Compendium of Nutrition Symbol Formats

From: Health Canada

About food label regulations

Canada has federal regulations and requirements for food labels. Companies producing and selling food products must make sure their labels meet these requirements. The Food and Drug Regulations require a front-of-package nutrition symbol on certain prepackaged foods. This information must be presented in a specific format when it appears on a food label.

About the nutrition symbol formats

To help label designers and the food and packaging industry meet format specifications, we created the Compendium of Nutrition Symbol Formats.

File formats available

The Compendium of Nutrition Symbol Formats is available in PDF for use as a reference document. Ready-to-use, high-resolution graphic files of all variations of the front-of-package nutrition symbol are available in .EPS format.

To obtain the .EPS files, please send an e-mail to with the subject line HPFB BNS Compendium of Nutrition Symbol Formats.

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