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GUIDE TO NUTRITION LABELING AND EDUCATION ACT (NLEA) REQUIREMENTS-ATTACHMENT 9-24

ATTACHMENT 9

BASIC LABEL FULL VERTICAL FORMAT

Nutritional information is based on product as packaged 101.9(b)(9)

LABEL IMAGE

Type/Layout
6 & 8 points 101.9(d)(1)(iii)
6 point may be used for:
'Amount Per Serving'
'% Daily Value'
Caloric conversion footnote
Daily Value footnote
Hairline Rule 101.9(d)(1)(v)

For calculation of % DV
RDI 101.9(C)(8)(iv)
DRV 101.9(C)(9)

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ATTACHMENT 10

Full Format - Vertical Display with Footnote to the Side

ATTACHMENT 11

Tabular Display for Packages > 40 sq. in

ATTACHMENT 12

TABULAR DISPLAY FOR SMALL PACKAGES

101.9 (J) (13(ii)

Tabular display for packages having 40 or less square inches of total surface area available to bear labeling.

Tabular display

The footnote may be omitted 101.9(j)(13)(ii)(C)

Vitamins and mineral information can be arranged horizontally 101.9(d)(8)

This tabular display may be used only if the package cannot accommodate a column display on any panel.

Special provisions:
Abbreviations may be used to list nutrients on packages with 40 or less square inches of available label space. Abbreviations, listed below, were revised int the August 18, 1993 Federal Register [101.9(I)(13)(ii)(B).

Serving Size
Serv. size
Soluble fiber
Sol. fiber
Servings per container
Servings
Insoluble fiber
Insol. fiber
Calories from fat
Fat cal
Sugar alcohol
Sugar alc
Calories from saturated fat
Sat fat cal
Other Carbohydrates
Other carb
Dietary fiber
Fiber
Saturated fat
Sat fat
Monounsaturated fat
Monounsat fat
Polyunsaturated fat
Polyunest fat
Cholestorol
Cholest
Total carbohydrates
Total carb
 

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ATTACHMENT 13

VERTICAL LABEL FOR PACKAGES WITH 40 OR LESS SQ. IN.

Packages with 40 or less square inches of total area available to bear labeling 101.9(j)(13)(ii)

Nutrition Fact

Special provisions:

Abbreviations may be used to list nutrients on packages with 40 or less square inches of available label space. Abbreviations, listed below, were revised in the August 18, 1993 Federal Register [101.9(I)(13)(ii)(B).

Serving Size
Serv. size
Servings per container
Servings
Calories from fat
Fat cal
Calories from saturated fat
Sat fat cal
Monounsaturated fat
Monounsat fat
Polyunsaturated fat
Polyunsat fat
Cholesterol
Cholest
Total carbohydrate
Total carb
Dietary fiber
Fiber
Soluble fiber
Sol fiber
Insoluble fiber
Insol fiber
Sugar alcohol
Sugar alc
Other carbohydrates
Other carb
 

ATTACHMENT 13

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ATTACHMENT 14

Dual Declaration (as packaged/prepared)

ATTACHMENT 15

Dual Declaration (combined with another food)

ATTACHMENT 16

Simplified Format, Vertical Display

SIMPLIFIED FORMAT 101.9(f)

This simplified format may be used if seven(7) or more of the following nutrients are present in 'insignificant amounts': calories, total fat, saturated fat, cholesterol, sodium, total carbohydrates, dietary fiber, sugars, protein, vitamin A, vitamin C, calcium, and iron. Foods meeting this criteria may use the simplified format, regardless of package size.

101.9(f)(1) defines 'insignificant amount' as the amount that allows a declaration of zero in nutrition labeling, except that for total carbohydrates, dietary fiber, and protein it shall be the amount that allows a declaration of 'less than 1 gram'.

There are five core nutrients, (calories, total fat, sodium, total carbohydrates, and protein), that must be listed regardless of the quantity present. Label sample A shows the simplified format when there are no added or voluntarily declared nutrients.

The nutrients listed in sample B include core nutrients as well as nutrients that were included either voluntarily or because of the presence of a claim.

(*)Core nutrients that must be declared regardless of the amount present in the food

Sample A (Soft drink)

Sample A (Soft drink)

Sample B (Vegetable Oil)

Sample B (Vegetable Oil)

Note: When nutrients naturally present in the food are voluntarily declared and/or when products are enriched or when claims are made about a nutrient, additional requirement apply 101.9(f)(4)

101.9(f)(5) - required statement in lieu of footnote

ATTACHMENT 16

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ATTACHMENT 17

SIMPLIFIED TABULAR DISPLAY

101.9 (J) (13) (ii) (A)

SIMPLIFIED TABULAR DISPLAY

The simplified tabular display may be used on any size package of food which qualifies for the simplified format when there is not sufficient vertical space to accommodate the vertical simplified format.

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ATTACHMENT 18

LINEAR DISPLAYS

The linear display may be used on packages with 40 or less square inches of available space only if the label will not accommodate the tabular display 101.9(j) (13) (ii) (A)

the tabular display

Bolding is required only for 'Nutritional Facts'.  Bolding is voluntary for nutrient names, calories, total fat, cholesterol, sodium, total carbohydrates, and protein [101.9(j)(13)(ii)(A)(2) - August 18, 1993].

Footnote is not required 101.9(j)(13)(ii)(C)

Abbreviations may be used. Abbreviations, listed below were revised in the August 18, 1993 Federal Register [101.9(j)(13)(ii)(B)].

Serving Size
Serv size
Monounsaturated fat
Monounsat fat
Servings per container
Servings
Polyunsaturated fat
Polyunsat fat
Calories from fat
Fat cal
Cholesterol
Cholest
Calories from saturated fat
Sat fat cal
Total carbohydrates
Total carb
Saturated fat
Sat fat
Dietary fiber
Fiber
Soluble fiber
Sol. fiber
Other Carbohydrates
Other carb
Sugar alcohol
Sugar alc
 

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ATTACHMENT 19

SHORTENED FORMAT

(Permitted on any size package and format)

The shortened format

The shortened format allows nutrients that are present at insignificant levels to be listed following the statement 'Not a significant source of ___'. One or more of the nutrients that quality for such a declaration are listed in the order in which they would have been listed in the regular format. (e.g., 'Not a significant source of calories from fat, saturated fat, cholesterol, dietary fiber, sugars, vitamin A, vitamin C, calcium and iron'. This statement may be printed in 6 point type.

The footnote can be used with any format, to list one or more of the following nutrients:

Calories from fat: when the food contains less than 5 calories from fat. [21 CFR 101.9(C)(1)(ii)]

Saturated fat: when the food contains less than 0.5 grams of total fat per serving and if no claims are made about far or cholesterol content, and if no claims are made about calories from fat. [21 CFR 101.9(C)(2)(I)]

Cholesterol: when the food contains less than 2 milligrams cholesterol per serving, and makes no claim about fat, fatty acids or cholesterol. [21 CFR 101.9(C)(3)]

Dietary Fiber: when a serving contains less than 1 gram of dietary fiber. [21 CFR 101.9(C)(6)(I)]

Sugars: when a serving contains less than 1 gram of sugar, and no claims are made about sweeteners, sugars, or sugar alcohol content. [21 CFR 101.9(C)(6)(ii

Vitamins/Minerals: when a serving contains less than 2% of the RDI [21 CFR 101.9(C)(8)(iii)]

For CFR reference see individual nutrient listing in 101.9(c)

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ATTACHMENT 20

BILINGUAL LABEL

When nutrition labeling must appear in a second language, in accordance with 101.15(c) (2), the nutrition information may be presented in a separate nutrition facts panel for each language or as shown in this example with the second language following the English. Numeric characters that are identical for both languages do not need to be repeated. All required nutrition information must be included in both languages.

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ATTACHMENT 21
AGGREGATE LABEL

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ATTACHMENT 22
FORMAT FOR FOOD REPRESENTED FOR CHILDREN LESS THAN 4 YEARS OF AGE

101.9 (J) (5) (ii)

IMAGE

Footnote is prohibited 101.9(j)(5)(ii)(E)* 101.9(C)(7) provides special provisions for protein.

Children between 1 and 4 - if protein digestibility - corrected amino acid score is less than 40%, either the %DV or the statement 'Not a significant source of protein' must be used.

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ATTACHMENT 23
FORMAT FOR FOOD REPRESENTED FOR CHILDREN LESS THAN 2 YEARS OF AGE

101.9 (j) (5)

IMAGE

Footnote is prohibited

101.9(j)(5)(ii)(E)

101.9(C)(7) provides special provisions for protein.

Infants - % DV for protein is prohibited on infant foods in the protein efficiency ration is less than 40% of the reference standard. Such foods must omit the % DV and use the statement 'Not a significant source of protein adjacent to the declaration of protein content'.

Children between 1 and 4 - if the protein digestibility - corrected amino acid score is less than 40%, either the % DV or the statement 'Not a significant source of protein' must be used.

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ATTACHMENT 24

CFR REQUIRED TYPE SIZE

Full Format - Vertical Display

Full Format - Vertical Display

Full Format - Vertical Display with Footnote to Side

Full Format - Vertical Display with Footnote to Side

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ATTACHMENT 24

CFR REQUIRED TYPE SIZE

Tabular display on package with more than 40 square inches of surface area available to bear labeling (sliced Bread)

ATTACHMENT 24 CFR REQUIRED TYPE SIZE

Tabular Display for Packages with < 40 square inches

Tabular Display for Packages with < 40 square inches

Vertical Display for Packages with < 40 square inches

Vertical Display for Packages with < 40 square inches

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ATTACHMENT 24

CFR REQUIRED TYPE SIZE

Dual declaration as Packaged Prepared

Dual declaration as Packaged Prepared

Dual Declaration with Footnote of Nutrients added by combination of foods

Dual Declaration with Footnote of Nutrients added by combination of foods

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ATTACHMENT 24

CFR REQUIRED TYPE SIZE

Simplified Format

Simplified Format

Simplified Format in Tabular Display & Shortened Format

Simplified Format in Tabular Display

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ATTACHMENT 24

CFR REQUIRED TYPE SIZE

Full Linear Display

Simplified Linear Display

Shortened Linear Display

Linear Display

Bilingual Nutrition Label

Bilingual Nutrition Label

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ATTACHMENT 24

CFR REQUIRED TYPE SIZE

Format for foods for children less than 4 years of age (Fruit Dessert)

Format for foods for children less than 4 years of age (Fruit Dessert)

Aggregate display

Aggregate display

Format for same food represented to be specifically for children less than 2 years of age (Fruit Dessert)

Format for same food represented to be specifically

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