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Updated USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference Released

Thursday, February 19, 2015

(North American Meat Institute)

The 2014 update of the USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference, Release 27, is now available. The updated database, which is compiled by scientists at USDA's Agricultural Research Service (ARS), contains information on more than 8,600 food items. Each year, new food-nutrient profiles are added to the database, and existing nutrient profiles are updated using data generated by USDA-ARS through its National Food and Nutrient Analysis Program and collaborations with the food industry, among other groups. The online version of the database has been reorganized to allow users to more easily select and view food-nutrient profiles for individual food groups. Consumers also may now search the amount of a specific nutrient within any of the database's food items.

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