Global Food Monitoring Initiative
The Global Food Monitoring Group brings together countries to support them to monitor the nutrition composition of foods. The online database, which collaborators in each country can upload data on, using an agreed protocol for data collection, will enable the monitoring of processed foods around the world.
This will help to identify where reformulation strategies would likely have the greatest impact and support an international approach to food companies, as well as company/manufacturer-specific monitoring. A particular focus of the project will be supporting the participation of low and middle income countries.
- Food Monitoring Group members
- Fast-foods protocol
- Processed foods protocol
- Progress with a global branded food composition database
- The variability of reported salt levels in fast foods in six countries
- Changes in sodium content of bread in Australia and NZ
- Presentation on Global Database from the 9th International Food Data Conference UK 2010
- Monitoring the nutritional composition of foods to improve the global food supply - ICN 2013
Materials and Tools
- How to crowd source nutrition information using smartphone technology - 2030111
- How to crowd source nutrition information using smartphone technology - 2030115
- Record sheet for global branded food composition database full nutrition information
- Record sheet for global branded food composition database sodium information only