Fabian Demicoli

European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) database consumption patterns


Food consumption habits differ in EU countries.
Accurate, comprehensive and comparable data on food consumption are crucial,
when a new hazard is found in the food chain, for scientists to assess who is
exposed, through which foods and by how much.

Since 2007 EFSA started developing the Comprehensive
European Food Consumption Database which provides more extensive and detailed
information for a majority of EU countries in refined food categories and
specific population groups, including children. However, EU MS use different
methods to collect food consumption data, which makes it difficult to carry out
EU-wide analyses or comparisons.

EFSA has taken steps to harmonise the collection of
food consumption data to allow for more comprehensive exposure assessments. The
"What's on the Menu in Europe?" project aims to provide standardised
information on what people eat in all countries and regions across the EU. EFSA
continues to extend and update the databases with new data collected by MS.
Thanks to this, food consumption summary statistics for different countries and
age groups, are now accessible for use by all food safety and public health
experts.

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