Global categories taxonomy
How it works
This taxonomy 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
- Nov 22 2016: pushed live
- Kouglof (Alsatian cake)
The taxonomy is now managed directly on GitHub: https://github.com/openfoodfacts/openfoodfacts-server/blob/master/taxonomies/categories.txt
Replace XX by your language. https://world-XX.openfoodfacts.org/categories?translate=1
Q: I changed a string for a category via pull request (and it got accepted and merged). Will the new string appear on all the products once a new version is deployed and released?
A: It depends. The canonical categories (e.g. en:cakes) that are associated to each product won't be updated right away, only when products are processed again. The strings displayed for it (e.g. if you added a translation) will be shown right away.