Resources on Food and Food Waste

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Random Bits of Useful Information

  • The Federal Food Safety and Veterinary Office (FSVO) keeps The Swiss Food Composition Database, which contains information about the composition of food available in Switzerland. Available for free in four languages; can be downloaded.
  • The U.S. Department of Agriculture keeps FoodData Central a detailed database of food composition, with nutrients and other components found in a wide variety of foods and food products. Can be downloaded.
  • The NHS has a Calorie checker, which allows to check the caloric content of about 150.000 different products. It is part of the Live Well portal.
  • INRAN keeps BDA. The data, however, requires an explicit consent to be used.
  • FAO lists various food composition databases on the International food composition table/database directory.

Projects

  • EAT Circular is a project sponsored by EIT Climate KIC and related to training resources on techniques to reduce food waste in canteens. The pilot training sessions run in four countries, Spain, Portugal, Italy, and Slovenia.
  • BringTheFood is the tool we developed to help recover surplus food.