We are pleased to inform you that the Compendium of Templates for Nutrition Facts Tables and List of Ingredients has been updated and is now available for order through the Health Canada website.
These updates reflect the regulatory amendments to nutrition labelling, list of ingredients and food colour requirements of the Food and Drug Regulations (FDR) that were published in Canada Gazette, Part II in December 2016. To help label designers and the food and packaging industry meet the format specifications of the regulations, the templates in the Compendium are the actual-size graphic illustrations of the various Nutrition Facts table formats permitted by the FDR. Also included are a few sample templates for the list of ingredients that would meet the graphic specifications as set out in the FDR.
The templates were created using Adobe InDesign CC 2015 and are available in INDD or IDML and PDF formats. They will be provided by email in the format of your choice upon completion of the order form.
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Canada has federal regulations and requirements for food labels. Companies producing and selling food products must make sure their labels meet these requirements. The Food and Drug Regulations (FDR) requires Nutrition Facts tables (NFt) and lists of ingredients on most prepackaged foods. This information must be presented in a specific format when they appear on a food label.
To help label designers and the food and packaging industry meet format specifications, we created the Compendium of Templates. The templates are the actual-size graphic illustrations for various Nutrition Facts table formats permitted by the Food and Drug Regulations.
For lists of ingredients, there are many variations that could meet the graphic specifications detailed in the Food and Drug Regulations. Some examples have been provided within the compendium to demonstrate acceptable variations.
The Compendium of Templates was created using Adobe InDesign CC 2015. It is available in the following formats:
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