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Research Project: Continue to Obtain Food and Beverage Products for the USDA Global Branded Food Products Database

Location: Nutrition, Food Safety/Quality

Project Number: 0204-41510-001-075-A
Project Type: Cooperative Agreement

Start Date: Jul 1, 2021
End Date: Jun 30, 2023

Continue to obtain food and beverage product data for the USDA GBFPD. Drive awareness and education of the USDA Global Branded Food Products Database. Inform and motivate manufacturers to voluntarily submit nutritional data for the food items produced and sold in the U.S. supply chain. Continue automated data collection, data validations and data publications to the USDA Global Branded Food Products Database.

GS1 US will use the barcode standardization method they developed to identifying products and capturing product data has evolved into what is now known as the GS1 System, the world’s most widely used supply chain standards. GS1 Standards continue to be widely implemented across the food supply chain, as is the GS1 Global Data Synchronization Network™ (GDSN®) which is used to share GS1 standards-based product information among trading partners. With many across industry looking to leverage the GDSN to populate the ARS National Nutrient Database, USDA ARS will provide funding to GS1 US (“cooperator”) for services to leverage commercial private sector global standards use in their operations and the industry practice of the GDSN to facilitate the automatic movement of nutritional data from food manufacturers to the ARS National Nutrient Database.