Creating Nutrition Facts Panels –You’re Doing it Wrong
It is no secret that the FDA has the highest standards set for food entrepreneurs, budding manufacturers and large CPG companies alike. Just last year, over 650 recalls were administered for FDA and USDA regulated food products — that’s over 125,000,000 pounds of food, according to the Food Industry Counsel. And a large bulk of recalls are due to, in major part, to faulty nutrition and ingredient reporting via the Nutrition Facts Panel, ingredient & allergen statements required by the FDA to be displayed on all retail food products to inform the consumer about the components of the foods that they are purchasing and consuming.
Since the beginning of food regulation in the United States, which dates back to the late 1800’s (if you can believe it), the FDA has been quick to point out the inconsistencies in food labeling. And as a result of their authoritative regulations resulting in fines for the food creators of the nation, manufacturers began relying on labs to provide their product nutrition data, hiring a dietitian to interpret it, and then using a labeling service to create their nutrition facts panels, ingredient and allergen statements that fall within FDA compliance for accurate reporting a labeling.
Ditch the Outdated Labeling Process
Well, if you’re a food product creator that’s living in 2020, there’s no reason to continue labeling like it’s the late 1800’s. So if you’re still using a lab, a dietitian, or heck, even excel sheets —- you’re doing it wrong. But not to worry, we can show you what labeling looks like in the 21st century and get you up to speed in no time with LabelCalc.
The LabelCalc software is unique in the fact that it combines the data of a lab with the knowledge of a dietitian and presents it into an easy-to-use software that can be accessed from any device. No matter where you are, you can get an up-to-date nutrition report complete with a nutrition facts panel, in the latest 2020 format, all from the comfort of your domain. Whether you’re whipping up recipes in your commercial kitchen or you are experimenting with a new product in the comfort of your own home, LabelCalc brings the lab to you.
One of the most revolutionary components of the LabelCalc software is it’s database. The LC ingredient database is filled with over 200,000 lab-tested ingredients. Yes, you read that right, lab-tested ingredients. So when you create an account with LabelCalc and begin the input process of your product recipe, the ingredients that you pull from have already been evaluated by a lab. How can that be, you ask? Well, because the LabelCalc ingredient database is on a live-feed from the USDA database. The same database that the FDA uses to regulate food products by checking for accurate nutrition reporting.
So what this means is that when a new lab-tested ingredient is added to the USDA ingredient database, the LabelCalc ingredient database receives an update, keeping your product nutrition report, as well as your Nutrition Facts Panel (and accompanying statements), up-to-date at all times. TGFT! Thank Goodness For Technology!
FDA Compliance & Nutrition Labels — All in One Place!
Because we are on a live-feed fact-check, if you will, from the USDA database, this means that creating your nutrition facts panel through LabelCalc ensures complete FDA compliance. There’s nothing to send out to a lab, no fine-tooth combing for a dietitian to do, because the software does it for you.
Simply choose a LabelCalc plan, login, and begin creating your label. Nutrition information is reported instantly. No, really, as you pull ingredients from the database and log your recipe, the nutrition reporting is available in real-time. Once you’ve finished logging your recipe ingredients, the LabelCalc software will then flag your recipe for any known allergens, then it will assemble your ingredient statement according to FDA regulatory standards (which is in descending order for those of you who are curious). Once this process is complete, your nutrition data is compiled in the latest 2020 FDA compliant layout for you to view. Then simply download and print.
And there you have it— FDA compliance, accurate nutrition reporting and the latest 2020 Nutrition Facts Panel format, all in one place. No labs necessary. Just LabelCalc it.