Table 1

Nutrient criteria for crackers to qualify for Health Check™ and Sensible Solutions™ symbols
FOP system Health Check™ (11) Sensible Solutions™ (12)
Food Category Crackers/Rusks Cookies & Crackers
Amount of food Per 20 g serving and per on-pack serving Per serving
Must meet all of the following absolute threshold nutrient criteria:
●Calories ● No criteria ● ≤ 100 calories
●Fat ● ≤ 3 g ● ≤ 30% of calories
●Saturated and trans fat ● ≤ 2 g + ≤15% of calories (combined) ● ≤ 10% of calories (combined)
● ≤ 5% of total fat (trans)
● Sodium ● ≤ 480 mg (per 50 g) ● ≤ 290 mg
● Added sugar ● No criteria ● ≤25% of calories
● Other ● No criteria ●A “source of” Vitamin A, C, E, calcium, magnesium, potassium, iron, protein, fibre; or,
● Contain at least a half-serving of fruit, vegetable, or a nutritionally significant amount of whole grain; or,
● Has a functional nutrition benefit.
Or must meet one of the following relative threshold nutrient criteria:
● Calories ● Not applicable* ● Must be free of, or low in, one of these nutrients, or must have 25% less of one of these in comparison to the base product or an appropriate reference product
● Fat
● Saturated fat
● Must be reviewed by the Nutrition Department
● Sugar
● Sodium

*The Health Check™ system does not use relative threshold criteria.

Emrich et al.

Emrich et al. BMC Public Health 2013 13:846   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-13-846

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