At A Glance
- Provides complete package-level detailed ingredient and nutrition data and images for tens of thousands of products.
- Information on new products added each week.
- Provides brand-specific information.
- Data and images have been linked with universal product code (UPC).
To collect data about ingredient content and nutrition labels for packaged food and beverage products sold in the United States (US).
Products sold in the US.
Began in 1999. Conducted weekly. Most recent year conducted was 2012.
The Gladson Nutrition Database may contain some outdated information, as food and beverage products are constantly updated.
Phone: +1 (630) 435-2224
Panel survey of products sold in the US and worldwide. For further information on sampling design, contact Gladson.
Source of Information
2,000 new products processed each week.
Approximately 1,000,000 stock-keeping units (distinct products that can be purchased) in 2010.
|Product nutrition labeling information|
|Product package dimensions|
|Product package images|
|Serving size information (household unit and gram weight)|
Data Access and Cost
Data can be obtained by contacting Gladson.
Gladson, Inc. is a private company that sells product data and images.
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention plans to link Gladson Nutrient Database data on brands with nutrient information from other databases. Learn more.
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