NUTTAB 2010 contains nutrient data for 2668 foods available in Australia and up to 245 nutrients per food.
What’s in NUTTAB 2010?
- Data from nutrient analysis undertaken in 2006 and 2008 for a range of foods and nutrients.
- Iodine, sodium, fat and fatty acid data from nutrient analysis undertaken in 2009.
- Beef, lamb, mutton and veal data provided by Meat and Livestock Australia.
- Pork data provided by Australian Pork Limited.
- Game meat data (i.e. buffalo, venison, emu, rabbit, ostrich etc.) provided by the Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation.
- Data on liquids reported on a per 100 mL basis.
- Separate files for Indigenous foods, vitamin D and amino acids – but note that tryptophan is also included in the main nutrient data files.
- Trans fatty acid data, reported for the first time in NUTTAB and published as a separate file.
- Different fat factors to calculate fatty acids in some seafoods.
- Data for commercial food additives and infant foods have been removed.
NUTTAB 2010 is available free of charge in two formats—online as a searchable database—and as electronic database files.
The searchable database is for people who want to browse and search for information about a specific food or nutrient.
The electronic database files—provided in .txt and .tab formats—are for people who want to load information directly into specialised databases or into Microsoft Excel™ spreadsheets for manipulation.
We have also generated some additional data files (in Microsoft Excel™) for specific foods and nutrients. Nutrient data files for vitamin D, amino acids (including some original tryptophan values) and trans fatty acids have been provided separately, due to the limited data available for these nutrients and, for vitamin D, concerns about the currently available analytical methods and results. Likewise, data on Indigenous foods have been provided in a separate Indigenous foods data file.
Supporting documentation and files
Analytical data commissioned by FSANZ
As the food supply in Australia is constantly changing and nutrient data for some foods can become outdated due to changes in product formulation, production practices or advances in analytical methods, FSANZ generates new analytical nutrient data to ensure its data holdings are up-to-date and its nutrient publications continue to be relevant to data users.
These data will be incorporated into the next published version of NUTTAB but in the meantime, short reports of our analytical programs are provided so the data is publicly available in a timely manner.
Access the analytical program reports
Data provided by food companies and organisations
For a small number of foods in the NUTTAB series, Australian food companies and organisations have provided FSANZ with nutrient data for their products. These data may have been generated by analysis or by other means. Where nutrient data is provided between NUTTAB releases, FSANZ prepares short reports to make the data available as quickly as possible. This data will be incorporated into future releases of FSANZ’s food composition databases in accordance with our standard validation methodologies.
If you require information on the nutrients in a specific product, you should check the product’s nutrition information panel or contact the manufacturer.
FSANZ is currently calling for nutrient composition data from external bodies such as universities, food and health bodies and the food industry for inclusion in NUTTAB. To find out more information about how to provide data and what it will be used for, see the call for nutrient data page here.
FSANZ has produced a guide called Generating data for FSANZ nutrient datasets which provides information on designing nutrient analysis programs for submitting nutrient data to FSANZ.
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