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    Published: 2015-07-17, by .

    An open database about food products

    5.8
    • Reads barcodes
    • Information about food products
    • Open database means it can be added to
    • Lots of products still haven't been included

    "Get informed about the food you eat"

    THE VERDICT

    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.

    THE PROS

    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 CONS

    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.

    Cecília

    by Cecília

    Jul 17, 2015

    Description

    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.

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    Users review

    from 607 reviews

    "Great"

    7.8

    Users comments for Open Food Facts

    Laura C

    by Laura C

    Oct 14, 2017  |  "Good"

    I've used previous versions in the past but this one wouldn't let me open or create an account. And it was in French. My French wouldn't get me very far. Please fix.

    Scott Kelly

    by Scott Kelly

    Sep 15, 2017  |  "Poor"

    This app hasn't been updated in three years. Search results don't make sense.

    Andrew Heard

    by Andrew Heard

    May 28, 2017  |  "Poor"

    Used I the UK and didn't recognise the first 6 products. Waste of time

    Louis-Gabriel ZAITI

    by Louis-Gabriel ZAITI

    May 04, 2017  |  "Great"

    Awesome app to learn what we eat, the quality of the food. And the next UI looks really smooth

    Iain Cree

    by Iain Cree

    Dec 30, 2016  |  "Awesome"

    A nice simple app that works as stated. Although there is not a lot of product information that is due to the collaborative nature of Open Food Facts. I love the concept of Open Food Facts, it's the food equivalent of open streetmap. For anyone looking at using this app then I suggest having a look at the website as that explains more on how to get involved. This app & website has lots of potential, particularly for detailing allergy information. This is something I am definitely going to look at contributing to.

    Aurélya Derue

    by Aurélya Derue

    Dec 05, 2016  |  "Great"

    J'aime beaucoup le principe et surtout le site internet, ce qui est dommage c'est que l'application n'est pas à jour, beaucoup de produits présents, aux caractéristiques complètes sur le site, ne le sont pas sur l'application