One should include the average quantity of the following as per serving and per 100g or 100 ml of the food:
- Energy content
- Saturated fat
Apart from above information one should include any other nutrient or biologically active substance about which a claim requiring nutrition information is made.
A typical example of nutritional information panel for a jar of butter is presented below. However, for liquid food, the heading of the column on the right hand side would be expressed as ‘Quantity per 100 mL’ instead of ‘Quantity per 100 g’ with the serving size preferably expressed in mL.
Servings per package : 25
Serving size : 15 g
- The energy content should be represented either in kilojoules or both in kilojoules and calories (kilocalories).
- The average quantity of protein, fat, saturated fat, carbohydrate and sugars should be represented in grams.
- The sodium content should be represented either in milligrams (mg) or both milligrams and millimoles (expressed as mmol).
- Ideally values in the nutrition information panel should be represented to no more than three significant figures, using the prescribed units.