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The nutrition labels on jars of pasta sauce and peanut butter.

Before submitting your request for a nutrition facts panel (NFP) from the Alabama Cooperative Extension System, please review your request to ensure that all items below are included. Because of the nature of this service, all items must be received before your submission is considered complete. Once the complete submission is received, we can begin the process of creating the panel. We will let you know if additional information is needed. The typical turnaround time is 4 to 6 weeks after the complete application is submitted.

  1. Complete and sign the Nutrition Facts Panel Request. Ensure that all fields are complete and accurate.
  2. Submit appropriate fee at www.aces.edu/go/foodlabfees. Alternatively, a check or money order made payable to ACES may be submitted. The fee for this service is $100 per product for in-state clients and $200 per product for out-of-state clients.
  3. Be sure that information on serving size and servings per container are based on the FDA Reference Amounts Customarily Consumed (List of Products for Each Product Category). This information can be found online using the Search function at www.fda.gov. You are responsible for identifying the most appropriate category for your product.
  4. Submit copies of the complete labels of each of your ingredients. This must include brand/ product information, nutrition panel, ingredients, and allergens.
  5. If you are submitting multiple products, each submission and all appropriate documentation MUST be submitted separately. This helps to eliminate confusion and ensure accuracy.
  6. If your request includes an ingredient that you prepare, you must submit a separate form for that ingredient, including labels as applicable. If you do not need a label for the ingredient, no charge will be assessed for the additional request form. For instance, if you make a pepper relish and include the relish as an ingredient in a sauce, you must complete two forms and submit two sets of labels—one for the relish and another for the sauce.

Nutrition Facts Panel Request

Download a writable PDF of the Nutrition Facts Panel Request application.

Food Testing and Labeling

  • Dani Reams, Coosa County Extension Office
  • 243 Coosa County Road 75 Rockford, AL 35136
  • Phone: (256) 368-1694
  • Email: acr0087@aces.edu


Dani ReamsRegional Extension Agent, Food Safety and Quality, Auburn University

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