September 2021 | New Regulations Portal App Coming Soon


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REX Regulations Expert will be available to all customers next month! Learn More:

REX helps you sift through thousands of food policy and labeling regulatory guidance documents from the eCFR, FDA, and USDA, to find what you need, fast.


USDA Seeks Comments on the Labeling of Meat and Poultry Products Derived from Animal Cells

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) published earlier this month advance notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPR) to solicit comments and information regarding the labeling of meat and poultry products made using cultured cells derived from animals under FSIS jurisdiction. Read More » 

FDA, FTC Warn 10 Companies Illegally Selling Dietary Supplements Claiming to Treat Diabetes

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the Federal Trade Commission posted warning letters to 10 companies for illegally selling dietary supplements that claim to cure, treat, mitigate, or prevent diabetes, in violation of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FD&C Act). Read More » 

FDA Updates CFSAN Education Resource Library

The FDA has upgraded its Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN) Education Resource Library to allow users to locate information faster and easier. Read More »


Blog: Creating New Groups in the ESHA Database

Using Groups is an efficient method for organizing your data in Genesis R&D Foods and the Food Processor. Read More › 

Blog: CFIA Sugars-Based Ingredients Grouping

To help with compliance, Genesis R&D Foods includes options to easily indicate Ingredients that are defined as sugars so they can be grouped together on the ingredient statement. Read More › 

Cheat Sheet: Vitamins – Synonyms & Possible Ingredient Names

This Cheat Sheet lists vitamin names (along with alternate names and example ingredient names for reference) and their units of measure according to what is required on the U.S. 2016 label. Download › 

Cheat Sheet: Mandatory & Voluntary Nutrient Units for International Labeling

This cheat sheet lists all nutrients available for display on U.S., Canada, Mexico, and EU labels, shows mandatory nutrients in bold and includes the required unit of measure for each. Download › 


Q: What is the difference between the Gov. Code and the ESHA Code?

A: In the ESHA database, the Gov. Code refers to the identification number assigned to a national database item, like NDBs assigned by the USDA to USDA SR foods or food codes assigned by Health Canada to Canadian Nutrient File foods. The ESHA Code is the ESHA identification number unique to each food in the ESHA database. Government database foods included in the ESHA database are assigned both Gov. Codes and ESHA Codes. Branded items from suppliers may only have ESHA Codes and no Gov. Codes. Foods without ESHA Codes indicate new ingredients and foods that you have entered into your software.


Upcoming Webinar:

Genesis R&D Foods offers many filters to narrow your searches, helping you find exactly what you are looking for. When developing a recipe, you may want to search for ingredients by specific nutrient content, such as high in protein or low in saturated fat. Alternatively, you might want to find recipes that contain a particular ingredient. This webinar covers the different database search filters and other searching tips.

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Recorded Webinar:

Having a strong organizational structure in place lays the foundation for easier management of your Ingredients, Recipes, Food Menus, and Nutrition Facts Labels. During this webinar, we will look at how to populate the available data fields in Genesis R&D Foods and use them for searching, exporting, access control, and more.

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Food Processor: Creating and Modifying a Client Profile
This tutorial covers the basics of creating a Person profile in Food Processor Nutrition Analysis software. Watch »

Genesis R&D Supplements: Creating an Ingredient
This tutorial illustrates how to create a new ingredient in Genesis R&D Supplement Formulation & Labeling Software. Later, you can use the ingredient to build a formula. Watch »

Genesis R&D Foods: Creating an Ingredient
When the exact ingredient you need is not in the database, you can add your own. Ingredient information can be entered from lab analysis, supplier spec sheets, or another available source. Watch »


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
October 12-14, 2021
November 2-4, 2021
Nov. 30 – Dec. 2, 2021

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