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Food and Drug Regulations

Version of section B.01.402 from 2006-03-22 to 2016-12-13:

  •  (1) The nutrition facts table may also contain information set out in column 1 of the table to this section.

  • (2) If information set out in column 1 of the table to this section is included in the nutrition facts table, it shall be expressed using a description set out in column 2, in the unit set out in column 3 and in the manner set out in column 4.

  • (3) The amount of omega-6 polyunsaturated fatty acids, omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids and monounsaturated fatty acids shall be in the nutrition facts table if

    • (a) the amount of any of those groups of fatty acids or the amount of polyunsaturated fatty acids is in the nutrition facts table or is shown on the label of the prepackaged product or in any advertisement for the product that is made or placed by or on the direction of the manufacturer of the product; or

    • (b) the amount of any specific fatty acid is shown on the label of the prepackaged product or in any advertisement for the product that is made or placed by or on the direction of the manufacturer of the product.

  • (4) If the label of a prepackaged product, or any advertisement for the product that is made or placed by or on the direction of the manufacturer of the product, contains a representation, express or implied, that includes information that is set out in column 1 of the table to this section, that information shall also be in the nutrition facts table.

  • (5) The amount of potassium shall be in the nutrition facts table if the prepackaged product contains added potassium salts and the label of the product or any advertisement for the product that is made or placed by or on the direction of the manufacturer of the product contains a statement or claim referred to in column 4 of any of items 31 to 36 of the table following section B.01.513 for the subject “free of sodium or salt”, “low in sodium or salt”, “reduced in sodium or salt”, “lower in sodium or salt”, “no added sodium or salt” or “lightly salted” set out in column 1.

  • (6) The nutrition facts table shall show the amount of any sugar alcohol, vitamin or mineral nutrient added to the prepackaged product, except in the case of iodide added to salt for table or general household use or fluoride added to prepackaged water or ice.

  • (7) The nutrition facts table shall show the amount of any vitamin or mineral nutrient that is declared as a component of one of the prepackaged product’s ingredients other than flour.

  • (8) Despite subsection (1) and item 1 of the table to this section, the nutrition facts table shall not include information on servings per container if the serving of stated size is expressed in cups or tablespoons.

  • (9) If information set out in column 1 of the table to this section is included in the nutrition facts table, it shall be shown

    • (a) in English and French; or

    • (b) in one of those languages, if in accordance with subsection B.01.012(3) or (7) the information that is required by these Regulations to be shown on the label of the product may be shown in that language only and is shown on the label in that language.

      TABLE

      Additional Information

      ItemColumn 1Column 2Column 3Column 4
      InformationDescriptionUnitManner of expression
      1Servings per container“Servings Per Container” or “(number of units) Per Container”The quantity is expressed in number of servings.
      • (1) The quantity is rounded off

        • (a) if it is less than 2, to the nearest multiple of 1;

        • (b) if it is between 2 and 5, to the nearest multiple of 0.5; and

        • (c) if it is 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”.

      2Energy value“kilojoules” or “kJ”The value is expressed in kilojoules per serving of stated size.The value is rounded off to the nearest multiple of 10 kilojoules.
      3Energy value from fat“Calories from Fat” or “Calories from Total Fat”The value is expressed in Calories per serving of stated size.

      The value is rounded off

      • (a) if it is 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) if it is 5 Calories or more but not more than 50 Calories, to the nearest multiple of 5 Calories; and

      • (c) if it is more than 50 Calories, to the nearest multiple of 10 Calories.

      4Energy value from the sum of saturated and trans fatty acids“Calories from Saturated + Trans Fat”, “Calories from Saturated + Trans Fatty Acids”, “Calories from Saturated + Trans” or “Calories from Saturates + Trans”The value is expressed in Calories per serving of stated size.

      The value is rounded off

      • (a) if it is 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 Calorie;

      • (b) if it is 5 Calories or more but not more than 50 Calories, to the nearest multiple of 5 Calories; and

      • (c) if it is more than 50 Calories, to the nearest multiple of 10 Calories.

      5Amount of polyunsaturated fatty acids“Polyunsaturated Fat”, “Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids”, “Polyunsaturated” or “Polyunsaturates”The amount is expressed in grams per serving of stated size.

      The amount is rounded off

      • (a) if it is less than 1 g, to the nearest multiple of 0.1 g;

      • (b) if it is 1 g or more but not more than 5 g, to the nearest multiple of 0.5 g; and

      • (c) if it is more than 5 g, to the nearest multiple of 1 g.

      6Amount of omega-6 polyunsaturated fatty acids
      • (1) If the nutrition facts table includes the amount of polyunsaturated fatty acids: “Omega-6”, “Omega-6 Polyunsaturated Fat”, “Omega-6 Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids”, “Omega-6 Polyunsaturates” or “Omega-6 Polyunsaturate

      • (2) In all other cases: “Omega-6 Polyunsaturated Fat”, “Omega-6 Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids”, “Omega-6 Polyunsaturates” or “Omega-6 Polyunsaturated”

      The amount is expressed in grams per serving of stated size.

      The amount is rounded off

      • (a) if it is less than 1 g, to the nearest multiple of 0.1 g;

      • (b) if it is 1 g or more but not more than 5 g, to the nearest multiple of 0.5 g; and

      • (c) if it is more than 5 g, to the nearest multiple of 1 g.

      7Amount of omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids
      • (1) If the nutrition facts table includes the amount of polyunsaturated fatty acids: “Omega-3”, “Omega-3 Polyunsaturated Fat”, “Omega-3 Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids”, “Omega-3 Polyunsaturates” or “Omega-3 Polyunsaturated”

      • (2) In all other cases: “Omega-3 Polyunsaturated Fat”, “Omega-3 Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids”, “Omega-3 Polyunsaturates” or “Omega-3 Polyunsaturated”

      The amount is expressed in grams per serving of stated size.

      The amount is rounded off

      • (a) if it is less than 1 g, to the nearest multiple of 0.1 g;

      • (b) if it is 1 g or more but not more than 5 g, to the nearest multiple of 0.5 g; and

      • (c) if it is more than 5 g, to the nearest multiple of 1 g.

      8Amount of monounsaturated fatty acids“Monounsaturated Fat”, “Monounsaturated Fatty Acids”, “Monounsaturates” or “Monounsaturated”The amount is expressed in grams per serving of stated size.

      The amount is rounded off

      • (a) if it is less than 1 g, to the nearest multiple of 0.1 g;

      • (b) if it is 1 g or more but not more than 5 g, to the nearest multiple of 0.5 g; and

      • (c) if it is more than 5 g, to the nearest multiple of 1 g.

      9Amount of potassium“Potassium”

      The amount is expressed

      • (a) in milligrams per serving of stated size; and

      • (b) as a percentage of the daily value per serving of stated size.

      • (1) The amount is rounded off

        • (a) if it is 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) if it is 5 mg or more but not more than 140 mg, to the nearest multiple of 5 mg; and

        • (c) if it is more than 140 mg, to the nearest multiple of 10 mg.

      • (2) The percentage is rounded off

        • (a) if the amount is declared as “0 mg”, to “0%”; or

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

      10Amount of soluble fibre“Soluble Fibre” or “Soluble Fiber”The amount is expressed as grams per serving of stated size.

      The amount is rounded off

      • (a) if it is less than 0.5 g, to “0 g”; and

      • (b) if it is 0.5 g or more, to the nearest multiple of 1 g.

      11Amount of insoluble fibre“Insoluble Fibre” or “Insoluble Fiber”The amount is expressed as grams per serving of stated size.

      The amount is rounded off

      • (a) if it is less than 0.5 g, to “0 g”; and

      • (b) if it is 0.5 g or more, to the nearest multiple of 1 g.

      12Amount of sugar alcohol
      • (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”

      The amount is expressed as grams per serving of stated size.

      The amount is rounded off

      • (a) if it is less than 0.5 g, to “0 g”; and

      • (b) if it is 0.5 g or more, to the nearest multiple of 1 g.

      13Amount of starch“Starch”The amount is expressed as grams per serving of stated size.

      The amount is rounded off

      • (a) if it is less than 0.5 g, to “0 g”; and

      • (b) if it is 0.5 g or more, to the nearest multiple of 1 g.

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      Amount of

      • (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 (Vit B2)”

      • (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”

      The amount is expressed as a percentage of the daily value per serving of stated size.

      The percentage is rounded off

      • (a) if it is 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) if it is 2% or more but not more than 10%, to the nearest multiple of 2%;

      • (c) if it is more than 10% but not more than 50%, to the nearest multiple of 5%; and

      • (d) if it is more than 50%, to the nearest multiple of 10%.

      15Basis of the percent daily valuesOne of the four footnotes to the subheading “% Daily Value” set out in Figures 18.1(E) and (F) of Schedule L

      In the version of the footnote that refers to nutrients,

      • (a) the daily value for potassium is included only if the amount of potassium is declared in the nutrition facts table; and

      • (b) the daily value for cholesterol is included only if the amount of cholesterol is declared in the nutrition facts table as a percentage of the daily value per serving of stated size.

      16Energy conversion factors“Calories per gram:”, “Fat 9”, “Carbohydrate 4” and “Protein 4”
  • SOR/2003-11, s. 20
  • err., Vol. 137, No. 5
  • SOR/2005-98, s. 2(F)
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