The United States and Canada have both made significant changes to their nutrition labels in the past year. In response, food manufacturers are dusting off each product's Certificate of Analysis (COA) to create new nutrition labels in order to comply with updated regulations. But food manufacturers should consider how old their nutrient data is before using it to create a new label. Before sending those new labels to print, check to make sure your nutrient values are still usable.
Reasons why a product’s nutrient data could have changed:
- Ingredient Changes: When an ingredient, ingredient component or the source of an ingredient has changed, it’s advisable to verify the nutrient content.
- Ingredient Variations: If an ingredient composition changes due to season, storage or other factors, then it could affect your data.
- Processing Variations: If there’s a change in how a product has been processed, it’s time for a refresh.