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Food Commodity Intake Database (FCID)
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What is the FCID?

Available on CD-ROM, the FCID was developed using intake data from the Continuing Survey of Food Intakes by Individuals (CSFII) 1994-96, 1998. It does not replace the CSFII 1994-96, 1998 CD-ROM. Instead, it serves as a companion data set in which intakes are presented in terms of food commodities rather than foods as consumed (for example, as wheat flour and whole egg rather than as noodles). Two days of food intake data plus a 2-day average intake are included in the FCID for approximately 21,700 individuals, including 11,800 children from birth through 19 years of age. Commodity intakes are expressed as grams consumed per kilogram of body weight per day. The commodities (over 500) are those listed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in their Food Commodity Master List of June 15, 2000.

The FCID was developed jointly by the Environmental Protection Agency and the Agricultural Research Service and was designed for assessment of dietary exposures to pesticide residues. In addition to commodity intake data, the CD-ROM includes documentation about development of the database and a "Food Code-to-Commodity Translation File," which maps each CSFII food code to one or more EPA food commodities.

For more information and how to obtain the CD-ROM, please contact:

David J. Miller, Chief
Chemistry & Exposure Branch
Health Effects Division
Office of Pesticide Programs
703-305-5352 (voice)
703 605-1289 (fax)