Open Food Facts – Food scanner

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Open Food Facts
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> Search, compare and find more than 1,3,000,000 food products

This app lets you scan 1,3,000,000 products from the Open Food Facts database. The app can be used collaboratively. You can upload pictures and data, even if you don’t own the product. This will give you the Nutri-Score or NOVA score for food processing. We are, in short, “the Wikipedia of food”, which many have referred to the project as. Open Food Facts enabled the creation over 100 apps such as Yuka, Date Limite and FoodVisor. To discover the volunteer-run Open Food Facts project, visit

> Select the best products for you

The Nutri-Score Grade, A to E – Nutritional quality. The NOVA group, 1 to 4, urging you to avoid ultra-processed food (Group 4)

> You can help to increase food transparency

Open Food Facts is an open data database of food products that anyone can access. It can be used to make better food decisions and anyone can re-use the data for any purpose. Start contributing by adding a product to your fridge. Open Food Facts is a project that thousands of volunteers around the globe have created. There are many exciting projects that you can help with.

> Learn how to decipher food labels

Open Food Facts allows you to decipher product labels. It will allow you to see: carbon footprint (CO2 emissions), packaging (as well recycling instructions), Nutriscore, nutrients, fat/fat content, saturated fat acids, carbohydrates and sugars as well as salt and sodium. You will also find labels, allergens, brands (bio, gluten-free, vegetarian, vegan, halal traceability information (packaging code, origins of ingredient) for wines and beers.

> Science-based grades. The project is helping science to come back!

We don’t invent things. Peer-reviewed science is what we rely upon. The independent French team, led by Professor Hercberg, created the Nutri-Score. The international Monteiro team designed the NOVA groups for food processing. Based on EFSA reviews on food additives exposure, the additives synthesis was developed. Open Food Facts is working with researchers around the world to improve nutrition research that benefits everyone.

> It works in all conditions

To add products to your shopping cart, you don’t need an Internet connection. If you don’t have a camera, or are having trouble with your phone, you can type the barcode.

> Your food, your data. Privacy-friendly app.

Your data is private and never shared online. You can use the app anonymously. You can also export your scan history.

> Create allergen alerts for products

You may be allergic to milk, gluten, eggs, soybeans, nuts, celery, fish, mussards, sulphites and sulphur dioxide, peanuts, sesame seeds, crustaceans, molluscs, or Lupin allergy. Open Food Facts allows you to quickly screen your food for potential allergies and speed up your shopping. The information provided may not be accurate and the detection may not always be accurate. Always double-check the packaging.


Open Food Facts can also be found online at

Questions and feedback

The Open Food Facts project turns 10 ! We've created a completely new version of the app to celebrate.
New features of the week:
* FIXES FOR SCAN - tell us if it's working for you
* You can scroll for more search results, without button clicking
* It's easier to navigate in the app settings
We look forward to hearing your feedback about this update at

How to install Open Food Facts - Food scanner app?

Step 1:

Click on the official app store link above.

Step 2:

Tap "Install" to download Open Food Facts - Food scanner from the Google Play Store or Apple App Store.