If a food contains multiple sugar alcohols and Sugar Alcohol is listed on the label, then the nutrient name should be listed as:
- Sugar Alcohol for U.S.
- Sugar Alcohol(s), Polyalcool(s) or Polyol(s) for Canada
If a food contains only one type of sugar alcohol, then the label can list the name of the specific sugar alcohol, e.g. sorbitol, erythritol, etc.
In Genesis R&D Foods version 11.5 or later, users have the ability to display the specific sugar alcohol (e.g. Sorbitol) on the label instead of the generic “Sugar Alcohol.”
How to show a specific source of sugar alcohol on your label
- With your Recipe open, click View Label. Remember, Sugar Alcohol is a voluntary nutrient, so it doesn’t automatically appear and you will have to show it on the Label.
- Click Edit Label and select Voluntary Nutrients.
- Check Sugar Alcohol.
- Click OK and you can see it’s now on the label.
- Again, go to Edit Label. This time, select Nutrient Options.
- Expand Sugar Alcohol.
- Type “Sorbitol” in the English Specific Sugar Alcohol text field.
- Click OK and “Sorbitol” now appears on the label.