Allergen sources

If you use agile:NPDtech to manage recipes, then your allergen (as well as nutrition) information automatically rolls up from ingredients into recipes. That happens no matter how many levels of sub-recipe you have. In other words if a recipe contains ingredients that have recipes themselves, all of the allergens will roll up from the base ingredients into the top level recipe.

Today, we’re introducing a couple of new tweaks to this system to make it easier to use and interrogate the data.

In the list of allergens, next to each allergen present, the system will tell you which ingredients contain that allergen. So if for example you see an allergen and you’re not sure where it came from you can check it out. Or if you’re trying to get rid of a particular allergen, your job will be easier.



If for any reason you don’t want to take advantage of the auto-rollup, you can disable it at the spec level by un-ticking ‘auto-calculate allergens’.

Secondly, one allergen is treated a bit differently, SO2. A recipe is typically recorded as containing sulphur dioxide if it’s present at a level of  10 parts per million or more. agile:NPDtech allows you to record the level for each ingredient. It then automatically calculates whether SO2 is present at >=10ppm in the final recipe, rolling up the total SO2 from all ingredients. This feature is optional, defaulting to ‘on’ for new customers. If you’re an existing customer, please let us know if you’d like to enable it.

It’s also possible to calculate gluten based on levels in a similar way, however feedback from customers has suggested this isn’t such a high priority as gluten levels are harder to measure. However if you would like to enable this, please let us know.

We hope you find this update useful, as always, please do send any improvement or other ideas you may have to [email protected]