New Format Available - 100 Gram Nutrition Labels

Posted on February 28, 2024 by

One of ReciPal's 2024 initiatives is to roll out additional labeling formats. Towards that end, we recently introduced a 100 gram nutrition label format for FDA and Canada.

Why 100 Grams

The 100 grams label is a standard format for suppliers to share their products' nutritional information. We heard from many customers that this format would simplify their lives because they often needed nutritional information for 100 grams even though that didn't reflect the serving size of their recipe. Now, rather than needing to create two separate recipes and adjust the quantities of ingredients to get 100 grams, users can just select the 100 Grams label type.

While suppliers, ingredient manufacturers, and those working in nutritional R&D applications often leverage the 100 grams format, it's actually the basis of all labels in the EU. The FDA bases nutrient values on servings sizes, however, labels in the EU always show values per 100 grams. Each method has pros and cons, but the latter allows consumers to more easily compare apples to apples (well, maybe more accurately put - apples to apple pie). Without varying serving sizes, it's straightforward to compare equal amounts of different products.

How it works

You don't have change anything about your recipe in order to use this new format. Whether your packaging information is set up with a serving size of 15 grams or 250 grams, just select the New 100 Grams label type (FDA) or Canadian 100 Grams (CFIA), and it will automatically produce a nutrition fact panel for 1 serving of 100 grams.

How to use 100 gram label format

Both of these options will produce a vertical format label as this is the most common application and this usage generally isn't constrained by space. One last thing to keep in mind is that this format will still apply the rounding rules. So, if you're looking to see or share unrounded 100 gram data you can get that from our Nutrition Breakdown page (and export to CSV if needed).

We hope this new functionality makes labeling your products even easier. What label type would be most helpful to add next? Let us know in the comments.

About Jack Scotti

Jack Scotti ReciPal

Jack Scotti is the director of marketing at ReciPal. Prior to joining the team he was a founder of Story2, an edtech company that teaches people how to advocate for themselves through the neuroscience of storytelling. One of the first activities in any Story2 workshop was to share a memorable meal story. So even before working in the food industry, he got to experience the amazing way food connects us all. (Ask him about his family’s feast of the 7 fishes or only eating ravioli in multiples of four.) Now, he couldn’t be more excited to help food business create more dinner table memories.

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