Nutritional Labeling

 

The Nutrition Labeling and Education Act (NLEA) of 1990 authorized the U.S. Food & Drug Administration to require nutrient labeling on almost all foods sold domestically.  Since then, the FDA has issued additional rules requiring nutritional labeling for foods in vending machines (November, 2014), at “chain” restaurants and grocery stores (December, 2014), as well as new requirements for packaged foods (July, 2015).

Anresco has performed nutritional labeling analyses since 1973 and helped thousands of companies comply with FDA/USDA labeling regulations, using AOAC, FDA, USDA or equivalent recognized methods for all analyses.  Leverage our expertise to navigate the changing regulatory requirements of the food industry.

The mandatory label information includes:

    ✓ Calcium
    ✓ Calories
    ✓ Carbohydrates
    ✓ Cholesterol
    ✓ Dietary Fiber
    ✓ Iron
    ✓ Protein
    ✓ Potassium
    ✓ Saturated Fats
✓ Serving Size
✓ Servings Per Container
✓ Sodium
✓ Added Sugars
✓ Sugars
✓ Total Fat
✓ Trans Fatty Acids
✓ Vitamin D

Included (upon request):

  • Monounsaturated Fats
  • Polyunsaturated Fats
  • Other carbohydrates
  • Ingredients List (available for database labels only)

Other analyses:

  • Calories from Saturated Fat
  • Chloride
  • Fatty Acids Profile
  • Folic Acid
  • Insoluble/Soluble Fiber
  • Proximate Analysis (includes fat, protein, moisture and ash)
  • Sucralose (Splenda)
  • Sugar Alcohol Profile (sorbitol, xylitol, mannitol, maltitol, glycerol)
  • Trans Fatty Acids (includes saturated, monounsaturated & polyunsaturated fats)
  • Other Vitamins