The food label is the primary method of communicating product information between companies and their consumers. It provides basic product information, as well as nutritional and safety details, and acts as a vehicle for marketing and advertising.

Labeling on food helps Canadians make healthy and informed choices about the foods they buy and eat. According to the Health Canada and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA); all labeling information that is provided on food labels or in advertisements, as required by legislation, must be accurate, truthful and not misleading.

A food label serves three primary functions:

  1. It provides basic product information (including common name, list of ingredients, net quantity, durable life date, grade/quality, country of origin and name and address of manufacturer, dealer or importer).

  2. It provides health, safety, and nutrition information. This includes instructions for safe storage and handling, nutrition information such as the quantity of fats, proteins, carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals present per serving of stated size of the food (in the nutrition facts table), and specific information on products for special dietary use.

  3. It acts as a vehicle for food marketing, promotion and advertising (via label vignettes, promotional information and label claims such as low fat, cholesterol-free, high source of fiber, product of Canada, natural, organic, no preservatives added, and so on).

The “Quality Food Safety Consulting” is hired to provide help with our product labels and nutrition facts table creation. As small manufacturer, it is harder to understand food labeling requirements. She patiently led us through the process of labeling and nutrition facts table creation. We find her very patient and resourceful to work with.

Ms. Vanessa Cafazzo

Eurodesserts; North York, Ontario


Purpose of the Nutrition Labeling Regulations

Canada's nutrition labeling regulations have been designed to provide a system for consumers in making informed food choices toward healthy eating goals and to help them make food choices that may reduce the risk of developing chronic diseases.

Foods Requiring a Nutrition Facts Table

The Food and Drug Regulations state that the Nutrition Facts Table (NFT) is mandatory for most prepackaged foods and is required to be presented in a certain manner when it appears on a food label [B.01.001, B.01.401(1), FDR].

Nutrition Facts Table can by creating by analyzing food samples in the food testing laboratory or using a nutritional software.​

Our professional team can help you design the label and

  • Design product label for the Canada and USA.

  • Product label in an English and French language

  • NFT using nutritional software for the Canada and USA.

  • Nutritional claims programs such as low fat, high in protein, low cholesterol etc.

  • Health related claims such as source of vitamin B, free from calories etc.

  • Compositional claims such as vegetarian, negative claims such as free from preservatives etc.

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