Populate new custom food with photo of Nutrition Facts
I emailed this as a suggestion and feel like it kind of got brushed off as a generic "thanks for your feedback!"
The feature to create a new custom food and populate values with OCR from a photo of the Nutrition Facts label already exists.
However, this function seems to only be enabled when scanning a UPC that doesn't exist.
Many custom meal services (Trifecta, Ice Age, Territory, etc) have a Nutrition Facts label but no UPC. So users are stuck entering numbers by hand.
This is really annoying. All of the necessary functionality already exists in the app -- it seems like a minor change to be able to enable this feature when adding a new custom food, as opposed to scanning an unrecognized UPC.
I frequently added a new food by taking a photo of the nutrition label and answering a few questions. When you scan the food and it isn't found, you are given the option to add the food. choose yes.
"I've never considered excessive sanity a virtue" Mike Uris, San Antonio Express-News, 2002
As noted, these foods do not have a UPC code, so there is nothing to scan.
I can't believe this feature doesn't exist. so frustrating!!!