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Research Project: HEADQUARTERS COOPERATIVE PROGRAMS - FOOD NUTRITION, SAFETY AND QUALITY (FNSQ)

Location: Nutrition, Food Safety/Quality

Title: A Partnership for Public Health: USDA Branded Food Products Database

Author
item Kerester, Alison - International Life Sciences Institute (ILSI)
item Murphy, Delia - International Life Sciences Institute (ILSI)
item Starke-reed, Pamela

Submitted to: Journal of Food Composition and Analysis
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: 7/7/2017
Publication Date: 7/14/2017
Citation: Kerester, A., Murphy, D., Starke-Reed, P.E. 2017. A Partnership for Public Health: USDA Branded Food Products Database. Journal of Food Composition and Analysis. 64:1. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jfca.2017.07.019.

Interpretive Summary: The importance of comprehensive food composition databases is more critical than ever in helping to address global food security. The USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference is the “gold standard” for food composition databases. The presentation will include new developments in strengthening the USDA National Nutrient Database to improve the quality nutrient intakes in dietary assessment surveys. An update on the status of the USDA Branded Food Products Database will be provided from two Partners—the Public,1 as represented by USDA, and the Private, 2 as represented by ILSI North America.

Technical Abstract: The importance of comprehensive food composition databases is more critical than ever in helping to address global food security. The USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference is the “gold standard” for food composition databases. The presentation will include new developments in strengthening the USDA National Nutrient Database to improve the quality nutrient intakes in dietary assessment surveys. An update on the status of the USDA Branded Food Products Database will be provided from two Partners—the Public,1 as represented by USDA, and the Private, 2 as represented by ILSI North America.