Originally created in synergy by several organizations (among the original members of the International LanguaL Steering Committee were FDA, USDA, International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC-WHO)), it is now maintained by Danish Food Informatics.
It’s a broad thesaurus for describing, capturing and retrieving data about food.
In particular, it includes sub-classifications from different EU, US and international classification systems (like CIAA, Eurocode2, USDA, Codex Alimentarius).
LanguaL facilitates links to many different food data banks and contributes to coherent data exchange. In total, more than 40000 European, North American foods and foods from other countries are now LanguaL indexed.