New Canadian Formats are Live!

Posted on March 25, 2019 by

Long story short, we've released the vertical format (edit 3/29/2019: and now also the linear formats!) of the New Canadian nutrition labels!

Where to Find It

To use the new Canadian formats, go to the Label page of your recipe and choose any of the "Canadian New" options using the Label Type dropdown menu above the label. They're at the bottom of the list.

The Changes

(EDIT (3/29/2019): We now have the linear formats as well!) We have the vertical format right now, but we wanted to release it ASAP, as many of you have been patiently waiting for this upgrade. And since this includes the bulk of the work for the new rules for listing sugars in ingredient statements, formatting, new daily values, and more, the other formats will follow soon.

Here's what you'll see in the new format(s). (We've covered these in our previous blog on the new rules too ):

  • New DVs for nutrients, vitamins, and minerals
  • New required vitamins (Potassium instead of Vitamins A and C)
  • Sugar ingredients aggregated and listed in parenthesis in the ingredient statement under "Sugars". We've gone through and set what are generally sugars, but you can control this on the Ingredient Statement page of the recipe.
New Canada Nutrition Label Sugar Grouping
  • Font for the ingredients and allergens is required to be upper and lowercase and in black font, so no more fun colors or all uppercase or lowercase (and we've removed these options for this format). Ingredients will be shown as the case entered, so you can change the case on the Ingredient Statement page of the recipe to comply with this part. This section is also required to be blocked off in a thin black border like the nutrition table.
  • You can flip the language order so that French is first, or show the label in English or French only.
New Canada Nutrition Label Language Options

As always, let us know if you have any questions! And we'll keep you updated as we publish the other new Canadian formats in our nutrition label maker.

About Lev Berlin

Lev Berlin ReciPal SlantShack Author Bio

Lev Berlin is the founder & CEO of ReciPal. Having previously been a founder of SlantShack Jerky, he needed nutrition labels and simple tools to start and run the business. He's read the FDA food labeling code countless times in the process of creating ReciPal and helping small food businesses with their labels. He's reviewed and created thousands of food labels, and been a mentor and guest speaker at food incubators, food business courses, and regulatory conferences, like Brooklyn Foodworks and ICE.

After graduating from Princeton with an engineering degree, Lev was a management consultant, then founder or early employee at half a dozen startups. He loves nothing more than helping other small businesses get off the ground and achieve their goals.

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