A Partnership for Public Health: USDA Global Branded Food Products Database” is a public-private partnership between the US Department of Agriculture, the Institute for the Advancement of Food and Nutrition Sciences, GS1 US, 1WorldSync, Label Insight, and the University of Maryland. The goal of the Partnership is to improve public health and the sharing of open data by expanding and enhancing the USDA National Nutrient Database — now known as USDA FoodData Central — with nutrient composition and ingredient information on branded and private label foods to better reflect the food supply. Since its launch in 2016, the Partnership has made several enhancements to the USDA Global Branded Food Products Database, including improved database search functionality and new data attributes. The Partnership is currently working to expand the Database to international markets, fill identified data gaps, and enable federal interagency collaboration.
This work was supported by the Partnership on the USDA Global Branded Food Products Database. IAFNS is a partner in this public-private partnership.