New (2020/2021) Vertical FDA Label is now the Default Nutrition Label Format on ReciPal

Posted on February 03, 2020 by

We've had the New FDA nutrition label formats on ReciPal for quite some time now! Most companies aren't required to use the new format until early next year (2021), but for larger companies (>$10mm food sales) it's 2020.

At this point, most companies want to be using the new format for any new labels, so that's what we're going to help happen.

Default Format = New FDA Vertical

So now the default format for new recipes and labels is the New FDA Vertical format! Existing recipes and labels won't be affected - they'll use whatever label format they were using before.

But new recipes and labels will start with the New Vertical FDA format unless otherwise specified by the user (like setting a default label format).

As always, you can still change the overall label format using the Label Type dropdown menu on the label page of any recipe, right above the label itself :)


Changing your Nutrition Label Format on ReciPal

Here's how you change label formats.

Final Thoughts

We think this will make things a little easier creating nutrition labels for new users and new recipes if you aren't already using the new FDA format, but let us know if you think we can make your food business life easier in any other way!


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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