FoodCALC Releases Latest Update to FDA-Approved Nutrition Facts Panels Product

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Users of the LabelCalc system have already praised the effortless transition made in using the upgraded database.

Nutrition technology experts at FoodCALC have released the newest upgrades to their revolutionary product for food manufacturers, LabelCalc. While the food manufacturing industry has long relied on laboratories or consultants to get products on retail shelves, LabelCalc is the ultimate tool that takes nutrition calculation online, and goes a step further with the instant production of FDA-compliant nutrition labels.

FoodCALC goes beyond a basic database update that is standard with other online products. The company has transformed the process of simple database maintenance into a sophisticated, streamlined product upgrade.

The LabelCalc database is drawn largely from the USDA’s national nutrient database, and is updated annually with the most current versions available. These automated upgrades are designed to produce the most accurate results possible, while enhancing the user experience by removing any hassle involved in accessing the updated ingredient library. The result is nothing short of LabelCalc’s most robust ingredient database to date.

Users of the LabelCalc system have already praised the effortless transition made in using the upgraded database. "It’s great knowing that the updates for the values of the ingredients are automatically taken care of for me. That means absolutely no hassle on my part – one less thing I have to keep track of! It keeps the labels for my products accurate and up to date," said LabelCalc user Ellen Best, President of Wild Virginia Salad Dressing.

The FoodCALC development team’s innovative approach to these system changes means a smooth transition for users, with clear illustrations of affected recipes before and after the upgrade. “These features have been added seamlessly, without any inconvenience being placed on the user,” says FoodCALC’s Director of Nutrition, Alyson Mar, RD. “When a web-based solution like LabelCalc can instantly make these changes without any added cost or suspension in service, it’s increasingly difficult to see the benefits of working with any other platform to obtain nutrition analysis.” Mar is referring to the often-compared method of CD-ROM services to generate nutrition analysis, which offers none of the benefits of a web-based system: manual upgrades of data in the form of replacing a CD being the primary drawback.

LabelCalc’s revolutionary approach to nutrition analysis was the first of its kind to both nutritionally analyze recipes and create compliant labels online. Endorsed by the National Restaurant Association as preferred providers of nutrition analysis, FoodCALC says the company’s core commitment remains to the design and development of web-based applications to make nutrition analysis available and affordable.

About FoodCALC
Founded in 2003, FoodCALC® is the gold standard for web-based nutrition analysis for the food industry. FoodCALC is the leading web-based provider of real-time nutritional analysis and label-compliance solutions for food manufacturers, restaurants, dietitians and chefs. Endorsed by the National Restaurant Association and the state restaurant associations of California, Florida, Oregon, Colorado and Massachusetts, FoodCALC has designed MenuCalc, the industry’s only one-stop resource for analyzing restaurant menus and LabelCalc, for creating accurate, FDA-compliant nutrition fact panels.

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