Choosing the best food becomes personal on Open Food Facts!
What’s the most important to you when choosing food products?
At Open Food Facts, we know that everyone is unique, with different constraints, preferences, wishes and aspirations for choosing food products.
(e.g. good nutritional quality, little salt, sugar or fat, avoiding ultra-processed foods, environmental friendliness, vegetarian or vegan foods, organic products, products without allergens or additives….)
So we now let you indicate the criteria you care about, and how much importance they have for you:
Some of the criteria related to nutritional quality
Set mandatory criterias if there are products you don’t eat at all (for instance if you are vegetarian, or are allergic). We will highlight those products in red if you scan them and filter them out of your search results.
Set your other criterias as “very important” or “important”. Very important criterias will have twice more weight when you compare products.
See first what’s the most important for you
Once you have set your criteria on the Open Food Facts website or our new app Smoothie, we will always show you first what you care the most about:
Small icons immediately show what the user selected: if the product is gluten free and vegan, and its nutritional quality (Nutri-Score).
Products that do not match your mandatory preferences (e.g. gluten-free) are shown in red.
The small product cards you immediately see when scanning or searching products will feature icons to indicate how well they match your criteria. For instance you can choose to see the Nutri-Score or Eco-Score grade (currently available in 10 European countries) , how many food additives they contain, if they are organic, high on salt, sugars or fat etc.
When you click or tap on a product card to get the full product page, the top of the page will show more information about each of your criteria. So if you are on a low sodium diet for instance, the product card will have a colored salt icon to show if the product has a low, medium or high salt content, and on the top of the product page you will see exactly how much salt the product contains.
Easily find the products that best match your criteria
When searching food products on the Open Food Facts website or the new Smoothie app, you can sort the results by how well food products match your criteria.
If you are hesitating between a few different products, you can quickly scan their barcodes and tap on “My personal ranking” to immediately see the best ranked product according to your criteria.
Thank you very much to our funders and the Open Food Facts community!
The new personalization features of Open Food Facts and our new Smoothie mobile app have been made possible thanks to the support of our funders and of the volunteers of the Open Food Facts community:
- And we are very happy to have the support of Google employees who are working with us through the Google Fellowship program to create an even better app!
And thank you!
Open Food Facts is a non-profit collaborative project, all we do would not be possible without all our volunteers, contributors, users and donors all over the world.
The new Smoothie app is still very experimental, and we would love to hear from you and get your feedback and ideas to improve it. You can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or join our community on our Slack.
You can also support our work by making a donation to the Open Food Facts nonprofit organization: