Assessing and improving the quality of vitamin data in food composition databases

  • Mark A. Roe Institute of Food Research
  • Paul M. Finglas Institute of Food Research
Keywords: Food composition, data quality, vitamins, EuroFIR


The EuroFIR (European Food Information Resource; project has developed the first comprehensive pan-European Food Data Platform, using state-of-the-art database linking. Data from 25 countries are available online (www.eurofir. org) and include vitamin contents of an extensive range of over 27,000 foods. The datasets have been compiled based on a technical standard developed within the project and this standardisation of data allows effective management, updating, extending, and comparability of data across Europe. Most datasets have traditionally been published in forms that do not easily allow publication of additional information, but Euro- FIR datasets are supported by extensive additional documentation of individual values that allow users to trace original references and laboratory reports and evaluate the quality of values according to their intended use.

Keywords: food composition; data quality; vitamins; EuroFIR

(Published: 2 April 2012)

Citation: Food & Nutrition Research 2012, 56: 5654 - DOI: 10.3402/fnr.v56i0.5654


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Roe M. A., & Finglas P. M. (2012). Assessing and improving the quality of vitamin data in food composition databases. Food & Nutrition Research.
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