One year ago, Health Canada updated the Nutrition Facts table and ingredients list on packaged foods. This important change is part of the strategy to help make healthy food choices the easy choice for all Canadians. Food makers have until 2021 to transition to the new labels and many of our clients are starting to make the shift. Plan ahead and connect with us to help unlock your food’s nutrition potential and support healthy living for all Canadians.
Here’s a quick at-a-glance comparison of the old versus the new Nutrition Facts table as well as Ingredients lists.
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The new Nutrition Facts table places a greater emphasis on calories, potassium, calcium and iron. For the first time ever, total sugars will have a % Daily Value (%DV) set at 100 grams:
Different types of sugars will still be individually identified, and will now also be grouped together as “Sugars”:
All food colours will now be listed by their name rather than collectively listed as “colours”: