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Research Project: Estimating the Nutritive Value of Fluid Cow’s Milk in the U.S.

Location: Nutrient Data Laboratory

Project Number: 8040-52000-064-56-T
Project Type: Trust Fund Cooperative Agreement

Start Date: Mar 1, 2018
End Date: Feb 28, 2020

Objective:
To obtain analytical nutrient values for a representative nationwide sampling of the most commonly consumed types of retail fluid cow’s milk, and use these nutrient values to update ARS FooDS, the USDA food composition database.

Approach:
This project will support nationwide sampling of fluid milk of different fat content, using National Food and Nutrient Analysis Program’s standardized procedures. Approaches to be used include – develop a sampling plan for the product; obtain samples nationwide and ship to commercial labs; ship quality control material to commercial labs; review and check laboratory data using established quality control procedures, and add data to the ARS Food Data System (ARS FooDS).