Presenting Open Food Facts at events: case study

2 weeks ago we participated in the Capitole du Libre, an event around free software, in the French city of Toulouse. We came back enthusiastic about this experience, and in addition to telling you about it, we will try to encourage you to do the same! 🤓 Our experience at the Capitole du Libre Testimony …

Using Open Food Facts as a Stock Tracking App in Germany

Starting as a hobby in 2013, Matthias from the south of Germany started a stock tracking app called “Prepper App“. He was bothered that he forgot lots of food that had gone bad. He wished for a stock tracking app, and found nothing suitable in the app store – so he started an app for …

Meat Alternative Challenge –
4x more products in the Netherlands!

Our special Meat Alternative Challenge is coming to an end! From the 21st of October to the 25th of November, together with Harry Go Vert, we ran a special operation to collect data on Meat Alternatives products in the Netherlands. 🇳🇱 Informing consumers about the emergence of new products Reducing one’s carbon footprint through food is …

Contribute to a citizen project carried by everyone

Open Food Facts is a non-profit organisation and as such, we very much rely on donations to support our activity. Since the start of November, we have started a key stage in our life as an association, our annual donation campaign. When you give, here are 4 things you’ll be supporting:  (1) The virtuous circle of …

Join a team of Open Food Facts volunteers

To facilitate the involvement of our contributors and allow the project to grow in a more dynamic way, we are setting up a Contributors Skill Pool, as well as teams of volunteers by theme. ✅ The aim is to match your skills and interests to the needs of the project. Whether you are already a …

What happened at the Open Food Facts Days 22

On the 1st-2nd October, we had the pleasure of hosting the annual Open Food Facts community get-together. It was a time rich in exchanges & ideas.  Here’s a quick overview of that wonderful weekend ! 💫 Day 1 First of all, it was so exciting to meet many of our community members, some that have …

How Open Food Facts can help reduce waste and improve recycling

image source Contrary to popular belief, most of the waste we produce is not recycled but buried or burned. Globally less than 10% of our waste resources are recycled, either because we don’t know how to recycle the material or because we don’t collect it. Despite this, reducing waste impact is critical to many of …

Meeting more than 400 producers in 2 days!? It’s possible thanks to SIAL!  

For more than 40 years, the SIAL trade fair – Salon International de l’Alimentation – has been one of the world’s largest events for all the players in the food industry. After a four-year absence due to the pandemic, SIAL was back from 15 to 19 October 2022 at the Parc des Expositions de Paris …

A Clever device to photograph tins

Daniel (alias dada) had already presented his ingenious mini transportable photo studio , he now offers us another very clever contraption that can take shots packaging tin can or more generally cylindrical products. This is a problem we have on Open Food Facts: the photos of the labels on the bottles, cans and cans are …

Open your tube of toothpaste to advance science!

In partnership with EREN (The Nutritional Epidemiology Research Team –  Inserm/Inra/CNAM/University of Paris),Open Food Facts calls its contributors to add all dental hygiene products to the Open Beauty Factsdatabase. Tooth brushing is a ritual that we repeat daily. Every day, and several times a day, we use our toothpaste or our mouthwash to ensure our …