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The importance of harmonizing food composition data across Europe

Egan, MB, Fragodt, A, Raats, M, Hodgkins, C and Lumbers, M (2007) The importance of harmonizing food composition data across Europe European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 61 (7). pp. 813-821.

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Abstract

Objective: To examine the role of food composition data in Europe in four sectors, namely health, trade regulation and legislation, agriculture and the environment. Results: The need for further harmonization of data across Europe is clearly identified and evidenced from a number of previous successful European collaborations. Conclusions: Data on the nutritional composition of foods are essential for a broad spectrum of activities, including public health nutrition, research, the food industry and government policy development and implementation. With the expansion of the European Union and the concomitant increase in cross border trade and cooperation harmonizing food composition data becomes a more important issue than ever. Harmonization is not solely a technical issue, but also involves creating durable and sustainable structures to maintain the viability of the data. These are some of the issues currently being addressed by the European Food Information Resource Network of Excellence.

Item Type: Article
Authors :
NameEmailORCID
Egan, MBm.egan@surrey.ac.ukUNSPECIFIED
Fragodt, Aa.fragodt@surrey.ac.ukUNSPECIFIED
Raats, Mm.raats@surrey.ac.ukUNSPECIFIED
Hodgkins, Cc.hodgkins@surrey.ac.ukUNSPECIFIED
Lumbers, Mm.lumbers@surrey.ac.ukUNSPECIFIED
Date : 2007
Identification Number : https://doi.org/10.1038/sj.ejcn.1602823
Uncontrolled Keywords : food composition harmonization public health nutrition policy Europe CONSUMPTION SURVEYS COMPOSITION DATABASES DIETARY-INTAKE PUBLIC-HEALTH NUTRITION EXPOSURE QUALITY HOUSEHOLD COUNTRIES PROJECT
Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 16 May 2017 14:47
Last Modified : 17 May 2017 14:27
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/814861

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