October 2019 eNews | Genesis R&D Supplements 1.6 Released


FDA Announces Enforcement Discretion

The FDA announced that they are offering enforcement discretion for the new Nutrition Facts Panel and Supplement Facts Panel regulations for 6 months after the compliance date of January 1, 2020.

FDA Issues Final Rule on Vending Machine Calorie Labeling

The FDA has issued a final rule to revise the type-size requirements on calorie labeling for packaged foods sold in glass-front vending machines.

FDA Introduces a Toolkit for Healthy Eating

The FDA recently published the Health Educator’s Nutrition Toolkit on its website. The toolkit includes a free guide, handouts, infographic tests and more to help nutritionists and dietitians use the new label to encourage their clients to eat healthier meals.

Release! Genesis R&D Supplements Version 1.6 

Version 1.6 of Genesis R&D Supplements is now available and includes an additional method of calculating overages, a new Attachments feature, an optional database of ingredients and more. Read blog.

Q: What rules is Genesis R&D using to determine rounding for quantitative amounts? I’m not seeing what I expected.

A: The FDA has issued a final guidance on the rounding of quantitative amounts, which reflects the agency’s current thinking and suggested method of declaring quantitative amounts for vitamins and minerals on labels.

We are waiting for this guidance to be law before making changes to the program. Right now, Genesis R&D Foods uses current published CFR rounding rules as the default. But you have the option to apply rules from the latest guidance by going to Edit Label>Format Options>U.S. section>Use the 2018 Draft Guidance for Nutrient Rounding.

The FDA allows both.

As always, we will update the software as new information becomes available and/or as new laws are adopted.

How-to: Allergen Statements in Genesis R&D Foods

This blog has been updated to include the latest in FDA guidance, and we thought you would like to review how to add allergens and create allergen statements.

Nov. 5-7 | Genesis R&D Foods Professional and/or Advanced Training

Attend this training session and learn how to get the most out of Genesis R&D. Choose from the 2-day Professional session, the 1-day Advanced session or a combined 3-day intensive training. This training takes place in our Chicago-area training center.

Dec. 4-5 | Genesis R&D Foods Professional + Menu Label Training

This training session covers ingredient creation and recipe/menu building, best practices, and analysis reporting specific to restaurants, grocery stores, and those who have to comply with the FDA’s Menu Labeling regulations.

Q1 2020 Training Schedule Published

Keep an eye on this page for the full schedule for 2020. We will continue to add sessions when dates are finalized.

Early Bird Special!

Register for any training 60 days in advance and save $200.

Webinar | Genesis R&D Supplements 1.6 Feature Review

Genesis R&D Supplements Version 1.6 offers new features to assist with formulation and labeling compliance. Enhancements include the ability to attach documents to Ingredients and Formulas, an alternate overage calculation method based on label claim, and UI changes designed to support product formulation. Lastly, we’ve published an ESHA Ingredient file that users can import into their database.

During this webinar, we will walk users through each of these new features, including a review of the ESHA Ingredient database. We will conclude the session with a short Q&A.

Webinar | Menu Labeling Practical Applications and Best Practices in Genesis R&D

This webinar goes over using the Menu Label Module to evaluate and display calories and nutrition content for your menu items and discusses best practices for meeting regulatory requirements.