September 2018

Reader Q+A


Is there a way to use the same label for both U.S. and Canada as long as I have everything in both English and French?

No, it is not possible to satisfy both U.S. and Canadian labeling requirements with a single label.

Each country has its own requirements with differences in the Nutrition Facts being the most obvious: 1) format, 2) rounding rules, 3) units for reporting nutrients, and 4) Daily Values. Additionally, there are important differences in several other elements of the label, including ingredient/allergen declarations, net contents statements, nutrition/health claims, etc.