The Science & Software behind the label

29th August 2017

Nutritics and Nutritional Information Solutions join forces in driving greater efficiency and transparency in the food industry

Nutritics a global food service software provider, announces a new partnership with Norfolk-based Nutritional Information Solutions (NIS) to further enhance standards in recipe management and food labelling across the UK.

As a division of QIB Extra (a wholly owned subsidiary of the Quadram Institute Bioscience), NIS is providing food business with services calculating the nutritional content of food products as well as supporting Trading Standards Organisations and others to ensure information on food labels is accurate and informative.

Paul Finglas, Head of Food Databanks at QIB and Damian O’Kelly, Nutritics’ Founder and Chief Executive Officer

Nutritics and NIS have joined forces to launch a one-stop solution called NIS Nutritics, an advanced cloud-based food composition database, enabling food businesses to monitor:

  • Recipe development and operating procedures
  • Nutritional and allergen data
  • Menu cost analysis
  • All food safety labelling requirements

As part of the agreement, Nutritics is the preferred nutrition software provider, establishing a more standardised software labelling system in the UK and Ireland that is geared towards the food industry’s needs as well as complying with recent food information for consumers legislation.

NIS Nutritics is also the first system under evaluation for accreditation by the European Food Information Resource (EuroFIR, BE).

Nutritics’ Founder and Chief Executive Officer Damian O’Kelly commented, “This partnership with NIS is an exciting opportunity for both organisations to promote European harmonisation of food standards that will create an increasingly high value to food service operators in the food manufacturing, labelling and retail sector.

Paul Finglas, Head of Food Databanks at QIB and creator of NIS, said, “The combination of the latest Nutritics labelling software with our extensive scientific and data knowledge and capabilities, provides an exciting opportunity for food businesses to improve their labels, and provide consumers with more robust information for healthier food choices.


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UK Contacts:

Andrew Chapple, Quadram Institute Press Office – 01603 251490

Paul Fieldhouse – 01603 381984

Notes to Editor

Nutritics currently powers businesses in more than 130 countries and is dedicated to developing innovative, forward thinking technologies which will spearhead the health, food services, education & elite sports industries in the coming century. Their intuitive software is provided to thousands of forward thinking food service customers around the world, including Aramark, Starbucks, TGI Fridays and Radisson Hotels.

NIS is a commercial output from the Food Databanks National Capability (FDNC; Quadram Institute Bioscience), which is highly renowned for their expertise in the production and curation of the UK Composition of Foods (McCance and Widdowson) datasets in partnership with Public Health England and nutrition knowledge.   FDNC provides credible heritage, specialist scientific and data capabilities supporting wider food, nutrition and health research in the UK and internationally. The national food data is legally endorsed by DEFRA for use in calculating accurate nutritional information.

QIB Extra Ltd provides a high quality strategic and applied research service to small and medium-sized companies as well as large multi-nationals in the food, diet and health and allied sectors. It is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Quadram Institute BioScience (QIB) with its headquarters on the Norwich Research Park. QIB Extra aims to provide rapid solutions to industry issues by allowing easy and affordable access to the world-leading expertise and facilities available at QIB.
The Quadram Institute will be at the forefront of a new interface between food science, gut biology and health, developing solutions to worldwide challenges in food-related disease and human health.  It will bring together research teams from the Institute of Food Research, the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (NNUH) and the University of East Anglia, as well as NNUH’s regional gastrointestinal endoscopy unit. As a first step to realising the ambition of the Quadram Institute, the Institute of Food Research (IFR) realigned its science strategy to deliver to the vision of the new Institute.  In preparation for the full opening of the Quadram Institute in mid-2018, IFR transitioned into Quadram Institute Bioscience on April 28th 2017. The new institute is being funded by the partners and the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC).


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