Information within the Nutrition Facts Table
Additional Nutritional Information
This sample Nutrition Facts table illustrates all core and additional information which may be declared in an NFT. Only the additional information included in Figure 18.1(E)&(F) or 19.1(B) of Schedule L in the FDR 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.
Table: Additional Nutrition Information
The table Additional Nutrition Information refers to all additional information that may voluntarily be 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].
 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.
 Column 2 sets out the manner of expression, including rounding rules for these values/amounts.
 Columns 35 provide a userfriendly 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.
Required Information  Rounding  

Nomenclature and Units  Manner of Expression  Quantity  Metric Unit  % DV 
1. Servings per container Nomenclature "Servings Per Container" or "(number of units) Per Container" Units number of servings 
(1)(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. Energy value from fat Nomenclature "Calories from Fat" or "Calories from Total Fat" Units Calories per serving of stated size 
(a) when less than 5 Calories (i) if the amount of fat is declared as "0 g" in the Nutrition Facts table, to "0" Calorie, and (ii) in all other cases, to the nearest multiple of 1 Calorie; (b) when 5 Calories 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 and fat declared as 0 g  0 Calories  
4. Energy value from the sum of saturated and transfatty acids Nomenclature "Calories from Saturated + Trans Fat", "Calories from Saturated + Trans Fatty Acids", "Calories from Saturated + Trans" or "Calories from Saturates + Trans" Units Calories per serving of stated size 
(a) when less than 5 Calories (i) if the amounts of saturated fatty acids and trans fatty acids are declared as "0 g" in the Nutrition Facts table, to "0" Calorie, and (ii) in all other cases, to the nearest multiple of 1 Calorie; (b) when 5 Calories 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 and Saturates + Trans declared as 0 g  0 Calories  
< 5 Calories, all other cases  nearest 1 Calorie  
≥ 5 to ≤ 50 Calories  nearest 5 Calories  
> 50 Calories  nearest 10 Calories  
5. Amount of polyunsaturated fatty acids Nomenclature "Polyunsaturated Fat", "Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids" , "Polyunsaturated" or "Polyunsaturates" Units grams per serving of stated size 
(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 omega6 polyunsaturated fatty acids Nomenclature (1) If the table includes polyunsaturated fatty acids: "Omega 6" or any listed in (2) below (2) In all other cases"Omega6 Polyunsaturated Fat", "Omega6 Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids", "Omega6 Polyunsaturates" or "Omega6 Polyunsaturated" Units grams per serving of stated size 
(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 omega3 polyunsaturated fatty acids Nomenclature (1) If the table includes polyunsaturated fatty acids: "Omega 3" or any listed in (2) below (2) In all other cases "Omega3 Polyunsaturated Fat", "Omega3 Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids", "Omega3 Polyunsaturates" or "Omega3 Polyunsaturated" Units grams per serving of stated size 
(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 
(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. Amount of potassium Nomenclature "Potassium" 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 contains less than 5 mg of potassium per reference amount and per serving of stated size, 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 more 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, < 5 mg/serving and ref. amt.  0 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 %  
10. Amount of soluble fibre Nomenclature "Soluble Fibre" or "Soluble Fiber" 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  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 
(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 
(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 
(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 vitamins/minerals Nomenclature (a) "Vitamin D" or "Vit D" (b) "Vitamin E" or "Vit E" (c) "Vitamin K" or "Vit K" (d) "Thiamine", "Thiamin", "Thiamine (Vitamin B1)", "Thiamine (Vit B1)", "Thiamin (Vitamin B1)" or "Thiamin (Vit B1)" (e) "Riboflavin", "Riboflavin (Vitamin B2) or "Riboflavin (VitB2)" (f) "Niacin" (g) "Vitamin B6" or "Vit B6" (h) "Folate" (i) "Vitamin B12" or "Vit B12" (j) "Biotin" (k) "Pantothenic Acid" or "Pantothenate" (l) "Phosphorus" (m) "Iodide" or "Iodine" (n) "Magnesium" (o) 'Zinc" (p) "Selenium" (q) "Copper" (r) "Manganese" (s) "Chromium" (t) "Molybdenum" (u) "Chloride" 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 %", and (ii) in all other cases, to the nearest multiple of 2%; (b) when 2 % to 10 %, to the nearest multiple of 2 %; (c) when 10 % to 50 %, to the nearest multiple of 5 %, and (d) when more than 50 % to the nearest multiple of 10 % 
< 1 % DV per serving and reference amt.  0 %  
≥ 1 % – < 2 %  2 %  
≥ 2 % to ≤ 10 %  nearest 2 %  
> 10 % to ≤ 50 %  nearest 5 %  
> 50 %  nearest 10 %  
15. Basis of the percent daily values An explanation of the basis for calculating the percent daily values declared in the Nutrition Facts table 
One of the following four footnotes regarding % Daily Value as set out in Figures 18.1(E) & (F) and Figure 19.1(B) of Schedule L. 1) "Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 Calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your Calorie needs + table Notes:


16. Energy conversion factors 
Displayed as: "Calories per gram", "Fat 9", "Carbohydrate 4" and "Protein 4" 
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 omega6, omega3 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)];
 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 14 (n) 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").
 Potassium must be declared when the product contains added potassium salts and when there are claims relating to the salt or sodium content of the food [Items 31 – 36 of the table following B.01.513, B.01.402(5)];
 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
 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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