Quantitative Declarations Outside the Nutrition Facts Table
Information Triggered by Quantitative Statements
Some quantitative statements may trigger additional declarations:
- A statement that a food contains "0.2 g DHA per 250 mL serving" triggers a declaration of the amount of omega-6 polyunsaturated fatty acids, omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids and monounsaturated fatty acids in the Nutrition Facts table (NFt) (as DHA is an individually named omega-3 fatty acid) [B.01.402(3), FDR];
- If a quantitative statement is made about a group of fatty acids (e.g., omega-3 polyunsaturates) or individual fatty acids (e.g., DHA or linoleic acid), the quantitative statement may appear as a separate statement such as "0.1 g of omega-3 polyunsaturates per x serving", but the full disclosure of the monounsaturated, omega-3 and omega-6 polyunsaturated fatty acid content must appear in the NFt. This also applies to the omega-6 polyunsaturates content;
- A representation respecting an amino acid triggers the declaration of nine specific essential amino acids found in the food in grams per serving of stated size (see Triggers: When Additional Information is Mandatory). This information must be displayed outside the NFt [B.01.305(2)(b), FDR]. Refer to Protein Claims for information on conditions that must be met to make a representation respecting amino acids.
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