The USDA Branded Food Products Database is the result of a Public-Private Partnership (PPP), whose goal is to enhance public health and the sharing of open data by enhancing the USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference (SR) with the nutrient composition of branded food and private label data provided by the food industry. As part of the USDA National Nutrient Database for SR, the USDA Branded Food Products Database will ensure that this data is publicly available to those who will utilize it. This includes, but is not limited to, federal agencies, the research community, international databases, proprietary databases, end users, and the food industry.
The USDA Agricultural Research Service partnered with the International Life Sciences Institute North America (ILSI North America), GS1 US, 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. The database provides a transparent source of information that can assist health professionals in identifying foods and portion size for people with food allergies, diabetes, kidney disease, and other conditions. Common consumer health and nutrition Apps may also use the data as a resource to bring information to consumers on a phone or watch in real time while shopping or dining out. The Branded Food Products Database greatly expands and enhances, the USDA National Nutrient Database, which contained basic information on about 8,800 branded foods and has served as a main source of food composition data for government, researchers, and the food industry.
To participate, review the implementation guide under Key Documents, fill out the Trading Partner Form, and synchronize your product data with the USDA Branded Food Products Database today!