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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

USDA Branded Food Products Database
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The USDA Branded Food Products Database is the result of a Public-Private Partnership, whose goal is to enhance public health and the sharing of open data by complementing USDA Food Composition Databases with nutrient composition of branded foods and private label data provided by the food industry. Members of the Public-Private Partnership include:

The BFPDB includes:

  • product name and generic descriptor,
  • serving size in grams or milliliters,
  • nutrients on the Nutrition Facts Panel per serving size and 100 gram-basis, 100 ml-basis, or fluid oz-basis,
  • ingredient list, (never before captured by USDA), and
  • date stamp associated with most current product formulation.

All data will be archived, allowing for  dietary trends tracking. The BFPDB allows: dietitians to provide specific dietary guidance; researchers to better link dietary intakes to disease measures; and policy makers to develop guidance which promotes public health.

More information on the USDA Branded Food Products Database is available in the following documents:

The data are located on a server hosted by USDA's National Agricultural Library and are processed through a cooperative agreement with the University of Maryland's Joint Institute for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition. USDA's Nutrient Data Laboratory develops and performs quality control checks on the data.  The Branded Food Products Database can be accessed at the following web site:

https://ndb.nal.usda.gov/ndb/

Release History:

September 2016 - Initial rollout at the Global Open Data for Agricuture and Nutriton Summit with 68,000 food items

January 2017 - Over 107,000 new food items added to the Database

April 2017- Updated calculations for thiamin and riboflavin values

 

 

 

 

 

 


Last Modified: 5/1/2017
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