Canadian Bilingual Format with French Ingredients First

Posted on June 15, 2017 by

In ReciPal's Canadian bilingual format, the English ingredient list and allergen declaration have always been shown ahead of the French ones. And we didn't have any way for you to change that inside the software. But no more! You can now switch the order because sometimes, especially in Quebec, it just makes more sense to have the French come first.

Furthermore, when using the New Canadian formats, this option will reverse all the text in the nutrition label as well.

Setting The Option

Once you've chosen the bilingual format, you'll find the option for "French Ingredients First" under the "Label Sections" menu on the label page. Just check the box.


Choosing French Ingredients First Toggle

To show your French ingredients and allergens above the English just check the box.

Seeing The Results

You won't see a change on the screen for the ingredients and allergens when you check the box. But when you download the label, the French ingredients and allergens will come before the English ones.


French Ingredients First label download

Et voila!

We hope the extra flexibility in ReciPal's nutrition label maker is useful . Let us know what you think in the comments below!


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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