ESHA Research employs new software for label compliance on cannabis edibles

June 19, 2020

To help manufacturers of cannabis edibles with recipe formulation, ESHA Research introduced the Genesis R&D Cannabis Labeling module, a comprehensive software solution that offers Oregan Liquor Control Commission (OLCC)-compliant Nutrition Facts label templates, nutrient fields for tracking THC and CBD, and regulatory-compliant product labeling that lists the required packaging elements. 

To help manufacturers of cannabis edibles with recipe formulation, ESHA Research (Salem, OR) introduced the Genesis R&D Cannabis Labeling module, a comprehensive software solution that offers Oregon Liquor Control Commission (OLCC)-compliant Nutrition Facts label templates, nutrient fields for tracking THC and CBD, and regulatory-compliant product labeling that lists the required packaging elements. Additionally, it calculates and reports the required nutrients such as calories, carbohydrates, fat, etc. 

“The OLCC has specific guidelines for what information is required on packaging, and how it should appear,” said Elizabeth Braithwaite, MPH RD, product manager at ESHA, in a press release. “Manufacturers risk having their product application rejected if information is missing or incorrect. Genesis R&D offers tools and data checks to help businesses meet the requirements more easily and accurately.”

When creating a new recipe, users can enter custom ingredients or to choose from a database of ingredients, recipes, and food items. Once the recipe is finalized, the corresponding nutrient breakdown is displayed on the Nutrition Facts label and product packaging report. The required packaging symbols for hemp and recreational marijuana edibles or medical-grade edibles are included in the program. Users can select which product type they are creating, and it will appear on the Nutrition Facts label page and product packaging report.

“We were in a unique spot to meet the demand coming from local manufacturers looking for a compliant labeling and recipe development solution,” said Craig Bennett, CEO of ESHA, in a press release. “Even though the labeling module follows the OLCC regulations, we expect to see the adoption of the Genesis R&D Cannabis Labeling software by manufacturers selling cannabis edibles in other states with similar or less stringent labeling requirements.”