Health Canada Nutrition Facts Table
Nutrition Facts Tables provide nutritional information, which includes serving size, calories and percent daily value (% DV) of foods. It also includes the listing of 13 nutrients. Most package foods with a few exceptions are required to have a nutrition facts table.
- NFT must contain accurate nutritional information
- It must have accurate dimensions and comply with the packaging dimensions
- NFT must be in both of Canada’s official languages – French and English
An NFT can be used to know about a food’s nutritional value (nutrients and calories), check if a food contains a little (5% DV or less) or a lot (15% DV or more) of a nutrient, better manage special food needs such as a low-sodium diet and compare 2 products to make informed food choices.