Restaurant nutrition labeling requires rounding calories on menus and menu boards. The calorie information we present to our clients takes care of this rounding, so no further action is required. However, on occasion, a client will request unrounded nutrition data. If you’re working with raw data that requires rounding, then per 21 CFR 101.11(b)(2)(i)(A)(2), the below rules apply.
|Number of calories in a standard menu item||Round to|
|Fewer than 5 calories||0 or 5 calories|
|5-50 calories||Nearest 5-calorie increment|
|More than 50 calories||Nearest 10-calorie increment|
This information can be found in Guidance for Industry: A Labeling Guide for Restaurants and Retail Establishments Selling Away-From-Home Foods – Part II.
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