I belong to a delivery collective of professional chefs. I regularly offer cake and other desserts that people order online. There is a service that takes care of the online marketplace aspect as well as delivery, all I have to do is post a "meal" and drop it off at the delivery hub - they take care of the rest. I am an independent contractor with this service.
I just got an email from the owners that starting next week they want to give clients the nutritional information of every meal So, along with posting something for sale I have to input my ingredients so the system can estimate the nutritional information. I see this as a great idea in concept and very easy for savory chefs to do, I mean, it would be very easy to add "steak, 6oz". But I have much greater concerns... if I want to post, say, a piece of cake, I will have to input my entire recipe. I am having major problems with that. I mean, that's my business. Every one of my recipes are MINE and I have big plans with them. I am not OK with adding them into a database of a 3rd party. Or should I be?
I have emailed them and told them they need to make an exception for me and am still waiting to hear what they say, but what would you do? I also have huge reservations about some random calorie calculator - I think they are inaccurate.