|NutriBase Professional and Network Editions support the creation of U.S. Nutrition Facts Labels. (We also support the creation of Canadian Nutriton Facts Tables.) To create a label, open the recipe you want to generate a label for and click the “Nutrition Facts Label” button.
You can select additional nutrients to include in your label. In addition to the basic label data, you can add: Polyunsaturated Fat, Monounsaturated Fat, Potassium, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Calcium, Iron, Vitamin D, Vitamin E, Vitamin K, Thiamin, Riboflavin, Niacin, Vitamin B6, Folate, Vitamin B12, Biotin, Pantothenic Acid, Phosphorus, Iodine, Magnesium, Zinc, Selenium, Copper, Manganese, Chromium, Chloride, and/or Molybdenum.
Enter an allergen statement. To do so, check the box for this and type in your statement.
Include a sorted ingredient listing. To do this, check the box to include your ingredient listing. Your ingredients will be listed in descending order based on their gram weight contribution to your recipe. You can edit your ingredient listing as desired. (The ingredient names are truncated after the first comma included in the Food Name so edit as required.) To make permanent changes to the ingredient names, open the recipe and edit the ingredient names in the recipe itself. Click the “Upper Case” and “Mixed Case” buttons to edit the ingredient cases.
Create the NFL. Create the Nutrition Facts Label by clicking the “Create NFL” button. All values will be rounded in accordance with the FDA rounding rules for Nutrition Facts Labels. The nutrients that are required to be presented as a percentage of daily values will be calculated for you as well. After you create the label, you can print it by clicking the Print icon.
To save the label to an image format, click the Save icon (it looks like a diskette). Notice you can save the label as a BMP, JPG, WMF or EMF. The BMP format is suitable for word processor documents, the JPG file will work on any web site page, and the Windows Metafile and Enhanced Metafile formats are publication quality formats that you can hand over to your printer for mass production.
The label created by NutriBase is basic, yet it is by far the most popular label format in use today. If you need labels formatted differently, you may need to use a different program. Because these programs tend to be much more expensive than NutriBase, many NutriBase users who need other formats will take the label created by NutriBase and hand it over to a graphics artist to create the new format for their end use. This is not difficult to do because all the rounding rules and percentage calculations have been done for you. This may be the most economical method for you to meet various labeling requirements.