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Table 3 Nutrient targets for nutrients to limit per product category

From: A nutrient profiling system for the (re)formulation of a global food and beverage portfolio

  Energy Total fat Saturated fatty acids Trans-fatty acids Added sugars Fructose Sodium
%DV/serving As indicated, per serving As indicated, per serving % tot fat As indicated, per serving % added sugars %DV/serving
Larger meal components
Milk-based breakfast beverages ≤15 ≤10 %DV or ≤30 %en
≤50 %en in childrena
≤20 %DV or ≤15 %en
≤65 %TF in childrena
≤2 ≤25 %DV or ≤25 %en ≤50 ≤10 or ≤5/100 kcal
Cereal-based foods 10–20 ≤30 %en
≤50 %en in childrena
≤15 %en
≤65 %TF in childrena
≤2 ≤25 %en ≤50 ≤5/100 kcal
Complete meals (all dishes eaten as main part of meal including pizzas >185 g) ≤30 ≤35 %en ≤15 %DV ≤2 ≤25 %en ≤50 ≤40
Side dishes and center of plate foods* ≤20 ≤15 %DV or ≤40 %en ≤20 %DV or ≤20 %en ≤2 ≤15 %DV or ≤15 %en ≤50 ≤25
Asian noodles as main dish ≤30 ≤35 %en ≤15 %en ≤2 ≤25 %en ≤50 ≤40
Pizza as center of plate (<185 g) ≤20 ≤15 %DV or ≤40 %en ≤17.5 %DV or
≤17.5 %en
≤2 ≤10 %DV or ≤10 %en ≤50 ≤33
Smaller meal components/snacks
Soups ≤10 ≤7.5 %DV ≤7.5 %DV ≤2 ≤5 %DV ≤50 ≤33
Cold cuts and spreads ≤10 ≤10 %DV ≤10 %DV ≤2 ≤5 %DV ≤50 ≤10
Breads and pizza doughs ≤10 ≤10 %DV ≤10 %DV ≤2 ≤5 %DV ≤50 ≤10
Savory snacks ≤10 ≤10 %DV ≤10 %DV ≤2 ≤5 %DV ≤50 ≤12.5
Salty and savory biscuits ≤10 ≤15 %DV ≤15 %DV ≤2 ≤5 %DV ≤50 ≤12.5
Cheeses ≤10 ≤10 %DV
≤50 %en in childrena
≤20 %DV
≤65 %TF in childrena
≤2 ≤5 %DV ≤50 ≤15
Yogurts and fresh cheeses ≤10 ≤7.5 %DV
≤50 %en in childrena
≤15 %DV
≤65 %TF in childrena
≤2 ≤25 %DV ≤50 ≤10
Dairy desserts ≤10 ≤10 %DV
≤50 %en in childrena
≤20 %DV
≤65 %TF in childrena
≤2 ≤25 %DV ≤50 ≤10
Ice creams ≤10 ≤15 %DV ≤20 %DV ≤2 ≤25 %DV ≤50 ≤5
Water ices and sorbets ≤5 ≤5 %DV ≤5 %DV ≤0.5b ≤25 %DV ≤50 ≤5
Enriched beverages ≤10 ≤10 %DV ≤10 %DV ≤2 ≤25 %DV ≤50 ≤10
Culinary sauces ≤7.5 ≤7.5 %DV ≤10 %DV ≤2 ≤5 %DV ≤50 ≤17.5
Milk-based beverages for consumption as small part of a meal or in-between meals ≤10 ≤10 %DV
≤50 %en in childrena
≤20 %DV
≤65 %TF in childrena
≤2 ≤25 %DV ≤50 ≤10
Cereal-based snacks/products for consumption as small part of a meal or in-between meals ≤10 ≤7.5 %DV ≤15 %DV ≤2 ≤25 %DV ≤50 ≤10
Confectionary bars (non-chocolate based) ≤10 ≤10 %DV ≤10 %DV ≤2 ≤25 %DV ≤50 ≤5
Chocolate ≤10 ≤15 %DV ≤20 %DV or ≤65 %TF ≤2 ≤25 %DV ≤50 ≤5
Juice-based beverages ≤10 ≤5 %DV ≤5 %DV ≤2 ≤1 %DV ≤50 ≤5
Cakes, cookies and desserts ≤10 ≤15 %DV ≤15 %DV ≤2 ≤25 %DV ≤50 ≤7.5
Accessories
Beverages (all beverages with <2 % milk protein or <50 % juice or <25 % cereal on dry basis) ≤5 ≤7.5 %DV ≤10 %DV ≤2 ≤25 %DV ≤50 ≤5
Sugar confectionary ≤5 ≤5 %DV ≤5 %DV ≤2 ≤25 %DV ≤50 ≤5
Sweetened condensed milk ≤5 ≤5 %DV
≤50 %en in childrena
≤10 %DV
≤65 %TF in childrena
≤2 ≤25 %DV ≤50 ≤5
Dressings ≤5 ≤10 %DV ≤5 %DV ≤2 ≤5 %DV ≤50 ≤10
Mayonnaise ≤5 ≤17.5 %DV ≤5 %DV ≤2 ≤5 %DV ≤50 ≤5
Cold sauces ≤5 ≤10 %DV ≤5 %DV ≤2 ≤5 %DV ≤50 ≤5
Bouillons ≤5 ≤5 %DV ≤5 %DV ≤2 ≤5 %DV ≤50 ≤33
Culinary sauces as accessory (<100 mL) ≤5 ≤5 %DV ≤7.5 %DV ≤2 ≤5 %DV ≤50 ≤12.5
  1. DV daily value, based on international or local recommendations; %en % energy; %TF % of total fat
  2. * Center of plate foods describes all the food items that are the main protein carrier of the meal, including fish and meat products as well as plant-based protein sources (like pulses) in the case of vegetarian meals
  3. aChildren aged 4–11 years
  4. bWater ice and sorbet are considered TFA free; hence, the nutrient target is adapted accordingly