How to Create a FDA-Compliant Nutrition Facts Label

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How to Create a FDA-Compliant Nutrition Facts Label

The creation of government-compliant nutrition labels is one of the fundamental uses of Genesis R&D. And it’s easier than you’d expect. As long as you have your ingredient data entered correctly, and there aren’t mistakes in the Recipe, all it takes is the click of a button. This blog covers the creation of a U.S. Nutrition Facts panel.

Steps for Creating a U.S. Nutrition Facts Label

  1. Create a new Recipe by clicking the Recipe icon and selecting New.
  2. Name your Recipe and enter a serving weight. Check the RACC for the appropriate serving size. 
  3. Carefully search for and enter all of the ingredients in your Recipe. You will do this by typing in ingredient search terms (full or partial words) and selecting matches from the list returned. Some of the ingredients will already be in the database. Others you will have to enter on your own. See this tutorial on entering Ingredients if you need more information.
    Recipe Analysis Software
  4. Save often.
  5. Once you have created and saved your Recipe, click Label Display in the list of Reports.  If this is the first time using the program, the default setting will be for the 2016 U.S. Nutrition Facts. Your initial label will look something like this:
  6. From here, you will need to make a few more modifications for minimum compliance: Adding a household serving size and a number of servings per container.
  7. On the Recipe ribbon, select Edit Label.
    Nutrition Labeling Software
  8. In this example, we entered “1 cup” for the English serving size and “8” for the number of servings.
  9. Click OK. Your label will look like this:New US 2016 Nutrition Facts Label

From here, there are several label display and format modifications that you can make within the accepted guidelines, should you choose to do so. Genesis R&D Foods will guide you in creating a compliant label per the NLEA regulations.

For additional help creating labels, visit our Genesis R&D tutorials page or attend a training session. Learn more about packaging and Nutrition labels with this eBook.