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ATTACHMENT 6
ROUNDING RULE TABLE FOR SERVING SIZE
MEASUREMENT TYPE  UNIT  INCREMENT ROUNDING 

Discrete Units  Servings  < 50% of the Reference Amounts (RA): number of reasonably be consumed at a single eating occasion 
Common Household 
Volume: Cup (cup)
Ounce (oz)

Use "cup" in 1/3 or 1/4 cup increments, except may 
Metric Measures Servings/Container 
Volume: Milliliters (ml)
Gram (g)
NumbersMilligram (mg) 
> 5 = nearest whole number servings between 2 and 5 servings 
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ATTACHMENT 7
ROUNDING RULES FOR DECLARING NUTRIENTS
Per Technical amendments of mandatory nutrition labeling final rule, August, 1993
Nutrient/Serving  (M)  Core  Units  Increment Rounding(**)  Insignificant  Other 


(V)(*) 
Nutrient 


Amount 
Relevant Information(***) 
Calories from fat  M 

cal  < 5 cal  express as zero 
< 5 cal  if < 0.5 g fat: "cal from fat" not required 101.9(c)(1)(ii) 
Calories from 
V 

cal  < 5 cal  express as zero 
< 5 cal  101.9(c)(1)(iii) 
Total fat  M  X  g  <0.5g  express as zero 
< 0.5 g  101.9(c)(2) 
Saturated fat  M 

g  <0.5g  express as zero > or = 5g  express to nearest 1g increment 
< 0.5 g  101.9(c)(2)(i) 
Polyunsaturated & Monounsaturated < fat 
V 

g 
<0.5g  express as zero 
< 0.5 g  101.9(c)(2)(ii)&(iii) 
Cholesterol  M 

mg  ,2 mg  express as zero > 5 mg  express to nearest 5 mg Increment 
< 2 mg  101.9(c)(3) 
Sodium  M  X  mg  < 5 mg  express as zero 
< 5 mg  101.9(c)(4) 
Potassium  V 

mg  < 5mg  express as zero 
< 5 mg  101.9(c)(5) 
Total carbohydrate  M  X  g  < 0.5g  express as zero 
< 1 g  101.9(c)(6) 
Dietary fiber  M 

g  < 0.5g  express as zero > or = 1g  express to nearest 1g increment 
< 1 g  101.9(c)(6)(i) 
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Nutrient/Serving  (M) (V)(*)  Core Units Nutrient 
Increment Rounding(**)  Insignificant  Amount  

Soluble & Insoluble fiber 
V 

g  < 0.5g  express as zero > or = 1g  express to nearest 1g increment 
< 0.5 g  101.9(c)(6)(i)(A) & (B) 
Sugars  M 

g  < 0.5g  express as zero < 1g  express as "Contains less than 1g" OR "less than 1g" > or = 1g  express to nearest 1g increment 
< 0.5 g  101.9(c)(6)(ii) 
Sugar alcohol  V 

g  < 0.5g  express as zero 
< 0.5 g  101.9(c)(8)(iii) 
Other carbohydrate  V 

g  < 0.5g  express as zero 
< 0.5 g  101.9(c)(6)(iv) 
Protein  M  X  g  < 0.5g  express as zero 
< 1 g  101.9(c)(7) 
Vitamins & minerals  M 

% DV  < 2% of RDI  may be expressed as

< 2%  RDI Vitamins and minerals 
Betacarotene  V 

% 
< or = 10% of Vit. A  express to nearest 2% increment 

101.9(c)(8)(vi) 
(M) = Mandatory and (V) = Voluntary
(**) To express to the nearest 1g increment, amounts exactly halfway between two whole number or higher (e.g., 2.50 to 2.66g) round up (e.g., 3g) and amounts less than halfway between two whole numbers (e.g., 2.01 to 2.49g) round down (e.g., 2g).
(***) NOTES FOR ROUNDING % Daily Value (DV):
 To calculate % DV, divide either the actual (unrounded) quantitative amount or the declared (rounded) amount by the appropriate RDI or DRV. Use whichever amount will provide the greatest consistency on the food label and prevent unnecessary consumer confusion 109.9(d)(7)(2).
 When %DV values fall between two whole numbers, rounding shall be as follows:
 for values exactly halfway between two whole numbers or higher (e.g., 2.5 to 2.990 the values shall round up (e.g., 3%)
 for values less than halfway between two whole numbers (e.g., 2.01 to 2.49) the values shall round down (e.g., 2%).
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ATTACHMENT 8
DAILY VALUES FOR NUTRITION LABELING
(Based on 2,000 Calorie Intake for Adults and Children 4 or More Years of Age)
Nutrients in this table are listed in the order in which they are required to appear on a label in accordance with 101.9(c)
This list includes only those nutrients for which a Daily Reference Value (DRV) has been established in 101.9(c)(g) or a Reference Daily Intake (RDI) in 101.9(c)(8)(iv).
NUTRIENT  M or V  UNIT OF MEASURE  M DAILY VALUE 

Total Fat  M  grams (g)  65 
Saturated fatty acids  M  grams (g)  20 
Cholesterol  M  milligrams (mg)  300 
Sodium  M  milligrams (mg)  2,400 
Potassium  V  milligrams (mg)  3,500 
Total carbohydrate  M  grams (g)  300 
Dietary Fiber  M  grams (g)  25 
Protein  M  grams (g)  50 
Vitamin A  M  International Unit (IU)  5,000 
Vitamin C  M  milligram (mg)  60 
Calcium  M  grams (g)  1 
Iron  M  milligrams (mg)  18 
Vitamin D  V  International Unit (IU)  400 
Vitamin E  V  International Unit (IU)  30 
Thiamin  V  milligrams (mg)  1.5 
Riboflavin  V  milligrams (mg)  1.7 
Niacin  V  milligrams (mg)  20 
Vitamin B [sub] 6  V  milligrams (mg)  2.0 
Folate  V  milligrams (mg)  0.4 
Vitamin B [sub] 12  V  micrograms (ug)  6.0 
Biotin  V  milligrams (mg)  0.3 
Pantothenic acid  V  milligrams (mg)  10 
Phosphorus  V  grams (g)  1.0 
Iodine  V  micrograms (ug)  150 
Magnesium  V  milligrams (mg)  400 
Zinc  V  milligrams (mg)  15 
Copper  V  milligrams (mg)  2.0 
M = Mandatory
V = Voluntary
On January 4, 1994, FDA proposed values for seven additional nutrients: Vitamin K., Selenium, Chloride, Manganese, Fluoride, Chromium and Molybdenum.
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