January 2017 eNews | Software Updates | Industry News


ESHA Program Updates

Genesis R&D Supplements Version 1.1
The latest update of Genesis R&D Supplement Development & Labeling software further refines this easy-to-use but powerful program by incorporating newly designed reports and streamlining what goes on behind the scenes. Learn more.

Genesis R&D Food Version 11.2
Genesis R&D Food Formulation & Labeling software version 11.2 was released November 2016 and incorporated many new features to help food manufacturers comply with the FDA’s 2016 Nutrition Labeling regulations. Click here to see all of the program updates.

Industry News

FDA Guidance Documents
The FDA has issued two guidance documents on Nutrition Facts Labeling and Serving Size regulations. Continue Reading.

Health Canada
Health Canada finalized changes to the Nutrition Facts table on December 14, 2016. Manufacturers will have a five-year compliance period.


How to Add a Watermark to Your Analysis Reports
Watermarks can be added to reports for identity or security purposes in the Genesis R&D Supplements program. Click here to read a how-to blog on adding watermarks.


Q: Is a RACC different from a serving size?

A: Yes, the RACC is used to derive a serving size for a particular product. The following example shows how to use the RACC to determine the serving size for a 16 oz (454g) pizza:

  1. Step 1 – From the RACCs table (21 CFR 101.12(b)), you determine that the RACC for pizza is 140g.
  2. Step 2 – Calculate the fraction of the pizza that is closest to the RACC of 140g (calculations are shown for a pie of net weight 16oz/454g pizza):
    • 1/3 X 454g = 151g
    • 1/4 X 454g = 113g
    • Note that 151g is closer than 113g to the RACC for pizza (140g)