Eggs 101 – Egg Nutrition Facts Labels
The Nutrition Facts label for packaged foods helps people make more informed food choices. These labels provide information about the calories and nutrients in different sizes of eggs. The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet.
These Nutrition Facts labels are aligned with FDA’s 2016 Final rule Food Labeling: Revision of the Nutrition and Supplement Facts Labels. Manufacturers with $10 million or more in annual food sales have until January 1, 2020 to comply; manufacturers with less than $10 million in annual food sale have until January 1, 2021 to comply. Please see FDA’s Guidance and Industry Resources for more information.
On these example labels, the following nutrients are mandatory: Calories, Total Fat, Saturated Fat, Trans Fat, Cholesterol, Sodium, Total Carbohydrate, Dietary Fiber, Total Sugars, Added Sugars, Protein, Vitamin D, Calcium, Iron, and Potassium. All other nutrients listed in these example labels are voluntary.
Please consult the Code of Federal Regulations for acceptable formats and claims. Theoretical egg values posted on this website are based on the following references:
- 21 CFR 101.9 Nutrition labeling of food
- Staggs, CG et al. J Food Compost Anal. 2004;17(6):767-776.
- U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service. FoodData Central, 2019. Database #01123.
- U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Food and Drug Administration. Guidance for Industry: Nutrition and Supplement Facts Labels Questions and Answers Related to the Compliance Date, Added Sugars, and Declaration of Quantitative Amounts of Vitamins and Minerals. November 2018.
- U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Food and Drug Administration. Food Labeling: Revision of the Nutrition and Supplement Facts Labels Final Rules. May 27, 2016.
- U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Total Diet Study. April 2014 revised April 2017