How to create a FDA Nutrition Facts Label (New 2016 Regulations)

How to create a FDA Nutrition Facts Label (New 2016 Regulations)


Hi and welcome to Menutail. Today, we will go over the feature of creating the new redesigned FDA compliant
nutrition facts label. If your company makes more than
10 million in sales, your deadline is in 2018. But if you make less than 10 million,
your deadline is in 2019. Now let’s create a recipe for walnut cookies. As you can see here, we have a recipe,
but it is broken down in grams. One of the first things you have to do is
to make sure your recipe is in metric format. First thing we do is click,
“Create Nutrition Label”. Here, we enter the name,
“Walnut Cookies”. And next we enter
the single serving weight. Before you do this,
we need to click on RACC Helper. RACC stands for
Reference Amounts Customarily Consumed or one serving size. The FDA is updating the serving size
of certain food products. So before you do your formulation,
you want to double-check your serving sizes. In the regulatory eCFR link,
you see a table here. These are the tables of the food products
and the new reference amounts. What we provide is
an easy to use search interface. So since we are making walnut cookies,
we can search for the term “cookies” and you see here cookies are 30 grams and the label statement needs to be
blank pieces. Going back to the formulation we enter 30 in the single serving weight. And for total food weight since we have 24 cookies,
we multiply this by 24 to get 720. This may seem odd to enter this
in the beginning of the formulation, but we will explain why later on. Now click Next to continue. The second step, you will see
a regulation check of all rules passing. There are some scenarios that get flagged. But we will continue this workflow
since everything is okay. In the ingredients step,
we are going to enter our formulation. When you enter the formulation, you type in the ingredient
and what happens is it drops down. With that, you can enter
a quantity weight. Or you can enter it in grams. What we are going to do is
enter it in grams and continue entering
the rest of the formulation. We have 24 cookies in our formulation,
so we type in 24. We scroll down, and click save. You get a chance to double check
our ingredients. So scan the list,
and if everything looks good, click next. Now on this page is
the allergen statement and review. For the allergens, for each ingredient
we mark things which are common, such as eggs, nuts, and flours. But what we need to do is double-check each line item
and mark anything as appropriate. Second, the FDA added new regulations
on added sugars. We’ve done the same thing and we’ve marked things
which are added sugars, but be sure to check each line item and check anything which is considered
an added sugar. On the bottom, we have the ingredient list, this goes below the label. And on the single serving description, we put in ‘1 piece’, because that is what
the new RACC has defined. And on servings per container
we write in 24 because there are 24 cookies in a package. Scroll all the way down and click Next. In the final review, you can check all of
your work. And if everything looks good,
click Generate Label. On the download page, you can download
your label in various PDF formats. Here, we are going to take a look at
the vertical label. Now this is a PDF of the
new vertical label format. You will notice that the calories is bigger. The design is slightly different and there is an added sugars line as well as new micronutrient disclosures. In the other vertical format
which is called “Simplified” Some line items are removed
if the nutrients are considered insignificant. For the next label, Long Tab Format, it is similar to the other one
except it is in a Tabular Format. And in the Short Tab Label,
it is similar to that one except it is in a shorter format, good for smaller packages. The Linear Label, is good for the smallest size package you will notice that it is text only. The tab full nutrition profile is a review of all the work
that you’ve done. And troubleshoot, is if you are having troubles
with some of the nutrients. For example, if you see the calories
in your label being kind of high you will see a breakdown of every ingredient, and the calories, and the nutrients for each so you can kind of see the breakdown
of everything that is going on. Now that completes the standard way of
creating a nutrition facts label. Now let’s go through the workflow of
creating a Dual Column label. Click Edit and unlock the formulation. Now what we are going to do is instead of 24 cookies,
let’s say we have 3 cookies. So 30 times 3 is 90, we change this to 90
and click Next. As you see here, you will see the regulation check gets flagged that this is a dual column label. We explain why, and the reason is the serving size ratio is greater than 200%
and less than or equal to 300%. In this situation, you have two options. You can chose to reformulate your recipe or you can proceed forward with the workflow. We are just going to proceed forward. Continuing through the wizard,
our ingredients are the same. So we are just going to keep going. We still have 24 servings in this formulation. For the allergen statement,
everything still stays the same. The only difference here is
the servings per container is now 3. In final review, everything still looks good. So we click Generate Label. On the download page, you will notice that the dual column is different
where there is only a vertical and a tabular. Let’s take a look at the vertical. On the vertical page, you can see that the label now has changed to
per serving and per container here. Taking a look at the tabular, it is similar except it’s much wider. This is why in the wizard you are asked about your
total package size in the first step. So we can easily find out
if you’re eligible for a dual column label. Now there is one more workflow
that we are going to go over. Click Edit, click Unlock. Around here, instead of 3 cookies,
we are going to say we have 2 cookies. So we are going to change this to 60. You notice here that a regulation checkup flag that this label’s serving size will be rounded up. It is because the serving size ratio is

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