February 2022 | Genesis R&D Webinars and Cheat Sheets


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There are lots of exciting things happening at ESHA Research for 2022. Stay tuned for new releases and more.


FASTER Act Overview: FDA’s Perspective

The FDA published a video that covers the basics of the 2021 FASTER Act and answers frequently asked questions from the food industry and other stakeholders. The FASTER Act, among other provisions, adds sesame to the list of major food allergens.

USDA Issues Final Rule to Update Child Nutrition Programs 

The USDA announced that they are finalizing their Nov. 25, 2020, proposed rulemaking regarding child nutrition meal pattern requirements. As a result, the USDA will be making updates to school nutrition standards based on the review of the newest Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2020-2025.
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Notice of Request for a New Information Collection: Analyzing Consumers’ Value of “Product of USA” Labeling Claims

The Food Safety and Inspection Service announced its intention to collect information to help gauge consumer awareness and understanding of current “Product of USA” labeling claims on meat (beef and pork) products and consumer willingness to pay for meat products labeled as “Product of USA” using the current and potentially revised definitions of the claim.


Cheat Sheet: Nutrition Facts Label Compliance Checklist

This checklist offers key reminders that you can use to develop your own system of checks and balances for preparing compliant labels.

Cheat Sheet: Determining Your Product’s Serving Size

This cheat sheet will show you how to use the RACCs and calculate the appropriate serving size for your product.

Blog: Dual-Column Labeling and Single-Serving Containers

We cover the FDA’s new requirements for labeling of 2-3 serving and single-serving packages, and how to calculate serving sizes.



Q:We package rolls that each weighs 110g. If the RACC for rolls is 50g, is a dual-column label required for this product?

A:  Yes, the dual column rule would apply in this example. The serving size that most closely matches the RACC is 1/2 roll at 55g. Because the weight of each unit (each roll) falls between 200 to 300% of the RACC, a dual column label is used, where the first column expresses the RACC-based serving size, and the second column on the label lists the information for 1 roll at 110g.

From the CFR:
21 CFR 101.9(b)(2)(i) For products in discrete units (e.g., muffins, sliced products, such as sliced bread, or individually packaged products within a multi-serving package) and for products which consist of two or more foods packaged and presented to be consumed together where the ingredient represented as the main ingredient is in discrete units (e.g., pancakes and syrup), the serving size shall be declared as follows:

21 CFR 101.9(b)(2)(i)(D) If a unit weighs at least 200 percent and up to and including 300 percent of the applicable reference amount, the serving size shall be the amount that approximates the reference amount. In addition to providing a column within the Nutrition Facts label that lists the quantitative amounts and percent Daily Values per serving size, the manufacturer shall provide a column within the Nutrition Facts label that lists the quantitative amounts and percent Daily Values per individual unit. The first column would be based on the serving size for the product and the second column would be based on the individual unit. The exemptions in paragraphs (b)(12)(i)(A), (B), and (C) of this section apply to this provision.
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Recorded Webinar:

Because Added Sugars contribute only empty calories to a diet, their overconsumption can make getting enough essential vitamins and minerals difficult. To encourage consumer awareness of Added Sugars in food products, the FDA’s 2016 Food Labeling Revisions established Added Sugars as a mandatory label nutrient and clarified the definition.
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Recorded Webinars:

Establishing due diligence best practices for each step of the product development process is essential for preparing compliant labels and can help protect you during an audit. Genesis R&D has a variety of features and workflow tools you can use to develop your own system of checks and balances.
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Food Processor’s Menu Plan add-on module lets you create an unlimited number of menus that you can tailor to the needs of the community you serve (university students, hospital patients, nursing home residents, etc.). You can then develop weekly, monthly, or bi-monthly menu plans using Menu Cycles.
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Genesis R&D Foods: Using the Check Data Feature to Verify Nutritional Accuracy
This tutorial walks you through the steps for using the Check Data feature to verify how the information you entered compares with calculated values based on components.
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Genesis R&D Foods: Yield Options in the ESHA Database: Choosing Cooked vs Raw
This tutorial shows you how you can select appropriate forms of your ingredients considering the preparation and cooking processes of your Recipes.
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Food Processor: Creating Menu Plans and Cycle Menus
The Food Processor Menu Plan module allows users to create menu plans and cycle menus for school cafeterias, hospitals, clinics, nursing homes, and more! This tutorial goes over the basics of creating menus using the Menu Plan module.
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Trainings are available online or in-person.

Genesis R&D Professional + FDA Regulations

Topics covered include FDA regulations, creating ingredients and composite ingredients, building recipes/formulas, nutrition analysis, moisture loss, reporting, labeling, best practices.

Genesis R&D Advanced Training

Topics covered include using PDCAAS, International Food Labeling, Advanced Label Settings, and more.

See the Genesis R&D Foods Training Schedule »

Genesis R&D Supplements Professional + FDA Regulations

Topics covered include current FDA regulations, including the most recent changes to the Supplement Facts label format, newly required mandatory nutrients, changes in Daily Values (DV) and units of measure, and more.

See the Genesis R&D Supplements Training Schedule »