With the compliance date for the FDA menu labeling requirements fast approaching, Mérieux NutriSciences is excited to offer testing and consulting services that will make compliance a breeze for our customers.
Our services begin with a menu review to assess the needs of our customer. We then recommend methods of analysis appropriate for each recipe. Most menus will require a combination of both lab analysis and calculated analysis. Nutrient data from the analyses are compiled and used to provide the required nutrient information for each menu item in order to comply with menu labeling regulations.
Our team of experts have extensive knowledge of the new FDA menu labeling requirements and will provide detailed and expert knowledge for our customers’ menu labeling needs.
Menu Labeling by Laboratory Analysis
Mérieux NutriSciences offers Nutrition Labeling packages compliant with all FDA regulations. Laboratory analysis is the gold standard in validating your nutrient profile or when nutrient content is unknown. You send in your food products and Mérieux NutriSciences analyzes in our laboratories utilizing AOAC or equivalent methods run on various chemistry instrumentation. A Certificate of Analysis is produced with complete nutrient results.
Are you ready to have your products tested? Mérieux NutriSciences offers a comprehensive range of nutritional analyses to provide our customers with the most complete and accurate analytical results.
Menu Labeling by Calculated Analysis
Mérieux NutriSciences offers nutrition analysis by calculated (database) analysis. Calculated analysis is a computerized analysis using a Nutrition Database software (e.g. Genesis R & D®). Calculated analysis may be appropriate for certain products that have not undergone extensive processing (e.g. fried, cooked, baked). There are no physical samples to send into a lab. Instead, detailed records of your products formulation and ingredients are necessary to build the nutrient profile. Our Food Labeling Compliance Specialists will help you determine if your product is appropriate for calculated analysis.