At LPS Labels, we have decades of experience in producing labels across all types of industries, and our team is happy to answer questions about any type of label you are interested in or confused about. We have found that many people are not quite sure what exactly needs to go on food nutrition labels. In this article, we’ll go over the specifics of what food nutrition labels include so you can ensure that your business’ food products comply with these federal regulations.
- Serving Information – The first thing that needs to go on food nutrition labels is serving information, and you’ll always find this information at the top of the nutrition facts box. Serving information should always consist of how many servings are in each package and how large an individual serving is—for example, a package of frozen lasagna might contain eight servings with an individual serving size of one cup.
- Calories – Under the serving information, you need to state how many calories are in a single serving. This is critical information that can seriously affect your customers’ health, so the FDA also has strict requirements about how large this text needs to be.
- Nutrients – Next, food nutrition labels list the individual nutrients contained in the food item. These nutrient listings should always include fat (including trans and saturated fat), cholesterol, sodium, carbohydrates (including dietary fiber, total sugar, and added sugar), and protein content. Each of these measurements should be given in grams, as well as a percentage of nutritional daily value.