European Food Information Resource Network

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EuroFIR AISBL
EuroFIR logo.png
Founder Former partner institutions of EuroFIR NoE
Type Non-profit
Location
  • Brussels, Belgium
Area served
Worldwide
Product Food Information
Method Research, service provision, consultancy
Members
80
Key people
Paul Finglas
(President)
Prof Maria Glibetic, Prof Barbara Korousic Seljak, Dr Aida Turrini, Luísa Oliveira and Susanne Westenbrink
(Executive directors)
Employees
4
Website eurofir.org

EuroFIR (European Food Information Resource) is a non-profit international Association, which supports use of existing food composition data and future resources through cooperation and harmonization of data quality,[1] functionality and global standards.

The purpose of the Association is the development, management, publication and exploitation of food composition data, and the promotion of international cooperation and harmonization through improved data quality, food composition database searchability and standards, for example, with the European Committee for Standardization (CEN) on the standard for food data.[2] Other work includes that on ethnic [3] and traditional foods [4] and critical evaluation of data on nutrients [5]

Membership[edit]

Full members[edit]

(*) Member organisations, which are also national food composition database compilers.

Institution Acronym Country
Agricultural University of Athens AUA Greece
British Nutrition Foundation BNF United Kingdom
ETH Zurich ETHZ Switzerland
French Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety (fr) ANSES * France
Food Research Institute FRI * Slovakia
FoodCon[6] FCN Belgium
Hellenic Health Foundation[7] HHF * Greece
Institute of Food Research IFR * United Kingdom
Institute of Medical Research, University of Belgrade IMR * Serbia
Institute of Public Health and the Environment RIVM * Netherlands
Instituto Nacional de Saúde Dr. Ricardo Jorge INSA * Portugal
Istituto Nazionale di Ricerca per gli Alimenti e la Nutrizione (it) INRAN * Italy
Ricerca dell'Istituto Europeo di Oncologica (it) IEO * Italy
National Food & Nutrition Institute[8] NFNI Poland
National Institute for Health and Welfare THL * Finland
Nutrienten Belgie vzw[9] NUBEL * Belgium
National Food Administration NFA * Sweden
Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences SLU Sweden
The National Food Institute at the Technical University of Denmark DTU * Denmark
The Norwegian Food Safety Authority NFSA Norway
Tubitak Marmara Research Centre TUBITAK * Turkey
University College Cork UCC * Ireland
University of Helsinki UHEL Finland
University of Leeds UL United Kingdom
Wageningen University WU Netherlands

Associate members[edit]

(*) Member organisations, which are also national food composition database compilers.

Institution Acronym Country
Food Centre of Food and Veterinary Service of Latvia FCF-VS * Latvia
Food Standards Australia New Zealand FSANZ * Australia
Gent University UGENT Belgium
Government of Canada Canada
Institute of Agricultural Economics and Information IAEI Czech Republic
Josef Stefan Institute JSI * Slovenia
Matis - Icelandic Food and Biotech R&D MATIS * Iceland
Max Rubner Institute MRI * Germany
State Environmental Health Centre SEHC * Lithuania
University of Granada UGR * Spain
University of Vienna UVI Austria

Ordinary members[edit]

Institution Acronym Country
Culmarex S.A. Spain
Ian D. Unwin Food Information Consultancy IDUFIC United Kingdom
Ministry of Health and Consumer Affairs of the Balearic Islands Spain
Polytec Polytec Denmark
Procter & Gamble United Kingdom
REPLY Santer REPLY Italy
Treviso Tecnologia - Azienda Speciale per l'Innovazione della Camera Di Commercio Di Treviso TVT Italy
Uzhhorod National University Medical Faculty The Ukraine
Universidad Complutense De Madrid Spain
Universidad Politecnica de Cartagena UPCT Spain
Universita Del Salento Italy
University of Ljubljana UoL Slovenia
University of Vigo UoV Spain
University of Wolverhampton UoW United Kingdom
Verein zur Förderung des Technologietransfers an der Hochschule Bremerhaven e.V. TTZ Germany
vitakid gemeinnützige GmbH Germany
Zeinler Financial & Partner GmbH Austria

Honoured members[edit]

Institution Acronym Country
Danish Food Information DFI * Denmark

List of EuroFIR AISBL key people, members and collaborators on the EuroFIR website.[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bell, S; Pakkala, H; Finglas, MP (Jun 2012). "Towards a European food composition data interchange platform". Int J Vitam Nutr Res. 82 (3): 209–15. 
  2. ^ Becker, W (Nov 2010). "CEN/TC387 Food Data (2010) Towards a CEN Standard on food data". Eur J Clin Nutr. 64 (Suppl 3): S49–52. doi:10.1038/ejcn.2010.210. 
  3. ^ Khokhar, S; Garduño-Diaz, SD; Marletta, L; Shahar, DR; Ireland, JD; Jansen-; van der Vliet, M; de Henauw, S (2012). "Mineral composition of commonly consumed ethnic foods in Europe". Food Nutr Res. 56. doi:10.3402/fnr.v56i0.17665. 
  4. ^ Costa, HS; Vasilopoulou, E; Trichopoulou, A; Finglas, P; Participants; EuroFIR Traditional, Foods Work Package (2010). "New nutritional data on traditional foods for European food composition databases". Eur J Clin Nutr. 64 (Suppl 3): S73–81. doi:10.1038/ejcn.2010.215. 
  5. ^ Bouckaert, KP; Slimani, N; Nicolas, G; Vignat, J; Wright, AJ; Roe, M; Witthöft, CM; Finglas, PM (2011). "Critical evaluation of folate data in European and international databases: recommendations for standardization in international nutritional studies". Mol Nutr Food Res. 55 (1): 166–80. doi:10.1002/mnfr.201000391. 
  6. ^ "Foodcon Food processing Plant Design Consultants". www.foodcon.com. 
  7. ^ "HELLENIC HEALTH FOUNDATION". www.hhf-greece.gr. 
  8. ^ "Main page". www.izz.waw.pl. 
  9. ^ http://www.nubel.com/fra/default.asp
  10. ^ "EuroFIR  » EuroFIR Members". www.eurofir.org. Retrieved March 12, 2017. 

External links[edit]

  • Official website
  • INFOODS – International Network of Food Data Systems
  • Codex Alimentarius – Set up by FAO and WHO to develop food standards, guidelines and related texts such as codes of practice under the Joint FAO/WHO Food Standards Programme.
  • LanguaL – The International Framework for Food Description
  • EFSA – European Food Safety Authority
  • CEN – European Committee for Standardisation