Attachments when Creating Custom Ingredients

Posted on July 21, 2017 by

You might have seen that we created Recipe Cards recently, and one of the features of a recipe card is that you can attach a photo to the card as a reference for what your finished product looks like. Useful for kitchen staff and general recipe reference.

Attachments for Custom Ingredients

Just like you can attach an image to a recipe card, you can now attach an image or PDF to a custom ingredient. Before, you could only include a link to a data source, but sometimes that data source is a spec sheet from a supplier or a photo of the packaging itself, which doesn't work as a link. In that case, simply attach the file to the custom ingredient as the primary data source.

Custom Ingredient Attachments

Just attach a file rather than including a data source URL.

Reference and Verification

What this does it allow custom ingredients to be more easily cross-referenced and verified when you want to double check that you set it up right, when you are using an ingredient that another user created, or when we at ReciPal are going through to verify custom ingredients.

It makes it easier to find mistakes and double check ingredient data against a reliable source like an ingredient label or supplier spec sheet and making your nutrition labels more reliable.

Closing Thoughts

We've been meaning to set this up for a while and are glad it's finally up on ReciPal. Let us know any comments or questions as always.

About Lev Berlin

Lev Berlin ReciPal SlantShack Author Bio

Lev Berlin is the founder & CEO of ReciPal. Having previously been a founder of SlantShack Jerky, he needed nutrition labels and simple tools to start and run the business. He's read the FDA food labeling code countless times in the process of creating ReciPal and helping small food businesses with their labels. He's reviewed and created thousands of food labels, and been a mentor and guest speaker at food incubators, food business courses, and regulatory conferences, like Brooklyn Foodworks and ICE.

After graduating from Princeton with an engineering degree, Lev was a management consultant, then founder or early employee at half a dozen startups. He loves nothing more than helping other small businesses get off the ground and achieve their goals.

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