CSB-System, Willowbrook, Ill., developed a program that enables manufacturers to meet EU regulations for food information to consumers, in particular identifying nutritional values for products, which will become mandatory by December 2016.
The CSB-System Nutritional Value Management system can calculate, identify and manage all ingredients, nutritional values, allergens and genetically-modified ingredients in the production process.
How it works is, the program links product ingredients with the original raw materials supplied. When recipes are created and produced, all of the relevant data is then transferred, so that the nutritional values, including any allergen or GMO retail, are automatically calculated and the information transferred to the product label.
The system can be tailored to the requirements of different national and international standards, giving manufacturers full flexibility in the supply of products to different countries.