Label Claims


Specific claims such as Halal, Kosher or Organic must be indicated at raw material level. Once this is done, the claims will be computed at product level. beCPG presents 4 types of claims: nutrition, health, certification and environmental. beCPG also differentiates certification claims from other nutrition claims which are calculated according to the product/raw material nutrients. Claims are saved in the system per country or region (e.g. US, European Union, China...).

Each claim is computed according to conditions:

  • Suitable
  • Non applicable
  • Yes
  • No

Different actions are possible regarding the claims.

  • amend an existing claim,
  • create a new claim,
  • add a claim to a template (e.g. raw material).
  • use a claim using a reference entity

Amend an existing claim:

=> beCPG > Administration beCPG > Characteristics > Label Claims

  • Select the claim which must be amended l'allégation à modifier,

    directly in the list or by using the search filter

  • click on the pencil to access to properties

  • amend the claim,
  • save.

Example: witout palm oil => with palm oil.

Create a claim:

=> beCPG > Administration > Characteristics > Label claims

  • click on "New row",
  • Enter your claim,
  • save.

Please note that you can modify the properties of your claim at any moment. To do that just click on the small pencil to access the properties of the claim.

Example: creation of a new label claim

Add a label claim to a template (e.g. raw material for example)

=> beCPG > Administration beCPG > Entity templates > templates of products > Raw material

  • in the list located on the left, select Label claims,
  • click on "New row",
  • select the claim you wish to add to your template,
  • save,
  • click on Action (in red),
  • synchronize entities

Now, you just need to repeat the same action on all templates.

If you create label claims for the first time, please note that it is possible to copy a list of claims to a template: => Action > copy list to... > choose a template

Example: adding a claim to the "raw material" template

Use a claim using a reference entity

Some claims as "(nutriment)-reduced -30%" are claims calculated against a reference product.

When you associate these claims with your entity, you must associate the reference product / entity. It can be a PF or an SF.

To compare your product with another entity to automatically calculate these claims, you simply need to in the composition list,

  • click on properties
  • select in the "Entity to compare" field, the PF or SF of your choice.
  • save
  • formulate.

Use of Organic claims:

In Europe, a product can bear terms referring to the organic production method if at least 95% of the original ingredients are certified organic and if it complies with the conditions specified as per EU Regulation 834/2007. As for the USA, a processed product can only be certified organic if all agricultural products are certified organic (100%).

In beCPG (at the moment), two organic claims exist. One being for Europe (at least 95% of ingredients are of organic origin) and the other for the USA (100% of all ingredients meet the requirements specified for organic)

  • EU Products from organic farming (as part of an EU certification)
  • US Products from organic farming (as part of a USA certification)

The calculation is automatic for these certifications. To automatically calculate these two claims, you must add the following 3 physicochemical characteristics:

  • Products of agricultural origin
  • Content of certified organic raw material (EU) (as part of an EU certification)
  • Content of raw material certified organic (USA) (as part of a USA certification)

Fill:

  • 0% for no
  • 100% for yes

Example:

  • wild salmon: 0% agricultural / 0% organic
  • farmed salmon: 100% agricultural / organic or non-organic respectively 100% or 0% depending on the type of livestock

The two physicochemicals make it possible to differentiate a product which is certified "organic" for Europe but not for the USA.

Taking into account non-agricultural products in the calculation:

Products like water and salt are not agricultural products. Products of this type must fill the physicochemical characteristics as below:

  • agricultural: 0%
  • Bio: 0%

Feature model, sample configuration for raw material, semi-finished and finished-product:

EU certification: EU_Products from organic farming Physico-chemistry list: Products of agricultural origin Claims: Organic certified raw material content (EU) (as part of an EU certification)

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