IMFP National Sampling Plans & Assessment Criteria 2014-2015
Section 5: Nutrition

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I. Notes

  • Planned nutrition samples will only be accepted by the laboratories during the lab specified dates (see individual sampling plans for more information)
  • Contact the laboratory in advance to inform staff when the samples will be sent.
  • All sole-source nutrition (SSN) sub-samples must be in unopened final containers (to avoid nutrient degradation prior to analysis)
  • Direct any questions to: Your Area Program Specialist.

II. List of Sampling Plan Codes

  • FS500D: Domestic: Composition & Nutrition Complaints, Investigations and Establishment Assessments
  • FS501D: Imported: Composition & Nutrition Complaints, Investigations and Establishment Assessments
  • FS508D: Imported: Sole Source Nutritionals (Infant formula, liquid diets, meal replacements represented as replacing all daily meals)
  • FS509D: Imported: Sole Source Nutritionals (Infant formula, liquid diets, meal replacements represented as replacing all daily meals)
  • FS512D: Domestic: Vitamin A in Milk (Skim, 1%, 2%)
  • FS514D: Domestic: Vitamin D in whole milk

III. Sampling Guidelines

1. Complaints and Unplanned Samples
Product # of sub-samples Sub-sample size (min.) Analysis Sampling Plan
Code
Domestic
Sampling Plan
Code
Imported
Special Notes
Foods that are regulated by the IMFP Table Note 50 Table Note 50 Composition and/or Nutrition FS500D FS501D

Do not duplicate testing of the same product for other sampling plans.

These codes are only to be used for complaints and other unplanned samples related to IMFP products, not relating to scoping and/or recall investigations, but may be used for trade complaints.

Table Note

Table note 50

Consult your Area Program Specialist for guidance on appropriate analysis, sample number and size. Select the specific analysis requested under 'Analysis Types' in LSTS.

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2. Sample Plans for Planned Activities
Product # of sub-samples Sub-sample size(min.) Sampling Plan
Code
Domestic
Sampling Plan
Code
Imported
Special Notes
Infant Formula/Liquid diets 12 100g /mL FS508D FS509D

All nutrition sub-samples must be in unopened final containers (to avoid nutrient degradation prior to analysis).

Samples will be analysed for vitamins A, C, B1 (thiamine), iron and copper. Twelve sub-samples must be collected for each sample submitted to the lab.

Infant Formula (IF) Products - 1 liquid product sample and 1 powdered infant formula product sample, should be taken from each establishment.

Formulated Liquid Diet (FLD) Products - 1 product per importer.

Note: All samples must be received by the lab by the end of the sampling week. Submit nutrition samples to the laboratory based on the following schedule: Weeks of September 15, 2014 (5 samples), and January 12, 2014 (5 samples).

Meal replacements represented as replacing all daily meals – Nutritional analysis 12 100g FS508D FS509D

All nutrition sub-samples must be in unopened final containers (to avoid nutrient degradation prior to analysis).

Samples will be analysed for vitamins A, C, B1 (thiamine), iron and copper. Twelve sub-samples must be collected for each sample submitted to the lab.

Meal Replacements - 1 product per importer.

Note: All samples must be received by the lab by the end of the sampling week. Submit nutrition samples to the laboratory based on the following schedule: Weeks of September 15, 2014 (5 samples), and January 12, 2015 (5 samples).

Vitamin A in Milk (Skim, 1%, 2%) 3 Table Note 51 1L FS512D n/a

Note: For skimmed or partially skimmed milk samples (skim, 1% or 2%), sampling for vitamin A only is acceptable provided that the facility is adding a mixed concentrate of vitamin A and D to the milk. The ratio of A to D vitamin in the mixed concentrate will allow the amount of vitamin D to be calculated based on the results for vitamin A testing. However, if the facility is adding vitamin A and D as separate concentrates, contact the Area Specialist to develop a specific strategy for testing at that facility.

Refrigerate - do not freeze the samples. Ship samples to the lab immediately.

Note: Submit milk samples to the laboratory based on the following schedule:

  • Q3, Total 4, October 6, 2014
  • Q4, Total 4, March 16, 2015
    8 Samples Total
Three sub-samples must be collected for each sample submitted to the lab. All samples must be received in the lab by the end of the sampling week.
Vitamin D in whole milk 3 Table Note 52 1L FS514D n/a

Refrigerate - do not freeze the samples. Ship samples to the lab immediately.

Note: Submit milk samples to the laboratory based on the following schedule:

  • Q3, Total 4, October 6, 2014
  • Q4, Total 4, March 16, 2015
    8 Samples Total

Three sub-samples must be collected for each sample submitted to the lab. All samples must be received in the lab by the end of the sampling week.

Table Notes

Table Note 51

Samples will consist of 1 × Vitamin A (skim, 1% or 2%) × 3 sub-samples.

Each sample consists of 3 sub-samples that are at minimum of 1 litre each, and taken from the beginning, middle and end of the run.

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Table Note 52

Samples will consist of 1 × Vitamin D (whole milk) × 3 sub-samples.

Each sample consists of 3 sub-samples that are at minimum of 1 litre each, and taken from the beginning, middle and end of the run.

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IV. Analysis and Assessment Criteria

  • FS508D/ FS509D: Infant Formula
  • FS508D/ FS509D: Formulated Liquid Diet
  • FS508D/ FS509D: Meal Replacements Represented as Replacing All Daily Meals
  • FS512D/ FS514D: Fluid Milk
  • FS512D/ FS514D: Goat's Milk

Infant Formula

a) Nutritional Adequacy
Nutrient Permitted level
(Per 100 Available kilocalories)
Assessment
Total Vitamin A Content
(A vitamins and beta-carotene)
250 – 500 I.U. Satisfactory: 225 < X avg. < 600 I.U.
Investigative: 600 ≥  avg. ≥ 720 I.U.
Unsatisfactory: 225 ≥ X avg. > 720 I.U.
Thiamine (Vitamin B1) 40 µg Minimum Satisfactory:avg. ≥ 36 µg
Investigative: n/a
Unsatisfactory:avg. < 36 µg
Vitamin C 8 mg Minimum Satisfactory:avg. ≥ 7.2 mg
Investigative: n/a
Unsatisfactory:avg. < 7.2 mg
Iron 0.15 mg Minimum Satisfactory:avg. ≥ 0.14 mg
Investigative: n/a
Unsatisfactory:avg. < 0.14 mg
Copper 60 µg Minimum Satisfactory:avg. ≥ 54 µg
Investigative: n/a
Unsatisfactory:avg. < 54 µg
b) Product Labelling – Declared Values
Nutrients Assessment
Total Vitamin A Content
(A vitamins & beta-carotene)
Satisfactory: 80% of declared value ≤ Vit. A content ≤ 130% of declared value
Investigative:avg. ≥ 131% of declared value
Unsatisfactory: N/A
Thiamine(Vitamin B1) Satisfactory: 80% of declared value ≤ Thiamine content ≤ 130% of declared value
Investigative:avg. ≥ 131% of declared value
Unsatisfactory: N/A
Vitamin C Satisfactory:avg. ≥ 80% of declared value
Investigative: N/A
Unsatisfactory: N/A
Iron Satisfactory: 80% of declared value ≤ Iron content ≤ 130% of declared value
Investigative: Iron content ≥ 131% of declared value. Declared level is in excess of expected overage levels.
Unsatisfactory: N/A
Copper Satisfactory: 80% of declared value ≤ Copper content ≤ 130% of declared value
Investigative: Copper content ≥ 131% of declared value. Decleared level is in excess of expected overage levels.
Unsatisfactory: N/A

Formulated Liquid Diet

a) Nutritional Adequacy
Nutrient Permitted level
(Per 1000 Available kilocalories)
Assessment
Total Vitamin A Content
(A vitamins and beta-carotene)
2000 – 5000 I.U. Satisfactory: 1800 – 6000 I.U.
Investigative: n/a
Unsatisfactory: 1799 I.U. or less or more than 6000 I.U.
Thiamine (Vitamin B1) 0.5 mg Minimum Satisfactory: 0.45 mg or more
Investigative: n/a
Unsatisfactory: 0.44 mg or less
Vitamin C 20 mg Minimum Satisfactory: 18 mg or more
Investigative: n/a
Unsatisfactory: 17 mg or less
Iron 8 mg Minimum Satisfactory: 7.2 mg or more
Investigative: n/a
Unsatisfactory: 7.1 mg or less
Copper mg Minimum Satisfactory: 0.9 mg or more
Investigative: n/a
Unsatisfactory: 0.8 mg or less
b) Product Labelling – Declared Values
Nutrients Assessment
Total Vitamin A Content
(A vitamins and beta-carotene)
Satisfactory: 80% of declared value ≤ Vit. A content ≤ 130% of declared value.
Investigative: Vit. A content ≥ 131% of declared value. Declared level is in excess of expected overage levels.
Unsatisfactory: N/A
Thiamine (Vitamin B1) Satisfactory: 80% of declared value ≤ Thiamine content ≤ 130% of declared value.
Investigative: Thiamine content ≥ 131% of declared value. Declared level is in excess of expected overage levels.
Unsatisfactory: N/A
Vitamin C Satisfactory: Vitamin C content ≥ 80% of declared value.
Investigative: N/A
Unsatisfactory: N/A
Iron Satisfactory: 80% of declared value ≤ Iron content ≤ 131% of declared value. Declared level is in excess of expected overage levels.
Investigative: Iron content ≥ 131% of declared value. Declared level is in excess of expected overage levels.
Unsatisfactory: N/A
Copper Satisfactory: 80% of declared value ≤ Copper content ≤ 130% of declared value. Declared level is in excess of expected overage levels.
Investigative: Copper content ≥ 131% of declared value. Declared level is in excess of expected overage levels.
Unsatisfactory: N/A

Meal Replacements Represented as Replacing All Daily Meals

a) Nutritional Adequacy
Nutrient Permitted level
(Per 1000 Available kilocalories)
Assessment
Total Vitamin A Content
(A vitamins and beta-carotene)
250 – 630 RE Satisfactory: 225 – 693 RE
Investigative: n/a
Unsatisfactory:
224 RE or less or more than 693 RE
Thiamine
(Vitamin B1)
300 – 550 µg Satisfactory: 270 – 605 µg
Investigative: n/a
Unsatisfactory: 269 µg or less or more than 605 µg
Vitamin C 10 – 20 mg Satisfactory: 9 – 22 mg
Investigative: n/a
Unsatisfactory:mg or less or more than 22 mg
Iron 2.5 – 5 mg Satisfactory: 2.25 – 5.5 mg
Investigative: n/a
Unsatisfactory: 2.24 mg or less or more than 5.5 mg
Copper 0.5 – 1 mg Satisfactory: 0.45 – 1.1 mg
Investigative: n/a
Unsatisfactory: 0.44 mg or less or more than 1.1 mg
b) Product Labelling – Declared Values
Nutrients Assessment
Total Vitamin A Content
(A vitamins and beta-carotene)
Satisfactory: 80% of declared value ≤ Vit. A content ≤ 130% of declared value.
Investigative: Vit. A content ≥ 131% of declared value. Declared level is in excess of expected overage levels.
Unsatisfactory: N/A
Thiamine
(Vitamin B1)
Satisfactory: 80% of declared value ≤ Thiamine content ≤ 130% of declared value.
Investigative: Thiamine content ≥131% of declared value. Declared level is in excess of expected overage levels.
Unsatisfactory: N/A
Vitamin C Satisfactory: Vitamin C content ≥ 80% of declared value.
Investigative: N/A
Unsatisfactory: N/A
Iron Satisfactory: 80% of declared value ≤ Iron content ≤ 130% of declared value.
Investigative: Iron content ≥ 131% of declared value. Declared level is in excess of expected overage levels.
Unsatisfactory: N/A
Copper Satisfactory: 80% of declared value ≤ Copper content ≤ 130% of declared value.
Investigative: Copper content ≥ 131% of declared value. Declared level is in excess of expected overage levels.
Unsatisfactory: N/A
Fluid Milk
All Units
I.U./100 ml
Regulation Table Note 53 Assessment
Vitamin A
(2%, 1%, skim)
141 < X Table Note 54 < 293 Satisfactory Table Note 55: 127 ≤ X ≤ 322
Unsatisfactory: 127 > X > 322
Vitamin D
(Whole, 2%, 1%, skim)
35.2 < X < 46.9 Satisfactory Table Note 55: 31.7 ≤ X ≤ 51.6
Unsatisfactory: 31.7 >X > 51.6

Table Notes

Table Note 53

Regulation: Vitamin A: 1,200 - 2,500 I.U./R.D.I.; Vitamin D: 300 - 400 I.U. / R.D.I. - R.D.I. = 852 mL.

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Table Note 54

X is the average of the results of the three sub-samples (beginning, middle, end).

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Table note 55

Satisfactory range takes into account the analytical tolerances of the methods used to quantify these vitamins.

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Goat's Milk
All Units
I.U./100 ml
Regulation Table Note 56 Assessment
Vitamin A
(2%, 1%, skim)
140 < X Table Note 57 < 300 Satisfactory Table Note 58: 127 ≤ X ≤ 322
Unsatisfactory: 127 > X > 322
Vitamin D
(Whole, 2%, 1%, skim)
35 < X < 45 Satisfactory Table Note 58: 31.7 ≤ X ≤ 51.6
Unsatisfactory: 31.7 >X > 51.6

Table Notes

Table Note 56

Regulation: Vitamin A: 1200-2500 I.U. / R.D.I.; Vitamin D: 300-400 I.U. / R.D.I. - R.D.I. = 852 ml.

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Table Note 57

X is the average of the results of the three sub-samples (beginning, middle, and end).

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Table note 58

Satisfactory range takes into account the analytical tolerances of the methods used to quantify these vitamins.

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