Food Labels for Canada

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) require Nutrition Facts tables (NFt) and lists of ingredients on most prepackaged foods. This information must be presented in a specific format when it appears 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 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.

If you have any questions or need assistance ensuring that food labels meet the federal regulations and requirements in Canada, don’t hesitate to reach out to Argo Customs Brokers. Our team of experts is here to help you navigate the specific format specifications for Nutrition Facts tables and lists of ingredients on your prepackaged foods. Contact us today for any import/export services you may require. We are committed to assisting you in following all necessary standards and regulations.

Helpful Links

Templates for label designers: nutrition facts table and list of ingredients:

Directory of Nutrition Facts Table Formats:

Related information from Canadian government websites