About Us

Our Vision

ESHA’s suite of nutritional software products, services, and databases are recognized as the industry’s top choice for food and supplement formulation, recipe development, labeling, nutritional analysis, and regulatory compliance.

Our software acts as the interface and central hub used daily by industry professionals to advance their ideas through each facet of the development process and connect their products to nutritional data, thereby accelerating the movement of their goods and services to market.

Our Mission

To remove the complexity of product development and regulatory compliance for the food, beverage, and supplement industries through innovative software, expert services, and unparalleled nutritional databases.

Our Core Goals

Exceptional Customer Service
ESHA Research has consistently maintained a customer satisfaction rate higher than 95%. Our team strives to provide our customers with understandable solutions – free from technical jargon – in a timely manner.

Innovation and Agility
Our team of regulatory specialists monitor industry trends and government regulations while working closely with our software developers to anticipate future needs to bring our customers cutting-edge solutions that allow for rapid responses to changes in the dynamic marketplace.

Integrity and Respect
The regard we have for our customers shows our commitment to not only the industry, but the people within it. We have been in the unique position to develop decades-long relationships with individuals who have become leaders in the industry. As a result, we are often called upon to collaborate on various partnerships and integrations.

Health and Wellness
We believe in creating a sustainable work environment that allows us to recruit and retain smart and talented people. Because ESHA recognizes the need to balance work and personal lives while maintaining high performance standards, our turnover rate falls well below the industry average.

ESHA’s History

ESHA Research, named for its founders Elizabeth Stewart Hands and Associates, was established in 1981 with the goal of providing a comprehensive nutrition database with few missing values. After three years of extensive nutrition research ESHA released their first program, Food Processor Nutrition Analysis software.

The constantly growing and meticulously maintained food and ingredient database ensures users will have the most accurate nutrient analysis and the most up-to-date nutrition information available, regardless of which software platform is being used.

After more than three decades, Food Processor® Nutrition and Fitness Software remains the nutrition analysis product of choice for dietitians in hospitals, schools, and other institutions as well as in private practices. This comprehensive workhorse has continued to evolve while remaining the favored product on the market.

Our flagship program, Genesis R&D® Food Development and Labeling Software, was released in 1991. The program has been used by 80 percent of the top food producers and developers in the United States for quick and accurate nutrient evaluation, virtual product development, nutrition labeling, and government regulation compliance.

In response to customer and industry requests, ESHA developed a new program to specifically address the needs of the supplement manufacturing industry. In 2016, ESHA Research introduced to the market Genesis R&D Supplement Formulation & Labeling Software. This program is an offshoot of the well-known Genesis R&D Food Analysis and Labeling Software, but completely rewritten for the supplement industry.

To offer our customers an additional level of guidance, we established the Consulting Services Group in 2016. This team of specialists is available to create compliant labels and their supporting analysis documentation, evaluate packaging and nutrition claims, and provide feedback for complicated compliance issues.

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