Limitations of Data Migration Tool – December 2022


Thank you for using our data migration tool to transfer your FoodWorks 10 data to the new Please note that the tool has the following limitations:
  • This tool is functional for Nutrition Labelling databases only. Migration for Professional databases will be available in a future update.
  • This tool is functional for FoodWorks 10 databases only. You must upgrade any databases from previous versions of FoodWorks to FoodWorks 10 before migrating to
  • Currently, AFCD and CL Meat Data are the only supported data sources. If your data is mapped to other data sources, this mapping is not brought across to
  • The definition of Rate has changed for Reconstituted ingredients. As a result, the tool subtracts one (1) from the rate field in the migrated data to match the new definition.
  • Characterising ingredient selections are not migrated. You need to manually select your characterising ingredient selections after the migration.
  • Ingredient Group selections are not migrated. You need to manually select your ingredient group selections after the migration.
  • Custom Additive class names are not migrated. In FoodWorks 10, the ​Additive class names​ field could be custom entry or selected from the dropdown. However, custom names are not permitted in (we only allow names prescribed per Schedule 7). If the ​Additive class name​ was custom you need to manually select your additive class name from the list after the migration.
  • Nutrition Labelling complies with the Plain English Allergen Labelling (PEAL) standard. This means that to generate a compliant allergen statement, in you need to enter information for the additional allergens listed under PEAL.
  • Any ingredient rows without foods are discarded during the migration, even if the notes fields are in use.
  • Ingredient quantities entered as percentages and as fractions are migrated to the new product as grams.
  • Documents based on a custom template are not migrated to the new product.
We apologise for any inconvenience these limitations may cause. If you have questions, please don't hesitate to contact our support team.
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