Genesis R&D Tutorials

Add a UPC Barcode to Your Label Page

This tutorial shows you the steps for adding a UPC Barcode to your label report in Genesis R&D Food. The barcode feature is for use by those familiar with the generation of UPC barcodes.
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Add User-defined Allergens to the Database

Users can modify and create new items in the food and nutrition database within Genesis R&D Food, such as unique allergens. Any changes made in the database portion of the program are stored in the database and available to any Genesis R&D user in your organization. This tutorial will show you how to add allergens to the database.
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Attach Documents and Files to Your Records

This tutorial demonstrates how to attach documents to ingredients, recipes, advanced labels, and food menus in Genesis R&D Foods. All file types can be attached to a record. This feature is available in Genesis R&D version 11.4 and later.
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Calculate Brix (Sugar Content of a Solution)

Genesis R&D Food Brix is the sugar content of a solution and is used when making wine, syrups, carbonated beverages, and juices. This tutorial will show you how to calculate and display a brix value in Genesis R&D Food.
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Create a Dual Column Label (2016 rules)

The Dual Column label (formerly known as the Dual Declaration label) is used for food that requires further preparation (such as dry cake mixes or dry pasta products), food that is commonly combined with other ingredients (such as cereal plus milk), to show %DV for two different RDI’s (such as a child and an adult), or to show nutrition information for two serving sizes. This tutorial covers how to create a Dual Column label from a single recipe using Genesis R&D Food Formulation & Labeling Software.
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Create a Dual Declaration Label (1999 rules)

A dual declaration label (now called dual column) is used for products that require additional preparation, such as dry cake mixes, or foods that are commonly eaten with other foods, such as cereal with milk. This tutorial covers how to create a dual declaration label using the Advanced Label settings in Genesis R&D. Note: This tutorial is for creating labels with the 1990 rules. For the same tutorial using the 2016 regulations, click here.
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Create a Health Canada Compliant Nutrition Label

This tutorial will show you how to create a Health Canada compliant bilingual Nutrition Facts Table in French and English. The Canada label module incorporates label formats and regulations that comply with Canada’s nutrition labeling laws. Your labels can be created in English, French, or bilingual (English and French).
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Create a Nutrition Facts Label for Children

This tutorial demonstrates how to create a child nutrition facts panel. In general, there are differences in DVs and the nutrients that are allowed on the nutrition facts label for infants (through 12 months of age) and children (1 through 3 years of age).
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Create a U.S. Bilingual Nutrition Facts Label

When nutrition labeling must appear in a second language, in accordance with 101.15(c) (2), the nutrition information may be presented in a nutrition facts panel for each language or displayed both languages on one label bilingual with the second language following the English. This tutorial demonstrates how to create a U.S. English/Spanish bilingual nutrition facts label.
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Create an Aggregate Nutrition Facts Label

Nutrition labels on the outer label of packages of products that contain two or more separately packaged foods that are intended to be eaten individually (e.g., variety packs of snack foods) or of packages that are used interchangeably for the same type of food (e.g., round ice cream containers) may use an aggregate display. Information for each item is listed in a separate column. This tutorial shows you how to create an Aggregate Label for those instances.
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Create an European Union Nutrition Label

This tutorial will show you how to create a European Union compliant bilingual Nutrition Facts Label. The EU label module incorporates label formats and regulations that comply with the EU nutrition labeling laws.
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Create and Modify a Recipe or Formula

This tutorial illustrates how to create a recipe in Genesis R&D Food Formulation & Labeling Software. Later, you can use the recipe to build regulatory compliant Nutrition Facts Labels.
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Create and Modify Your Allergen Statement

This tutorial covers how to modify your Allergen Statement. Because we do not make judgment calls on allergens, all ingredients are initially assumed to contain ALL allergens. Your task, then, is to remove unnecessary allergens from your item. Allergen information entered for Ingredients will also appear in the final Recipe and Label.
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Create Compliant Nutrition Facts Labels for Mexico

This tutorial will walk you through the steps for creating a basic nutrition facts label that conforms to Norma Oficial Mexicana (NOM) regulations, including making a bilingual label and adding voluntary nutrients.
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Create French and Bilingual Canadian Label

This tutorial will show you how to create a Health Canada compliant Nutrition Facts Table in French and French/English.
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Create Menus with the Menu Label Feature

Genesis R&D makes complying with the FDA’s menu labeling regulations easy with the Menu Label and Menu Label Report. This tutorial shows you how to create a Menu Label Report for your restaurant menus using Genesis R&D.
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Create Multiple Labels from One Recipe

If you have a product that you will be packaging and selling in multiple serving sizes or in multiple countries, you can create multiple labels for each package size or country from a single recipe. This tutorial will walk you through using the Advanced Label option for that process.
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Creating Front-of-Package Labels for Mexico

The Mexico Front-of-Package regulations were published in 2014 and are mandatory for most packaged foods and non-alcoholic beverages sold or distributed in Mexico. This tutorial will cover how to create compliant Front-of-Package labels using Genesis R&D Foods.
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Customize Your Ingredient Statement

This tutorial shows you the modifications you can make to the automatically created Ingredient Statement. The Ingredient Statement screen within the Ingredient edit lets you set Alternate Names and text for use in creating future Ingredient Statements on your Label. The purpose of creating Alternate Names is two-fold: (1) to simplify, if necessary, the name of your Ingredient (example: “Chicken, boneless, for use in soup recipes” can read as “Boneless, skinless chicken”) and (2) to merge similar existing items.
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DataLink: Integration with TraceGains

The DataLink integration application is an add-on feature that allows TraceGains ingredient subscribers to link their TraceGains ingredients to user-created ingredients in the Genesis R&D database. This tutorial walks you through the various options you have while using DataLink.
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Determine Eligible Nutrient Content Claims

Genesis R&D offers guidance for nutrient content claims. This tutorial demonstrates how to use the Claims feature in the program for both the 1990 Nutrition Facts regulations and the new 2016 Nutrition Facts regulations.
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Display a Specific Sugar Alcohol on Your Label

U.S. and Canada labeling regulations allow you to list the specific sugar alcohol on your label if there is only one type present. This tutorial shows you how to do so in Genesis R&D Foods.
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Displaying and Modifying a Nutrition Facts Label

Creating a label is one of the fundamentals of using Genesis R&D. This tutorial shows you how to create and modify a Standard US Nutrition Facts Labels in Genesis R&D Food Formulation & Labeling Software. Note: Changes made in label settings only apply to the Recipe that you are working with.
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Export Data and Standard Reports to Excel

In this tutorial, we discuss the options for exporting the standard reports in Genesis R&D Foods for use outside of the program. This tutorial will show you how to export a report, copy/paste a report, or export multiple reports at a time. This tutorial provides examples of exporting to Notepad and Excel but you can utilize this function in nearly any word processor, spreadsheet, or even directly into any communication medium (e.g. emails.).
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Export Nutrition Facts Label as a Vector File

Genesis R&D lets you output your Nutrition Facts panels as a vector file, which your graphic designer can then open further edit in Adobe Illustrator or graphics design programs.
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F5 Search: Search for ingredients by nutrient value

The F5 Nutrient Search allows you to search for ingredients that meet the nutrient content parameters you set. This tutorial will demonstrate how to perform a nutrient search by searching for ingredients that are high in protein and low in saturated fat. Note: This feature is similar in both Food Processor and Genesis R&D Food programs.
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Hide Quantitative Values on Linear, Tabular Labels

When working with small packages, space can be limited. The FDA regulations allow you to hide quantitative values for Vitamin D, Calcium, Iron, and Potassium and show only the %DV. Genesis R&D Foods (version 11.4 and later) offers two options for saving space when creating tabular and linear labels. This tutorial shows you how to choose to hide the %DV footnote or hide quantitative values and just show the %DV.
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Ingredient Household Measure

The program lets you add household or other equivalent measures to your Recipe. This tutorial shows you how to add a user-friendly measurement for your Ingredients. Note: This feature is similar in both Food Processor and Genesis R&D Food programs.
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More Search: Find by Ingredient

This tutorial shows you how to find Recipes that contain certain ingredients using the ‘More’ search.
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Override Nutrient Values for Your Recipe

This tutorial will show you the basic steps for overriding the program-calculated nutrient values in your Recipes. The override values will appear on the label and in reports.
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Put Nutrients in ‘Not a Significant Source’ Footnote

Genesis R&D Food (version 11.4 and later) allows users to put certain nutrients (Cholesterol, Dietary Fiber, Total Sugars, Added Sugars, Trans Fats, Vitamin D, Calcium, Iron, and Potassium) into the “Not a significant source of …” footnote on standard U.S. labels in accordance with the FDA’s Nutrition Facts labeling regulations. This tutorial shows you how to move all eligible nutrients to the insignificant footnote as well as override individual nutrients options.
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Recipe, Ingredient Analysis Reports Overview

Genesis R&D Food Formulation & Labeling Software offers a variety of reports to help you analyze your recipes and ingredients. This tutorial provides an overview of the reports available in the program.
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Scale Your Recipe for Larger, Smaller Batches

This tutorial will walk you through the steps of scaling your Recipe to make larger or smaller batches. Note: This feature is a simple multiplication or division tool. It doesn’t adjust cooking time or temperature. Also, for more complicated or delicate foods, you should use this feature for approximations only. As food chemistry will change with larger or smaller batches, ingredients will need to be adjusted accordingly.
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Setting Nutrient Content Claims

Genesis R&D offers nutrient content claims guidance for Mexico, Canada, and the United States. This tutorial demonstrates how to use the Claims feature in the program.
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Setting User Access Permissions

This tutorial will walk you through the steps for setting access permissions for a user.
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The Basics of Creating a New 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.
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Understanding and Setting Nutrient Content Claims

Software program: Genesis R&D Food Genesis R&D offers nutrient content claims guidance for Mexico, Canada, and the United States. This tutorial demonstrates how to use the Claims feature in the program.  
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Understanding and Using Preferences

Genesis R&D allows for a variety of customization options. Most of these settings are stored in Preferences. Some of the more common settings include number of decimal places displayed, display weight unit of measure, search limit count, report fonts, margins, and others. Preferences can be accessed any time the program is open. Changes to your Preferences will be saved each time you exit the program. Note: Preferences are specific to each user.
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Use Check Data to Verify Accuracy

The Check Data feature offers three mathematical checks to assist with verifying nutritional data for user entered ingredients and recipes. If the Check Data button is green, the checked data in all three checks is within the set percent tolerance. If the Check Data button is red, there is at least one check that is outside the set percent tolerance. Red values should be checked by the user. If the numbers turn out to be correct, the percent tolerance can be adjusted until the results are listed in green (within tolerance). This tutorial walks you through the steps for using the Check Data feature to verify how the information you entered compares with calculated values based on components. Note: This feature is similar in both Food Processor and Genesis R&D Food programs.
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Use Logical Width to Resize Your Label

Large numbers or overlapping column names may require a change in using the Logical Width setting. This tutorial shows you how to use logical width to fix size and spacing issues on your label. Note: this primarily applies to the 1990 label formats but can be used for the 2016 labels as well.
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Use PDCAAS Value to Display %DV Protein on Label

In order to list % DV for protein on a Nutrition Facts label, you will need to enter either a PER (protein efficiency ratio) or PDCAAS (protein digestibility corrected amino acid score) value. PDCAAS is a method for determining the quality of protein in food and is used to determine the protein grams and %DV for Nutrition Facts panels that are marketed to children greater than 1 year but less than 4 years of age, or for products that make a protein claim. The PDCAAS of a product is a value between 0 and 1.0 that is entered by the user. The value may be determined by lab analysis or may be determined mathematically. This tutorial will show you how to calculate a PDCAAS value and display a %DV for protein on your nutrition facts label.
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Use PER to Display %DV Protein on Child Label

In order to list %DV for protein on a Nutrition Facts label, you will need to enter either a PER (protein efficiency ratio) or PDCAAS (protein digestibility corrected amino acid score) value. PER is a method used for determining the quality of protein in food. It is used to determine the protein grams and %DV for Nutrition Facts panels that market to infants one year and younger. The PER of a product is a lab determined value between 0 and 2.5 that is entered by the user. This value is then compared to the PER casein standard (2.5) to determine the product’s corrected protein grams and %DV. This tutorial will show you how to enter the PER value and display a %DV for protein on your nutrition facts label.
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Use the Audit Trail Feature to Track Changes

This tutorial covers the features and settings of the Audit Trail Feature. The Audit Trail is disabled by default and can be enabled by your system administrator within the Database Utility. (The Database Utility program assists the server administrator in setting up and maintaining the database and database files for your ESHA nutrition software.) Click here for instructions on enabling the Audit Trail feature. In Genesis R&D Foods, the Audit Trail records and reports changes made to Ingredients, Recipes, Food Menus, and Advanced Labels. This is especially helpful in the record-keeping of formulations and labels in the software. In Food Processor, the Audit Trail records and reports changes made to Ingredients, Recipes, Menu Plans, and Persons.
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Use the Fat Formulator to Create Custom Blends

The Fat Formulator lets you blend two ingredients to create a meat or dairy ingredient with a specific percentage of fat. This tutorial will walk you through the steps for creating a meat blend and a dairy blend.
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Using Nutrients to View Effectively

What you select in the Nutrients to View dialog dictates the nutrients that will show up in your reports and your Ingredient and Recipe edit window. This tutorial will show you how to add, modify and alphabetize nutrients.
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Using the Added Sugar Symbol and Statement

The FDA says you may use a symbol and explanatory statement for Added Sugars if your product is 100 percent maple syrup, 100 percent honey, dried cranberries sweetened with sugar or cranberry juice sweetened with sugar. This tutorial walks you through the necessary steps.
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Using the Composite Ingredient™ Feature

The Composite Ingredient™ feature allows you to create a single ingredient from averaged ingredient data. You can then use that ingredient to build your Recipes. This is useful for when you source the same ingredient from multiple suppliers.
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Yield Options in Database: Cooked vs Raw

The ESHA database includes yield options for many USDA and Canadian Nutrient File items that allow you to enter a beginning raw weight, but end up with cooked values for your finished recipe. This tutorial shows you how you can select appropriate forms of your ingredients considering the preparation and cooking processes of your Recipes. …
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