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Conference and World Food Day 2017

How to calculate nutrient content of food? Presentation of guidelines for food business operators

Prof. D. Sc. Daniela Čačić Kenjerić
University Josip Juraj Strossmayer in Osijek, Faculty of Food Technology Osijek

Adequate food choices can contribute to withold health and vitality throughout the lifecycle. To help general population in healthy choices, producers are obliged to provide consumers with food information in a simple and understandable way. A nutrition declaration is one of the mandatory food information. Due to legislation it can be obtained by manufacturer´s food analysis, average values based on a calculation from the known or actual average values of ingredients used and/or a calculation from generally established and accepted data are options for nutrition declaration. To help food producers Guideline for calculating nutrient content for nutrition declaration was published providing a step-by-step explanations. The aim of this presentation is to introduce these guideline and its apllicability.

Keywords: nutrition declaration, calculation by recipe, step-by-step guidelines