FOOD LABEL DEVELOPMENT

Comprehensive nutrition analysis, food labeling, and regulatory support for U.S., Canada and Mexico.

FULL LABEL COMPLIANCE, $995

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Standard U.S. FDA-regulated single food product; as-packaged calculations for mandatory components on Nutrition Facts; English only

  • Nutrition Analysis - Through either database analysis or your own lab analysis, we determine the nutrient content of food, breaking it down into the important Nutrition Facts categories: calories, total fat, saturated fat, trans fat, cholesterol, sodium, total carbohydrate, dietary fiber, total sugars, added sugars, protein, vitamin D, calcium, iron and potassium. Other nutrients are available and can be analyzed at an additional cost. Our nutrient database calculation method is via ESHA's Genesis R&D software. This industry-standard software contains validated nutrient values from USDA Standard Reference, manufacturers' specification sheets, and literature sources. For purchased multi-component ingredients, we acquire the 100-gram nutritional information from your suppliers. Together, these data are used along with processing and packaging information to derive the nutrient values that appear on the Nutrition Facts Label.

  • Nutrition Facts Label - Based on our database nutrition analysis of your recipe formulation or your 100-gram lab data, along with your package size and label dimensions, we determine the serving size, apply rounding rules, calculate % Daily Values, and then prepare a Nutrition Facts Label that is fully compliant with the Nutrition Labeling and Education Act. You will receive a graphic file to provide to your printer, artist, or package designer, along with back-up documentation for your file.

  • Recordkeeping - We will provide recordkeeping as required by FDA's 2016 Final Rules for nutrition labeling.

  • Ingredient Statement - Based on your recipe formulation and raw material specifications, we prepare the most concise and consumer-friendly ingredient statement that is allowed based on FDA regulations.  You will receive text that you can provide to your printer, artist, or package designer, along with back-up documentation for your file.

  • Allergen Compliance - The ingredient statement we prepare for you will comply with the Food Allergen Labeling and Consumer Protection Act.  We will include text for an allergen statement and advise on any necessary label warnings for health risk ingredients.

  • Product Naming & Label Claims - We will provide FDA regulatory guidance for naming your product to ensure that the product identity you use will comply with FDA standards of identity or common/usual names for non-standard foods. We will also provide any guidance you need for nutrient content claims, health claims, structure/function claims, and other regulated label statements (organic, natural, etc.) as a part of this package.

  • Label Layout Instructions - You will receive a written set of instructions that your package designer can follow when designing your label prototype. This will include information about placement and minimum type size for all required label components.

  • Final Label Review - Once label artwork is complete, we will conduct a final label review to ensure FDA compliance -- before you print.

Non-standard (add $500) products include baby foods and infant formulas, fortified foods, dietary supplements, multi-packs, bilingual U.S., bilingual Canadian, Mexican, USDA label approval forms, special calculations (% juice, protein quality, diet exchanges, child nutrition labeling, voluntary nutrients, dual declaration), extensive claims and complex formulas

 

Additional package sizes (add $500 each) include Nutrition Facts Label and artwork review for the second and subsequent package size for the same product

LABEL COMPLIANCE REVIEW, $795

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Standard U.S. FDA-regulated single food product; English only

  • Preliminary Label Review - Evaluation and recommendations of label components and copy for a single label. Includes a written report that outlines changes required for regulatory compliance.

  • Final Label Review - Final check to ensure regulatory compliance on the same product label.

Non-standard (add $400) products include baby foods and infant formulas, fortified foods, dietary supplements, multi-packs, bilingual U.S., bilingual Canadian, USDA label approval forms, extensive claims and complex formulas

 

Additional package sizes (add $400 each) include artwork review for the second and subsequent package size for the same product

Nutrition Facts Label, $395

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Standard U.S. FDA-regulated single food product; as-packaged calculations for mandatory components on Nutrition Facts; English only

  • Nutrition Analysis - Through either database analysis or your own lab analysis, we determine the nutrient content of food, breaking it down into the important Nutrition Facts categories: calories, total fat, saturated fat, trans fat, cholesterol, sodium, total carbohydrate, dietary fiber, total sugars, added sugars, protein, vitamin D, calcium, iron and potassium. Other nutrients are available and can be analyzed at an additional cost. Our nutrient database calculation method is via ESHA's Genesis R&D software. This industry-standard software contains validated nutrient values from USDA Standard Reference, manufacturers' specification sheets, and literature sources. For purchased multi-component ingredients, we acquire the 100-gram nutritional information from your suppliers. Together, these data are used along with processing and packaging information to derive the nutrient values that appear on the Nutrition Facts Label.

  • Nutrition Facts Label - Based on our database nutrition analysis of your recipe formulation or your 100-gram lab data, along with your package size and label dimensions, we determine the serving size, apply rounding rules, calculate % Daily Values, and then prepare a Nutrition Facts Label that is fully compliant with the Nutrition Labeling and Education Act. You will receive a graphic file to provide to your printer, artist, or package designer, along with back-up documentation for your file.

  • Recordkeeping - We will provide recordkeeping as required by FDA's 2016 Final Rules for nutrition labeling.

Non-standard (add $200) products include baby foods and infant formulas, fortified foods, dietary supplements, multi-packs, bilingual U.S., bilingual Canadian, special calculations (% juice, protein quality, diet exchanges, child nutrition labeling, voluntary nutrients, dual declaration) and complex formulas

 

Additional package sizes (add $200 each) include Nutrition Facts Label for the second and subsequent package size for the same product

INGREDIENT STATEMENT, $395

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Standard U.S. FDA-regulated single food product; English only

  • Ingredient Statement - Based on your recipe formulation and raw material specifications, we prepare the most concise and consumer-friendly ingredient statement that is allowed based on FDA regulations.  You will receive text that you can provide to your printer, artist, or package designer, along with back-up documentation for your file.

  • Allergen Compliance - The ingredient statement we prepare for you will comply with the Food Allergen Labeling and Consumer Protection Act.  We will include text for an allergen statement and advise on any necessary label warnings for health risk ingredients.

Note: This service must be ordered in conjunction with a Nutrition Facts Label.

 

Non-standard (add $200) product include baby foods and infant formulas, fortified foods, dietary supplements, multi-packs, bilingual U.S., bilingual Canadian, and complex formulas

HELPFUL GUIDANCE FOR NON-STANDARD SERVICES

 

% Juice - required for beverages that purport to contain a fruit or vegetable juice

Protein Quality - required for products that make a protein claim

Diet Exchanges - exchange equivalents using standards of the American Diabetes Association and the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

Child Nutrition (CN) Labeling - profile of your product for both nutrient-based and food-based plans in schools

Voluntary Nutrients - includes specific requests for nutrients not required within the Nutrition Facts Label

Dual Declaration - includes a second column on the Nutrition Facts Label showing both as packaged and as prepared values

Extensive Claims - for guidance on relevant claims and their substantiation requirements

Complex Formula - nested recipe with multiple components


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