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The new Open Food Facts app to better decipher labels and participate in the common good

Since 2012, the Open Food Facts app makes it possible to scan food products, to decrypt their labels, and also to participate in the construction of the largest collaborative, free and open database on food products . But in 7 years, the app had taken a bit of dust, so today we’re very excited to …

1 million products and 1 million thanks to all Open Food Facts contributors!

Open Food Facts now has 1 million food products worldwide! A huge thank you to the tens of thousands of people who have joined the Open Food Facts project since 2012, who have added products, photographed them, and entered their information in our great Wikipedia of food! Thanks to you, we have been able to …

Introducing Open Products Facts – All your products belong to us

Yesterday morning, the Open Food Facts team woke up to a stunning revelation. Collecting the world’s food, cosmetic and pet food was so passé. With the insane progress made over the past year, we must surely be close to completing our mission to collect all the food and cosmetic products in the world, right ? …

Open Food Facts celebrates its 5th anniversary with more than 1000 cakes!

Launched on May 19, 2012 with 700 products, Open Food Facts – a collaborative, free and open database on food products from around the world – now totals more than 320,000 products, thanks to nearly 6,000 contributors who – using their smartphones – scan the barcodes of products, take photos and add them to the …

Goodbye Open Food Facts and Open Beauty Facts: welcome to Open Pet Food Facts!

Introducing Open Pet Food Facts In the grand tradition of making technology available to pets and pets owners, the team of volunteers behind Open Food Facts and Open Beauty Facts is proud to introduce a solution to the looming overweight issue with pets. Meet Open Pet Food Facts Dog Food, Cat Food, Bird Food or …

Know what you eat: Open Food Facts opens the data for 100K food products from 177 countries

We eat 3 times a day, but we know very little about what we eat. To make it easier to better choose our food, more than 4600 individuals – like you and I – have been scanning barcodes of food products and taking pictures of their ingredients lists and nutrition facts table to contribute them …

Open Food Facts turns 4, 83K food products in open data!

Open Food Facts launched 4 years ago on May 19th 2012. Following the paths of free and open projects like Wikipedia and OpenStreetMap, it has published open data for 83 451 food products from 141 countries thanks to the work of its 3776 contributors. Open Food Facts contributors use their smartphones to scan barcodes of …

50k food products in open data and a worldwide scan party!

Ingredients, additives, nutrition facts and much more data is now openly available for 50 000 food products on the free and open database Open Food Facts. In just 3 years, the 2000 contributors to the Open Food Facts project have opened the data for 50 000 food products from 134 countries by scanning their barcodes …

Open Food Facts wins an Open Knowledge Award in Madrid, and it means a lot to us!

Open Food Facts is one of the winners of the OKFN Awards for Open knowledge, Open data and Transparency organized by OKFN Spain with the support of Open Knowledge. The winners were announced in Madrid on Open Data Day, February 21st 2015. Mejor negocio basado en conocimiento abierto #opendata @okfn_spain pic.twitter.com/jsoqXKfzS1 — Carolina (@carol1nth3sky) 21 …

Open your beer and meet Open Food Facts at Fosdem’15 in Brussels

Some Open Food Facts members will be attending FOSDEM 2015 in Brussels this week-end. We are very much looking forward to the great talks like “UI design for open data” from Hollie Lubbock (on Sunday at 13:15 in the “AW1.126” room). While we won’t have a booth or do a presentation, we certainly hope to …