Nutrition Analysis Service - "We Do It For You"



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MenuSano Nutrition Analysis Software

MenuSano offers two ways to get a nutrition analysis of food items. One way is to subscribe to MenuSano and conduct the nutrition analysis yourself. The other way is to have one of our nutrition analysis team members do it. MenuSano's "We Do It For You" nutrition analysis service provides you with a thorough nutrition analysis of any recipe. Included in the service are:

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Excel Report

An excel report with a nutritional breakdown of each ingredient in your recipe.

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Recipe PDF

A PDF document displaying a nutrition fact label, recipe details, and recipe instructions.

Nutrition Fact Label

Nutrition Fact Label

A high resolution (300 dpi) nutrition fact label in JPG format with an optional ingredients list and allergen statement.

Nutrition Analysis Service FAQ

  • 1. How does it work?

    You will send us your recipe(s) including the weights and measurements for each ingredient and the serving sizes. Specifically, you will be asked for the following:

    • Serving Size
      A serving size is a quantity of food that can be reasonably consumed at a single eating occasion. Both Health Canada and the Food and Drug Administration of the United States (FDA) has a table of reference amounts for food to use as a guideline. MenuSano will require the following serving size information to create a nutrition fact label:
      • Serving size in grams**
      • A household serving size equivalent to the serving size in grams. A household unit of measurement includes cups, tbsp, tsp, fractions (¼ pizza) or whole units (6 crackers). For US labels, oz or fl. oz is also acceptable. In some cases, household measurements are not required and just the grams measurement is sufficient. If you are unsure, just let us know and we will help.
      • For US labels, the number of servings per container
    • Ingredients list
      If required, MenuSano can provide an ingredients list directly below the nutrition fact label. For custom ingredients, you will be required to provide the ingredients contained in them. The best way to provide this is with a photo of the ingredients list.
    • Allergens
      If required, MenuSano can include an allergen statement on the nutrition fact label immediately after the ingredients list. The nutrition analysis team member will identify the allergens present in a recipe, however, for branded ingredients, a photo of the ingredients list will be required.
      You will be required to provide the “may contain” statement. This is for the case of possible allergens that may exist in the food product as a result of cross-contamination. This is a precautionary statement. Here is an example:
      • Ingredients: White beans, Water, Sugars, Pork, Salt, Modified cornstarch, Onion powder, Mustard, Spices.
        Contains: Mustard
        May contain(or May contain): Sesame, Soybeans

    A nutrition analysis team member will create the recipe in MenuSano, create the nutrition fact label with the optional ingredients list and allergens. In 1-3 business days, we will send you the nutrition analysis and label.

  • 2. Can the serving size be in other units of measurements, or just grams?

    ** MenuSano can only generate a nutrition fact label in grams. If mL, oz, quart, etc. is required, MenuSano can conduct a nutrition analysis, however, a nutrition label cannot be provided with other units of measurement. Please ensure that you are aware of the measurements required on your nutrition fact label by your governing body.

  • 3. What do I need to provide for my recipe?

    We will require the ingredients used and how much of each ingredient. Our nutrition analysis rep may ask you for alternate units of measurement for your recipe. You may be asked to weigh certain ingredients and provide the weight in grams, especially for Custom Ingredients.

  • 4. What is a Custom Ingredient?

    A custom ingredient in MenuSano is typically an ingredient that is not available in our database and is usually a product. It may be the case that the item does exist in our database, but for accuracy, it is better to use your product rather than a generic one from the database. In order for the nutrition analysis team to add a custom ingredient, a photo of the nutrition fact label on the product packaging is required. If that is not available, your supplier will be able to provide the nutrition information.

  • 5. How long do I have to wait to get my analysis?

    The turn around time is typically 1-3 business days. This may take longer if nutrition information of custom ingredients or alternate units of measurement are required.

  • 6. What nutrition fact labels are available?

    The following nutrition fact labels are available. Note that we are adding new labels frequently. Contact Us if you don't see the label you need.

    The following Canadian Food Inspection Agency nutrition fact label templates are available.

    • Bilingual Standard Format English First (4.8 cm x 7.37 cm)
    • Bilingual Standard Format French First (4.8 cm x 7.37 cm)
    • Bilingual Standard Format English First (5.44 cm x 7.94 cm)
    • Bilingual Standard Format French First (5.44 cm x 7.94 cm)
    • English Standard Format (4.8 x 6.31 cm)
    • English Standard Format (5.19 x 6.84 cm)
    • English Standard Format Condensed Font (3.95 x 5.59 cm)
    • English Standard Format Condensed Font (4.06 x 5.86 cm)
    • English Standard Format Condensed Font (4.16 x 6.14 cm)
    • English Standard Format Condensed Font (4.8 x 6.31 cm)
    • French Standard Format (4.8 x 6.31 cm)
    • French Standard Format (5.19 x 6.84 cm)
    • French Standard Format Condensed Font (3.95 x 5.59 cm)
    • French Standard Format Condensed Font (4.06 x 5.86 cm)
    • French Standard Format Condensed Font (4.16 x 6.14 cm)
    • French Standard Format Condensed Font (4.8 x 6.31 cm)
    • Sugar Alcohol Bilingual Standard Format English First (5.44 cm x 7.94 cm)
    • Sugar Alcohol Bilingual Standard Format French First (5.44 cm x 7.94 cm)
    • Sugar Alcohol English Standard Format (5.19 x 6.84 cm)
    • Sugar Alcohol French Standard Format (5.19 x 6.84 cm)
    • Cannabis Bilingual No THC Icon English First
    • Cannabis Bilingual No THC Icon French First
    • Cannabis Bilingual with THC Icon English First
    • Cannabis Bilingual with THC Icon French First
    • Cannabis English No THC Icon
    • Cannabis English with THC Icon
    • Cannabis French No THC Icon

    The following Food and Drug Administration of the United States (FDA) nutrition fact label templates are available.

    • Standard Vertical
    • Vertical Display with Micronutrients Listed Side-by-Side
    • Tabular Display for Small or Intermediate Sized Packages
    • Sugar Alcohol FDA Standard Vertical
    • Sugar Alcohol Tabular Display for Small or Intermediate Sized Packages
  • 7. How does MenuSano compare to a laboratory analysis?

    To derive the nutrition facts of a meal, there are two ways to do this. The more traditional approach is a chemical analysis performed in a lab where food is incinerated and tested for its nutrient content. However, the results of this process are limited to that specific sample; unavoidable variations during preparation or ingredient variations cannot be accounted for. This also requires testing multiple samples to obtain an average, in turn making the process very costly – on average $800/dish.

    The second type is called Theoretical Analysis which is the MenuSano method and is done via calculation by taking data from ingredients that have been previously chemically tested and scaling those nutrient values to match the amounts used in the final food product. Both the USDA and Health Canada have compiled a database that includes nutritional information for ingredients commonly found in the Canadian and US diet. Not only is MenuSano the more affordable solution, but it is also the more flexible and accurate approach to calculating nutritional facts.

  • 8. How much does it cost?

    $125 / + HST per label.

 

 

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MenuSano Nutrition Analysis Software