Development will be carried out to allow a ‘Salt Target Category’ to be assigned to an ingredient. The system will also show whether the ingredient is within the salt target.
A new report will also be developed to show ingredients with a salt target associated with it.
Release Date: 19-Sep-2013
Reason for the Change
The development is a customer request to aid them with legislative changes (currently in Scotland) to determine whether an ingredient is within a salt target.
TRG but available to all customers on request.
Global Database Settings
New global database settings will be added to enable to ‘Salt Targets’ functionality. They are ‘Show salt targets (ings. only)’ and ‘Salt targets required’. These will need to be enabled by Fourth on behalf of customer.
Fig 1 - Global Database Settings
- Follow the path: admin tab > Global Database Settings > Details tab > Search for settings and enable.
- The tables below provide further information on the global database settings:
|Setting:||Show salt targets (ings. only)|
|Type:||Boolean (Yes or No)|
|Setting:||Salt targets required|
|Type:||Boolean (Yes or No)|
List Management Values
After the global database setting ‘Show salt targets (ings. only)’ a new List Management option ‘Nutritional Salt Targets’ will appear under List Management.
Fig 2 - Nutritional Salt Targets
- Initially the salt target category values on this list will be pre-populated by Fourth.
- These values may be amended or new values targets added by the customer. This can be done by going to: admin tab > List Management > Nutritional Salt Targets.
- Existing target values may be edited by clicking the ‘’ link.
- New salt target categories may be added by filling in the ‘Label’ and ‘Value’ and clicking the ‘[add]’ link. Note: The ‘Value’ field must be a number up to two decimal places.
Adding a Salt Target to an Ingredient
After the salt target functionality has been configured, targets may be added to ingredients.
Fig 3 - Salt Target Drop-down List
- Click on any ingredient with existing nutritional information and click the edit icon [ ] > Nutrition Tab > Scroll to ‘Salt’ in the Nutritional Information. This shows the salt value and also the Salt Target Category drop-down list.
Fig 4 - Above Target
Fig 5 - Within Target
- Select the target the best matches the ingredient from the drop-down list.
- The system will adjust the colour of the row to show whether the ingredient has an acceptable or high level of salt. The colours are green and salmon respectively.
- Click the save icon [ ] to save the changes.
Fig 6 - Salt Target Required Message
- If the ‘Salt targets required’ setting is enabled and a salt target category is not selected then the system will display the error dialogue box shown in Fig 6 above and the ingredient will not be saved.
Fig 7 - Saved Ingredients
- The saved ingredient will appear as in Fig 7 above.
A report will be available to show Ingredients with salt targets. It will also show which ingredients are below or equal to the target.
Fig 8- Ingredients with Salt Data Values Report