We have a cursory checklist that we created to be already tailored to the products we manufacture, based on the most current legislation and guidance available at this time. It is only applicable to our specific cup sizes, but could easily be adapted to other products. You'd just have to go through the legislation like we did and change the specs to fit your own products. The people reviewing need to have a solid knowledge of what to look for as well. I don't know how to add an attachment, but here is part of what's on our list:
Label Compliance Checklist - FDA Cup Size: Square inches of label: Main Area/Principal Display Panel Area of PDP: Statement of Identity Bold, common name of the food must be used Type size (at least 1/2 the size of the largest print on the label) Must be parallel to the base of the package Net Weight Statement Must include grams and ounces Must be in the bottom 30% of PDP Min. type size 1/8" (3.2mm) based on lowercase letter "o" Must be prominent, conspicuous, easy to read Information Panel Must be immediately to the right of the PDP Name & address of Manufacturer or Distributor Type size min. 1/16th high based on lowercase "o" (5-252" rule) May not have any other material placed between the required labeling Ingredient List "Ingredients" bolded Listed by common name, in descending order by weight 1/16" minimum type size (1.6mm) Blended spices must be listed by name Nutrition Labeling Nutrition facts panel must be in a box shape The words "Nutrition Facts" must be in type size larger than all other print in the nutrition label (at least 10 pt. for tabular/linear, at least 16 pt. for standard format) If single serving, omit the "servings per container declaration" use "Serving Size 1 container" Serving Size + amount must be 10 pt. for standard, 9 pt. for tabular/linear (minimums) Right justify Omit footnote "The percent DV tells you…." and include "Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet." for packages less than 40 sq. inches of labeling space including PDP Use linear(string) format on packages less than 40 sq. inches if the size/shape can't fit in columns Abbreviations may be used. See pg. 66 of food labeling guide Amount per serving min. 6 pt. font all formats Calories must be 16 pt. standard, 10 pt. tabular/linear (minimums) Numeric Calorie value must be 22 pt. font standard, 14 pt. font tabular/linear (minimums) % DV Heading must be at least 6 pt. font all formats Nutrients and %DV values must be at least 8 pt. font all formats Footnote, if used, must be at least 6 pt. font for all formats Allergen Labeling Allergens Declared with "CONTAINS:" (must have capital C and be bolded) Tree nuts must be individually named (See reference guide if unsure of nut status) Allergen alert for our facility is present (bolded and capital) (ALLERGEN ALERT: Made in a facility that handles peanuts, treenuts, milk and soy) *If a foreign language is used anywhere, it must be used everywhere P 1 R1 02/19
Edited by PropellerPete, 14 March 2019 - 03:38 PM.