January 2022 | Food Processor Update


Happy New Year and welcome back! There are lots of exciting things happening at ESHA Research for 2022. Stay tuned for new releases and more.

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Food Processor 11.11 Update

Food Processor Version 11.11 includes the addition of over 23,000 new database foods and ingredients and a new Calendar Report for the Menu Plan module. This release is currently being rolled out to all customers.
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Standard of Identity for French Dressing Revoked

The FDA is revoking the current Standard of Identity as written in the Code of Federal Regulations for French Dressing (§ 169.115 French dressing). This standard has been in place since 1950 and is changing due to changes in current consumer trends and marketplace trends. The FDA is currently finalizing the rule as written in the regulations.

FDA Announces Qualified Health Claim for Magnesium and Reduced Risk of High Blood Pressure. 

The FDA does not intend to object to the use of certain qualified health claims regarding the consumption of magnesium and a reduced risk of high blood pressure (hypertension), provided that the claims are appropriately worded to avoid misleading consumers and other factors for the use of the claim are met.
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FDA Grants Citizen Petition on Acacia Gum

The FDA announced that it intends to propose that “Acacia (Gum Arabic)” also known as gum acacia, be included as part of the FDA’s definition of dietary fiber. With this current notification for gum acacia, 18 categories of non-digestible carbohydrates (including a broad category of mixed plant cell wall fibers) are either included in the definition of dietary fiber, or are non-digestible carbohydrates that the FDA intends to propose to be added to the definition of dietary fiber.

National Bioengineered Food Disclosure Law Requires Labeling of GMOs

Mandatory compliance with the Bioengineered Food Disclosure Law is now in effect. All foods produced with bioengineered ingredients, also known as GMOs, are required to be labeled as such.

Marketing Authorization to Permit Increased Vitamin D Levels in Milk, Goat’s Milk and Margarine

Canada’s Marketing Authorization permits manufacturers to voluntarily increase vitamin D levels in milk, goat’s milk, and margarine. The 2016 nutrition and ingredient labelling amendments implementation plan reflects this change.


Blog: Tracking BE Material and other Recipe Characteristics

Mandatory compliance with the National Bioengineered Food Disclosure Law began on Jan. 1, 2022. Learn how you can use Genesis R& D to comply.

Blog: Food Processor Version 11.11 Update Includes New Menu Plan Calendar Cycle Report

The Food Processor version 11.11 is now available. This latest release adds over 23,000 foods and ingredients to the program database and includes a new Calendar Report for the Menu Plan module.



Q: I have a beta carotene ingredient. How do I determine how much Vitamin A in mcg RAE to report on my label from this ingredient?

A:  See this FDA Guidance for conversion factors of some nutrients including Vitamin A: Converting Units of Measure for Folate, Niacin, and Vitamins A, D, and E on the Nutrition and Supplement Facts Labels: Guidance for Industry.
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Recorded Webinar:

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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Recorded Webinar:

In the U.S., food labels and food packages are regulated by the FDA and the USDA. The vast number of documents published by these agencies pertaining solely to food labeling guidelines and regulations is mind-boggling, and finding specific regulations within these documents can be a challenge. But REX® — ESHA’s online regulatory-compliance documentation search portal — simplifies this process by aggregating only relevant documentation or references and lets you pinpoint your search by keyword, tag, or database.
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Genesis R&D Foods: Exporting Your Nutrition Data and Standard Reports to Excel
This tutorial will show you how to export a report, copy/paste a report, or export multiple reports at a time.
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Genesis R&D Foods, Food Processor: Adding a User-Defined Nutrient to the Database
This tutorial shows you how to create a new nutrient. User-created nutrients can be added to Ingredients and recipe analysis reports.
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Genesis R&D Foods: Creating Front-of-Package Warning Seals for Mexico (Spanish)
Mexico made several amendments to its food labeling regulations including an overhaul of the Front-of-Package requirements. This tutorial will cover how to create compliant Front-of-Package warning seals using Genesis R&D Foods.
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Genesis R&D Foods: Using a PDCAAS Value to Display %DV Protein on a Child Nutrition Label
In order to list % DV for protein on the Nutrition Facts label, you will need to enter either a PER (protein efficiency ratio) or PDCAAS (protein digestibility corrected amino acid score) value. This tutorial shows you how to do that.
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Genesis R&D Foods
2-Day 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.

1-Day Genesis R&D Advanced Training

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

Training Schedule Dates
Genesis R&D Foods Professional Feb. 14 – 17, 2022 — Online
Genesis R&D Foods Advanced Feb. 22-23, 2022 — Online

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