International Network of Food Data Systems (INFOODS)

Normas y directrices

A lo largo de los años INFOODS ha celebrado reuniones técnicas sobre diversos temas, las más importantes de las cuales se enumeran en los siguientes apartados. Estas páginas web ofrecen enlaces a documentos técnicos pertinentes elaborados por INFOODS y otras personas que centran su trabajo en grupos de composición de alimentos. Se intenta actualizar periódicamente las recomendaciones y especificaciones técnicas. Todo comentario, sugerencia o enlace será bienvenido.




Directrices FAO/INFOODS para comprobar los datos de composición de alimentos antes de la publicación de una tabla o base de datos (2012)

The objective of this document is to outline comprehensively the internal checks to be carried out on the food composition data and documentation prior their publication in the user table/DB

FAO/INFOODS Guidelines for Food Matching - Version 1.2 (2012)

INFOODS developed these guidelines for a more harmonized approach to food matching while pointing out critical steps and information in order to achieve the most appropriate food matching. These guidelines are intended to assist in selecting the most appropriate foods (for which compositional data are available) to match to foods reported in food consumption surveys (at individual, household, national or international level) or to food supply data (e.g. FAOSTAT, EUROSTAT).



FAO/INFOODS Guidelines for Converting Units, Denominators and Expressions Version 1.0 (2012)

Conversion of food data is done in the areas of nutrition (i.e. food composition and dietary assessment) and food safety (exposure assessment), and when reporting analytical data, including their publication in scientific articles. Food composition data are expressed in a variety of ways, depending on national conventions, practices of various institutions and journals requirements. However, to aggregate or compare data from diverse sources, it is often necessary to convert them.

Erratum: In January 2016, the formula for conversion from individual amino acid (AA) as ‘g per 16 g total nitrogen (NT)’ to individual AA as ‘mg per 100 g EP’ (page 33 in the English version) was corrected as well as the result of the given example.


Last update: 02-07-2019 16:47