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The Product DB is at the heart of the Better Life Data Hub. By accessing product data from a wide variety of providers, the Product DBI provides online portals, canteen kitchens, software providers and the food retailer with detailed product information.
The Product DB is at the heart of the Better Life Data Hub. By accessing product data from a wide variety of providers, the Product DBI provides online portals, canteen kitchens, software providers and the food retailer with detailed product information. In addition to the classic product databases for packaged foods, information about unpacked foods can also be accessed (Food DB). Special algorithms allow the detection of allergens and additives subject to mandatory legislation based on current regulations. The Product DB allows access to almost all products depending on the selected country. Product data from Germany, Austria and Switzerland are already covered and can be accessed immediately.
Our customers profit from an already existing GS1 data connection that allows an access to more or less all products world wide. As not all suppliers of GS1 publish their product data publicly, Better Life supports your efforts to contact and obtain access to their products.
Each product data set contains information about its ingredients, instructions for storage and use of the product, tax information (reduced VAT, …) packing language, recommended retail price (Info mostly missing) and type of packaging (carton, barrel, palette, can, lattice boxes, etc…) The Product DB is the perfect solution for those who want transparency in their diet and to develop corresponding applications for the B2B or B2C market. The Product DB is only accessible per API as the data are regularly updated.
The price for obtaining access to the product data base depends on the number of transactions and their use.
The Food Database is an amazing addition to the Product Database since it complements the first solution perfectly. The Food DB contains all unpackaged foods providing their associated value-added information as well.
The Food DB complements the product DB perfectly. It contains all unpackaged food including the associated value-added information. The basis of the Food DB is the official database of the MRI that is regularly updated and can only be accessed via the API.
As Better Life integrates in-demand country-specific food databases into our DB-HUB and making it easily accessible and unified via our sophisticated REST API. You are able to adapt your services to the local nutritional requirements.
Normally, the price for using the Food DB depends on the number of transactions.
The Rez-DB allows access to a recipe world that did not exist in this form until now. The special feature of the more than 6,000 recipes is that they were completely matched against the official food key of the MRI or selected products.
The Rez DB allows access to a recipe world that until now did not exist in this form. The special feature of over 5,000 recipes is that they were matched against the official food key of the MRI or selected products. As a result, Better Life has been able to enrich the recipes with information about calories, nutritional values and allergens.
Tags, which were determined on the basis of further calculations, also allows for selecting recipes according to criteria that makes them usable in special applications, like at schools or kindergartens.
With the involvement of two doctors and a nutritional adviser, the recipes were finally reviewed for their suitability in the pre- and post-treatment of patients by comparing them to the classic 8 common diseases (hypertension, cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, depression, old age, eating disorders, gout and rheumatism and musculoskeletal disorders)
This results in completely new application perspectives for the recipes, for example, within the framework of nutritional apps or their use in hospitals or senior residences.
Depending on the application, Better Life offers 3 different databases that differ in the detail of transferred data:
- Rez DB Cook (basic recipes)
- Rez DB Diet (recipes with added value data)
- Rez DB Care (recipes dedicated to medical software or health services)
The Al DB (Allergen Database) gives an overview of the 14 main allergens conforming to EU regulations 1169/2011 and their effects on humans. The AL-DB is always necessary if the identification of allergens via matching algorithms is required.
Allergens are substances that can induce hypersensitivity reactions through the mediation of the immune system. According to the LMIV, the 14 “major allergens” have been mandatory since 12/13/2014 across the EU. This includes, for example, gluten-containing cereals such as wheat and rye, crustaceans, eggs, fish, peanuts, soy, milk, nuts such as almonds and hazelnuts, celery, mustard, sesame seeds, sulfur dioxide and sulfites, lupins and molluscs and all products derived therefrom. The obligation to inform applies also to all processing products and the auxiliary substances used, such as in flavors.
The Al DB (Allergen Database) gives an overview of the 14 main allergens conforming to EU regulations. The AL DB is always necessary, when the identification of allergens in products or recipes via matching algorithms is required. For each allergen a detailed description including their effects on humans is available including a set of icons for a use in apps or in the web.
The database is available in German language, but can be easily translated in other languages too if this is required.
The fee for the use of the database is calculated once a year and is transactions independent. It can be accessed by API or by data export.
The AD DB (Additives Database) gives an overview of all additives used in the food sector and their effects on humans. The AD-DB is always necessary if it is desired to display referenced additives via matching algorithms.The data is available by using the AD-API or by data export.
Food additives are substances added to foods to perform certain technological functions, like to color, sweeten or conserve food.
In the European Union, all food additives are marked with E numbers that must be displayed on food packaging along with its ingredient list. The label must indicate both the function of the additive in the finished foodstuff (e.g., dye or preservative) and the specific substance used with the corresponding E number or name (e.g., E 415 or xanthan gum).
The AD DB (Additives Database) gives an overview of all additives authorized for use in the European food sector including their E-Number, function in the food and their effects on human.
The AD DB is always necessary if displaying referenced additives via matching algorithms is required.
The data is available by using the AD API or via data export.
Here are our solutions to help you deliver even greater services yourselves.
Due to the many different foods, it is almost impossible for chefs, bakers or butchers to obtain reliable data on their own self-produced recipes. Information on, for example, the calories or protein contained therein is based, if any, on estimates and empirical values.
Due to the many different foods, it is almost impossible for chefs, bakers or butchers to obtain reliable data on their own self-produced recipes. Information on, for example, the calories or protein contained therein is based -if anything- on estimates and empirical values. For these reasons, bakers and many restaurants often unintentionally violate the identification duties to the detriment of the customers. With the Rez API Business, Better Life has developed an interface that easily analyzes and calculates recipes. Via an upload mechanism and a dialogue section, the ingredients of the recipe are semantically interpreted and mirrored against their own databases. The results of the calculation are then returned together with the recipe and, if desired, provided with a QR code.
The Better Life Data Hub was developed for customers who not only want to use food data from existing sources but also look for a system environment to enter, maintain and search for their own data. A specially developed interface enables a product.
The Better Life Data Hub was developed for customers that not only want to use food data from existing sources but who also are looking for a system environment to enter, maintain and search for their own data. A specially developed interface enables a product search according to variably adjustable criteria and by presenting change history for custom-owned products in the database. The search function not only covers products with GTIN numbers but own products with individually assigned article numbers, too. There is an authorization system for maintaining data that distinguishes between an editor and publisher role and thus is also suitable for professional applications. A blacklisting function allows products to be temporarily removed from the program and then reactivated at a later date. The Better Life Data Hub is redundantly hosted on the AWS, ensuring high availability and scalability.
The allergen and additive determination solution has been developed to analyse packaged or unpackaged products for allergens or optional additives.
The allergen and additive determination solution has been developed to analyze packaged or unpackaged products for allergens or optional additives. The technical basis is a set of rules that are continuously updated with the aim of identifying as much as possible all ingredients requiring expulsion. The allergen and additive determination must be language-specific, and works with external data as well as with customer’s own product and food data.
Since the allergen determination is based on algorithms, a 100% assurance of detection cannot be guaranteed. This also applies to the display of mandatory additives, as these are often shown differently in the ingredient lists of the product suppliers.