|USDA Branded Food Products Database|
The USDA Branded Food Products Database (BFPD) is the result of a Public-Private Partnership, whose goal is to enhance public health and the open sharing of nutrient composition of branded and private label foods provided by the food industry. Members of the Public-Private Partnership are:
- Agricultural Research Service (ARS), USDA (www.ars.usda.gov)
- International Life Sciences Institute (ILSI) North America (www.ilsi.na.org)
- GS1 US (www.gs1us.org/)
- 1WorldSync (www.1worldsync.com)
- Label Insight (www.labelinsight.com)
- University of Maryland, Joint Institute for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (jifsan.umd.edu)
BFPD Partner Roles
Companies submit product data either to Label Insight or 1WorldSync through the Global Data Synchronization Network. The food industry organizations who supply the data—the data providers—are responsible for descriptions, nutrient data, serving size, and ingredient information supplied for the BFPD. The submission of data to the BFPD is voluntary. However, if a manufacturer or retailer participates, certain mandatory information and data, agreed upon by the Partners, must be submitted.
USDA standardizes the reported values by calculating nutrient values per 100 grams from those values provided per serving, which are taken from the Nutrition Facts Panel of the product.
The online BFPD, which is hosted by USDA’s National Agricultural Library, is searchable at
Documentation is available describing the BFPD. The data in the BFPD download files are current as of July 13, 2018. They will not be updated until the end of 2018. Therefore, the data in the download files will not reflect any changes that are made to the online BFPD database between July 13, 2018 and December 2018. The download files are:
September 2016 - Initial rollout at the Global Open Data for Agriculture and Nutrition Summit with 68,000 food items
August 2018 - Release of downloadable database with 239,000 food items