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The EuroFIR network – Delivering high quality food composition data across Europe Paul Finglas (IFR) and Claudia Krines (ttz) Buenos Aires, Argentina 26 th October 2007. Outline. Background & Current Activities The EuroFIR Platform & Technical website ( www.eurofir.org/eurofir )

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The EuroFIR network – Delivering high quality food composition data across Europe Paul Finglas (IFR) and Claudia Krines (ttz)Buenos Aires, Argentina 26th October 2007

outline
Outline
  • Background & Current Activities
  • The EuroFIR Platform & Technical website (www.eurofir.org/eurofir)
    • General Information
    • Description and Specifications
    • Tools & Services
  • Future challenges
having data of sufficient quality quantity
Having data of sufficient quality & quantity…
  • Supporting nutrition & health surveys, medical research and interventions, and health policies  
  • Information for public health government bodies and regulators to educate their populations about health and food heritage;
  • Information that enables food industry to produce healthier foods, and obtain a larger share of the international food market;
  • Information to consumers – via labels and via printed/electronic information – to enable them to play a more active role in protecting and enhancing their health
eurofir consortium grows to 48 partners
EuroFIR Consortium Grows to 48 Partners
  • Started 1/1/05 with €12M for 5yrs
  • Partnership between 48 centres from 25 countries including:
    • 27 national food database compilers
    • MoUs with Hungary, Czech Republic, Croatia, Estonia & Slovenia
  • Key users & stakeholders:
    • CIAA, BEUC, EFSA & food industry (SMEs)
    • USDA, FAO (Latinfoods, Afrofoods), NZ
five strategic objectives
Five Strategic Objectives
  • To strengthen scientific and technological excellence in food databank systems by integrating the critical mass of resources and expertise needed to provide European leadership;
  • To identify and provide new information for missing data for nutrients and biologically active compounds, and covering all food groups;
  • To spread excellence and enhance impact in FCDBs and public health nutrition beyond the boundaries of the partnership through training, sharing of methods and facilities;
  • To interact with all user and stakeholder groups, in order to establish and deliver requirements to ensure that the food databank systems are durable and sustainable;
  • To disseminate and exploit new scientific and technological knowledge in order to strengthen the competitiveness of the food industry
the eurofir platform
The EuroFIR Platform

A virtual platform of inter-connected national and specialised databases:

  • Distributed configuration
  • Using client – mediator – server applications
  • Draft European standard for food data (SIS TC 505)
  • Standardised vocabularies - thesauri
  • XML format data interchange
  • Quality management
creation of common eurofir thesauri
Creation of Common EuroFIR Thesauri
  • Common description of foods and values in European food composition databases:
    • Food Description - common indexing of foods
    • Value Documentation
      • Common component definitions (with cross-reference to ChEBI, CAS, INFOODS, legal definitions, etc)
      • Common analytical method description
      • Common bibliographic database (CiteXplore)
      • Common data quality assessment
  • Common XML template for data transfer (EuroFIR Food Data Transfer Package)
langual langua alimentaria
LanguaL (Langua aLimentaria)
  • Automated method for describing, capturing and retrieving FC data
  • Adapted to computerised FCDBs and consumption databanks
  • Multilingual thesaural system using facetted clasification
  • Facilitates links to many different databanks and coherent data exchange.

Search for foods already indexed

Visualise description of selected food

EuroFIR Food Product Indexer

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LanguaL food indexing

  • 26 national data sets => 25 674 indexed foods
  • Specialized data sets
    • EuroFIR BASIS (bioactive substances in foods)
    • INFORMALL (information on allergenic foods)
    • GEMS/Foods (WHO/FAO Global Environmental Monitoring System)
the eurofir model web services
The EuroFIR model (Web services)

‘Extractors’

Web services

National/local databases

EuroFIR

General Search Engine

Local Search Engines

eurofir esearch facility
EuroFIR eSearch facility

Web Services deliver data in XML format

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EuroFIR’s European Food Composition

Information Platform

Online Databases

Linking using LanguaL

food description

Databases underimplementation

14 online + 6 under development

Static information(data in table format)

Offline Information(publications)

GL

IS

IS

FI

Information pending

FO

NO

SE

SE

EE

Specialized datasets

SE

LV

RU

DK

EuroFIR BASIS

LT

JP

DK

UK

CD

UK

EI

BE

NL

PL

BY

DE

BE

USA

DE

CZ

UA

US

FR

SK

US

FR

AU

US

AU

FR

CH

MD

US

SI

HU

HR

CZ

IT

RS

RO

GE

Other online

databases

BA

IT

PT

AL

BU

MD

SP

TR

FR

FR

SP

GR

GR

IL

CY

TN

DZ

MA

March 2006

citexplore
CiteXplore

Pubmed & Agricola

future challenges take home messages
Future Challenges/Take Home Messages
  • Improve value documentation of available data specially quality
  • Extend accessibility/coverage of data to users – links to other parts of the world (Global Resource)
  • Make available tools & services to all international compilers & other users
    • Quality checked new data from published articles
    • Traceability of data to original references
  • Sustain EuroFIR Platform for Food Composition community