September 2015 eNews | FDA Extends Menu Labeling Regulations



ESHA Food & Nutrition Database

Our nutrition department works diligently to keep the food database accurate and up to date. We are always looking to add new foods and ingredients. To make a submission for a food or ingredient to be added, please visit the nutrition database submission page and fill out the form. All submissions will be considered and vetted for accuracy before being integrated into the database.

Is Your ESHA Software Program Up-to-Date?

We have designed and incorporated a new ribbon interface into our Genesis R&D Food Formulation & Nutrition Analysis software to allow for quicker and more intuitive access to all of the programs robust features. To learn more, check out our blog or watch the recorded Genesis R&D 11.0 Overview Webinar.
Also, next month we will be releasing a new version of The Food Processor Nutrition Analysis & Fitness Software. To learn more, check out our blog post or watch the recorded Food Processor 11.0 Overview Webinar where we review the new ribbon and new features of program including managing the multiple notes fields, the new added sugars field, and the available carbohydrate field.

FDA Extends Menu Labeling Regulations

The deadline to comply with the menu labeling rules has been postponed to December 2016, so if you haven’t renovated your menus and menu boards, don’t fret, there’s still plenty of time.
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Q: How do you add a volume measure to serving size in Genesis?
A: Genesis R&D version 11.0 introduces a shortcut to set your Serving Size as a volume.

  1. With an open Recipe, click the Number of Servings link in the Recipe Information section. This opens the Edit Recipe window.
  2. Here, click the Edit button in the Serving Size Volume section.
  3. Assign a volume equivalent.
  4. Once set, you can go into Edit Label > General > Serving Size to enter the household measure and designate the ‘Serving Size Unit of Measure’ as a volume (ml).
  5. Genesis will display the proper calculated (ml) equivalent on the label.

Once the volume equivalent is established, you can use volume measures when entering the recipe as a sub-component to a parent recipe.

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