Comparative Nutrient Content Claims
On December 14, 2016, amendments to nutrition labelling, list of ingredients and food colour requirements of the Food and Drug Regulations came into force. Regulated parties have a five (5) year transition period to meet the new labelling requirements.
Consult the Former – Comparative Nutrient Content Claims for information on the former requirements.
Comparative nutrient content claims are those that compare the nutritional properties of two or more foods. The major categories of comparative nutrient content claims are:
- Light in energy or fat
Examples of comparative claims include:
- "3 grams more fibre than 1 slice of Brand X bread"
- "33% less sodium per x serving than our regular potato chips"
Table of Contents
- Conditions for Use of Comparative Nutrient Content Claims
- Comparative Claims for Vitamin and Mineral Nutrients
- Reformulated Products and Similar Reference Foods
- Example: Steps for Evaluating "Reduced in Fat"
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