The next important application is a comprehensive recipe management system which, when combined with VisionProcess, also allows raw material and packaging items to be mapped to the intake flows used to receive them, and for production recipes (and their ingredient and packaging inputs) to be mapped to the base processes associated with the manufacture of each product group.

Existing items and recipes can simply be setup (or imported using the Vision For Food API), and new recipes can be rapidly developed with automatic rollups for allergens, additives, sensitive content, nutrition (McCance and Widdowson), ‘suitable for’ content, and ingredient declarations.

Recipe instructions and images can be added at both recipe and ingredient level and this information can be viewed directly on the shop floor, when data is being entered using VisionTouch, and allowable substitutions can be managed routinely for any individual recipe input item