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Compilers' Toolbox™ - what Greenfield and Southgate did not write


 Updated 2015-08-15

 A website for food composition data

A food composition data compiler's tasks are multi-discplinary. The qualifications required from a food composition data compiler are at the same time to be a nutritionist, a keen documentalist, a food analyst, a statistician, a computer engineer and IT specialist.

Compilers' Toolbox™ website contains information on specific topics for food composition data compilers. The information on the website uses to a large extent reference to the basic textbook in food composition provided by FAO/INFOODS on their website (or as Google books):

 

The Compilers' Toolbox™ will also make reference to the work done in the European projects Eurofoods, Cost Action 99 - Eurofoods, and mainly the EuroFIR project (European Food Information Resource Consortium funded under the EU 6th Framework Food Quality and Safety thematic priority, contract FOOD-CT-2005-513944) and its achievements during its 5 1/2 years existence as well as to its successors EuroFIR AISBL and EuroFIR Nexus (for more information about EuroFIR, see the EuroFIR website).

Compilers' Toolbox™ should be regarded as a supplement to the FAO INFOODS Greenfield and Southgate publication as well as to the work done by EuroFIR.
The intention with the provision of the information on this website is not in any way to critisize the authors of the above publication, but to explain more in depth some of the issues that are either not touched upon by the authors or only sporadically mentioned.

The Compilers' Toolbox™ will not go into details with the analytical chemistry needed for food composition. It will on the other hand focus on areas in the food composition data compilers' practical work during the handling of data in the compilation process.

Furthermore, Compilers' Toolbox™ will contain online links to additional scientific information concerning food composition on the web and food composition databases around the world.




NOTE
The Compilers' Toolbox™ website is under constant development and the current content continuously updated. A lot of information is still unfinished and some information is missing.
The website and its pages are optimized for a screen resolution of 1280*1024 or higher.




 News
39th NNDC registration is now OPEN

2016-01-21
The registration for the 39th National Nutrient Databank Cconference taking place in Alexandria, Virginia, USA, May 16-18, 2016, is now open.
For more information, see the NNDC website.
 
EFSA FoodEx2 rev 2 published.

2015-05-05
The EFSA standardised food classification and description system, FoodEx2 revision 2, has been published.
For more information, see EFSA Food Classification.
 
UK Composition of Foods Integrated Dataset 2015 published

2015-03-25
The McCance and Widdowson’s The Composition of Foods Integrated Dataset 2015 has been published. See details from Public Health England.
 
Mushrooms traded as food.

2014-09-01
The Nordic Council of Ministers has published three publications on mushrooms in trade.
For more information, see Publications on the norden.org website.