In order to make use of our "Allergens Tracking" feature, it is crucial to fill out the allergens on an ingredient level. Doing so, our software can automatically tell you and keep up-to-date all the allergens in your recipes and menus.
With apicbase.com, we support all the legally required EU allergens + extra allergens that are often used. We make it our commitment to add new allergens on request by our customers if they wish to keep track of them.
Allergens can be added on an ingredient or recipe level. Let’s begin by adding the allergens on the ingredient level. This will make it much easier for you to have an overview of the allergens once a recipe is created as the software takes into account every single allergen in the used ingredients.
You can add allergens manually or import them in bulk through Excel. Follow the steps below:
It was already possible to upload your ingredients in bulk through Excel. Click here to read the article. This allergen tracking update is fully compatible with the old system.
To add allergens on recipe level, follow the steps below:
As allergens are such important data we also support "Allergen validation". Once allergens have been verified by the controller he or she can validate the allergens so that we can easily show to other users that this ingredient has had its allergens validated.
Once allergens have been validated it is not possible to change the allergen composition unless you invalidate them temporarily again. It is also impossible to check the "Validate Allergens" checkbox when not a single allergen or the "No allergens" checkbox have been checked.
There is a specific user level permission called "Ingredient Verification" which a user needs in order to check the "Validate Allergens" checkbox. This way, you can make sure that only the staff with the correct set of permissions can alter this sensitive information.