Food Systems Unlimited Orders Accurate Nutrition Analysis from MenuCalc®
Growing consumer health-consciousness has prompted lawmakers in selected counties in California, New York, Washington and Oregon to pass ordinances mandating that chain restaurants post nutrition information. This is to help diners make educated, healthful ordering decisions. Other states are on the way. Many restaurants consider the measure unworkable, citing the enormous cost of nutritional analysis. Laboratory food analysis can cost $500 to $1,000 per recipe. Nutrition CD-ROM’s for menu analysis are also priced at thousands of dollars. Faced with these prohibitive costs, Food Systems Unlimited marketing manager Bouahong Vongmany consulted MenuCalc founder and CEO Lucy Needham, who claims to effectively slash them in half by utilizing a database of 20,000+ ingredients compiled primarily from USDA Nutrient Laboratory data. Vongmany is delighted with MenuCalc’s analysis and service.
Accuracy, Cost-Effectiveness and Customer Service
“MenuCalc is much more economical and efficient than other options we explored, such as laboratories and third-party consultants,” said Vongmany. “Also, the company’s nutrition analysis is guaranteed for accuracy, which is critical since we don’t want to give our customers potentially misleading data. Plus, it’s great that MenuCalc’s staff includes a fully-qualified Registered Dietitian, whom I can easily reach at all times. I feel as if I have my own dietician on-site!”
Vongmany also says that she appreciates MenuCalc’s outstanding customer service and ability to manage the entire process of nutrition analysis, which saves Food Systems Unlimited valuable time and resources. The MenuCalc team reviews analyses to ensure regulations compliance. They offer secure storage/archiving, correct portion sizes and presentation of “A Healthy Choice” recipe claims. In addition, they proactively guide clients in redesigning dishes/recipes for increased healthiness and nutrition.
“I am extremely happy with the level of customer service and support provided by Lucy Needham and her team,” said Vongmany. “They respond very quickly to all our questions and have gone out of their way to help us gather the additional information we needed to complete our analysis.”
Vongmany describes herself as very satisfied with MenuCalc’s help in this arena. “Since we have to observe constantly evolving laws, it’s great that Lucy and her team are experts on regulations. They help us understand the rules better and show us different ways to display information. I’d recommend MenuCalc to any restaurant looking for quick, accurate, reasonably-priced and dependable service for nutritional analysis.”