Please read through all the required information needed to complete a USDA database generated nutritional analysis. A retainer payment can be made at the bottom of this page.

I use the nutritional labeling program called Genesis, their website, (www.esha.com) describes the program details. Genesis is an industry-standard program that many food companies use to calculate Nutrition Facts Panel (NFP). The program uses food nutrient information generated from the USDA database and from ingredient manufacturers to create a final label. Other programs exist, but many manufacturing companies feel comfortable with Genesis because of its reputation, reliability, and regulation updates.

In order for me to perform nutritional analysis, please provide the following information:

Needed Information

  • Product Formulation (weight in grams and/or percentages)
  • Nutritional information per 100 grams for each ingredient (if available) if not- please send a typed up copy of what is stated on the panel of ingredient being used. Photos of labels not accepted.
  • Ingredient statements for complex ingredients used
    • IE- you may use a soy sauce that has soybeans, salt, and wheat in it—I need to know each individual ingredient within that sauce.
  • A list of all the allergens and sensitive ingredients in your product
    • USA allergens include milk, eggs, fish, shellfish, tree nuts (including coconut), peanuts, wheat and soy.
    • Sensitive ingredients include gluten, sesame seeds and mustard
  • The cooking process (water lost through baking needs to be considered)
  • Total weight of product before and after cooking
  • Your serving size in grams
    • This must be based on the FDA Reference Amounts Customarily Consumed Per Eating Occasion Section 101.12
  • http://www.accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/cdrh/cfdocs/cfcfr/cfrsearch.cfm?fr=101.12
  • Number of servings per package (divide total weight by serving size)
  • The length and width of your product package (for label sizing purposes- label can be vertical, horizontal or linear)

Database nutritional analysis is only as accurate as the information that is plugged into the program. If you do not submit the correct official documentation directly from the manufacturer, you will jeopardize the accuracy of your label.

A retainer fee of $350 per label is required. I will provide an estimate of total cost once I receive all of the requested details listed above. The total cost may only be $350 however additional fees may be added to your bill if:

  • Your product is complicated,
  • Your product has complex ingredients
  • If you have specific labeling requests or want to make “claims”
  • If you don’t provide information as requested and I must research it for you

Disclaimer: The accuracy of the data supplied to consultant for conducting a nutrition analysis is solely the responsibility of the client. The accuracy of clients formulas, recipes, measures & weights of ingredients, production yields, the additional data pertaining to the other ingredients such as nutrition information for specific ingredients used by client in the recipe, and any other information supplied to consultant is the responsibility of the client. Consultant is only responsible for the accuracy of nutrition analysis based on the accuracy of the data supplied by client. Nutritional analysis information provided by consultant is based on the estimated database analysis using available standard USDA ingredients or specific brand name ingredients that are contained within consultant’s computer database programs. Some nutritional values may vary depending on the exact ingredients and specific brand name ingredients used by client to produce its food product. Consultants sole liability arising out of, or in connection with, the service provided herein, shall not exceed the invoice of said services. Consultant is not a law firm and does not give legal advice. Nothing contained in this message should be construed as legal advice or the practice of law.

Payment for services: A retainer of $350 is required for Nutritional analysis work. Once all the required information is provided, I will give you an estimate of what it will cost to generate your label.