Global categories 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 cateflammegory names that contains those synonyms)

For more details, see Global taxonomies

Current status

  • Nov 22 2016: pushed live


Taxonomy definition

The taxonomy is now managed directly on GitHub: https://github.com/openfoodfacts/openfoodfacts-server/blob/master/taxonomies/categories.txt

Taxonomy translation

Replace XX by your language. https://world-XX.openfoodfacts.org/categories?translate=1