International Network of Food Data Systems (INFOODS)

Food nomenclature, terminology and classification systems

Food nomenclature, terminology and classification systems are important and need to be unambiguous and complete. Several guidelines and classifications exist but most are purpose specific. See the links below for more information.


Guidelines for Describing Foods: A Systematic Approach to Describing Foods to Facilitate International Exchange of Food Composition Data by Truswell et al (1991) Journal of Food Composition and Analysis


This site describes LanguaL, how it is structured and maintained, and provides discussions and downloads


FAOSTAT definitions and classifications of commodities

Published papers on food nomenclature, terminology and classification systems

Taxonomic Databases


Last update: 20-10-2022 05:26