May 2021 | Regulatory Search Tool Coming Soon from ESHA


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In Q3 2021 ESHA will be launching a new regulations search tool that collects food labeling guidance documents from the FDA, USDA, and the eCFR in one convenient location. Sign up to be the first to know when REX is available!


FDA Says it Plans to Research “Healthy” Claim

The agency is looking into the creation of a “Healthy” symbol and defining a “Healthy” claim, and is currently seeking input from stakeholders and other interested parties. Read More » 

Sens. Wyden, Paul & Merkley Introduce CBD Legislation

Among other changes, the Hemp Access and Consumer Safety Act would add language to make sure hemp-derived CBD is clearly not included in the definition of “supplement.”

WHO Establishes Sodium Benchmarks

The World Health Organization, as part of its continuing effort to reduce sodium intake, has released a publication discussing sodium benchmarks, which are intended to be useful for countries in setting national policies and strategies. Read More »


Blog: Complying with new UK allergen labeling

Learn how to use Genesis R&D Foods to list allergens on prepacked foods, a newly required law in most of the UK. Read › 

Blog: Adding a bar code to your label page

This blog goes over how to obtain a GS1 company prefix and use that number to add a bar code to your label. Read › 


Q: On the Mexico Dual Column label, how is Calories per Container determined?

A: Genesis R&D Foods calculates the calorie amounts for both per 100g and per container using the 4-4-9 method per the nutrient amounts of protein, fat, and carbs reported on the label.

For example:
Per 100 grams:
Total Calories = (8 gm protein x 4 cal/gm) + (7 gm fat x 9 cal/gm) + (14 gm Carb x 4 cal/gm) = 151

Per container (set as 200 grams):
Total Calories = (16 gm protein x 4 cal/gm) + (13 gm fat x 9 cal/gm) + ( 27 gm Carb x 4 cal/gm) = 289

Additional factors (alcohol, sugar alcohol, etc.) are also included in the calculation.

Note: The Nutrient Rounding options selected in the Edit Label>Format Options will also be used in determining how the amounts are rounded and, thus, how the calorie total is calculated.


Upcoming Webinar:
June 9, 2021, 11 a.m. PT | 2 p.m. ET

The FDA requires that the serving size on your Nutrition Facts label be shown as a common household measure suitable for the food (such as cup, piece, jar, etc.) and based on the amount of that food typically consumed. The FDA has defined and cataloged these amounts as RACCs (Reference Amounts Customarily Consumed). In this webinar, we will demonstrate how to enter serving size information in Genesis R&D and how to work with the serving information on your labels.

Recorded Webinar:
May 5, 2021, 11 a.m. PT | 2 p.m. ET

The latest update of Genesis R&D Foods Version 11.10 includes user interface enhancements and several new Nutrition Facts Label templates for the Canadian Label module. During this webinar, we will walk attendees through the new UI changes and provide a review of the new label formats including when to use them and how to generate them in Genesis R&D. View Now » 


Genesis R&D Foods: Creating an EU Label

This tutorial shows you how to create a European Union-compliant Nutrition Facts table. The EU label module incorporates label formats and regulations that comply with the EU nutrition labeling laws. Watch » 

Genesis R&D Foods: Using the Fat Formulator for Blends

The Fat Formulator lets you blend two ingredients to create a meat or dairy ingredient with a specific percentage of fat. This tutorial will walk you through the steps for creating a meat blend and a dairy blend. Watch » 

Food Processor: Adding a Household Measure

This tutorial shows you how to add a user-friendly measurement for your Ingredients. Note: This feature is similar in both Food Processor and Genesis R&D Food programs. Watch »  

Yield Options in the ESHA Database: Cooked vs. Raw

The ESHA database includes yield options for many USDA and Canadian Nutrient File items that allow you to enter a beginning raw weight, but end up with cooked values for your finished recipe. This tutorial shows you how you can select appropriate forms of your ingredients considering the preparation and cooking processes of your Recipes. Watch »  


Genesis R&D Professional + Advanced
June 22-24, 2021

Choose From: Combined 3-day Intensive Training, 2-day Professional Training, or a 1-day Advanced Training.
Topics covered include a regulations overview, basic and advanced Nutrition Facts creation, PDCAAS, accurate analysis, software tips and tricks, and much more. Sign Up Today »