News Composition of Foods and new food nutrition data


The Department of Health

Two updates for nutrition data are planned and we will adapt our Nutrition Program as soon as it is ready.


Phase 1 is underway and will concentrate on updating the existing analytical data completed since publication of the 6th summary edition of McCance and Widdowson’s The Composition of Foods and evaluated data from other sources such as manufacturers’ information. The update will be published by the end of 2012.

Phase 2 should be completed by Spring 2014, which will include incorporating all new analytical data from the current programme of nutrient analysis, not already included during phase 1.

Work is carried out by the Institute of Food Research, Norwich.

Updates on Department of Health website.

4 thoughts on “News Composition of Foods and new food nutrition data

  1. Any idea what the state of the project is at the moment?

  2. I haven’t been in contact with them and need to after Christmas. When the database is ready, it will mean a lot of work on our Nutrition Program, so 2013 will be a good time to start.

  3. Any updates on this, I guess it has been delayed?

  4. The new data has been delayed until 2014.
    They are altering food labels to change GDAs to RIs for the Traffic Light system – keep in touch. Jenny

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