September 10, 2019
When you pull up your fitness app to plan your meals for the week, do you ever wonder where that content comes from? When you hear of advances in dietary research do you ever ponder what content is being used for this research?
1WorldSync, the leading provider of product content solutions, continues its partnership with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the International Life Sciences Institute North America (ILSI NorthAmerica), GS1 US®, Label Insight, and the University of Maryland to help bring trusted product content directly from the brand owners to these important initiatives via the Global Data Synchronization Network (GDSN).
What is the USDA Global Branded Food Products Database?
The USDA Global Branded Food Products Database enhances the existing USDA FoodData Central, which serves as a main source of food composition data for governments, the public health research community, and the food and beverage industry. It also provides public access to nutrient composition and ingredient information on branded foods and store-brand data provided voluntarily by the industry.
Dr. Pamela Starke-Reed from the USDA-ARS commented, “The USDA-ARS looks forward to continuing our partnership with 1WorldSync and leveraging the Global Data Synchronization Network (GDSN) to help aggregate trusted branded food item content. Tapping into such a large network, such as 1WorldSync, has an immense opportunity for the USDA Global Branded Food Products Database. Thanks to everyone who has participated or will participate in this very critical initiative for public health.”
Why should a food manufacturer or brand owner participate?
The USDA has held the responsibility for determining the nutritional composition of food for 100 years. In order to do this effectively and efficiently, robust product content is needed. The best source of authentic and complete product content is the brand owner or food manufacturer. It is in the best interest of brand owner to supply the product content to USDA to avoid any misrepresentation of their product or its content.
What benefits are involved in sending GDSN content to the USDA?
Payal Patel, Director of Community Engagement at 1WorldSync, commented “There is a tremendous amount of data owned by brand owners as they manufacture the products. When shared with USDA database, it can significantly improve the health and quality of life for millions of people. 1WorldSync is honored to be part of this good cause enabling brand owners to share and the USDA to receive the nutritional data directly by the brand owners via our Global Data Synchronization Network solution.”
What benefits does 1WorldSync offer for USDA Suppliers?
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Learn more about the Public-Private Partnership
To learn more about this very important initiative, please visit the 1WorldSync customer landing page for the USDA by clicking HERE.
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