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Research Project: USDA National Nutrient Databank for Food Composition

Location: Nutrient Data Laboratory

Title: USDA Branded Food Products Database, Release 2

Author
item Pehrsson, Pamela
item Haytowitz, David
item Mckillop, Kyle
item Moore, Gary
item Finley, John
item Fukagawa, Naomi
item Wu, Xianli

Submitted to: USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference
Publication Type: Research Technical Update
Publication Acceptance Date: 1/16/2017
Publication Date: 1/16/2017
Citation: Pehrsson, P.R., Haytowitz, D.B., Mckillop, K.A., Moore, G.G., Finley, J.W., Fukagawa, N.K., Wu, X. 2017. USDA Branded Food Products Database, Release 2. USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference. Available: https://ndb.nal.usda.gov/ndb/.

Interpretive Summary: The USDA Branded Food Products Database is the ongoing result of a Public-Private Partnership (PPP), whose goal is to enhance public health and the sharing of open data by complementing the USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference (SR) with nutrient composition of branded foods and private label data provided by the food industry. The current PPP includes: 1) Agricultural Research Service (ARS), USDA; 2) International Life Sciences Institute (ILSI) North America; 3) GS1 US; 4) 1WorldSync; and 5) Label Insight. These data are publicly available and updated continuously. Users include, but are not limited to, federal agencies, the research community, international databases, proprietary databases and end users, the food industry, the media and consumers. In addition, these data can be used to support the development of consumer facing applications (i.e., “Apps”). Data from Label Insight and ILSI NA partner companies though GS1 US and 1Worldsync have been received and reformatted through a cooperative agreement with the University of Maryland's Joint Institute for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition; USDA's Nutrient Data Laboratory developed and performed quality control checks on the data and the companies supplying the data have been informed of any errors to resolve. The formatted data are loaded onto a server hosted by USDA's National Agricultural Library, who also enhanced the search program to improve the user interface and handle the large amounts of data being added from the USDA Branded Food Products Database; the second release contains over 175,000 food items. The USDA Branded Food Products Database, though clearly identified as a distinctive but connected database, is accessed through the same search program (ndb.nal.usda.gov) used for the USDA National Nutrient Database for SR.

Technical Abstract: The USDA Branded Food Products Database is the ongoing result of a Public-Private Partnership (PPP), whose goal is to enhance public health and the sharing of open data by complementing the USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference (SR) with nutrient composition of branded foods and private label data provided by the food industry. The current PPP includes: 1) Agricultural Research Service (ARS), USDA; 2) International Life Sciences Institute (ILSI) North America; 3) GS1 US; 4) 1WorldSync; and 5) Label Insight. These data are publicly available and updated continuously. Users include, but are not limited to, federal agencies, the research community, international databases, proprietary databases and end users, the food industry, the media and consumers. In addition, these data can be used to support the development of consumer facing applications (i.e., “Apps”). Data from Label Insight and ILSI NA partner companies though GS1 US and 1Worldsync have been received and reformatted through a cooperative agreement with the University of Maryland's Joint Institute for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition; USDA's Nutrient Data Laboratory developed and performed quality control checks on the data and the companies supplying the data have been informed of any errors to resolve. The formatted data are loaded onto a server hosted by USDA's National Agricultural Library, who also enhanced the search program to improve the user interface and handle the large amounts of data being added from the USDA Branded Food Products Database; the second release contains over 175,000 food items. The USDA Branded Food Products Database, though clearly identified as a distinctive but connected database, is accessed through the same search program (ndb.nal.usda.gov) used for the USDA National Nutrient Database for SR.