Per portion declaration

2 weeks ago | 2 mins

A declaration of how much of each nutrient is present in each portion of the product may be provided (best achieved with a separate column in the table) but this must be in addition to the amounts per 100 g / ml and it must be stated how many portions are contained in the pack (and preferably the size of portion in g / ml) somewhere close to the table.

Percentage of daily reference intake

The ‘daily reference intake’ (RI) is how much of each nutrient, vitamin and mineral that a typical adult needs each day to stay fit and healthy. The RIs can be found in Annex XIII to Regulation (EC) 1169/2011

It can be stated what percentage of the RI is made up by each nutrient in addition to declaring the total amount per 100g / ml; the following statement must be given somewhere close to the table: ‘Reference intake of an average adult (8,400 kJ / 2,000 kcal)’.

If vitamins and minerals are included in the nutrition declaration then it must declare the percentage RI for those vitamins and minerals in addition to the total amount per 100g / ml. 

Only certain vitamins and minerals can be included in the nutrition declaration, and each will have to be declared in either milligrams (mg) or micrograms (?g). The list is as follows:

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