Food Coding System
Consolidated comments received from the Discussion Group
Welcome to the Eurocode 2 Review Project's page which brings together the comments received from the Eurocode Discussion Group. Input from those with an interest in developing the Eurocode 2 Food Coding System into an effective and operational methodology for recording and handling food consumption is much appreciated and we see it as the key to a successful project. The feedback form provides you with a convenient means for submitting your comments.
A detailed proposal for a revised coding system (with the suggestion that it should be called a grouping system) has been submitted by Elin Løken and Aase Borgejordet from Norway.
It allows 4 hierarchical levels and defines categories for the top 3 levels, with the lowest level available for specific food items.
Category definitions can include descriptors where this helps to specify the subgroup.
The proposal provides a practical basis for increasing the hierarchical depth of the Eurocode classification.
The first draft proposals for version 99/1 of the Eurocode 2 food coding system are now complete. These can be accessed through:
We look forward to your comments on these proposals sent by e-mail to Ian Unwin or through the feedback form.
These will be posted on this Website.
Updated: 9 September 1999