FoodEssentials is a service that provides data on food products. FoodEssentials provides a database of food label information.
The FoodEssentials Label API allows developers to access and integrate the functionality and data of FoodEssentials with other applications and to create new applications. Some example API methods include accessing food product information, searching for food ingredients, and retrieving allergy information.
ProgrammableWeb initially covered FoodEssentials in 2012 when its LabelAPI matched around 75% of scanned product labels from developer partners. Since then, its database has grown to include the lion's share of all products sold in the U.S. market. As FoodEssentials gets ready for another SXSW, ProgrammableWeb caught up with FoodEssentials’ Tyler Olsen to learn more about LabelAPI’s success, growth and future.
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FoodEssentials, aimed at solving food label data problems through technology, launched the LabelAPI. The API allows developers to integrate the most comprehensive, up-to-date food and drink product label database into apps and websites. Since 2004, FoodEssentials has dedicated itself to enlightening the food choice process.
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