Canadian Nutrition Facts Tables (NFTs)

Sample Bilingual NFT

Barcode Graphics Inc (BGI), Canada’s largest barcode services provider, offers Canadian Nutrition Facts Tables (NFTs) through our Nutrifacts Graphics division (see also U.S. NFPs). The compliance of NFTs with the Canadian Food and Drug Regulations is enforced by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA). Failure to comply can result in CFIA action requiring the re-design of packaging.

Manufacturers, consultants, designers, and prepress operations use our server to generate all NFT formats outlined in the Canadian Food and Drug Regulations (both old and new).

This service performs all calculations necessary (scale to serving size, rounding per regulation, and display to appropriate significant digits), and instantly provides print-ready Nutrition Facts graphics in EPS, BMP and PDF file formats.    The system also cross-checks dependancies to prevent typo errors (Calories vs. Atwater 9-4-4, Total Fats vs. constituent fats, Total Carbs vs. constituent carbs, etc).

Nutrition data can be input from lab analysis, quasi-lab nutrition database values (e.g. Genesis™), or using pre-calculated table values.  If lab data is supplied this system also supplies the nutrient content claims that may be made on the packaging.

To complement our NFT service, BGI also offers Canadian Available Display Surface (ADS) Reports. Our ADS Reports are driven by customer supplied Adobe Illustrator package designs, or PDF, dielines .  These reports calculate ADS per government regulations & guidelines, and provide a list of the NFT formats which are permitted on the package.  The reports also detail the package areas that can accommodate each table and its orientation.

Users of our service find that it is a great way to cut costs, speed design time, determine actual table size, determine claims, guarantee compliance to regulations, and eliminate human-error.    Manufacturers can use our server’s database to store/manage nutrient information and update Nutrition Facts graphics, inexpensively and in a timely manner.  The system also allows lab data previously used to generate old regulation NFTs, to easily generate new NFTs that are compliant to the new Canadian Food and Drug Regulations (required packaging by 2021), without re-entry of data!

These services complements Barcode Graphics’ other services: Nutrition Facts & barcode stickers, EPS/PDF barcode masters, barcode consulting services, software and equipment.

To get detailed information on these and other services provided by Barcode Graphics, contact us at 800-263-3669.

Email or call Barcode Graphics Inc at 1-800-CODENOW to learn more about how our barcode services, nutrition facts graphics, package review services, software & equipment will meet your requirements, and beat your expectations.