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2016 Nutrition Facts Label Transition Review Checklist

The compliance date for transitioning to the 2016 FDA Nutrition Facts Label rules is Jan. 1, 2020 (Jan. 1, 2021 for manufacturers with less than $10 million in annual food sales.) Use this checklist to help you follow the necessary steps for compliance with the new regulations. Download the Cheat Sheet
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2016 Supplement Facts Label Transition Review Checklist

The compliance date for transitioning to the 2016 FDA Supplement Facts Label rules is Jan. 1, 2020 (Jan. 1, 2021 for manufacturers with less than $10 million in annual food sales.) Use this checklist to help you follow the necessary steps for compliance with the new regulations. Download the Cheat Sheet
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Added Sugar Labeling Cheat Sheet

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Added Sugar is now a mandatory label nutrient. This cheat sheet covers the definition, what is and isn’t considered added, some specials cases, and where it appears on the label.
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Canada Nutrient Changes Cheat Sheet

The updated Health Canada regulations for nutrition facts tables include changed DV amounts for many nutrients. This cheat sheet compares the previously listed DVs to the new DVs and shows other label nutrient changes.  Download the Cheat Sheet
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Determining Your Product’s Serving Size Cheat Sheet

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The FDA requires that the serving size on your Nutrition Facts label be shown as a common household measure suitable for the food (such as cup, piece, jar, etc.) and based on the amount of that food people typically consume. The FDA has defined and cataloged these amounts as RACCs (Reference Amounts Customarily Consumed). This …
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Dietary Fiber Labeling Cheat Sheet

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Dietary Fiber, or non-digestible carbohydrate, is a mandatory label and it is considered part of the carbohydrate total. This cheat sheet discusses the definitions and label display.
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FDA Nutrient Comparisons & DV Changes

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With the release of the new rules for Nutrition & Supplement Facts Labels, some of the nutrient measurement units have been revised. Download our cheat sheet to see a full list of what’s changed.  Download the Cheat Sheet
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FDA RACC Changes Cheat Sheet

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The Reference Amounts Customarily Consumed for food product are standardized serving sizes for use on labels and for nutrient claims. This cheat sheet lists various RACC examples.
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FDA Serving Size Rounding Rules Cheat Sheet

The FDA’s updated Nutrition Facts labeling regulations included changes to the rounding rules for serving sizes. This cheat sheet will help you figure out when and how to round your serving sizes based on the number of servings per RACC amounts. Download the Cheat Sheet
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French Translations for Common Household Measurements

French Translations of Common Household Measurements
The serving size on your Nutrition Facts label must be shown as a common household measure that is appropriate to the food (such as cup, tablespoon, piece, slice, or jar), followed by the metric amount in grams (g). Use this cheat sheet to find the French translations for common household measurements required on Canadian Nutrition …
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Marijuana Edibles Labeling Checklist Cheat Sheet

Use this Cheat Sheet to keep track of the elements required on your OLCC-compliant marijuana edibles label for products sold in Oregon. Download the Cheat Sheet
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Nutrient Unit Conversion Calculations Cheat Sheet

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This cheat sheet covers the calculations used for converting nutrient amounts and measures from the 1990 to the 2016 requirements and standards.
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Nutrient Units for International Labeling Cheat Sheet

Labeling regulations governing the display of nutrients and their units of measure vary by country. Knowing those differences is crucial for compliance. This cheat sheet lists all nutrients available for display on U.S., Canada, Mexico, and EU labels, shows mandatory nutrients in bold, and includes the required unit of measure for each. Download the Cheat …
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PDCAAS Cheat Sheet

Protein digestibility-corrected amino acid score (PDCAAS) is a method of evaluating the quality of a protein based on both the amino acid requirements of humans and their ability to digest it. In order to list % DV for protein on the Nutrition Facts label, you will need to enter either a PER or PDCAAS value. …
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Spanish Translations for Common Household Measurements

Spanish Translations of Common Household Measurements
The serving size on your Nutrition Facts label must be shown as a common household measure that is appropriate to the food (such as cup, tablespoon, piece, slice, or jar), followed by the metric amount in grams (g). Use this cheat sheet to find English and Spanish terms to express common household measures on your Mexico …
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