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


 Updated 2016-10-26

 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 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
IFDC 2019 in Lisbon 14-18 October 2019

2019-04-02
The 13th International Food Data Conference (IFDC 2019) will take place in Lisbon, Portugal, between the 14th and 18th of October 2019. For more information, see the conference website.
 
FoodComp 2019 in December 2019

2019-03-22
The upcoming food composition database training course to be held in Wageningen, The Netherlands from 1-6 December 2019. See the VLAG website.
 
DTU National Food Institute published new report on flours, grains and kernels.

2019-01-24
DTU National Food Institute publishes new analytical report on macro- and micronutrients in flour, grains and seeds on the Danish market. See DTU Natinal Food Institute website.
 
EFSA to share data on open-access platform

2019-01-17
EFSA takes major step towards fully open data organisation by publishing the scientific data it uses for EU-wide monitoring programmes, surveys and risk assessments, including food composition data from 7 EU Member Countries. See EFSA website.