How-to: Exporting a Recipe as an Ingredient

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How-to: Exporting a Recipe as an Ingredient

Genesis R&D Foods is an essential part of creating government-compliant Nutrition Facts labels. At some point, you may want to export a recipe as a single ingredient file without disclosing any sensitive or proprietary formulation information.

Note: You will be exporting an ESHA .exl file from Genesis R&D Foods that can only be imported and used in other ESHA programs.

Examples for when you would want to do this might be:

  • To send formula data to a manufacturer without having to disclose your formulation details
  • To share condensed data from your Genesis R&D user group to another group
  • To send your recipe data to a grocery store
  • To send your data to a lab

This blog will walk you step-by-step through this process.

Steps for exporting recipes as ingredients

01. Open up your recipe in Genesis R&D Foods.

02. Go to the Recipe ribbon and select Export.

03. Choose As Ingredient.

04. At this point, you are able to change the name and the amount, if you’d like.

05. Navigate to where you want to save the Recipe on your computer.

06. Once you have successfully exported your recipe as an ingredient, you are able to share it with anyone who has Genesis R&D Foods.

Steps for importing the ingredient

01. Click the Database tab at the top of the program.

02. Click Import.

03. Navigate to the location of the previously saved file on your computer.

04. Click on the file and click Open.

05. A pop-up will appear where you are able to change the import options.

06. Click “Import all items in the file” and click OK.

07. Now you are able to open it like any other ingredient, by clicking the Home tab.

08. Select Open and then Ingredient.

09. Search for your file in the pop-up that appears.

10. Double click the file to open it in Genesis R&D Foods.

For video instructions, please see this tutorial:

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