Guidance

Composition of foods integrated dataset (CoFID)

McCance and Widdowson’s 'composition of foods integrated dataset' on the nutrient content of the UK food supply.

Documents

McCance and Widdowson’s The Composition of Foods Integrated Dataset 2019: user guide

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McCance and Widdowson's composition of foods integrated dataset

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McCance and Widdowson's composition of foods: old foods

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Public Health England (PHE) is responsible for maintaining up-to-date data on the nutrient content of the UK food supply in order to support the National Diet and Nutrition Survey, and funds nutrient analysis of foods commonly consumed in the UK.

The ‘Composition of Foods Integrated Dataset’ (CoFID) brings together all the available data as a single, consolidated dataset. The update published in 2019 incorporates data from the 2015 fruit and vegetable nutrient analysis project, including associated foods with inedible portions.

Certain new and revised data on almonds - as well as errors found in the previous dataset - have now been corrected. All other values remain unchanged from the 2015 update of the CoFID.

In addition, certain foods that were included in the 2008 update were not reviewed or validated in the 2015 update, and those foods are published separately in a file containing data for ‘old’ foods.

Published 25 March 2015
Last updated 25 March 2019 + show all updates
  1. Updated dataset and user guide.
  2. First published.