Nutrition Facts Labels
You can make your very own nutrition labels in-house with MenuSano. MenuSano is an award-winning, affordable online nutrition value calculator tool allowing food service providers to produce and download printable nutrition facts labels at 300dpi, in jpg or PDF format. The easy to use tool takes the worry, cost, and confusion out of nutrition facts labelling so you can concentrate on what you do best; cooking great food with great service.
MenuSano is designed to be flexible and has several key features that will allow you to boost sales. The software has been tested for over 5 years by restaurants, hospitals, as well as public health departments.
MenuSano is an easy to use nutrition facts calculator. Simply key in the ingredients data and nutrition information that is displayed on your restaurant menus or your clear and easily understandable labels suitable for packaged foods.
Nutritional value information has been proven to drive changes in consumer behaviour. This enriches customer decision-making which in turn increases customer satisfaction. All types of foodservice providers have experienced an increase in sales after displaying nutritional value information. When restaurants and foodservice providers display nutritional facts information, customers are convinced that their nutritional requirements are met. Such certainty increases customer loyalty and retention. With a host of awards from regulatory and industry excellence bodies, MenuSano generates nutrition value information that consumers want and need.
Nutrition Facts Labeling and the Law
The government’s desire to keep populations healthy means that many food businesses must follow certain regulations. MenuSano adheres to the new nutrition label format introduced by Health Canada and the U.S Food and Drug Administration.
If you’re a producer of packaged food or if you run a restaurant with more than one location, you must by law supply nutritional facts information. However, even if you are just a single site restaurant, there is compounding evidence that providing nutrition value information will benefit you in several ways. So don’t let your larger competitors steal away your customers!
Nutrition Value Information Database
With the introduction of the menu labelling legislation, businesses are gearing up to produce compliant nutrition facts labels for their customers in line with industry regulations. MenuSano uses a database of 250,000 plus ingredients commonly found in the Canadian and USA diet collated by Health Canada and the USDA. Nutritional value information is displayed in accordance with government criteria and clearly shows macronutrients and several important micronutrients. The information is recorded either in grams or milligrams, whichever is most appropriate. The data is also expressed as a percentage of the recommended daily value (DV), for consumers to easily understand.
Nutrition Facts Label Creation Process
Creating nutrition facts labels for both your recipes and your dishes couldn’t be easier with Menusano. Simply input the quantities of the ingredients that comprise each product and MenuSano will display the nutritional information that can be instantly downloadable as an image or a PDF file, and inserted into your food menu. It’s super easy to save individual items and then combine them to make up dishes with individual components and elements.
You can display the individual item separately or combine side orders for a complete meal. For example, you may choose to display the nutritional information content of a steak separately and allow your customers to add the side orders they choose. Conversely, you can easily use the software to combine sides to complete a typically chosen whole meal such as a hamburger, fries, and salad.
Unilingual and bilingual Canadian and FDA nutrition labels are available, and in many dimensions, with MenuSano. Some features allow you to highlight and detail Allergen and Dietary statements (such as Organic, Vegan, Keto, etc.), as well as detailing ingredients. Now, you can add sugar alcohol to satisfy your template for your Keto nutrition labels.
Nutrition Facts Calculation Method
How MenuSano Works
MenuSano uses a theoretical nutritional analysis method to calculate the nutritional value of your dishes and products. This is just as accurate when compared to the original laboratory analysis approach. It also has the added benefits of being quicker and more affordable. Theoretical analysis can be more accurate than traditional laboratory nutritional value analysis, as it uses a mean nutritional value for the content of food, which varies naturally from season to season.
With the MenuSano software at your fingertips, your chefs can adapt and experiment with dishes as many times as they like to come up with the perfect marriage of a great-tasting and nutritionally appealing product your customers will love.
Change and experiment with the sodium, fat, and sugar content of popular and new dishes to cater to all types of consumers. With MenuSano, you can ensure that your menu has products suitable for Vegans and Vegetarians, as well as people with diabetes, gluten, and other food allergies. Health-conscious consumers and those that need to follow low fat or sodium diets can also be catered to.