Frequently Asked Questions

01
Do you offer labels compliant with the Middle East market?

Yes, Food Label Maker offers the nutrition fact label format for the Middle East

Our tool can help generate the:

  • Nutrition facts panel which includes energy content, protein, fat, and carbohydrate content, as well as the levels of any key vitamins or minerals.
  • Allergen information required to be declared as per regulations such as peanuts, tree nuts, wheat, soy, fish, or shellfish.
  • Ingredient list: The ingredient list must be provided, in descending order of weight or volume.
  • Arabic language: Since it is the official language, it is required to have all labels translated into Arabic, our tool can translate the labels automatically for you.
02
Are your labels compliant with EU regulations?

Yes, we do offer the nutrition facts label based on EU regulations.

Our tool offers:

  • The nutrition facts label includes required information on serving size, calories, fat, cholesterol, sodium, carbohydrate, fiber, sugars, protein, and certain vitamins and minerals.
  • The ingredient statement list is listed in descending order of their proportion by weight, with specific requirements for certain allergens.
  • Allergen declaration
03
Are the nutrition facts labels compliant with Australia & New Zealand?

Yes, Food Label Maker offers the nutrition fact label format that is compliant with Australian and New Zealand regulations.

Our tool can help generate the:

  • Nutrition facts panel which includes energy content, protein, fat, and carbohydrate content, as well as the levels of any key vitamins or minerals.
  • Allergen information required to be declared as per regulations such as peanuts, tree nuts, wheat, soy, fish, or shellfish.
  • Ingredient list: The ingredient list must be provided, in descending order of weight or volume.
04
Are the labels compliant with Canada regulations?

Yes, we do offer nutrition facts labels that are compliant with the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA).

Food Label Maker offers:

  • The nutrition facts label includes required information on serving size, calories, fat, cholesterol, sodium, carbohydrate, fiber, sugars, protein, and certain vitamins and minerals.
  • The ingredient statement list is listed in descending order of their proportion by weight, with specific requirements for certain allergens.
  • Allergen declaration as per CFIA regulations
  • Bilingual labeling: Both English and French is used on the label.
05
Are the labels compliant to FDA regulations in USA?

Yes, Food Label Maker’s nutrition labels are designed to comply with FDA regulations for nutrition labeling in the United States. We have multiple FDA-compliant label formats to suit your needs including vertical, tabular, linear, and dual label formats.

Food Label Maker offers:

  • The nutrition facts label includes required information on serving size, calories, fat, cholesterol, sodium, carbohydrate, fiber, sugars, protein, and certain vitamins and minerals.
  • The ingredient statement list is listed in descending order of their proportion by weight, with specific requirements for certain allergens.
  • Allergen declaration as per FDA regulations
06
Why are the values on my nutrition facts label different than what is found in the nutrition breakdown?

The values on a nutrition facts label can sometimes differ slightly from the nutrition breakdown due to regulatory- rounding rules for each nutrient. The FDA allows for rounding of nutrient values to ensure consistency. For example, nutrients present in small amounts may be rounded to the nearest whole number, while those in larger amounts are typically rounded to the nearest tenth. This helps prevent overly precise values on food labels.

For more information on FDA rounding rules and related regulations, you can visit the following blog link for reference: FDA Rounding Rules.

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What are the required allergens that need to be declared on my label as per FDA? How can I edit this on Food Label Maker?

The FDA mandates that packaged food items must clearly indicate the presence of major food allergens on their product packaging.

These major allergens comprise Milk, Egg, Fish, Crustacean shellfish, Tree nuts, Wheat, Peanuts, Soybeans and Sesame.

Our smart search algorithm, Food Label Maker, automatically identifies the allergens that go with your recipe using our smart algorithm.

 However, you can absolutely edit your allergens statement by clicking on the “Customize Label” section, then “Edit Ingredients/Allergens List” to edit your allergens according to your recipe.

For more details and information on allergen labeling regulations, you can visit the FDA Allergen Statement.

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What does PDCAAS mean?

PDCAAS stands for Protein Digestibility Corrected Amino Acid Score. It’s a method of evaluating the quality of a protein based on both its amino acid profile and its digestibility. PDCAAS is used to determine the nutritional value of a protein in human nutrition.

The score ranges from 0 to 1, with 1 being the highest quality protein. PDCAAS takes into account both the essential amino acid content of a protein and how easily the body can digest it. This score helps in assessing the protein’s ability to meet the body’s amino acid requirements.

PDCAAS is commonly used in food labelling and dietary guidelines to indicate the protein quality of different foods.  Foods with a PDCAAS score of 1 are considered to provide a complete and balanced source of essential amino acids.

To be able to make a protein claim, it is crucial to know the PDCAAS of your recipe so you are able to accurately present the percent daily value of protein and make a correct protein claim.

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What are sugar alcohols? When do you need to display them on your nutrition facts label?

Sugar alcohols, or polyols, are low-calorie sweeteners used as sugar substitutes in various foods. They occur naturally in some fruits and are often produced from sugars and starches. Examples include xylitol, erythritol, and sorbitol. Sugar alcohols provide sweetness with fewer calories than sucrose and are commonly used in sugar-free products. They have a reduced impact on blood sugar but can cause digestive issues in large quantities.

To display Sugar Alcohols on your label, follow these steps: 

  • Click on “Customise Label”
  • Then select Show/Hide Nutrients. 
  • Enable the sugar alcohol icon button by moving the toggle to your right 

* After turning it on, you can scroll down and specify the name of your sugar alcohol (optional).

As per the FDA, showing sugar alcohol on your label is only required if you are making a claim about Sugar Alcohol, Total Sugar, or Added Sugar on your label. If your recipe contains more than 1 type of sugar alcohol, then the nutrient name on the label should read Sugar Alcohol. However, if your recipe contains only one type of sugar alcohol, then you can change the nutrient name to show the specific sugar alcohol name i.e.. Sorbitol, Lactitol, Erythritol….etc.”

As per the Canadian regulations (CFIA) , if Sugar Alcohols are present in a food, their total content must be declared in the Nutrition Facts table.