Open Food Facts
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Do you know everything about what you eat? Open Food Facts is an open database (meaning anyone in the world can add to it) that compiles information about all types of food. You can search for food products by scanning the barcode or by typing in the name or reference code into the search bar. What you'll find is an wide range of information related to the ingredients, allergens, and production process of said product.
More and more people are suffering from food intolerance. Being able to consult the allergens or ingredients of a food product could save lots of time fumbling around the supermarket. With this database you can perform a quick check of the relevant information, wherever you are.
The database isn't exhaustive, so you may not find a product that's less common. Being an open database, though, you could always add the product yourself.
Jul 17, 2015
Scan food products or their barcode to obtain data on ingredients, additives and nutrition facts.
The app allows to view the 310.000 products (including 175.000 in the US) already contained in the free and open database Open Food Facts, and also to add pictures and data for missing products.
To discover the Open Food Facts project, please visit https://openfoodfacts.org
You will also be able to find (according to the indications present on the products):
- carbon footprint (CO2 emissions) and packaging (as well as recycling instructions),
- Nutriscore (nutritional score), nutrients, fat / fat content, saturated fatty acids, carbohydrates, sugars, fiber, protein and salt and sodium.
- brands, allergens, labels (bio, gluten free, vegan, vegetarian, halal, kosher ...), traceability information (packaging codes, origins of ingredients)
- On wines and beers, you will find the alcohol content.