Making Nutrition Labels in Canada? ReciPal Software Can Help

Posted on by Savannah Brodeur

Did you know that ReciPal is Canada’s easiest, most inexpensive way to get nutrition facts panels that automatically comply with Health Canada regulations?

Lev Berlin, the founder, has decided to feature a new software installment for the making of nutrition labels in Canada.

But, what does ReciPal do? recipalbig

Most food entrepreneurs want to focus on producing and selling their foods, not labeling them. Who wants to do the math when it comes to nutrition labels, when they could be focusing on crafting their foods, and perfecting their recipes?

That’s where ReciPal comes in. When you don’t want to sacrifice time and money using a laboratory to determine the nutrition values, caloric content, and daily percentages in your food, the ReciPal website’s instant, web-based software configures your nutrition facts panel for you.

But what does this have to do with printing your own labels?

The nutrition facts panel that ReciPal automatically creates for you can be printed in-house, and on-demand with your QuickLabel printer. If you want a more in-depth look on how it’s done check out this video:

 

ReciPal for Canadian Nutrition Labeling

Our friends at ReciPal are currently undergoing a software update that features Canadian nutrition label formats that comply with the Health Canada regulations.

But, without knowing the Health Canada regulations, you won’t know what new features this new ReciPal update will contain. So let’s take a look.

All food labels in Canada have to have be in both the French and English.  To comply with the Health Canada regulations, manufacturers usually use linear labels, which allow for two of these labels to rest on top of each other – one in Canadian English, and the other in Canadian French.

If you’re wondering what that looks like, don’t fret. Just take a look below:

From top to bottom: The Canadian English label, and the Canadian French label.
From top to bottom: The Canadian English label, and the Canadian French label.

With a simple click of a box, in ReciPal’s nutrition panel editor, you can translate your labels into Canadian French, or have them in Canadian English. It’s that easy.

ReciPal also ensures that the correct Canadian formatting is in place for all of your ingredients lists and nutrition panels – so you never have to worry about font size,  special characters, line thickness, layout, or color contrast. Plus, ReciPal knows which facts must be included on a compliant nutrition panel,  so when you input your recipe, the mandatory information is automatically generated!

The Kiaro! and Recipal

How can you get the most out of using ReciPal? By printing your labels, nutrition panels and ingredients lists with the Kiaro! label printer. With the capability to print your food labels in astounding 1200 DPI resolution, you’ll ensure that the intricate details (and small text sizes) on your nutrition labels are perfectly printed every single time.

Printing compliant food labels in-house with a Kiaro! label printer also gives you the capability to control your compliance in-house, by overseeing each part of the labeling process: design and printing.  You’ll have fewer labeling mistakes because you’ll be able to control the entire labeling process.

The Kiaro! is capable of printing labels in batches of any size, big or small. With the Kiaro! label printer and ReciPal food labeling software you’ll always have completely compliant nutrition labels regardless of your recipe or production demand.

We know you’re in the food business, not the labeling business. So check ReciPal out, whether you’re in the USA or in Canada, because it will surely shave off the cost of time and money involved with creating your nutrition facts panels.

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Can New Labels Help With Those New Year’s Resolutions?

Posted on by Kelsey Sullivan
Progressive Labs prints easy to read nutrition labels with the Kiaro!
Progressive Labs prints easy to read nutrition labels with the Kiaro!

Nutrition Labels Turn 20, FDA Decides It May Be Time for them to Have a Face Lift

Just as I started to write this, I decided to make a trip to the vending machine for pretzels. As I devoured the whole bag, I glanced at the tiny nutrition label on the back of the package. Much to my surprise, the little bag has two servings! I definitely did not mean to eat that many calories in pretzel sticks today!

We all know that many containers that seem like single servings actually have the nutrition facts labeled as more than one. This can be tricky, and easily lead to overconsumption. Despite the plethora of nutrition facts on a label (is it too much?), consumers are often missing or misinterpreting the important stuff!

 

Nutrition Label for Broth
Nutrition Label for Broth

The US Food and Drug Administration is hoping to amend current regulations to “modernize it” ..The proposed rule is intended to build a food safety system for the future that makes modern, science-, and risk-based preventive controls the norm across all sectors of the food system.”

An article from The Washington Post points out that one of the important issues that should be addressed is “that the standard label offers two dozen numbers. But who, other than a nutritionist, might know whether to put back a food that is high in vitamin C and fiber — but also high in sodium and saturated fat?”

Some of the things that are being reviewed are whether consumers are more likely to make healthy choices if the label is formatted differently, such as in a different font, type size, and other changes.

If you would like to, or need to update your nutrition labels, we have a printer that is ideal for printing small text very clearly. The Kiaro! inkjet label printer allows you to fit all of the necessary information on your label in a clear and attractive way.

Kiaro! inkjet label printer
Kiaro! inkjet label printer

The importance of meeting label regulations for food and beverage companies is obvious. Being slowed down or facing fines because of incorrect or inadequate labeling can be financially detrimental.

Luckily, with the Kiaro! label printer it is so fast and easy to print labels of any batch size, so you can make changes to your labels at a moment’s notice.

 If you would like to learn more about how the Kiaro! can help your business meet label requirements while still looking great, please schedule an in-person demonstration at your office.

 

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