What does “Servings Per Container” mean on a food label?

Servings per container
Servings per container are the number of servings that can be found in a container (box, bottle, bag, etc.) of food.

For example:

There are 4 servings in this box of cookies.

Anytime you eat more than one serving of a product, multiply the nutritional facts by the number of servings you eat.

Remember, the nutrition facts on a label represent the amounts in one serving.

Here’s the nutrition information for more than 1 serving of this product:

More than one serving

FDA (Food and Drug Administration)

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