Turning Food Data Into Commercial Opportunities

For software developers providing programmes and tools to work with nutritional information on food, it is essential to underpin their products with high quality, scientifically-validated, and evidence-based official food composition data. Ultimately the outputs of the product will only be as good as the data used by the software

The importance of validated food composition data

Those seeking to use food composition information for any purpose, research or commercial, need high-quality product-specific information. Most recipe-, diet- or menu-planning tools are country-specific and use national food composition data but, in an increasingly global market, products are frequently missing, out-of-date, or country-specific. Food composition data are becoming more expensive and difficult to produce; reduced funding and changing priorities have meant fewer participating laboratories, obsolete methods and unreliable data.

Our offer could change all that

EuroFIR has brought together national compilers and research organisations to provide harmonised and standardised food composition data from 24 countries at a single point of access. The benefit of using EuroFIR food composition data is that it includes the most up-to-date validated data across Europe and beyond.


For more information on the data in each FCDB, please click here.


CountryName of FCDB
BulgariaBulgarian Food Composition Database 2009
CanadaCanadian Nutrient File (CNF) 2010
DenmarkDanish Food Composition Databank version 7.01, 2009
FinlandFineli - Finnish Food Composition Database 2011, Release 14
FranceAFSSA/CIQUAL French food composition table version 2016
GreeceHellenic Health Foundation DataBase, HHF, 2013
IcelandIcelandic ISGEM database 2008
IrelandIrish Food Composition Database UCC 2009
ItalyFood Composition Database for Epidemiol. Studies ISPO 2008
ItalyItalian food composition database INRAN 2008
LatviaLatvian National Food Composition Data Base 2009
LithuaniaLithuanian Food Composition database 2008
NetherlandsNEVO-online, version 2014/4.0. RIVM, Bilthoven, The Netherlands
NorwayNorwegian Food Composition Table 2006
PolandPolish Food Composition Database, 3rd Edition, 2005
PortugalPortuguese food composition database INSA 2008
SerbiaSerbian Food Composition Database 2016
SlovakiaSlovak food composition database 2009: selection of compiled food composition database, EuroFIR doc
SloveniaSlovenian FCDB 2013
SpainBase de Datos Española de Composición de Alimentos – BEDCA 2016
SwedenSwedish Food Composition Database 2013-01-10
SwitzerlandSwiss Food Composition Database, V3.01 2013
UKMcCance and Widdowson’s The Composition of Foods integrated dataset 2015
USAUSDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference, Release 27. 2014

Here's our solution

There is the possibility of licensing the data in XML/Excel format. The fees are calculated based on the total number of products in selected datasets. Please see the information below regarding the fees for these options (exclude VAT when applicable).

# of products: <6400

Fee: 500 EUR


# of products: 13001 - 19000

Fee: 1500 EUR


# of products: 25001 - 32000

Fee: 2500 EUR

# of products: 6401 - 13000

Fee: 1000 EUR


# of products: 19001 - 25000

Fee: 2000 EUR


# of products: >32000

Fee: 3000 EUR

Examples of commercial uses include:

  • Tools for HoReCa including recipe management, menu calculation, menu maker, etc.
  • Development of digital platforms and services for food businesses
  • Recipe management software, diet analysis, meal plans creation
  • Online food service (HoReCa)
  • Portals for personalised wellbeing including nutritional advice
  • Smart kitchens

Examples of types of apps which use the data are:

  • Tracking nutrition intakes, personal nutritional diaries, etc.
  • Nutritional composition, food safety, cost management and regulatory compliance (HoReCa)
  • Personalised nutritional advice, exercise, etc.
  • Dietetic support
  • Connecting with health and fitness wearables
  • Interacting with intelligent assistants (e.g. Siri on iOS, Alexa)
  • Gaming

Find out what our clients think!

Nutritics use EuroFIR data as it is the only source of harmonised Food Composition data available. This makes our task of compiling database information for use in Nutritics much easier, and enables us to reliably serve a worldwide audience through our Nutrition Software systems.

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