Recipes & Specifications

by Hamilton Grant
Streamline the product development process with recipe development software
Trusted brands rely on our recipe management system to bring great tasting, compliant products to market faster
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If you’re wondering how one piece of software manages multiple processes and data, our recent webinar provides an overview of the solution and a demonstration of how its features can accelerate new product development and make managing the lifecycle of your products easier.

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Recipes & Specifications is designed for:

Streamline your recipe development process. Bid farewell to the days of being overwhelmed and overworked by spreadsheets, emails, and PDF documents all holding different pieces of information and ingredients for the same recipes.

Recipes & Specifications’s intuitive, powerful solutions streamline recipe development from creation to final product, managing costs, compliance, labelling, nutrition and more.

Save time and focus on what you do best, instead of calculating and managing recipe information.

More detail for developers

Stop the endless chase for supplier information, approvals, and ingredient specifications. And spend less time checking, double-checking, and re-verifying the inconsistent information you find across multiple sources of “truth” that are incomplete or outdated.

The R&S Development dashboard changes everything. This user-friendly (but incredibly powerful software) centralizes all of the supplier data you need. You’ll also enjoy the freedom to manage, update, and edit supplier information as needed. And, keep an eye on all specifications, accreditations, and certifications—ensuring nothing ever lapses or falls out-of-date.

More detail for Supplier and Quality Managers

This streamlined software gives you the functionality of the Hamilton Grant recipe development platform in package designed specifically for restaurants and the people who run them.

On a single, intuitive dashboard you will develop recipes and scale measurements for plate and servings sizes, determine precise menu pricing based on ingredient costs, and easily access information about the allergens and nutrition of the dishes you create.

Then, store recipes (and all of their associated information) safely in the cloud; easily accessible from anywhere.

More detail for restaurant chains

Bringing great tasting food to the public is your business. And, to do that well, you need access to complete, consistent, and compliant ingredient information from suppliers.

With the R&S Development Dashboard, you will find all of the information you need at your fingertips. As recipes are created and adjusted, that information transforms into labels that meet your market’s regulations standards and specifications sheets that address consumer FAQs.

Feel secure about the ingredient and recipe data you provide to your pipeline, and know your labeling stands up to regulatory compliance, with Recipes & Specifications.

More detail for manufacturers

See How it Works

Packed with the functionality you need
Whatever you make, wherever you are, we’ll help you comply with local regulations

Sometimes, it can seem like you spend more time worrying about compliance than you do creating your next greatest recipe. Fortunately, it doesn’t have to be this way. From North America to Europe to Australia to Asia, our software will help you meet local regulations with confidence.



Formulation software is critical to a food manufacturer’s PLM process. It performs roles that ERP, CRM and MES systems can’t do effectively for food and beverage. Mainstream PLM systems are not designed for food. They lack critical functions specific to our industry – meaning you still end up using spreadsheets as work-arounds. Their configuration is often too inflexible for the fast-moving nature of regulations and emerging risks in the food industry.

What does formulation software do and how does it link to other PLM systems in a food manufacturer? You may or may not have mapped the formulation development lifecycle for your organisation, but it probably looks something like the diagram below. Your formulation software should standardise and speed this process up across your organisation.

what is recipe development

It performs the following roles within your organisation.

  • Manage suppliers from a technical point of view
  • Collect and approve raw material and packaging specifications
  • Speed up and drive compliance in product development
  • Ensure what you make (your BOM) is compliant
  • Create and control product technical information, such as specifications and pack copy

Common interactions with other PLM systems are:

  • Receiving codes, descriptions and costs from the ERP or Master Data Management system
  • Sending BOMs to the ERP or MES systems
  • Sending technical pack copy or label data information to the artwork management system
  • Sending technical requirements for new raw materials and packaging to the purchasing system

PLM (Product Lifecycle Management) is a software system and methodology used to manage the entire lifecycle of a product, from concept and development, through production, launch, and eventually retirement.

PLM software:

  • Streamlines and optimizes processes
  • Improves collaboration and communication among teams
  • Reduces product development time
  • Ensures regulatory compliance
  • Improves product quality

If your organization already has conventional PLM software (Oracle, SAP, etc.) in place that’s meeting your organization’s needs but would benefit from an integrated product development and simulation environment, FoodChain ID Formulation for PLM may be the right solution for you.


We work exclusively with companies in the food and beverage industry, using information technology to transform your control over regulatory compliance whilst bringing better tasting and more profitable products to market faster.

We’ve specialised in food for over 25 years, working with major producers the world over – from manufacturers to supply and quality managers; from restaurant chains to food and beverage product developers. No matter your role in recipe development, you can use our solutions to create formulas optimised for your specific ingredients, processes, nutritional profiles, and costs.

Our systems are continually innovating and updating to meet the most extensive international standards and regulations. So you can focus on the food. We’ll focus on compliance.