Nutrition Label Rounding
The following table provides rounding rules for declaring nutrients on the nutrition label or in labeling:
Nutrient | Increment Rounding | Insignificant Amount |
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Calories Calories from Fat Calories from Saturated Fat |
< 5 cal - express as 0 ≤50 cal - express to nearest 5 cal increment > 50 cal - express to nearest 10 cal increment |
< 5 cal |
Total Fat Saturated Fat Trans Fat Polyunsaturated Fat Monounsaturated Fat |
< .5 g - express as 0 < 5 g - express to nearest .5g increment ≥5 g - express to nearest 1 g increment |
< .5 g |
Cholesterol |
< 2 mg - express as 0 2 - 5 mg - express as "less than 5 mg" > 5 mg - express to nearest 5 mg increment |
< 2 mg |
Sodium Potassium |
< 5 mg - express as 0 5 - 140 mg - express to nearest 5 mg increment > 140 mg - express to nearest 10 mg increment |
< 5 mg |
Total Carbohydrate Dietary Fiber |
< .5 g - express as 0 < 1 g - express as "Contains less than 1 g" or "less than 1 g" ≥1 g - express to nearest 1 g increment |
< 1 g |
Soluble and Insoluble Fiber
Sugars Sugar Alcohol Other Carbohydrate |
< .5 g - express as 0 < 1 g - express as "Contains less than 1 g" or "less than 1 g" ≥1 g - express to nearest 1 g increment |
< .5 g |
Protein |
< .5 g - express as 0 < 1 g - express as "Contains less than 1 g" or "less than 1 g" or to 1 g if .5 g to < 1 g ≥1 g - express to nearest 1 g increment |
< 1 g |
When declaring nutrients other than vitamins and minerals that have RDIs as a % DV | express to nearest 1% DV increment | < 1% DV |
Vitamins & Minerals (express as % DV) |
< 2% of RDI may be expressed as: (1) 2% DV if actual amount is 1% or more (2) 0 (3) an asterisk that refers to statement "Contains less than 2% of the Daily Value of this (these) nutrient(s)" (4) for Vit A, C, calcium, iron: statement "Not a significant source of _________ (listing the vitamins and minerals omitted)"
≤10% of RDI - express to nearest 2% DV increment |
< 2% RDI |
Beta-Carotene (express as % DV) |
≤10% of RDI for vitamin A-
express to nearest 2% DV increment > 10% - 50% of RDI for vitamin A- express to nearest 5% DV increment > 50% of RDI for vitamin A- express to nearest 10% DV increment |