To set characterising ingredients and components for the label of a recipe:
- Open the recipe.
- On the FoodWorks toolbar, click Label.
- Click the Ingredients tab.
- To select characterising ingredients, in the Characterising Ingredients box, click the ingredients.
- In the Characterising Components box, click the characterising components.
- On the FoodWorks toolbar, click Save.
- In the Ingredient Groups box, if there are no ingredient groups shown, then none of the ingredients used for this recipe have been assigned to an ingredient group. You can assign an ingredient to a group when setting its Label Declaration—see How do I declare a Recipe, Sub-Recipe or Raw Material as a compound ingredient?, How do I declare a Raw Material as a simple ingredient?, or How do I declare a Recipe, Sub-Recipe or Raw Material as a reconstituted ingredient?.
- The Characterising Ingredients box lists all the ingredients used in this recipe or sub-recipe. If you set an ingredient as a characterising ingredient, its percentage weight is shown in the nutrition label for the recipe.
- In the Characterising Components box, if there are no characterising components shown, you need to enable them for the database. On the File menu, click Database Properties, then click the Nutrients & Components tab. In the Groups box, click Characterising Components. Then in the Nutrients & Components box, click the characterising components you wish to enable. Click OK or Apply.
- In the ingredient statement, the % weight of the characterising ingredient is displayed in parentheses beside it. For example, if you set strawberry, raw (which is 10% of the weight of the product) as a characterising ingredient, it will appear in the ingredient statement as Strawberries (10%).
- If an ingredient in the ingredient statement has an asterisk (*) following it, this alerts you to the likelihood that this AusNut Category 1 food may in fact be a compound ingredient.
- For more options for characterising ingredients, see How do I set options characterising components in my nutrition label?