Canada Nutrition Facts Labels

Nutrition Facts Creator

Canada Nutrition Facts Labels and Templates

Genesis R&D Food Analysis & Labeling Software offers users the ability to create labels that conform to government regulations for Canada, European Union, Mexico, and United States. The program comes with one label module, additional modules are sold separately. Click here to request a quote.

ESHA’s Consulting Services team can prepare or review your nutrition facts label. We create camera-ready, government compliant nutrition facts panels for you. In addition, you can choose to add an ingredient statement, allergen declarations, and/or nutrient content claims. Contact us today to learn more.

2016 Health Canada Label Formats

Standard Nutrition Facts Labels

This is the most common label format. This format is recommended unless there isn’t enough continuous vertical space to do so. If there is not enough space, you may use the side-by-side (split) format and place the footnote to the right of the label.

Tabular Nutrition Facts Labels

If the package does not have enough continuous vertical space or the total available space is less than 40 square inches, you may use the tabular (horizontal) format instead.

Linear Nutrition Facts Labels

If the available labeling space is 40 square inches or less, and the shape cannot accommodate the “side-by-side” or tabular formats, you may use the linear format.

Aggregate Nutrition Facts Labels

An Aggregate Label may be used on the outer label of packages that contain two or more separately packaged foods that are intended to be eaten individually or on packages that are used interchangeably for the same type of food such as a variety pack of breakfast cereals. Additional, the Aggregate Label is suitable to display more than one amount in order to reflect different uses or different units of measure of a food. Information for each item is listed in a separate column.

Dual Declaration Nutrition Facts Labels

The Dual Declaration Label is used when the food requires further preparation, such as dry cake mixes and dry pasta products. One column lists information for the product “as packaged and one column for the product “as prepared.”

Simplified Label 

You can use the simplified format of these labels if the nutrient value for seven of the core nutrients is zero (0).

2003 Health Canada Label Formats

Standard Nutrition Facts Labels

This is the most common label format. This format is recommended unless there isn’t enough continuous vertical space to do so. If there is not enough space, you may use the side-by-side (split) format and place the footnote to the right of the label..

Tabular Nutrition Facts Labels

If the package does not have enough continuous vertical space or the total available space is less than 40 square inches, you may use the tabular (horizontal) format instead.

Linear Nutrition Facts Labels

If the available labeling space is 40 square inches or less, and the shape cannot accommodate the “side-by-side” or tabular formats, you may use the linear format.

Aggregate Nutrition Facts Labels

An Aggregate Label may be used on the outer label of packages that contain two or more separately packaged foods that are intended to be eaten individually or on packages that are used interchangeably for the same type of food such as a variety pack of breakfast cereals. Information for each item is listed in a separate column.

Dual Declaration Nutrition Facts Labels

The Dual Declaration Label is used when the food requires further preparation, such as dry cake mixes and dry pasta products. One column lists information for the product “as packaged and one column for the product “as prepared.”