I am wanting to find a worldwide open nutritional database.

I know there have been questions about this before and the answers all refer to USDA's Agricultural Research Service and OKFN's Open Product Data sites.

The USDA one is very much restricted to US foods (I am in Australia) and, from what I can tell, doesn't include barcode info.

The OKFN database seems perfect, however, the site has been down since at least Dec '14.

Does anyone know where I could get a copy of the Product Open Data database?

I do not need an API, just the data will suffice.

About the other post:

I have seen a thread with almost the same question. That threat lead me to write this question as the accepted answer mentions the Product Open Data database, but, as I explained earlier, that website has been down. My question allowed me to find a way around this which is exactly what I explained I was looking for. So, no, not a duplicate.


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The Wayback Machine is always your best friend; Here's the data from 2014-02

OPD Product Browser Web Repository

There's also open food facts

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    You, sir, are a legend! I completely forgot about the way back machine! Downloading now! This database should really start being maintained again, it's such an important database. Also, the openfoodfacts database only has ~300 Australian items.
    – Wildcard27
    Commented Mar 15, 2015 at 1:05
  • i'm guessing they should be combined. interested?
    – albert
    Commented Mar 15, 2015 at 2:04
  • Sounds like a challenge! I like challenges! I'm going to dive into this database and see how it's all set up and let you know. How would I get an email to you rather than chatting on here?
    – Wildcard27
    Commented Mar 15, 2015 at 6:34
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    Is it already on github?
    – Suzana
    Commented Oct 19, 2020 at 13:05
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    good catch @Suzana! I didn't have to make one, OKFN already has it. I edited the answer to reflect that. Thanks again!
    – albert
    Commented Oct 19, 2020 at 18:07

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