Global Nutrition Database for Packaged Food


National Policy Response

Country targets


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Other relevant packaged food policies

Front-of-Package Labeling Regulations


Marketing Restrictions


Trans Fatty Acid Regulations 


Packaged Food Sampling


Nutrient types Sodium
Products sampled 2,504


Data was collected by the members of the research team from the Addis Continental Institute of Public Health (ACIPH) in 15 supermarkets, 12 mini-markets, and 58 souqs (convenience or corner shops) in nine of 11 sub-cities within Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.    

Data collection consisted of scanning the bar code of each product and taking photographs of all sides of the product. This information was then uploaded to a REDCap (Research Electronic Data Capture) database originally created by the Global Food Research Program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC) Gillings School of Global Public Health. For each product, the manufacturer, brand, product name, container size, serving size, complete nutritional information, front-of-package labeling and/or marketing, and ingredient list was entered. 

Products were categorized into 17 of the 18 main WHO AFRO food categories (infant and pediatric feed and food was not collected), then further sub-categorized within each group. Mean, median, interquartile range, minimum and maximum values of sodium content (mg per 100 g of product) were calculated.    

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Megan E. Henry 
Assistant Scientist, Department of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health 
[email protected] 

Institution leading data collection

The Addis Continental Institute of Public Health (ACIPH), Ayat Homes Zone 8 Road 8, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia,