In a press release published on April 26, 2018, European Food Safety Agency (EFSA) informed that it has updated its Comprehensive European Food Consumption Database, for the first time including data collected under the EU Menu project led by EFSA. This project was initiated in 2011 and collected food consumption data from 21 EU countries.

The updated database includes the most recent data, covers more population groups (from three months to 74 years overall), and adds new food categories, such as energy drinks. It also features a new harmonized data classification performed according to FoodEx2, a standardized food classification and description system developed by EFSA in 2015.

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EFSA (April 26, 2018). “Major step forward on food consumption data.

EFSA (April 30, 2015). “The food classification and description system FoodEx2 (revision 2).” EFSA Supporting publication 2015:EN-804 (pdf)

EFSA (2018). “The EFSA Comprehensive European Food Consumption Database.