15 Grove Street
for Nutritional Analysis Clients
Any and all
information you provide to us will be held confidential and will not
be discussed with anyone without your permission. We will be happy to
provide you with a copy of our confidentiality agreement or to
execute one that you have. With or without a confidentiality
agreement, we consider all information and recipes you provide to be
the right to seek the guidance or assistance from the appropriate
regulatory officials and your production staff or co-packer to
complete the analysis of your product.
a computerized nutritional analysis of your product using your
standardized recipe and a data base of 45,000+ ingredients. PLEASE
NOTE that the standardized database lists ingredients in a format
that may be different from how you would list the ingredient.
Sometimes the listing can be changed, in other cases it must remain
different label formats that can be viewed on our website. We will
a PDF for your review. Based upon your review we will make any
desired and allowable changes to the label such as ingredients,
format, portion size, etc.
appropriate and/or requested we provide consulting related to
standardizing recipes and altering recipes to make a more consistent,
healthy, or salable product. These services are charged for
separately from the nutritional analysis and label generation.
provide you with the nutritional analysis and allergen statement. It
will be up to you (and your graphic designer) to ensure that your
label meets all applicable state and federal labeling standards. We
recommend that you have a proof of your final label approved by the
appropriate state and fereral authorities.
We can help
you find a graphic designer to design your logo and your product
label or are happy to work with your designer. We do not currently
have an in-house graphic designer. Advice and consulting on label
design is not included in the nutritional analysis.
We Need From You
We need a
standardized recipe that lists all ingredients and amounts used as
well as the recipe yield and portion and container size. Where
specific brands are used in the recipe, we will need to know the
brand and it is generally a good idea to provide us with a copy of
the nutritional label from that product in case it is not already in
the database. In general, the
more information you can give us, the smoother and faster the
need to know whether you want the label to be place horizontally or
vertically and whether you want the full or simplified version (see
our website for examples).
will work as promptly as possible on your label(s), we cannot provide
a complete and accurate label without complete information from you.
The following is a “typical” timeframe and is based upon your
timely response to our needs for information or clarification:
–We receive the recipe and quickly review it to see if it seems
clear and complete. If we need any additional information from you,
we contact you by email or phone.
– We email you a draft of the nutritional label with any questions
– We make any changes or corrections you want or revise the label
to account for more accurate information provided by you. We email
you another draft of the label. If you approve this second draft,
you can start using it either by printing it yourself or forwarding
the file to a printer or graphic designer.
generally out of the office on Mondays and Thursdays, so please do
not include these dates when calculating our response time.
We had a
situation where a client rushed the process, providing us with
incomplete or inaccurate information and changed their mind on what
they wanted included on the label because they were in a hurry to get
into production. This created stress and dissatisfaction on their
part and ours. We strongly suggest that you allow sufficient time to
provide information and perhaps additional information, as well as to
review the draft label. We suggest that you allow at least two weeks
for this process, plus
the time for your graphic designer or printer to receive the
information and produce your labels.
We charge a
flat $100.00 per recipe, including the following:
initial review of ingredients and communication to you about missing
first draft of the label.
second draft of the label.
additional label drafts are needed there is no charge if
we were at fault. If
additional drafts are necessary because of information that you
failed to supply or because you want changes made, for whatever
reason, there will be a $35.00 charge for each new draft.
have similar recipes that require different labels, each label
prepared for the similar recipes will be charged at a rate of $35.00
per label. Recipes are considered different enough to warrant the
full $100.00 charge when 20% or more of the ingredients (by number)
are different or have different amounts. Where foods are packaged in
different sized containers there is a $10.00 charge for preparing the
labels for each different package size.
Examples of the four Nutritional Label formats we offer: