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Reference


 Updated 2015-08-15

 References in Food Composition Databases

The sources of food composition data are many, and it is important to make reference to the sources of data in a food composition database - not only where the data come from, but also the type of data is important.

In the EuroFIR context, values are systematically documented with a reference.

Furthermore, references are described and divided up according to the type of source (Acquisition type*):

  • Acquisition type not known [X]
  • Authoritative Document [A]
  • Food composition table [F]
  • Food label, product information [L]
  • Independent laboratory [D]
  • Industry laboratory [I]
  • In-house or affiliated laboratory [O]
  • Other acquisition type [E]
  • Published and peer reviewed scientific paper [P]
  • Scientific communication [C]
  • Value created within host-system [S]

 and how the reference was made available (Reference type*):

  • Article in book [AB]
  • Article in Journal [AJ]
  • Article in Report [AR]
  • Book [B]
  • File or Database [F]
  • Journal issue [JI]
  • Other reference type [E]
  • Pamphlet, folder [PA]
  • Personal communication [P]
  • Product label [L]
  • Reference type not known [X]
  • Report [R]
  • Software [SW]
  • Webpage [WW]

 

* For more information about the EuroFIR Thesauri and their most recent versions, see the EuroFIR website.
 



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