Create Your Own Nutrition Facts Label

Posted on August 07, 2014 by

We think ReciPal is the best way to create your own nutrition labels easily and affordably. And we want to keep making it easier for everyone that might need nutrition labels.

For those users that already have nutrition data and just need to create a label, one solution we’ve been advocating is to take the nutrition information from their product, create a custom ingredient based on that data, then create a recipe with that ingredient. That’s a little cumbersome, so we’re trying to streamline it a bit.

NutriBase Partnership

Edit: As of August 18, 2015 we no longer support importing NutriBase nutrition files.

To that end, we’ve partnered with NutriBase to allow their customers to import their nutrition files into ReciPal to generate nutrition labels. Lots of dietitians and companies use NutriBase as their nutrition software and it can be challenging and expensive to create nutrition labels from that data.

How To Export NutriBase Data

The export feature is fairly new to NutriBase and not completely obvious, so we’ll go over it here if you’re not already familiar with it.

On your recipe page, right-click and select "Nutrition Facts Label (U.S.)" or "Nutrition Facts Table (Canada)". Or click the ‘Create Label’ button - it might also say ‘NFL (U.S.)’ or ‘NFT (Canada)’ as in the image below.

NutriBase nutrition label page

Right click from your recipe to get to the nutrition label page.

That will take you to the NutriBase nutrition label screen. From here you right-click over the nutrition information and you can choose which format to export your data - either one will work. Decide where you want to save it, and you can import this file into ReciPal to create customizable professional nutrition labels.

Export NutriBase nutrition data

Right click over the nutrition data to export your data.

How To Import Into ReciPal

Once you've exported and saved your data, create a ReciPal account and you'll be taken to your Recipe Dashboard, which is where you'll import your NutriBase file. There's a link to "Import Recipe From File" - click that and you'll see a file upload dialog like below. Select or drag your file onto the "Choose File" button, then click the "Import Nutribase File" button.

Import nutrition data to ReciPal

Click "Import Recipe From File", select your file, and import.

This will create a recipe with your nutrition information. Under "Recipe Actions" click "Edit Recipe" to change the serving size, servings per container, and net weight, click "Ingredient List" to update the ingredient list, or click "Recipe Label" to customize and save your label.

Finalize recipe for label

Pick where you want to go from the Recipe Actions menu.

And that's it. Create a free ReciPal account to get started.

More programs to import from

We hope this will help a lot of NutriBase users save time and money when they have to create nutrition labels.

Do you use another nutrition program that you’d want to import your data from? Let us know by email or leave a comment below. We’d love to help you make your nutrition labeling as easy as possible.

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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