shown as a component of one of the ingredients (except flour) of a prepackaged product [B.01.402(7)]. 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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