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Proposal to update table of reference amounts for food


Dec 22, 2023

Health Canada's Food Directorate is proposing three amendments to the Table of Reference Amounts for Food (TRA) based on stakeholder feedback, consumption data, market trends, and to address identified gaps for specific food categories. The TRA sets out reference amounts for different food categories.

Reference amounts:

  • Represent the amount of food typically consumed in one eating occasion;
  • Are used to determine what is considered to be a single-serving prepackaged product;
  • Serve as the basis for determining the serving size to be shown in the nutrition facts table (NFT) of multiple-serving prepackaged products;
  • Serve as part of the criteria for making nutrient content claims and health claims; and
  • Factor into the requirements for the new front-of-package nutrition symbol.

The TRA also provides detailed instructions on how to determine and declare the serving size for each food.


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