New release of the EFSA Comprehensive European Food Consumption Database

01 May 2018

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The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has published a new version of its Comprehensive European Food Consumption Database.

For the first time the database includes data collected under EFSA’s EU Menu project. The updated database consists of the most recent data collected in member states covering population groups and new food categories, such as energy drinks.

The EU Menu project aims to increase the quality, detail and harmonisation of data collected in member states, covering all age groups from three months to 74 years. This makes the data easier to compare. All data in the database are now classified according to FoodEx2, a system which provides a more detailed and precise description of foods and beverages consumed across the EU than the previous version.

Source: EFSA, 26 April 2018