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Recipes, NPD & QA | UnityF8

Supplier: Sanderson Australia

The core of your food business is likely to be your recipes and our UnityF8 food and drink software is no different.


It provides a comprehensive record of all recipes, with associated specifications and quality checks, enabling recipe consistency and compliance for the delivered product.

With the UnityF8 recipe management system as the foundation, you benefit from:

  • Recipes by percentage or weight
  • By-Products and Co-Products
  • Detailed archive of all changes made

Plan production requirements by:

  • Output quantity
  • Ingredient input quantities

Support and control:

  • Yield, wastage and rework
  • Concessions and substitutions
  • Versions and effectivity dates

Proactively manage product costs:

  • Latest, Actual, Average, Standard and Projected costs
  • Material, labour and overheads
  • Margins and purchasing & production variances

Product innovation is critically important to many food manufacturing companies and their customers. With the UnityF8 new product development system, you can:

  • Improve the NPD process by:
    • Project authorisation and management
    • Immediate access to historical recipes and projects
    • Search facilities on defined characteristics
    • Product costing against a target price
  • Improve the response to customers by:
    • Development against an agreed project brief
    • Management of revisions
    • Sample requests
    • Quotations
  • Manage the release to production by:
    • Factory trials whilst under development
    • Management of development raw materials within the recipe
    • Authorisation and sign-off facilities

The recipe management and new product development systems are fully supported by the following facilities:

  • Quality Control:
    • Test definition and maintenance
    • Record of test results
    • Positive release procedures, including under concession
    • Generation of certificates of analysis
    • Full results history, with links to traceability enquiries
  • Checklists
    • Check definition and maintenance
    • Record of results
    • Alerts for non-compliance and missed checks
    • Integration with supplier receipts and factory recording
    • Full results history
  • Allergens
    • Maintenance of allergens within raw materials
    • Roll-up to finished product specification
    • Tracking of allergens within the warehouse and through production
    • Integration with production documentation and labeling
  • Material / Product Specifications
    • Raw material specification maintenance
    • Roll-up to finished product specification with embedded controls for declarations
    • Generation of label declaration
    • Issue control with authorisation facilities
    • Full revision history