Labelify uses database nutritional analysis, which means it calculates your recipe's nutritional values based on your given ingredients, all from your web browser. We do not analyze your product in a lab, so you don't need to send us your product.
Once you have added your recipe, you can generate a Nutrition Facts Table and/or an ingredients list, ready to be added to your product label.
Yes, you can download a PDF file that is ready to print.
No, Labelify is a nutrition labelling software and does not offer lab analysis.
Yes, they are built according to the Canadian regulations provided by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency.
Yes, only the new format is used. See the Government of Canada’s website for more information on what changed.
Labelify uses database nutritional analysis, which relies on nutrition calculations. Health Canada and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency recognize database analysis as valid when the method is deemed suitable for the product. However, significantly altered products are not suitable, for example, deep-fried food, as it is difficult to estimate the amount of fat absorbed during the frying process.
Here is a non-extensive list of processes where you would require lab analysis instead of database nutrition analysis:
There is no certification needed to create and use your own labels in Canada.
There is no approval given by the Government of Canada, as the industry is responsible for ensuring that their nutrition labelling is accurate and follows regulations.
Health Canada recognizes database nutritional analysis (which is what Labelify uses) as valid, as long as it is deemed suitable for your product.
Right after completing your registration, no delay!
All plans are recurring and paid monthly. You can cancel your subscription anytime.
You don’t lose any data. You may still access all your data but cannot modify or add recipes or ingredients.
You may subscribe only for one month to get your label done. Then if you ever need to modify it in the future or create additional labels, you can simply re-activate your account, and your data won't be lost.
You can create bilingual labels and Nutrition Facts Tables, but you have to translate the name of your ingredients. Our ingredients database is already available in both English and French.
Most of the ingredients available in our database at the moment are from the official Canadian Nutrient File. We will eventually add more, but for now, you can easily add your own ingredients to your personal database.
The process is as simple as entering a name and setting the values for each relevant nutrient. A quick user guide is available in the panel with details about the process.
Ingredients in our database are generic rather than brand specific. It is always recommended to input your specific ingredient's values for more accuracy.
There are strict rules to follow for rounding values on the nutrition facts tables that are pre-established by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency. Your value most definitely just passed a threshold and got rounded up. Refer to the Canadian Food Inspection Agency's website for more details on rounding rules.