Consumer Nutrition Chart
A nutrition facts table can also be used to: 1 learn about a food’s nutritional value (calories and nutrients) 2 see if a food contains a little (5% DV or less) or a lot (15% DV or more) of a nutrient 3 compare 2 products to make informed food choices 4 better manage special food needs such as a low-sodium diet More …
By law, most packaged food in Canada must have a nutrition facts table. However, the following foods do not need to have a nutrition facts table: fresh vegetables and fruit raw meat and poultry (except when it is ground)
This edition of the Nutrient Value of Some Common Foods is an update to the 1999 version. During this interval, changes have taken place in the food supply, in our understanding of nutrition with regards to health and disease prevention, and to nutrition recommendations.