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The CIQUAL website gets a makeover!

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News of 07/12/2017

The new website dedicated to ANSES's Ciqual table, the reference database on the nutritional composition of foods, is now online. The website interface has been completely redesigned, and its new features now give users faster access to their searches and enable them to sign up to receive updates to the table. In addition, 180 foods were also added in 2017: the table now contains data on the nutritional composition of more than 2800 foods, making it one of the most comprehensive tables in Europe.

The new website dedicated to ANSES's Ciqual table, the reference database on the nutritional composition of foods, is now online. The website interface has been completely redesigned, and its new features now give users faster access to their searches and enable them to sign up to receive updates to the table. In addition, 180 foods were also added in 2017: the table now contains data on the nutritional composition of more than 2800 foods, making it one of the most comprehensive tables in Europe.

Knowledge of the nutritional composition of foods is essential to enable ANSES to perform risk assessments in the field of nutrition. Through its Food Observatory therefore, the Agency constantly gathers data from operators, distributors and inter-professional bodies, and conducts sampling and analysis programmes on an annual basis. All these data are integrated into the French reference database on the nutritional composition of foods, which is then used to publish the Ciqual table on the Internet.

A new version of the Ciqual site has today been placed online. Thanks to completely overhauled ergonomics and a totally redesigned interface, everything has been done to facilitate searches and the use of the Ciqual table data by physicians, dieticians, nutritionists, agri-food professionals, and any other users interested in the composition of their food.

The main new features of the site include a more powerful search engine, and the option to filter results by food group, export the food data sheets, or even access the data sources.

In addition, following a major update carried out in 2016, which made Ciqual one of the most comprehensive nutritional composition tables in Europe, 180 foods were added in 2017: the Ciqual table now provides a detailed nutritional profile for 61 constituents of more than 2800 foods.

Another new feature is that it is now possible to subscribe to updates to the Ciqual table.

Thanks to the data in the Ciqual table and the results of the food consumption studies it conducts regularly (INCA studies), the Agency has the knowledge on the nutrient intakes of the French population that is essential to guide public policymaking in the field of nutrition.


The 2017 Ciqual table is free for public use and can be downloaded in full. All the data are provided via the Ciqual website and available as OpenData