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The importance of harmonizing food composition data across Europe.
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PMID:  17554245     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
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.
M B Egan; A Fragodt; M M Raats; C Hodgkins; M Lumbers
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Review     Date:  2007-06-06
Journal Detail:
Title:  European journal of clinical nutrition     Volume:  61     ISSN:  0954-3007     ISO Abbreviation:  Eur J Clin Nutr     Publication Date:  2007 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-07-04     Completed Date:  2007-09-04     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8804070     Medline TA:  Eur J Clin Nutr     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  813-21     Citation Subset:  IM    
Food, Consumer Behaviour and Health Research Centre, School of Human Sciences, University of Surrey, Guildford, Surrey, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Consumer Product Safety
Food / classification*,  standards
Food Analysis / standards*
Food Industry / standards*
Health Policy*
Nutrition Policy*
Public Health

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