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Posted 01 October 2019 - 03:51 PM

Hello everyone


We use Nutricalc to get nutritional information  which gives "Nutrition Information EU" and "Nutrition Facts" on the package.


And the value of them are different. For example,Energy "156kcal per pack" in "Nutrition Information EU" and "170kcal serving  per pack" in "Nutrition Facts" on the package.


There is the difference between 156kcal and 170kcal on the same item. One of our best customers is asking us why they are different.


Could some on help me out how these values will be generated.


Is there any method difference?


​Much appreciated a quick help.




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Posted 01 October 2019 - 11:47 PM

A question of Definitions ? References ?


It is probably better to give a specific example and a link ?

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Posted 02 October 2019 - 07:19 AM

Hopefully Nutricalc provides some sort of handbook / manual that explains what it is actually calculating?
Shouldn't be anything proprietary that they need to hide, as (a) it really isn't rocket science, and (b) I'd have thought users would want to be able to verify that it complies with labelling requirements.


The EU provides a single set of specific conversion factors to be used to calculate energy content - see Annex XIV of Regulation (EU) 1169/2011.

I believe the US uses Energy Value of Foods - basis and derivation, USDA Handbook 74 (attached) as the formal reference.

The two have slightly different factors for some nutrients, and the latter has more specific detail / subtleties in some areas (e.g. different factors for different organic acids, vs. a single value for EU purposes). It's therefore quite plausible that one food would have different labelled energy values for US/EU labelling purposes.


The FAO has a discussion piece on it that may be a useful read for you: http://www.fao.org/3...2E/y5022e04.htm


Have you tried manually calculating the energy value under the two different regimes, just to check that it agrees with Nutricalc's results?

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Posted 02 October 2019 - 11:56 PM

I recognize that your calculation software is indicating "per pack". Is there any reason to suspect that your "Nutrition Facts" data is being calculated on a slightly larger serving size for some reason?


I was thinking maybe it's due to FDA rounding rules, but 156 kcal would round up to 160 based on FDA regs (anything greater than 50cals would round to nearest 10). Therefore it isn't that.


I agree with pHruit. You should calculate this nutrition information manually to understand your results. Maybe that will help you figure out what Nutricalc is doing.


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Posted 06 October 2019 - 09:07 AM



the information provided is very limited.

What product? What is the fiber content in the product? Do you use sweeteners?

The difference is to huge and can not be related to different rounding rules.




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