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Megan Sheahan

Megan is an experienced Solutions Consultant with a demonstrated history of working in the computer software industry. Skilled in Salesforce, HubSpot, Solr, Looker, MySQL and Microsoft Excel. Strong consulting professional with a Bachelor's Degree focused in Journalism, Strategic Communications from University of Missouri-Columbia.

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Label Insight’s Open Data Initiative: What's been accomplished so far

Label Insight provides the largest available branded food composition database in the U.S., which has proven to be a trusted resource for over 37 universities, research institutions, trade associations and government agencies via the Open Data Initiative, which was launched in 2017. The initiative provides researchers with open access to granular food composition data not previously available to the research community. Researchers are granted the freedom to publish their findings based on Label Insight’s data without restriction. The database is updated daily, and contains information on more than 300,000 barcoded food and beverage items (representing >85% of all products sold in the US food supply over the past three years).  

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Growing New Label Adoption Provides Transparency for Consumers

In May of 2016, the FDA announced the new Nutrition Facts label for packaged foods. The purpose of the new label is to make it easier for consumers to make better informed food and beverage choices. During a recent keynote address at the National Food Policy Conference in Washington, D.C., Scott Gottlieb, the Drug Administration Commissioner, stated regulations dealing with consumer information — as well as labeling, ingredient and standard of identification initiatives — are at the center of a new nutrition innovation strategy.

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