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Why it's important
- If your restaurant is part of a chain of 20 or more establishments you are legally obligated to provide nutritional information on your menu (including drive thru menus). With the passage of the Affordable Care Act in March 2010, section 4205 included a requirement that establishments with 20 or more locations provide their customers menu information.
- You may have a statement on your menu that says something like this: “Additional nutrition information available upon request.”
- If you package food for retail sale you will need to display a nutrition declaration for the product. This is usually referred to as back of pack nutrition labeling.
How to do it
Each ingredient has an area for Nutrient Codes. These codes come directly from the USDA database.
- Search for the USDA nutrient code.
The nutrient box lives on the lower left of every ingredient screen. Type in the name of the ingredient and find the ingredient most closely related.
This is a Prep Recipe for roasted salmon. Each ingredient has a USDA or Custom Nutrient Code:
We then use this Prep Recipe for salmon in a Serving Recipe:
At the bottom of that Serving recipe is a Nutrition Section. Using the USDA and Custom Nutrition Codes and based on the amount of each ingredient used we calculate the Nutrition Facts label: