Code field


Each ingredient has a unique code that is used by Zubi to locate it within the database. 


Zubi will suggest a code for each ingredient, this will display in the Code field under the ID tab. 


If desired, you can enter our own code to override the one generated by Zubi. Be aware however, if the code has already been used in the database, the ingredient will not be saved. If that happens, Zubi will warn you and you'll get a chance to enter a different code.





Name field


 

The Name field is for the name of the ingredient. It's what you'd call it. You may want to use it for a short name because the description field (its next) could be used to classify the ingredient, or to give its brand name or the name the supplier gives the ingredient.



Description field

 

The Description field is an optional one which you may want to use to supplement the name field. It could be used to classify the ingredient or give its brand name or the name the supplier gives the ingredient.

 

 

Type field


The Type field is where you choose which sort of ingredient you are adding - simple, additive, compound or processing aid. Pick the option that applies to the ingredient you are entering into Zubi.

 

A simple type ingredient is one that is a single ingredient, for example brown sugar or salt.

 

An additive type ingredient is one that has a technological function in the product, for example emulsifiers and colours etc. Additives are defined and identified internationally by Codex. See Codex Additive List

 

A compound type ingredient is one that is made up from more than one ingredient. An example of a compound ingredient is a breadcrumb used to coat a fish fillet - the bread was made with other ingredients (e.g. flour, water, yeast, salt) and now you are using it as an ingredient in your product.

 

A processing aid type ingredient is similar to additives in that they impact the product but as they only work while the product is being processed and they do not need to be on the label. If you choose this option you won’t need to include any text for declaring on the label.

 

 

Declaration for Simple-type ingredients field

If you choose the ingredient type as Simple you can should enter the text into the Declaration field.

 

This text will appear on the label report, in the Ingredient Listing for this ingredient.


If you are not sure how to declare this ingredient look for guidance in the applicable regulations.  For New Zealand and Australia go to Standard 1.2.4 of the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code (ANZFSC)

 

 

Declaration for Compound-type ingredients field

If you choose the ingredient type as Compound the screen will change and will show 3 declaration fields - see above.


You will need to fill in at least the Declaration field AND the Long Compound Declaration field - these are mandatory for compound type ingredients. Whether you fill in the short compound declaration field will depend on the ingredient this information relates to. The text in the declaration fields will appear on the label report for applicable finished product's, in the ingredient list.

 

Zubi is set up so that if an ingredient is in a finished product at less than 5% the ingredient list will show the Declaration text and then the Short Compound Declaration text, in brackets.

If the ingredient is in a finished product at 5% or greater the ingredient list will show the Declaration text and then the Long Compound Declaration text, in brackets.

 

If you are not sure how to declare this ingredient look for guidance in the applicable regulations. For New Zealand and Australia go to Standard 1.2.4 of the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code (ANZFSC)

Tip – Enter all declaration text using the same format, e.g. all lower case or all words with the first letter a capital. This will help to keep the formatting of the final product’s ingredient list consistent.

 

 

Declaration for Additive-type ingredients field

If you choose the ingredient type as additive then extra fields will appear - see above.

 

Class Field: Select the additive class from the drop-down list, depending on the additive’s function in the product. If you can’t find the correct class in the list, please email the additive’s code and name to support@zubi.co.nz.


Only you can decide which additive class is applicable as it will depend on the function it is performing in the product. The good news is that you can change the declaration later, in individual formulations, if you find it is different for different products (find out how see here).


Code/Name field: Choose either Additive Code or Additive Name from the drop down lists. The other field will fill in automatically with the corresponding code or name.


Declare Using field: The Declare Using option will control how this additive will be declared in the ingredient listing. This option can be adjusted after you have added it to a specific formulation (find out how see here).




Declaration for Processing Aid-type ingredients field

The Declaration fields will not appear if the ingredient is a Processing Aid as it is not a requirement.

 

 

Copy updated declarations to all products? field

Tick this option if you make change to declarations you want these to apply to all products that use that ingredient. It will process in the background and you'll see the change when you open the recipes/products that use the ingredient.

 

Zubi is setup to not adjust declarations within a recipe/product even every time an ingredient is updated because want you to be able to change the way ingredients are declared for individual products, at a recipe level.

 

Other updates to ingredients, e.g. nutrition and allergens etc will always flow through to the recipe/product if you make changes to an ingredient.

 

 

Country of Origin field 


Choose from drop down to identify the country of origin for this ingredient.

 

If you find Zubi list is missing a country please send email to support@zubi.co.nz

 

Information Source field

 

The information source field is included so you can record where the information you are entering for this ingredient, was sourced from.

 

It's a free-text field which is expandable if you would like to add more details about the source if the information.

 

 

Measure field

 

The measure field will default to weight. If you purchase this ingredient by volume change the drop down list to show volume.

 

 

Specific Gravity field

 

If you choose the volume option for the measure field, a specific gravity field will appear. It defaults to a value of 1, e.g. weight = volume as is the case for water.  

 

Overwrite the specific gravity for the ingredient, as a number. You should find this number on the ingredient specification. If not ask your supplier.

There are no units needed for specific gravity, but it is related to density which is expressed with units of weight / volume.

We have a set an upper limit of 2 for the specific gravity field to help you from accidentally entering the incorrect value. Zubi will warn you if the number entered is too high.



Supplier field

The supplier field is optional and is used to record who you buy the ingredient from. (Zubi will not access this information, it's just there so you can track which ingredient comes from each supplier).

 

To fill in this field choose the supplier name from the drop-down list.

To learn about adding extra suppliers see here

 

 

Supplier Code field

Supplier Code is another optional field, and may be one you use to record the code your supplier uses to identify this ingredient.

 

The supplier code does not need to be unique, in the same way as the ingredient code does.