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What our customers sayAs a food and drink business, you need technical recipe management software built specially for your sector. The Sanderson technical management module was developed by food and drink experts to meet the unique challenges you and your team face.

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 Sanderson technical management module as the foundation, you benefit from:

  • Recipes by percentage or weight
  • By-products and co-products
  • Detailed archive of all changes made to recipes

You can then 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 and production variances.

Product innovation is critically important to your food manufacturing companies and customers. With the Sanderson technical management module, you can:

Improve the NPD process by:

  • Enforcing 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


  • Check definition and maintenance
  • Record of results
  • Alerts for non-compliance and missed checks
  • Integration with supplier receipts and factory recording
  • Full results history


  • 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 labelling

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
  • Maintain a full revision history