Recipe Manager Software - Menu Labeling — Applied Data Corp


ADC’s NutriGen recipe manager software takes the hassle out of recipe and ingredient management. NutriGen allows headquarters team members to define standardized recipes, combining vendor-supplied raw ingredients and sub-assemblies with your own specified sub-recipes, such as icing, for example.

NutriGen generates legally-compliant ingredients, nutritional facts, and labeling panels. It also supports Allergen warnings at both the ingredient and recipe level.

Additionally, NutriGen is an easily applicable solution for the FDA’s Final Menu Labeling, part of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), and EU1169  compliance.

With NutriGen, you can:

  • Meet and beat minimum regulatory nutritional and ingredient labeling requirements, including generating calorie counts for menu labeling compliance.
  • Control your recipes and make/bake processes in one central location, eliminating in-store labor duplication.
  • Define each ingredient (sub-assembly or raw) – with its own set of nutrient values – once, and then re-use them in other recipes.
  • Highlight allergens from a configurable list of keywords and include a warning message in the ingredients list.
  • Include pictures and movie-clips in your recipes.
  • Integrate NutriGen with ADC’s InterScale Scales Manager, so you can generate item-change batches and send them directly to in-store scales and label printers.
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Recipe Builder

Defines the recipe breakdown with weights and derived costs.

Ingredients List Generator

Automatically compiles the ingredient list of saleable items in descending weight order.

Nutrition Fact Generator

Automatically aggregates and lists the nutrient values for a saleable item through a rigorous analysis of its recipe ingredients.

Nutri-Fact Editor

Details nutrients at any level of the recipe from sub-assembly to raw-ingredient.

Store View

Allows store associates to view recipes in any web browser.

Data-Importer / Exporter

Populates NutriGen database from a standard XML format data file. Also exports to labeling, printing and scales management systems.

Allergen Tracker

Identifies allergens from a configurable list of keywords, generating an Allergen Warning Panel for product labeling.

Change Batch Generator

Determines the impact of recipe changes and generates a change batch into your scales management system.


With NutriGen, you will be able to:

  • Understand the true cost of recipe items, including packaging and labor.
  • Avoid regulatory fines and store/department closures for inaccurate or missing ingredients or nutrition facts labeling.
  • Reduce potential liabilities from consumer claims regarding allergic reaction to ingredients through inaccurate or missing ingredient and nutritional fact labeling.
  • Quickly identify all saleable goods that use an ingredient, for when you have to recall or remove an undesirable ingredient.
  • Reduce the cost of on-staff or contract nutritionists.


The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued the final requirements for the Menu Labeling Rule, which is a part of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).

The Menu Labeling Rule requires restaurants, supermarkets, convenience store, and other establishments to post calorie information for foods on display, self-service items, and items that appear on menus or menu boards.

Compliance is required by December 1, 2016 and the FDA will begin enforcing the requirements on May 8, 2018.  To read full details of the final rule, click here.

Covered establishments must list calorie information for standard menu items on menus and menu boards and a succinct statement about suggested daily caloric intake. Other nutrient information—total calories, calories from fat, total fat, saturated fat, trans fat, cholesterol, sodium, total carbohydrates, fiber, sugars, and protein—will have to be made available in writing on request.

Additionally, covered establishments will also be required to post a statement on menus and menu boards about the availability of such written nutrition information.

How Can ADC Help?

ADC’s NutriGen Recipe Manager analyzes product recipes to generate accurate nutritional labeling information and calorie counts. NutriGen centrally manages recipes, combining vendor supplied sub-assemblies with a retailer’s raw materials. When used with ADC’s InterScale Scales Manager, the nutritional labeling information is sent to barcode labeling scales, printers, and other media (i.e. in-store digital displays and websites).

Within InterStore, retailers can also deliver demand-based production plans to their stores or central production facilities, containing the required recipes, via the P-Cubed Production Manager. InterScale, NutriGen, and P-Cubed are all available within the InterStore suite, meaning retailers only need one system to meet the requirements of the Menu Labeling Rule.


Are you prepared for EU 1169/2011?

Effective the 13th December 2014, EU 1169/2011 is a new regulation that standardizes the provision of food information available to customers, across the European Union (EU).

Additionally, starting December 2016, nutritional labeling becomes mandatory.

The legislation instructs food manufacturers to provide information on the energy value and 6 nutrients; fat, saturates, carbohydrates, sugars, protein and salt – in that order and expressed per 100g or per 100 ml of product.

This information should be presented in a nutrition table in the same field of vision (most likely toe be the back of the pack), and may in addition be expressed on a per portion basis. Other nutrients (i.e. mono saturates, poly saturates, polyols, starch, fiber, vitamins and minerals) can be included voluntarily.

Mandatory Information

With EU 1169/2011, the company under whose name the foods are marketed is responsible for making accurate food information available to the consumer. Food or ingredient manufacturers are responsible for providing information about the products that they supply, so that retailers or food service businesses can generate the consumer information.

The exact information required will vary between product types but will usually be as shown below. This information may be made available to the final consumer by a label on the product or by other means, including modern technology tools or verbal communication.

  • Date of Minimum Durability (Best Before/Use By)
  • Product Name
  • Net Quantity
  • Storage Conditions and/or Conditions of Use (Keep Frozen or Cook in Oven)
  • Allergens (Must be emphasized in ingredient text – use bold, color or underlined text)
  • Ingredients List
  • Quantity of Key Ingredients
  • Country of Origin
  • Name and Address
  • Nutritional Information (Mandatory from December 2016)

How Can ADC Help?

ADC’s NutriGen Recipe Manager is a web-centric software solution that analyses product recipes to generate EU 1169/2011 compliant nutritional labelling information, including emphasizing allergens with bold, color or underlined text.

When used with ADC’s InterScale Scales Manager, the compliant data can be sent to barcode labeling scales, printers and any other media, e.g. web sites, in-store digital displays and smart phones.

NutriGen and InterScale can be accessed on any device with web browser capabilities.