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CORRECT and INCORRECT

Example of a correct Nutrition Facts panel for a product with 0g total fat:

 

This is a CORRECT "simplified" Nutrition Facts [21CFR101.9(f) rules], since eight (8) or more of the nutrients required by the Nutrition Labeling & Education Act (NLEA) are present in insignificant amounts ... PROVIDED that the "not a significant source" statement is not required.

In this example, where the "not a significant source" statement is not used, the careful observer will notice that the trans fat declaration is not allowed.


 

 
Examples of Nutrition Facts panels for a product that contains a reportable amount of total fat:

This is a CORRECT "simplified" Nutrition Facts [21CFR101.9(f) rules], but an INCORRECT "standard" Nutrition Facts [21CFR101.9(c) rules].

The rules for "simplified" nutrition labeling allow only core nutrients (total calories, total fat, total carbohydrate, protein, sodium) and other nutrients that are present in more than insignificant amounts to be declared on separate lines.

The "not a significant source" statement may voluntarily be used on a "simplified" Nutrition Facts, but the statement is required in some situations, e.g., when nutrition claims are made.

This is a CORRECT "standard" Nutrition Facts [21CFR101.9(c) rules], but an INCORRECT "simplified" Nutrition Facts [21CFR101.9(f) rules].

For products with 0.5g or more total fat per serving, 21CFR101.9(c)(2) requires that "standard" Nutrition Facts show the fat breakdown (saturated, trans) on separate lines even when the values are 0.


Note: If you need help with trans fat or other nutrient declarations, contract with Food Consulting Company to prepare or review your Nutrition Facts label with our Nutrition Facts Label service or receive ready help for all food labeling questions by purchasing Ongoing Regulatory Support. As always, we will answer client questions related to work completed within the past 90 days without additional charge.  See services.

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