Open food data on the European Data Portal
Open food data
The European Data Portal (EDP) offers over 79,000 datasets related to food. For example:
- 'Code Embale Open Fact Food (EMB)' from data.gouv.fr - a dataset that lists all the packaging codes for different food products in the French market, including spices, chicken, and dairy products.
- 'Food trucks' from data.gov.be - a dataset on the location of food trucks in the City of Brussels.
- 'Nutrition Statistics March 2018' from Open Data Greece - Ministry of Administrative Reconstruction - a dataset on the exports from the European Food Warehouse between January and March 2018.
- 'Food Safely Inspections' from data.gov.uk - a dataset on the food safety ratings for premises across the Lichfield District in Staffordshire, England.
Open food data use cases
The EDP has eleven examples of use cases that use open data related to food. For example, the application Alim'confiance and the platform DataBio.
Alim'confiance is a French service that enables users to find information on sanitation levels in the different food chains in France. The application shows users four levels of hygiene: excellent, satisfactory, needs improvement, and needs urgent attention. The classification is based on information in sanitation inspection reports on the hygiene level of different restaurants. In addition to reports, Alim'confiance uses French national and local geodata to identify different food shops such as bakeries and restaurant locations. These locations are then visualised on a map in the application with information on the establishments' sanitation level.
DataBio is a Belgian platform that is part of the Data-driven Bioeconomy (DataBio) iniative. DataBio focuses on the production of the best possible raw materials for agriculture, forestry, and fishery for the bioeconomy industry. Their aim is to support the bieconomy industry to produce food, energy, and biomaterials whilst taking into account corporate social responsibility and sustainability. The platform uses data to increase the bioeconomy industries market share by improving their data management services - including helping sea resources management, increasing fishing yield value, and improving forest health.
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