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Food Standards Agency's Analytical Surveys

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Food Standards Agency, Northern Ireland

Subject Keywords: FOOD, FOOD PREPARATION, NUTRITION
Set: Obesity
Catalogue: Data
Primary Data Sources
Type: Dataset
Region: Northern Ireland
Description:

This is a rolling programme of surveys analysing the nutrient content of foods. Reliable and up-to-date data on the nutrient content of foods are essential for the estimation of nutrient intakes from food consumption data. Nutritional data need to be regularly updated because foods themselves are constantly changing. Not only are new products being developed and old ones reformulated, but also traditional foods change. Changes in food composition may result from, for example, the introduction of new plant varieties, imports from different countries, altered storage and preparation practices, processing techniques, fortification practices and packaging. Within this programme, therefore, the Food Standards Agency funds a rolling programme of analytical surveys that provide up-to-date and reliable information on the nutrient content of foods. Data from these surveys are incorporated into the nutrient databanks that support national dietary surveys.

Date:

15/05/2009

Rights: © Crown Copyright
Suggested citation:

Food Standards Agency, Northern Ireland. (2009) Food Standards Agency's Analytical Surveys [Online]. Available from: http://www.thehealthwell.info/node/3911 [Accessed: 23rd July 2018].

  

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