Canada has a similar nutrition labelling scheme to Australia's Daily Intake Guide. The Canadian % DV is a tool to help consumers see if a specific amount of food has a little or a lot of a nutrient.
In the Nutrition Facts table, there is a % DV for:
Fat, saturated and trans fats (combined), sodium, carbohydrate, fibre, vitamin A, vitamin C, calcium and iron.
Protein and sugars do not have a % DV.
- There is no % DV for protein since most Canadians get enough.
- There is no % DV for sugars because there is no generally accepted sugar target for a healthy population.
The % DV for cholesterol is optional. This means food companies can choose to show the % DV for cholesterol if they want to.