Creating Dual Column Nutrition Facts Labels Using Genesis R&D Foods

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Creating Dual Column Nutrition Facts Labels Using Genesis R&D Foods

The Standard Nutrition Facts Label is the most commonly used label format on packaged foods in the United States, and we recommend that you use this format whenever possible. However, there may be times when you will need to use a different format, such as a Dual Column Label.

The Dual Column Label is used for:

  • food that requires further preparation (such as dry cake mixes or dry pasta products)
  • food that is commonly combined with other ingredients (such as cereal plus milk)
  • to show nutrition information for packages that contain 2-3 servings

Example 1: Pancakes as packaged and as prepared

In this example, the product requires further preparation. Note that the analysis for one serving of the product as purchased is shown first.

Example 2: Cereal as purchased and with milk

In this example, the product is typically eaten with another food, note here again that the product information as purchased is shown first.

Tutorial: Creating a Dual Column Label for As Packaged/As Prepared

In Genesis R&D the creation of Dual Column labels for different forms of a food is a function of the Advanced Labels feature. This tutorial shows you how to take two Recipes to generate a Dual Column Nutrition Facts label for as package/as prepared products. 

Example 3: Soda that has 2-3 servings per container

Packages that have between 2 and 3 servings are required to use the Dual Column label to show nutrition information for a single serving and per the whole container.

Tutorial: Creating a Dual Column Label for Packages Containing 200-300% of the RACC

This tutorial will show you how to use the Label Settings in Genesis R&D Foods to create a Dual Column label from a single Recipe.