New searchable UK composition of foods website available

The nutrient levels of thousands of the most commonly eaten foods in the UK are now available online thanks to the collaboration between Public Health England and the Quadram Institute.

The UK Composition of Foods Integrated Dataset (CoFID) searchable website allows users to search the current McCance and Widdowson dataset.

The data underpins research that informs dietary policy, such as the National Diet and Nutrition Survey, which monitors UK intake of calories, salt, unsaturated fat and other nutrients .

The latest dataset, published in March 2019, includes updates based on the 2015 nutrient analysis survey of fresh and processed fruit and vegetables with respect to fibre and additional data from elsewhere. Errors found in previous datasets have been corrected. All other values remain unchanged from CoFID 2015.