Information within the Nutrition Facts Table
Mandatory Information and Serving Size

The Food and Drug Regulations (FDR) states under section B.01.401 that the label of a pre-packaged product shall carry a Nutrition Facts table (NFT) that contains only the information as set out in the FDR. The FDR also sets out in the tables following sections B.01.401 and B.01.402 the manner in which energy and nutrient values must be declared in the Nutrition Facts Table.

Figure 3.1 (Bilingual)
This is an example of a Nutrition Facts table displaying the core mandatory information. Description Follows
Description of Image - Figure 3.1 (Bilingual)

General information for the content within the NFT:

  • a normal width font is to be used along with an 8 point type except as indicated
  • Thin rule lines (0.5 point) centred between text separate each row unless otherwise indicated.

Going down the NFT vertically from top to bottom, the contents are as follows:

  • English title: Nutrition Facts, 13 point bold type
  • French title: Valeur nutritive, 13 point bold type
  • Serving Size: per 125 mL (87 g) / par 125 mL (87 g)
  • 2 point rule (horizontal line)
  • Left side title 'Amount' (with 'teneur' underneath) and right side title '% Daily Value' (with '% valeur quotidienne' underneath) – 6 point bold type
  • 1 point rule (horizontal line)
  • 'Calories / Calories 80' on left side
  • 'Fat / Lipides 0.5 g' on left side and '1%' on right side
  • 'Saturated / saturés 0 g' on left side, '+ Trans / trans 0 g' underneath, '0% on right side' – 6 point indent
  • 'Cholesterol / Cholestérol 0 mg' on left side
  • 'Sodium / Sodium 0mg' on left side, '0%' on right side
  • 'Carbohydrate / Glucides 18 g' on left side, '6%' on right side
  • 'Fibre / Fibres 2 g' on left side, '6%' on right side – 6 point indent
  • 'Sugars / Sucres 2 g' on left side - 6 point indent
  • 'Protein / Protéines 3 g' on left side
  • 2 point rule (horizontal line)
  • 'Vitamin A / Vitamine A' on left side, '2%' on right side
  • 'Vitamin C / Vitamine C' on left side, '10%' on right side
  • 'Calcium / Calcium' on left side, '0%' on right side
  • 'Iron / Fer' on left side, '2%' on right side

B.01.450(1) of the FDR, in conjunction with Schedule L, prescribes the order in which the listings must appear, as well as dimensions, spacing and the use of upper and lowercase letters and bold type (see section Presentation of the Nutrition Facts Table).

The requirements for nutrient declarations (nutrients and/or units) are different for;

See the appropriate sections for details.

Nutrition Facts Tables from Other Countries

Since the nutrition information requirements of other countries do not match the Canadian requirements, labels and advertisements with nutrition information other than that permitted by the FDR are considered to be labelled or advertised contrary to Canadian legislation. Therefore, only the Canadian NFT may be used to provide nutrition information in Canada, and nutrition labelling systems from other countries are not acceptable in Canada. Hence, the use of both the Canadian NFT and a nutrition information table from another country together is also not permitted (e.g. a food product with both the Canadian and American NFT is not allowed).

One objective of Canada's nutrition labelling regulations is to provide a standardized system for conveying information about the nutrient content of foods. Mandatory declarations, reference values and formats which differ from the one adopted by Canada make it difficult for consumers to compare foods at the point of purchase. These, therefore do not support an informed consumer choice for Canadians.

Language requirements are available in the Presentation of the Nutrition Facts Table section.

Serving Size

The nutrient information presented in a Nutrition Facts table is based on a specific amount of food (edible portion). The amount is indicated under the Nutrition Facts heading using the phrase "Serving (naming the serving size)", "Serving Size (naming the serving size)" or "Per (naming the serving size)". The serving size is a quantity of food that can be reasonably consumed at a single eating occasion.

Serving sizes set out in the table under Reference Amounts and Serving Sizes are usually presented as a range. This allows manufacturers some flexibility when determining serving sizes for products of varying density and size, such as cookies or slices of bread. In order not to mislead consumers, the same serving size should be used whenever a serving size is mentioned on the label (e.g., in the Nutrition Facts table, the directions for use, etc.). For example, if a box of pudding mix says that it makes 6 servings, the Nutrition Facts table should be based on one-sixth of the box and the directions for use should indicate how to make six servings.

General Requirements

The serving size is based on the edible portion of the food as offered for sale [B.01.002A(1), FDR]. It must be expressed in the Nutrition Facts table as a consumer friendly measure (first) and in metric units (Second, in brackets, in the same units as the net quantity declaration).

Consumer Friendly Measures

For the purposes of serving sizes, the expression "consumer friendly measure" means:

  • a fraction of food; e.g. foods usually divided into pieces before consumption, such as ⅛ cake or ¼ pizza;
  • a common visual measure of food - e.g., household measures such as cups, tablespoons, teaspoons, 250 ml, 125 ml, 15 ml, 5 ml, etc.;
  • a unit of food - e.g., square of chocolate; slice of bread, 1 cookie, pat of butter, X mm slice, etc.;
  • a single serving, if it meets the criteria described in the section Single Serving Containers below [B.01.002A(2), FDR]; e.g. an entire container.

Metric Serving Sizes

Most formats of the Nutrition Facts table require that the serving size be declared in both a consumer friendly measure and in a metric measure. The metric measure is declared in:

  • Grams (g) when the net quantity of the product is declared by weight or by count, or
  • Millilitres (ml) when the net quantity of the product is declared by volume.

There are three exceptions to this rule. Although the net quantity of olives, pickles and fruit used for garnish or flavour, such as maraschino cherries, is declared by volume, a serving must be expressed in grams [items 78, 149, and 150 in the Food and Drug Regulations, Schedule M].

Usually the units used for the serving size are the same as the units used for the reference amount (see Schedule M, FDR).

Metric values are rounded to the nearest 0.1 for quantities of less than 10 and to the nearest whole number for quantities of 10 or more. These rounding rules are found in the table to B.01.401, FDR, and the Core Nutrition Information Table.

Abbreviations for Units of Measure

Certain abbreviations, which are considered bilingual, must always be used in the Nutrition Facts table for the corresponding unit of measure:

  • mg (milligram)
  • g (gram)
  • ml or mL (millilitres)

Other abbreviations are optional and should only be used when space constraints exist.

  • tsp (teaspoon)
  • tbsp (tablespoon)
  • c. à thé or cuil. à thé (cuillère à thé)
  • c. à soupe or cuil. à soupe (cuillère à soupe)

When Consumer Friendly Measure = Metric Measure

Certain metric measures are visibly measurable and are considered consumer friendly measures. For liquid foods, these declarations fulfill the requirement to declare a serving size in both a consumer friendly measure and a metric unit.

measuring cup and measuring spoons

The following metric measures are considered consumer friendly measures. You will note that these measurements provide for multiples of the metric teaspoon (5 ml), metric tablespoon (15 ml) and fractions and multiples of the metric cup (250 ml).

  • ml
  • 10 ml
  • 15 ml
  • 25 ml
  • 30 ml
  • 45 ml
  • 50 ml – 500 ml, in increments of 25 ml

Other non-usual metric volumes, such as 185 ml, 240 ml, 287 ml, etc., are not considered consumer friendly measures and may not be used alone to fulfill the serving size requirements. (Exceptions to this rule apply to single serving containers. See the section Single Serving Containers below for further clarification).

Determining a Reasonable Serving Size

Although there is considerable variation in the manner of declaration of the serving size among the different Nutrition Facts table formats, there is always a requirement for the serving size to be declared for the product as sold. This serving is based on the edible portion of the food and is the amount of food that one adult would reasonably eat at one eating occasion. The manufacturer has some flexibility in determining serving sizes.

A list of reasonable serving sizes is available in the Tables: Reference Amounts and Serving Sizes, and it may be used as a reference tool and guide when evaluating the appropriateness of a serving size.

Manufacturers have the option of using serving sizes that differ from the suggestions in the table provided they are reasonable and not misleading. Note that there are very specific requirements for single serving containers. The manner in which the serving size is presented must be as per the FDR.

Note: When the food is pre-portioned into units commonly consumed by a person, then the serving size should be the unit or a multiple of the unit – e.g., 1 burger, 1 steak, 1 granola bar, 2 cookies, 2 slices of bread, etc. (not ⅞ of a burger, 1 ½ cookies, 1 ½ slices of bread).

Additional guidance for determining a reasonable serving size on the following products or types of products is also provided:

  • Products with a non-uniform shape
  • Deli meats
  • Spaghetti
  • Foods requiring preparation and for which the nutrition information is the same for the food "as sold" and "as prepared"
  • Food sold by count
  • Single serving containers

Products with a Non-uniform Shape

Certain products have a non-uniform shape, such as roasts, hams or whole fish. For these products, consumer friendly measures such as an "x mm slice" or a fraction of product are not useful measures. In these cases, a single metric declaration in weight, i.e., 100 grams, will suffice to fulfill the requirement to declare a serving size in both a consumer friendly measure and a metric unit.

fish

ham

roast

For non-uniform products, such as those shown above, a simple weight declaration of 100 g is acceptable as a serving size declaration.

Deli Meats

In the case of deli meats sold in chubs or industrial formats the serving size may be declared using a consumer friendly measure and a metric unit in the following manner "Per approximately 3 slices (55 g)" or by declaring a single metric measure of "100 g". If choosing the second option, only "100 g" may be used; other metric values may not be used.

spaghetti

Spaghetti

In the case of long, dry noodles which are difficult to measure, the following options are possible:

  • "per ¼ box (85 g)", or
  • "per 85 g (about 1 cup prepared al dente)"

Foods requiring preparation and for which the nutrition information is the same for the food "As Sold" and "As Prepared": In cases where the nutrient content of a food is not altered by the preparation of the food, the food may use the Standard, Horizontal or Linear format and declare the serving size of both the food as sold and the food as prepared, e.g., drink crystals: "Per 1 tbsp (2 g) (about 1 cup prepared)". This provision is always optional. Examples: frozen concentrated orange juice or drink crystals that are prepared through the addition of water, some popping corn, etc.

On the Nutrition Facts table, under the title Nutrition Facts, the serving size of both the food as sold and as prepared is declared for example Per 1 Tablespoon (2grams) and (about 1 cup prepared).

In the case of the Dual Format – Foods Requiring Preparation, the serving size is declared for the product as sold and as prepared. As well, in both the Dual Formats – Different Amounts of Food and Aggregate Formats – Different Amounts of Food, two serving sizes are provided.

Food Sold by Count

Under the FDR, item 1 of the table to B.01.401 indicates how the serving size of a food is to be declared in the Nutrition Facts table. For items sold by count, the number of units or a common household measure or fraction of the food would be shown first, followed by the weight, expressed in grams, in parentheses; e.g. 1 apple (150 g) or 2 cups lettuce (120 g) or ½ grapefruit (118 g).

Single Serving Containers

The entire net quantity in the package is considered to be the serving size in the following cases [B.01.002A(2), D.01.001(3), FDR]:

  • The food packaged in the container could reasonably be eaten by one person at a single sitting.

    For example, a 600 ml bottle of juice dispensed from a vending machine is normally consumed during a single occasion. Such a bottle is considered a single serving, despite the fact that juice has a 250 ml reference amount and a serving size range of 175 – 250 ml.

  • The reference amount of the food is less than 100 g or 100 ml and the package contains less than 200 % of that reference amount.

    For example, consider a 55 g bag of mixed nuts. The reference amount for mixed nuts is 50 g . The package contains less than 200 % of 50 g (less than 100 g) and therefore, the 55 g bag is considered to be a single serving container, with a serving size of 55 g.

  • The reference amount is 100 g or 100 ml or more and the package contains 150% or less of that reference amount.

    For example, consider a soft drink in a 500 ml bottle. The reference amount for soft drinks is 355 ml. Since the bottle 1 contains less than 150 % of the 355 ml (150 % of 355 = 532.5 ml) reference amount, the 500 ml bottle is considered to be a single serving container, with a serving size of 500 ml.

    The provision for a single serving container is not an optional requirement. Products that meet the requirements must provide nutrition information based on the net quantity of the entire package. For example, a 355 ml can of soft drink must base its nutrition information on 355 ml and may not declare a 250 ml serving size.

The Food and Drug Regulations, Schedule M or the Tables: Reference Amounts and Serving Sizes provide reference amounts.

Serving Size Declarations for Single Serving Containers

The consumer friendly measure for a single serving container is the entire container. Consequently, the serving size for a single serving container should be declared in the following manner, "Per 1 container (75 g)", "Per 1 can (355 ml)", "Per 1 entrée (240 g)", "Per 1 drinking box (200 ml)", "Per 1 pouch (56 g)", etc. Although the declaration of both the consumer friendly measure and the metric measure is strongly encouraged, no exception is taken to the declaration of only the metric unit. For example, a 355 ml can of soft drink may declare "Per 1 can (355 ml)" or simply "Per 355 ml".

Additional information (Q&A) about specific serving sizes cases is available.

Serving Size Examples and Infractions

Certain metric volumetric measures (ml) are visibly measurable and fulfil the requirements for both a consumer friendly measure and a metric measure for liquid foods.

Nutrition Facts table – the serving size Per 250 millilitres is visibly measurable and meets requirements for measuring liquids.

A single metric weight declaration is generally not an acceptable serving size. A consumer friendly measure (1st) and a metric measure (2nd, in brackets) are required for most foods. Exceptions exist for oddly shaped foods for which no consumer friendly measure exists and single serving containers of food.

Nutrition Facts table – The declaration serving size 100 grams is usually not an acceptable serving size declaration since a consumer-friendly measure and metric measure in brackets are required for most foods.

Note that the serving declarations have been reversed. The consumer friendly measure should be declared first followed by the metric measure in brackets.

Nutrition Facts table - declares Per 50 grams (about 27 chips); serving declarations have been reversed in this case.

In this example the serving size is declared as "52 ml (20 g)". When metric units of volume (ml) are used as a consumer friendly measure, they should be rounded to the nearest 25 ml. A more appropriate serving size declaration would be "Per 50 ml (20 g)".

Nutrition facts table - when metric units of volume are used as a consumer friendly measure, they should be rounded to the nearest 25 millitres.

On this 100 g package, the serving size is declared as "130 ml (50 g)". 130 ml is not a standardized measure. The consumer friendly measure should be rounded and the serving size declared as "Per 125 ml (50 g)" or "Per ½ package (50g)".

Nutrition facts table - the serving size is not a standardized measure.

This 355 ml can of soft drink declares a 250 mL serving. However, this product is obviously a single serving, i.e., it is usually consumed at a single eating occasion and meets the requirements of a single serving container. Therefore, the information must be provided for the entire product, not a portion of the product, i.e., Serving Size: "Per 1 can (355 ml)" or "Per 355 ml".

Nutrition facts table - can soft drink is a single serving therefore the information must be provided for the entire product.

Core Nutrition Information

The sample bilingual Nutrition Facts Table below indicates the core information that must always be included in the Nutrition Facts Table and the order in which it must be presented.

This sample bilingual Nutrition Facts table shows the correct order of information. Description follows.
Description of image - Core Nutrition Information
  • Standard "Nutrition Facts" heading ("valeur nutritive" or "valeurs nutritives" in French)
  • Serving Size
  • Subtitle "Amount" – actual amount of nutrient in the stated serving of food listed for macronutrients
  • Subtitle "% Daily Value" (% DV)
  • Declarations of:
    • Calories
    • 13 nutrients:
      1. Fat – grams and % Daily Value (% DV)
      2. Saturated Fat – grams* 
      3. Trans Fat – grams*
      4. Cholesterol – milligrams (and optionally, % DV)
      5. Sodium – milligrams and % DV
      6. Carbohydrate – grams and % DV
      7. Fibre – grams and % DV
      8. Sugar – grams
      9. Protein – grams
      10. Vitamin A – % DV
      11. Vitamin C – % DV
      12. Calcium – % DV
      13. Iron – % DV

        * The sum of saturated and trans fat is declared in % DV.

Table: Core Nutrition Information

The table Core Nutrition Information refers to the core nutrition information which is mandatory for most Nutrition Facts tables (exceptions exist for Simplified Formats, and Foods Intended Solely for Children Under two Years of Age). This table is not an exact replica of the table in the Food and Drug Regulations [B.01.401, FDR].

  1. Column 1 sets out the information in the correct order 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.

Rounding and Manner of Expression for Nutrition Facts Table Core Information
Required InformationRounding
Nomenclature and UnitsManner of ExpressionQuantityMetric Unit% DV

1. Serving of stated size

Nomenclature

"Serving Size (naming the serving size)", "Serving (naming the serving size) " or "Per (naming the serving size)"

Units

(1) (a) in the case of a food that is usually divided into pieces before being consumed (such as cake, pie and pizza), a fraction of the entire food;

(b) in the case of a food described in subsection B.01.002A(2),the entire container; and

(c) in all other cases, in a commonly used unit in which the quantity is visibly measurable, such as millilitres, cups, tablespoons or "(naming the unit of food)"

(2) The size expressed in accordance with sub item (1) is followed by the size expressed in grams or millilitres, as specified by paragraph B.01.002A(1)(b).

(1) The size in metric units:

(a) less than 10 g or 10 mL, to the nearest multiple of 0.1 g or 0.1 mL;

(b) 10 g or 10 mL or more, to the nearest multiple of 1 g or 1 mL

(2) The size when expressed as a fraction is represented by a numerator and a denominator separated by a line.

(3) The size shall include the word "assorted" if the information in the Nutrition Facts table of a prepackaged product that contains an assortment of foods is set out as a composite value. e.g. Per 5 assorted candies (15 g)"

< 10 g or ml multiple of 0.1 g or ml
≥ 10 g or ml multiple of 1 g or ml

2. Energy value

Nomenclature

"Calories", "Total Calories" or "Calories, Total"

Units

Calories per serving of stated size

(a) when less than 5 Calories

(i) if the product meets the conditions set out in column 2 of item 1 of the table to B.01.513 for the subject "free of energy", set out in column 1, to "0" Calorie, and

(ii) in all other cases, to the nearest multiple of 1 Calorie;

(b) when 5 to 50 Calories, to the nearest multiple of 5 Calories; and

(c) when more than 50 Calories, to the nearest multiple of 10 Calories

< 5 Calories, meets "Calorie-free" 0 Calories
< 5 Calories, all other cases nearest 1 Calorie
≥ 5 to ≤ 50 Calories nearest 5 Calories
> 50 Calories nearest 10 Calories

3. Amount of fat

Nomenclature

"Fat", "Total Fat" or "Fat, Total"

Units

(1) grams per serving of stated size; and

(2) percentage of the daily value per serving of stated size

(1) The amount in grams:

(a) when less than 0.5 g

(i) if the product meets the conditions set out in column 2 of item 11 of the table following B.01.513 for the subject "free of fat" set out in column 1; and the amounts of saturated fatty acids and trans fatty acids are declared as "0" in the Nutrition Facts table or are omitted from that table in accordance with subsection B.01.401(6) and no other fatty acids are declared in an amount greater than "0", to "0 g"; and in all other cases, to the nearest multiple of 0.1 g;

(b) when 0.5 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

(2) The percentage:

(a) when the amount is declared as "0 g", to "0 %"; or

(b) in all other cases, to the nearest multiple of 1%

Fat free: < 0.5 g and meets "free of fat"

Saturated free: < 0.5 g and meets "sat free"

Trans free: < 0.5 g and meets "trans free

g 0 %
< 0.5 g, all other cases nearest 0.1 g nearest 1 %
≥ 0.5 g to ≤ 5 g nearest 0.5 g nearest 1 %
> 5 g nearest 1 g nearest 1 %

4. Amount of saturated fatty acids

Nomenclature

"Saturated Fat", "Saturated Fatty Acids", "Saturated" or "Saturates"

Units

grams per serving of stated size

(a) when less than 0.5 g

(i) if the product meets the conditions set out in column 2 of item 18 of the table following B.01.513 for the subject "free of saturated fatty acids" set out in column 1 to "0 g"; and

(ii) in all other cases, to the nearest multiple of 0.1 g;

(b) when 0.5 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

Saturated free: < 0.5 g and meets "sat free" g
< 0.5 g, all other cases nearest 0.1 g
≥ 0.5 g to ≤ 5 g nearest 0.5 g
> 5 g nearest 1 g

5. Amount of trans fatty acids

Nomenclature

"Trans Fat", "Trans Fatty Acids" or "Trans"

Units

grams per serving of stated size

(a) when less than 0.5 g

(i) if the product meets the conditions set out in column 2 of item 22 of the table following B.01.513 for the subject "free of trans fatty acids" set out in column 1 to "0 g"; and

(ii) in all other cases, to the nearest multiple of 0.1 g;

(b) when 0.5 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

Trans free: < 0.5 g and meets "trans free" g
< 0.5 g, all other cases nearest 0.1 g
≥ 0.5 g to ≤ 5 g nearest 0.5 g
> 5 g nearest 1 g

6. The sum of saturated fatty acids and trans fatty acids

Nomenclature

"Saturated Fat + Trans Fat", "Saturated Fatty Acids + Trans Fatty Acids", "Saturated + Trans" or "Saturates + Trans"

Units

percentage of the daily value per serving of stated size

(a) when the amounts of saturated fatty acids and trans fatty acids are declared as "0 g", to "0 %"; and

(b) in all other cases, to the nearest multiple of 1 %

< 0.5 g and meets "sat free" and "trans free" 0 %
< 0.5 g, all other cases nearest 1 %

7. Amount of cholesterol

Nomenclature

"Cholesterol"

Units

(1) milligrams per serving of stated size; and

(2) (optional) expressed as a percentage of the daily value per serving of stated size

(1) The amount in milligrams:

(a) if the product meets the conditions set out in column 2 of item 27 of the table following B.01.513 for the subject "free of cholesterol" set out in column 1, to "0 mg"; and,

(b) in all other cases, to the nearest multiple of 5 mg;

(2) The percentage

(a) when the amount is declared as "0 mg" to "0 %"; and

(b) in all other cases, to the nearest multiple of 1 %

< 2 mg and meets "free of cholesterol" mg 0 % (optional)
all other cases nearest 5 mg nearest 1 % (optional)

8. Amount of sodium

Nomenclature

"Sodium"

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:

(a) when less than 5 mg

(i) if the product meets the conditions set out in column 2 of item 31 of the table following B.01.513 for the subject "free of sodium or salt" set out in column 1 to "0 mg", and

(ii) in all other cases, to the nearest multiple of 1 mg;

(b) when 5 mg to 140 mg, to the nearest multiple of 5 mg; and

(c) when greater than 140 mg, to the nearest multiple of 10 mg.

(2) The percentage:

(a) when the amount is declared as "0 mg" to "0 %"; or

(b) in all other cases, to the nearest multiple of 1 %

< 5 mg and meets "free of sodium or salt" mg 0 %
< 5 mg, all other cases nearest 1 mg nearest 1 %
≥ 5 mg to ≤ 140 mg nearest 5 mg nearest 1 %
> 140 mg nearest 10 mg nearest 1 %

9. Amount of carbohydrate

Nomenclature

"Carbohydrate", "Total Carbohydrate" or "Carbohydrate, Total"

Units

(1) grams per serving of stated size; and

(2) percentage of the daily value per serving of stated size

(1) The amount in grams:

(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

(2) The percentage:

(a) when the amount is declared as "0 g", to "0 %"; or

(b) in all other cases, to the nearest multiple of 1 %

< 0.5 g g 0 %
≥ 0.5 g nearest 1 g nearest 1 %

10. Amount of fibre

Nomenclature

"Fibre", "Fiber", "Dietary Fibre" or "Dietary Fiber"

Units

(1) grams per serving of stated size; and

(2) percentage of the daily value per serving of stated size

(1) The amount in grams:

(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

(2) The percentage:

(a) if the amount is declared as "0 g", to "0 %"; or

(b) in all other cases, to the nearest multiple of 1 %

< 0.5 g g 0 %
≥ 0.5 g nearest 1 g nearest 1 %

11. Amount of sugars

Nomenclature

"Sugars"

Units

grams per serving of stated size

(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 protein

Nomenclature

"Protein"

Units

grams per serving of stated size

(a) when less than 0.5 g, to the nearest multiple of 0.1 g; and

(b) when 0.5 g or more, to the nearest multiple of 1 g

< 0.5 g nearest 0.1 g
≥ 0.5 g nearest 1 g

13. Amount of

"Vitamin A" or "Vit A" "Vitamin C" or "Vit C" "Calcium" "Iron"

Units

percentage of the daily value per serving of stated size

(a) when less than 2 %

(i) if the product contains less than 1 % of the daily value per reference amount and per serving of stated size, to "0 %", or

(ii) in all other cases, to "2 %";

(b) when 2 % to 10 %, to the nearest multiple of 2%;

(c) when more than 10 % to 50 %, to the nearest multiple of 5 %; and

(d) when more than 50 % (including values greater than 100 %), to the nearest multiple of 10 %

< 1 % DV per serving and reference amount 0 %
≥ 1 % to < 2 % 2 %
≥ 2 % to ≤ 10 % nearest 2 %
> 10 % to ≤ 50 % nearest 5 %
> 50 % nearest 10 %
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