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Research Project: IMPROVING THE ACCURACY OF BEEF NUTRIENT DATA IN THE USDA NATIONAL NUTRIENT DATABASE FOR STANDARD REFERENCE - PHASE VI

Location: Nutrient Data

Project Number: 1235-52000-061-35
Project Type: Trust

Start Date: Sep 01, 2012
End Date: Nov 30, 2013

Objective:
To support, update, and maintain the food composition and nutrient values and cooking yield data for beef and beef products in the USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference (SR) in order to ensure currency of data.

Approach:
This project will include several approaches to meet the objectives which include: the addition of new beef items to the SR, revision of current beef items in the SR, and deletion of beef products no longer on the retail market from the SR. Furthermore, collaborative studies will be conducted to obtain nutrient and composition information for new cuts. A new special interest table will be developed to provide nutrient information required for labeling of single ingredient meats.

Last Modified: 8/1/2014
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