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Examples of Nutrition Facts Labels - Package Size

Large Packages (required for more than 40 square inches; optional for smaller packages)

Nutrition Facts Label #1
Vertical layout with optional "Calories per gram" footnote

Nutrition Facts Label #2
Vertical layout without  "Calories per gram" footnote

Nutrition Facts Label #3
Side-by-side layout (split) may be used when the vertical layout does not fit

Nutrition Facts Label #4
Tabular (horizontal) layout may be used when neither the vertical nor side-by-side layout fits (i.e., less than 3" continuous vertical space)

 

Smaller Packages (less than 40 square inches)

Packages with less than 40 square inches may use a shortened Daily Values footnote, whereas large packages require the full Daily Values chart
 

Nutrition Facts Label #5
Vertical layout using shortened Daily Values footnote

Nutrition Facts Label #6
Tabular (horizontal) layout using shortened Daily Values footnote

   

Smaller Packages - Additional Options (less than 40 square inches)

Other options to reduce space requirements for Nutrition Facts labels are to use approved abbreviations, the "Not a significant source" statement, or a linear layout

   

Nutrition Facts Label #7
Vertical layout with:
- approved abbreviations
- "Not a significant source"
- shortened DV footnote

Nutrition Facts Label #8
Tabular (horizontal) layout with:
- approved abbreviations
- "Not a significant source"
- shortened DV footnote

 

Nutrition Facts Label #9
If the smaller package will not accommodate either column display (vertical or horizontal) then a linear layout may be used

     

Exemption for very small packages (less than 12 square inches)

 

Packages with less than 12 square inches can omit the nutrition facts label and include a telephone number or address for consumers to obtain nutrition information. This exemption is allowed ONLY for products whose labels or labeling do not include ANY nutrition information.


 

Note: Food Consulting Company can prepare or review your nutrition facts label with our Nutrition Facts Label service. You receive print-ready artwork for your designer to position directly onto your package.

See other Nutrition Facts Label examples:
- Special Situations for U.S.: simplified format, single-serve packages, dual declaration, aggregate, bilingual
- Side-by-side comparison of U.S. and Canada nutrition labels
- Side-by-side comparison of U.S. and Mexico nutrition labels
- Side-by-side comparison of U.S. and EU nutrition labels

Click here to see what other food labelers want to know now about nutrition facts labels.

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