Are recommendations supported by science?
With help from data providers, researchers may be able to evaluate whether a recommended intake level for the consumption of safe, live microbes from foods – such as yogurts – is indicated by science. These data will allow for assessments of whether intake of live microbes can be causally linked to specific health benefits at the population level.
The USDA Global Branded Food Products Database enhances USDA FoodData Central with ingredient and nutrition composition data on branded and private label (i.e., store brand) foods provided voluntarily by the food industry. The impact of industry providing these data is substantial; it means these data are available to inform agricultural and food policy decisions by federal agencies and support research and regulatory queries by the public and private sectors.
The partners in this public-private partnership are USDA, IAFNS, GS1 US, 1WorldSync, NielsenIQ Label Insight, and the University of Maryland.
- Live microbes data can be submitted to the USDA Global Branded Food Products Database via 1WorldSync.