A recommended nutrition information panel (NIP) should meet the following basic requirements:
i) The nutrition information panel can include the core list of nutrients namely energy, protein, total fat, saturated fat, trans fat, cholesterol, carbohydrate, dietary fibre and sodium.
ii) The energy and nutrient values can be stated in per 100 g / 100 ml and per serving of the food.
iii) The nutrition information panel can include the number of servings per package and the serving size.
iv) For powdered beverages and liquid concentrates, an additional column of per 100ml (as reconstituted) can be included.
v) The variance between the declared value and analysed value has to be within 20%.
3.1. Verification Criteria for Nutrients with a Labelled Claim
If the labelled claim says that the nutrient content meets the minimum requirement, then the actual nutrient content must be at that level or higher, and not more than 20% difference from the stated nutrient content.
If the label says that the nutrient content is not more than the maximum allowed, then the actual nutrient content must be at that level or lower, and not more than 20% difference from the stated nutrient content.