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Nutrition & Supplement Facts

We utilize the USDA National Nutrient Database (FoodData Central) or your laboratory nutritional analysis to develop a complete nutrition panel.  knowledge bank helps you select the reference serving size to comply with the most recent regulatory changes. Our reports are available on a per serving, per container and/or per 100gram (100mL) basis.

FDA issued new regulatory formats and calculations to USA nutrition panels (both foods and supplements). USDA permits (but does not require) companies to follow the FDA's updated nutrition information displays. 

 

Domestic and International companies must plan ahead with time, money and resources so they are compliant by January 1, 2022.  On that date, all newly packaged foods and supplements must comply with the new requirements (unless you are a small food business then you get an extra year)!

knowledge bank is on your side to stay ahead of issues and avoid surprises.

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Nutrition Facts

Nutrition information displays on conventional foods and beverages were once called the NFP and traditionally are black ink on a white background. Now, FDA refers to this "white box" as the Nutrition Facts label (NFL).  We provide graphic-ready formats with the compliant displays based on your package die-lines and on-pack claims.

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Supplement Facts

For Supplement Facts, we understand the nuances right down to the details like proper naming conventions for botanicals (genus /species /plant part.)  We've worked in the industry since pre-DSHEA so you have an experienced partner with knowledge bank.

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Cannot decide if you need a Nutrition or Supplement Facts display?

Need more help? knowledge bank can help you with your business decision to comply as a conventional food or beverage vs. a dietary supplement. Additionally, we can assist with ingredient listing and allergen declaration, in the approved regulatory format so it complements the nutrition panels.  Utilizing our full label review reports, we may also review your entire label and advise what details are missing on your nutrition panels.  We review the labels and check the proper serving sizes against the reference amounts set by regulation.   This may assist you in identifying other potential claims that you did not see previously.

  • What is a label review?
    What appears on a product label is not “free speech” and is governed by regulations at the federal and/or state level. knowledge bankprovides full "health checkups for your food and supplement label". Ultimately our goal is to help our clients sleep easier by reducing risk and uncertainty when it comes to what is permitted on a retail food or supplement package. We evaluate your text and designs for compliance to USA agency rules set by FDA, USDA, FTC, and even state-specific requirements. We help you ensure your label and labeling is - compliant, correct and credible. The label is everything that is adhered/printed on the package or container. knowledge bank will check other labeling information that helps sell products that are regulated the same way such as hang-tags, sell sheets, technical specification sheets, product marketing/demo team instructions, and websites. We review labels and labeling along two dimensions: 1. “Technical correctness” EX: Required elements (statement of identity, net quantity, ingredient declaration, allergen declaration, business information), font sizes, rounding rules, product specific warnings 2. Content & claims EX: Structure/function claims, marketing puffery/romance copy, suitable imagery to product identity, healthy, & dietary guidance. Our reports indicate three levels of advice with options for how to bring the text or graphics into compliance: 1. Must Change EX: The text or graphic clearly is out of compliance with government regulation(s) and Agencies may issue warning letters or 483’s if violations are found 2. Highly Recommended Change EX: Issues that are "grey”, but consumer complaints are likely or other private enforcement (lawsuits) have occurred on the topic 3. Suggested Change EX: Other issues where improvements in word choice would reduce confusion in cooking directions or strengthen a brand message
  • Does Knowledge Bank fix the label?
    Yes,knowledge bank reports include suggestions on "how to fix" the text or graphics -- We don't just tell you what's wrong. Our reports provide you the information needed to make an informed business decision. Ultimately, it's your choice “to either color within the lines or outside the lines.” However, we are not a graphic design company but can make recommendations for other firms.
  • What products does Knowledge Bank cover?
    Stand in the majority of USA grocery aisles or vitamin stores and there will be product labels on the shelf that knowledge bank has reviewed. We focus on foods and dietary supplements for U.S. commerce, including the internet. knowledge bank aids importers in converting their label formats to USA compliant versions. We cover foods and supplements intended for all age groups - infants to adults. We do NOT cover drugs, infant formula, cosmetics, alcohol, tobacco, or cannabis products but may recommend other consulting groups and law firms that could assist you.
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