Formulate a compliant food product
Formulators have the tough job of meeting not only regulatory requirements but also briefs/specifications and customer requirements. Our software delivers a robust formulation management solution, providing real-time cost and nutrition calculation and optimization, and allergen management to R&D professionals. Our PLM software provides a comprehensive and permanent view of your product’s bill of materials. It alerts you to any non-compliance against the original brief (additives threshold, health claims, etc.) or conflict with any regulations in force. It automatically calculates the product’s nutritional value table, ingredients statement, allergen list, materials cost and so on. It then uses this information to generate labeling in all languages required, in line with marketing and regulatory requirements.
Food formulation software that adapts to your product categories
Our PLM is a flexible web-based solution able to assist you formulating any type of product. On the basis of your product portfolio, you can create various customizable formulation templates with a full web editor. Whether you are a pet food company (calculating specifically AAFCO nutrient profiles, for instance), a ready meals business (calculating allergens, human nutritional values, costs & certification list) or a manufacturer of multiple product types, you can define your own template to meet your needs.
Food formulation software: manage prototypes effectively
Aptean PLM Lascom Edition‘s formulation tool comes with access to the USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference and the CIQUAL database, one of the most complete in Europe. You can therefore create new formulas from scratch, using these databases to create new raw materials with nutrient information already available. Users are able to create or adapt a product or a recipe from the database with a few clicks. R&D teams can create, modify, review, edit and update formulations through a user-friendly interface.
Prototypes are stored and can be easily shared for comparison and approval. R&D staff can send a set of prototypes to Marketing, R&D and Quality managers for comparison of recipe prototypes based on ingredient lists, allergen lists, nutritional specifications, health claims and costs so you can select the one closest to the original brief. As your iterations progress, the formulation software stores the history of your prototypes so that the Research & Development team can easily access and capitalize on past experience.