FSANZ makes food composition data available for the benefit of the public and on the understanding that you will exercise your own skill, care and judgment with respect to its use and you will carefully evaluate the accuracy, currency, completeness and relevance of the material for your purposes.
The food composition data is made available only for the purposes of providing nutrient data and ancillary material to users. FSANZ has taken great care to ensure the material provided in the food composition database is as correct and accurate as possible at the time of publication. However, FSANZ makes no warranty that the material contained in the food composition database will be free from error, or if used will ensure compliance with the relevant requirements of the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code. FSANZ recommends that users viewing this publication for dietary purposes consult a heath care practitioner for a comprehensive dietary assessment.
By using the material in the food composition database, you acknowledge that in no event shall FSANZ be liable for any incidental or consequential damages resulting from use of the data.
FSANZ also advises you that any reference to a brand name product contained in the food composition database is not to be taken as an authoritative statement of the composition of that product, due to changes in formulation that may have occurred since the FSANZ data was generated. It is also not to be taken as a statement that a particular product complies, or does not comply, with any labelling declarations that might have been made for it or with any regulatory requirements. If you require current data on a specific branded product you should contact the manufacturer of that product.
Limitations of food composition data
There are limitations associated with food composition databases. Nutrient data published in the food composition database may represent an average of the nutrient content of a particular sample of foods and ingredients, determined at a particular time. The nutrient composition of foods and ingredients can vary substantially between batches and brands because of a number of factors, including changes in season, changes in formulation, processing practices and ingredient source.
While most of the data contained in the food composition database are generated from analysed values, some of the data are borrowed from overseas food composition tables; supplied by the food industry; taken from food labels; imputed from similar foods; or calculated using a recipe approach.
While FSANZ has made considerable effort to ensure the quality of data in the food composition databases, FSANZ makes no warranty that the information contained in the databases will be free from error, or if used will ensure compliance with the relevant requirements of the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code.
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