At the Global Open Data for Agriculture and Nutrition (GODAN) Summit, the USDA announced a new open data partnership for public health, with the launch of the USDA Branded Food Products Database. The USDA Branded Food Products Database is a free online resource for families, the food industry and researchers containing nutrition details on more than 80,000 name brand prepared and packaged foods available at restaurants and grocery stores.
Pictured from left to right: Dagan Xavier, Label Insight; Pamela Starke-Reed, USDA; USDA Secretary, Tom Vilsack; Delia Murphy, ILSI North America; Ronak Sheth, Label Insight; Allison Kretser, ILSI North America.
Label Insight is proud to be part of the team that brought the initiative to life. Five organizations, including the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Services (USDA-ARS), the International Life Sciences Institute North America (ILSI North America), GS1 US, 1WorldSync, and Label Insight formed a public-private partnership and collaborated to deliver the USDA Branded Food Products Database with the goal of strengthening public health and the open sharing of food composition data.
Label Insight also allows brands to submit their product data to the Database via a simple “drag and drop” portal on https://www.labelinsight.com/USDA-database.
“Label Insight was founded with the mission of enabling transparency between consumers and the products they use and consume,” says Ronak Sheth, Chief Customer Officer of Label Insight. “We are proud to participate in this initiative to support public access to detailed nutrient and ingredient information.”