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Open Food Facts

Open Food Facts is a citizen initiative building food transparency (open data, apps) to improve people awareness and health, and food environmental impact.

Founded: 2012 by Stéphane Gigandet, Pierre Slamich

  • Program Area

    Environment, Food & Agriculture, Public Service & Civic Engagement
  • Location of Impact

    Global, Europe
  • Headquarters Location

    Saint-Maur-des-Fossés, France
  • Product Platforms

    Web, Mobile Apps, Open Source
  • Budget

    $500,000 to $1,000,000

Open Food Facts was founded in 2012. Kind of a Wikipedia of food, it has patiently built a community of contributors gathering food product data all over the world. Starting from 2011-2018, Open Food Facts became a widely used database and scanning app in a few European countries: France, Belgium, Switzerland. In 2022, we gathered more than 2,390,000 all over the world -- 20 countries with more than 6000 products. More than 160 mobiles apps are reusing our open data.

Funders and Awards

Santé publique France (French national health agency), Mozilla, NLNet Foundation, Fondation Free, OVH, Google.org foundation, European Commission