CN Labeling Program Updates
After July 1, 2008, all new CN label applications are required to
contain CN crediting statements that reflect the full contribution
of the food based component provided by the formulation.
Example: A pizza formula with crust (made with creditable grain),
tomato paste and cheese must declare the maximum allowable credit
for the meat/meat alternate, vegetable, and bread alternate
This requirement means that the CN statement must declare all contributions of a given formula to the fullest extent possible. If a formulation provides 1/8 cup of vegetable from tomato paste, it must be declared in the CN statement. Likewise, if a pizza crust contributes five servings of bread alternate, then the CN statement must declare all five servings.
For additional information
about the CN Labeling Program contact:
U.S. Department of Agriculture
Food and Nutrition Service
Child Nutrition Division, Room 632
3101 Park Center Drive
Alexandria, VA 22302