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  1. Source code of the site.

    Currently there is a placeholder repository on the Open Food Facts Github for the server. It'd be nice if the actual code were there to aid in recovering from a disaster, such as the loss of the main site.

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  2. Allergens subsection

    How if we can create a subsection where we can introduce the allergens that the food possibly contais? It could be really useful for celiac people or lactose intolerant (among others).
    Take in consideration, thanks and salute to the community!

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  3. Calculating statistics: do I buy healthy food?

    Can we do such a system:

    I register on the Carrefour website giving my credit card number. When shopping at Carrefour I pay using that credit card. By logging into Carrefour's account, I can check the list of purchased products for each of my purchases.

    After log in to the Open Food Facts web page it downloads purchase history from my Carrefour account then it calculates total mass of saturated fats and sugars I bought in the last 12 months. On this basis Open Food Facts shows information whether I buy healthy food or not. In addition, I would like…

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  4. Which categories should be used and how is the categories hierarchy created? (question)

    The categories. At first, I added the products in a very restrictive kind of categories. But after adding several dozens of products, I realize that it doesn't make sense have a lot of categories with 1, 2 or 3 products in them (for now), so I am grouping the products in a few general categories (I am still grouping them). I think that the best is follow the "wikipedia way": Having general categories and when exist enough products (15-20??) that can be grouped together, create a subcategory for them. I saw in the french version this hierarchical struture category-subcategory. How…

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  5. Better management photos

    • Create a option that make possible remove a product image.
    • Create a option to upload back package photos.
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    Hi,
    The removal is clearly lacking, we need to do that.
    You can upload photos of the back of the package, and they can currently be displayed in the ingredients or nutrition facts section. It could be useful to be able to have more products photos (e.g. back or zoomed) though, thanks for the suggestion!
    Stéphane

  6. step by step registration saving

    the report can be done in several steps.
    why? the process can be interrupted by a call, sms, email, or chat.
    it is better to save at least in 3 steps due to the amount of information required. it's better to save several steps than at once when you might loose or forget the process by procrastination.

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  7. Free note or observations regarding each specific packaging information

    Packaging is the main source of pollution around the world.

    Understanding their codes, identifying their fabrication processes can increase efficiently the way we can improve their impact not according to the producers who consider which information they can provide, and the ones they can hide. they look for maintaining their production high versus low, but from consumers point of view knowing is the main objective.

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  8. I would like a new data field "problematic"

    A free "problematic" field where one could enter info about socially problematic behaviour of the producer (child exploitation, racist, environment pollution, etc.). Of course not without links to corresponding press reports as a proof. This is (at least for me) an important fact for a buy/no-buy-decision.
    I am pretty sure that this suggestion will trigger some discussion ...

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  9. Apply for a technology strategy board funding

    I think there is a possibility to get funding from the technology startegy board, now called innovate uk.
    Innovate UK is an executive non-departmental public body, sponsored by the Department for Business, Innovation & Skills: "[They] fund, support and connect innovative businesses to accelerate sustainable economic growth."
    The main address is:
    https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/innovate-uk

    I think the goal of the OpenFoodFacts apply to at least a program, namely:
    "Agri-food supply chain"
    https://interact.innovateuk.org/competition-display-page/-/asset_publisher/RqEt2AKmEBhi/content/agri-food-supply-chain

    The scope is quite vast, but must encompasse at least one of the 3 proposed high-level challenges.
    OpenFoodFacts respond to one of them "innovating to benefit consumer health, wellbeing and…

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  10. Pistes d'amélioration pour les applications mobiles

    Je sais sait pas si ça correspond au but du logiciel développé ou si c'est facile à implémenter pour un dev (je le soupconne mais je ne peux être sûr). Je ne sais pas non plus si c'est une nouvelle idée, sans doute pas mais je tente quand même.

    En voyant la quantité de données renseignés sur les fiches produits et en attrapant une sauce soja coréennes avec en gros marqué "OGM FREE", je suis allé sur le site et quand j'ai de nouveau vu les pastilles de couleur, j'ai eu une idée.

    Avec les infos déjà dans la base…

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  11. Highlight Lists

    Several suggestions on this forum are asking for some target highlighting functionality: To highlight allergens, identify non-Vegan foods, so on...

    I would like to propose a generic solution to all of these: highlight lists. Users create/modify downloadable lists of ingredients to be highlighted. For example, a user could create a highlight list for "Gluten" which contains ingredients: "Wheat, Barley, Rye, Oats, ...". Then, another user can download the list and select to highlight all "Gluten" ingredients as green. Users individually select which highlight lists they want to show for their own screen only.

    Users can then select to highlight whatever…

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  12. Support for store/warehouse barcodes (UPC-A prefix 2)

    There is a special kind of barcodes for variable-weight items. They use the prefix '2'

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Universal_Product_Code#Prefixes.

    It would be nice to support them, and would be useful mainly for the barcode scanner apps (Android, IPhone, ...)

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    Hi Itmar,
    We already do support barcodes starting with 2. It’s not very useful for the stores that use them to encode the weight, price etc. though, as they are different for every products.
    But some stores are using them for normal products too, when they are the only stores to sell the products.
    Is more support needed?
    Thanks,
    Stephane

  13. adding the website of the product , so one could get more updated information

    if there is any change in the product it will be mentioned in the website
    of the product , adding a link will be useful

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  14. Being able to pick a picture from the gallery, on the android app.

    I would like to be able to pick a picture from the gallery on the android app.

    It would greatly simplify the adding of multiple products one after the others (by taking/modifying the pictures before) or even one...

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  15. decode barcode by country, producer and article number

    every barcode is build by rules of EAN/GS1/GTIN . It starts with country code, vendor/producer and his article numbers. Would it be a good idea to connect each product to a EAN database ? Then at first look to the barcode number every user could learn about the composition about food barcode numbers just at first look.

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  16. Add basic ingredients

    Currently when you search for something like 'tomato', you don't get a result for a regular raw tomato. Instead you get a bunch of tomato based products. Please add basics to the database. Or make them easier to find if they are in fact there.

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  17. Create food inventory functionality for families using the openfoodfacts database

    It would add so much more vallue to the existing app to be able to add the scanned products to your food inventory. How many items you have currently in stock, which items are out and need to be purchased, create a shopping list, add expiry dates of food to avoid food waste ...
    Thank you for considering this. If I can help with the analysis let me know.
    Jos

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  18. Display the owner of the brand next to the brand name

    Add a new field close to the brand name to inform of the owner of the brand. Many times the brand and company's name doesn't match or a company can have plenty of registered trade marks, like Kraft, Pepsico or Lidl supermarkets. (suggestion by Javichu)

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  19. Add tutorial

    In the app, but could be on the site too, we should have a tutorial at first launch (with tick box "don't display next time") that will say:
    login to off
    while on the move:
    1/ scan bar code
    2/ take at least 3 pictures:
    a. front picture of the product
    b. picture of nutrition facts
    c. picture of ingrediants
    enter prdouct name.

    when back home you can login on the web off and go to the "product you added or contributed" page and confortably type all the information from your computer or another contributor may type it for you…

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  20. CSV export doesn't work

    I am interested in developing an application based on Open Food Facts database and I would like to import some data to a local database. The problem is that I tried to save a search in CSV and I found out that the CSV is not correctly generated. The output file is tab separated but some fields like ingredients contain other tabs instead of comas and therefore columns are not clearly separated.

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