Global additives taxonomy
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How it works
This page contains the definition of the hierarchy of categories used in Open Food Facts.
The definition contains:
- stopwords (words that can be ignored when matching category names)
- word synonyms (words that can be exchanged when matching category names)
- category synonyms (the synonyms are then matched also in other category names that contains those synonyms)
For more details, see Global taxonomies
- Already live.
- Last push to production:
- 2014/11/14 - Merge from http://fr.wiki.openfoodfacts.org/Liste_des_additifs_reconnus and http://en.wiki.openfoodfacts.org/Additives_taxonomy
- 2015 - * Match with Wikidata and Wikipedia at http://tools.wmflabs.org/mix-n-match/?mode=catalog&catalog=24&offset=0&show_noq=1&show_autoq=0&show_userq=0&show_na=0
- The French list treated all variants (i), (ii) etc. as one single additive entry.
- The other list Additives taxonomy does the reverse: there is one entry for each variant (e.g. E101(i) ) but no entry for E101.
- Change the "EXXX Food Additive" to the correct name (at least in English)
- Those are the additives that existed in the French list but not in the global list
- Add more synonyms for each language other than French (synonyms can be found in the EU directives)
- Then remove the English synonyms from the the French entries
- There are some synonyms in (parenthesis) for some entries, they should be converted to a comma separated list. But all parenthesis are not synonyms, so be careful.
Properties to be added
vegetarian_level: gmo_level: risk_level: family: description:fr: origin:fr: risks:fr: from_palm_oil: efsa_authorized: fda_authorized: jecfa_authorized: fsanz_authorized:
- Joint Food and Agricultural Organization/World Health Organization Expert Committee on Food Additives (JECFA)
- European Food Safety Authority (EFSA)
- US FDA
The taxonomy is now managed directly on GitHub: https://github.com/openfoodfacts/openfoodfacts-server/blob/master/taxonomies/additives.txt