September 27, 1995 in Food

Internet Good Source For Food Information

Chicago Tribune

The federal government maintains dozens of electronically accessible sources of food and nutrition information, including data banks and some fee-based systems.

“Selected Electronic Sources of Food and Nutrition Information,” a 70-page book listing these sources, is available from the National Agricultural Library, 10301 Baltimore Blvd., Room 304, Beltsville, Md. 20705-2351. Telephone: (301) 504-5719; Fax: (301) 504-6409; Internet: fnic(at)

The Food and Drug Administration has a bulletin board for Gopher users and a Web site run by its Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN). The CFSAN Web site ( index.htm) has information on food safety, food labeling and nutrition.

A privately funded organization, the non-profit International Food Information Council, distributes science-based information on food and nutrition and maintains a Web site ( homepage.htm).

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