Wednesday, November 23, 2016

USDA Partners To Launch Food Product Nutrition Database

Daily Insights 11/23/2016
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Nutrition apps and labeling schemes abound, but for how long?

It seems that the government wants a piece of the growing trend in communicating and making recommendations to shoppers through their mobile devices. The U.S.D.A. has launched the "Branded Food Products Database," a free online resource containing nutrition details on more than 80,000 name brand prepared and packaged foods available at restaurants and grocery stores.

USDA's Agricultural Research Service partnered with the International Life Sciences Institute North America, GS1 US (the bar code folks), 1WorldSync, and Label Insight to develop the new database and user-friendly interface to make it easier for private food companies to add and update data.

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