ESHA Research Assists Oregon Cannabis Edibles Manufacturers with Compliant Product Packaging and Labeling
ESHA’s Genesis R&D® Recipe Formulation & Labeling Software offers compliant label templates and reports to meet OLCC regulations for recreational and medical cannabis edibles
SALEM, Ore. — ESHA Research announced today a first-of-its-kind comprehensive software solution to assist manufacturers selling cannabis edibles in Oregon with recipe formulation, THC and CBD tracking, and regulatory-compliant product labeling.
The Genesis R&D® Cannabis Labeling module offers OLCC-compliant Nutrition Facts label templates, features to calculate and report required nutrients (calories, sodium, protein, added sugars, cholesterol, total carbohydrates, and total fat per serving), nutrient fields for tracking THC and CBD, and a product packaging report which lists required packaging elements.
“The OLCC has specific guidelines for what information is required on packaging, and how it should appear,” Elizabeth Braithwaite, MPH RD, Product Manager at ESHA, said. “Manufacturers risk having their product application rejected if information is missing or incorrect. Genesis R&D offers tools and data checks to help businesses meet the requirements more easily and accurately.”
When formulating a new cannabis edibles recipe, users can enter their own ingredients or use one of the more than 100,000 ingredients, recipes and other food items included in the database. The program then calculates the nutrient breakdown of the recipe and displays it on the Nutrition Facts label and product packaging report.
The program also comes pre-loaded with the required packaging symbols for hemp edibles, recreational marijuana edibles, or medical-grade edibles. When users create a new recipe, they are prompted to select the product type, and based on that selection the corresponding symbol (or symbols) will automatically appear on the Nutrition Facts label page and product packaging report.
“We were in a unique spot to meet the demand coming from local manufacturers looking for a compliant labeling and recipe development solution,” Craig Bennett, CEO of ESHA, said. “Even though the labeling module follows the OLCC regulations, we expect to see adoption of the Genesis R&D Cannabis Labeling software by manufacturers selling cannabis edibles in other states with similar or less stringent labeling requirements.”
About Genesis R&D
Genesis R&D Product Development and Labeling Software assists users in all aspects of recipe development, including virtual recipe formulation and automatic generation of regulatory compliant Nutrition Facts labels.
About ESHA Research
ESHA’s family of nutritional software products, services and databases are recognized as the industry’s top choice for food and supplement development, labeling, nutritional analysis, and regulatory compliance. Our software programs and databases have been used all over the world, by food & supplement manufacturers, educational facilities, restaurants, healthcare facilities, and other industry institutions. In addition, ESHA Research offers software and regulatory compliance consulting and label-generation services.