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GB 28050-2011: The national food safety standards of pre-packaged food nutrition labels -- General

This standard applies to the description and explanation of the nutrition information on pre-packaged food nutrition labels. This standard does not apply to nutrition label for the health food and the pre-packaged special dietary food.
GB 28050-2011
GB
NATIONAL STANDARD
OF THE PEOPLE REPUBLIC OF CHINA
National Standard on Food Safety
National label standards for pre-packaged food
ISSUED ON. OCTOBER 12, 2011
IMPLEMENTED ON. JANUARY 01, 2013
Issued by. Ministry of Health of PEOPLE Republic of China
Table of contents
1 Scope ... 3
2 Terms and definitions ... 3
3 Basic requirements ... 4
4 Mandatory indication content ... 5
5 Optional indication content ... 6
6 Expression of nutrition ingredients ... 6
7 Pre-packaged food exempt from mandatory nutrition label ... 8
Appendix A Food label nutrient reference value (NRV) and its use ... 10 Appendix B Nutrition label format ... 12
Appendix C Requirements, conditions, and synonyms of content claims and comparison claims of energy and nutrition ingredient ... 15
Appendix D Energy and nutrition ingredients claim standard terms ... 19 National Standard on Food Safety
National label standards for pre-packaged food
1 Scope
This standard applies to the description and explanation of the nutrition information on pre-packaged food nutrition labels.
This standard does not apply to nutrition label for the health food and the pre-packaged special dietary food.
2 Terms and definitions
2.1 Nutrition label
It refers to the description on the pre-packaged food label to provide of the food nutrition information and characteristics to consumers, including the nutrition ingredient table, nutrition claims and nutrition function claims. The nutrition label is a part of the pre-packaged food label.
2.2 Nutrients
It refers to the substances contained in food which have specific physiological function AND are able to sustain the body growth, development, activity, breeding and normal metabolism, including protein, fat, carbohydrates,
minerals, and vitamins.
2.3 Nutrition ingredients
It refers to the nutrients and the other food ingredients than the nutrients which have the nutritional and/or physiological functions. The definition of each nutrient can be found in GB/Z 21922 ?€?Fundamental terminology and definition of nutritional component in foods?€?.
2.4 Core nutrients
The core nutrients in nutrition labels include protein, fat, carbohydrates and sodium.
2.5 Nutrition ingredient table
It refers to the normative table indicated the food nutrition ingredient name, content, AND the percentage of the nutrient reference value (NRV).
2.6 Nutrient reference value (NRV)
It is dedicated to food nutrition labels, which is used to compare the reference values of the food nutrition ingredient content.
2.7 Nutrition claims
It refers to the description and statement of the food nutrition characteristics, such as energy levels and protein levels. Nutrition claims include content claims and comparison claims.
2.7.1 Content claim
It refers to the claim used to describe the energy or nutrient content in food. The terms of claim include ?€?Yes?€?, ?€?High?€?, ?€?Low?€? or ?€?None?€?, etc.
2.7.2 Comparison claim
It refers to the claim after comparing with the nutrition ingredient content or energy value of the similar foods as familiar by the consumer. The terms of claim include ?€?increase?€? and ?€?decrease?€?, etc.
2.8 Nutrition ingredient function claim
It refers to the claim that a certain nutrition ingredient can sustain the body's normal growth, development and normal physiological function.
2.9 Round-off interval
It refers to the minimum value unit of the round-off value.
2.10 Food part
It refers to the remaining part by deducting the non-edible part from the net content of the pre-packaged food.
3 Basic requirements
3.1 Any nutrition information as indicated on the nutrition label of the pre-packaged food shall be true and objective; it is not allowed to indicate false information, AND it shall not exaggerate the nutrition function or other function of the product.
5 Optional indication content
5.1 In addition to the aforementioned mandatory indication contents, in the nutrition ingredient table, it may also indicate the other ingredients in Table 1. 5.2 When the content of a certain nutrition ingredient is in accordance with the content requirements and the restrictive conditions in Table C.1, it may conduct the content claims against this ingredient, as shown in Table C.1. When the content of a certain nutrition ingredient is in accordance with the requirements and conditions of Table C.3, it may conduct the comparison claims against this ingredient, as shown in Table C.3. When the content of a certain nutrition ingredient complies with the requirements of both the content claim and the comparison claim, it may use the both claim methods at the same time OR otherwise use only the content claim. As for the synonyms of the content claim and comparison claim, SEE Table C.2 and Table C.4.
5.3 When the content of a certain nutrition ingredient is in accordance with the requirements and conditions of the nutrition claim or comparison claim, it may use the corresponding one or more nutrition ingredient function claim standard terms in the Appendix D. It shall not conduct deletion, addition, and merging of any forms against the function claim terms.
6 Expression of nutrition ingredients
6.1 The content of energy and nutrition ingredient in the pre-packaged food shall be expressed in terms of the specific values per 100 grams (g) and/or per 100 millimeters (mL) and/or per edible part of each food. When indicated in serving, it shall indicate the quantity of each serving of food. The size of serving may be specified in accordance with the food characteristics or the recommended amount.
6.2 The name and sequence, indication unit, round-off interval, and ?€?0?€? limit value of the nutrition ingredient of either mandatory or optional nature in the nutrition ingredient table shall comply with the requirements of Table 1. When a certain nutrition ingredient is not indicated, MOVE up sequentially.
6.3 In case of indication of the other nutrition ingredients than those in Table 1 as allowed to be enhanced by GB 14880 and the announcement of the
Ministry of Health, the order of the ingredients shall be after the nutrients as listed in Table 1.
Appendix A
Food label nutrient reference value (NRV) and its use
A.1 Food label nutrient reference value (NRV)
The specified energy and the reference values for the 32 nutrition ingredients are as shown in Table A.1.
Table A.1 Nutrient reference value (NRV)
Nutrition ingredient NRV Nutrition ingredient NRV
Energy a 8400 kJ Folic acid 400 ??g DFE
Protein 60 g Pantothenic acid 5 mg
Fat ??? 60 g Biotin 30 ??g
Saturated fatty acids ??? 20 g Choline 450 mg
Cholesterol ??? 300 mg Calcium 800 mg
Carbohydrate 300 g Phosphorus 700 mg
dietary fiber 25 g Potassium 2000 mg
Vitamin A 800 ??g RE Sodium 2000 mg
Vitamin D 5 ??g Magnesium 300 mg
Vitamin E 14 mg ??-TE Iron 15 mg
Vitamin K 80 ??g Zinc 15 mg
Vitamin B1 1.4 mg Iodine 150 ??g
Vitamin B2 1.4 mg Selenium 50 ??g
Vitamin B6 1.4 mg Copper 1.5 mg
Vitamin B12 2.4 ??g Fluorine 1 mg
Vitamin C 100 mg Manganese 3 mg
Niacin 14 mg
a Energy equals to 2000 kcal; AND the percentage of the energy supply from the protein, fat and carbohydrates in the total energy are respectively 13%, 27%, and 60%.
A.2 Purpose and method of use
It is used to compare and describe the content of energy or nutrition ingredient; AND when it is indicated with the nutrition claim and 0 value, it is used as the standard reference value.
The method of use is the percentage of nutrition ingredient content in the nutrient reference value (NRV); AND the round-off interval of the designated NRV% is 1, such as 1%, 5%, and 16%, etc.
A.3 Calculations
The percentage of nutrition ingredient content in the nutrient reference value (NRV) is calculated using the equation (A.1).
Appendix B
Nutrition label format
B.1 This Appendix specifies the format of the pre-packaged food nutrition label.
B.2 It shall select one of the following 6 formats as the indication of the nutrition label.
B.2.1 Format only indicating energy and core nutrient
Nutrition labels that only indicate energy and core nutrients are as shown in Example 1.
Example 1.
Nutrition ingredient table
Item Per 100 g OR 100 mL or per set Nutrient reference value % OR NRV%
Energy kJ %
Protein g %
Fat g %
Carbohydrate g %
Sodium mg %
B.2.2 Indication of more nutrition ingredients
Nutrition labels indicated with more nutrition ingredients are as shown in Example 2.
Example 2.
Nutrition ingredient table
Item Per 100 g OR 100 mL or serving Nutrient reference value % OR NRV%
Energy kJ %
Protein g %
Fat g %
- Saturated fat g
Cholesterol mg %
Carbohydrate g %
- Sugar g
Dietary fiber g %
Sodium mg %
Vitamin A Microgram retinol equivalent (??g RE) %
Calcium mg %
Appendix C
Requirements, conditions, and synonyms of content claims and
comparison claims of energy and nutrition ingredient
C.1 Table C.1 specifies the requirements and conditions for the content claims of the energy and nutrition ingredient of the pre-packaged food.
C.2 Table C.2 defines the synonyms of the content claims of the energy and nutrition ingredient of th...

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