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close this book Food Composition Data: A User's Perspective (1987)
close this folder The uses of food composition data
close this folder Nutrient composition data uses and needs of food companies
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Summary

Summary

Food manufacturers have uses for nutrient data bases in product development, marketing, and identification of product attributes to the consumer. The food manufacturer needs accurate and current nutrition information on foods that are recognized as scientifically sound by regulatory agencies. The continuing interest of the consumer in nutrition will focus the attention of food manufacturers on nutrient composition and the availability of nutritional data sources.