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Food Composition Data

Production, Management and Use

  • H. Greenfield
  • D. A. T. Southgate

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. H. Greenfield, D. A. T. Southgate
    Pages 1-2
  3. H. Greenfield, D. A. T. Southgate
    Pages 3-14
  4. H. Greenfield, D. A. T. Southgate
    Pages 15-22
  5. H. Greenfield, D. A. T. Southgate
    Pages 23-32
  6. H. Greenfield, D. A. T. Southgate
    Pages 33-43
  7. H. Greenfield, D. A. T. Southgate
    Pages 45-71
  8. H. Greenfield, D. A. T. Southgate
    Pages 73-126
  9. H. Greenfield, D. A. T. Southgate
    Pages 127-138
  10. H. Greenfield, D. A. T. Southgate
    Pages 139-145
  11. H. Greenfield, D. A. T. Southgate
    Pages 147-161
  12. H. Greenfield, D. A. T. Southgate
    Pages 163-169
  13. H. Greenfield, D. A. T. Southgate
    Pages 171-175
  14. Back Matter
    Pages 177-243

About this book

Introduction

About twenty years ago, there was a recognition in Europe that real benefits would flow from coordinating the manner in which food composition tables were produced in the various countries of Europe. Subsequent development of computerised nutritional data bases has further highlighted the potential advantages of working together. Such cooperation could lead to improved quality and compatibility of the various European nutrient data bases and the values within them. This realisation was one of the driving forces behind the development of the Eurofoods initiative in the 1980's when those people in Europe interested in data on food composition began working together. This initiative received further impetus with the establishment of the Eurofoods-Enfant Concerted Action Project within the framework of the FLAIR (Food-Linked Agro-Industrial Research) Programme of the Commission of the European Communities. It was quickly recognised that the draft guidelines for the production, management and use of food composition data which had been prepared under the aegis of INFOODS (International Network of Food Data Systems, a project of the United Nations University), would be especially applicable to the objectives of the Concerted Action. The guidelines have been written by two recognised experts. Many people associated with FLAIR Eurofoods-Enfant have added constructive criticism and advice to that offered previously by those associated with INFOODS. Thus the guidelines are backed by a consensus in the community of those responsible for the production and use of food composition tables and nutrient data bases.

Keywords

Pet development food lead nutrition quality

Authors and affiliations

  • H. Greenfield
    • 1
  • D. A. T. Southgate
    • 2
  1. 1.University of New South WalesSydneyAustralia
  2. 2.AFRC Institute of Food ResearchNorwichUK

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