How was the database created?

Ophélia Bierschwale Updated by Ophélia Bierschwale

In the beginning the Yuka project relied on Open Food Facts, an open, collaborative database that uses the same model as Wikipedia.

In January 2018, Yuka decided to create its own database in order to implement advanced systems for monitoring and verifying each addition.

Currently our database grows via:

  • Contributions from users, who can enter information directly into the application for any products that aren’t recognized by Yuka.
  • Certain brands that are willing to provide us with direct access to their product information. Because this information is exactly what is printed on the product labels, there is no conflict of interest involved.

How did we do?

How is information provided in the application verified?