News in the Norwegian Composition Table 2018-version

The Norwegian Food Composition Table 2018 (MVT-18) has 93 completely new foods, table values for 231 foods have been changed and 24 foods have been deleted. A list of all new foods, foods with revised table values and deleted foods is given in the attachment entitled Changes since 2017. Some food names have been changed to make them more easily searchable.

New food items

A total of 93 completely new foods were added to MVT-18. The new table values for meat products and rice-based products are based on data from two analytical projects conducted in 2017/18. Table values for the other new foods are from the food industry (also including available information from internet and food packaging) or borrowed from foreign food composition tables. All new foods are listed by their name and food number in the attachment entitled Changes since 2017, see sheet called New foods. The new foods are found in the following food groups:

  • Milk and milk products (10)
  • Poultry and meat (20)
  • Cereals, seed and nuts (41)
  • Potatoes, vegetables, fruit and berries (3)
  • Margarine, butter and oil (3)
  • Beverages (2)
  • Other dishes, products and ingredients (10)
  • Infant food (4)

Food items with new table values

A total of 231 food items were updated with new table values. All foods with revised table values are listed by their name and food number in the attachment entitled Changes since 2017, see sheet called Revised foods. These are found in the following food groups:

  • Milk and milk products (104)
  • Egg (1)
  • Poultry and meat (19)
  • Fish and shellfish (23)
  • Cereals, seeds and nuts (22)
  • Potatoes, vegetables, fruit and berries (26)
  • Margarine, butter, oil etc (13)
  • Beverages (4)
  • Other dishes, products and ingredients (28)
  • Infant food (1)

Deleted food items

Compared to the previous version of the Norwegian Food Composition Table, 24 foods are no longer in the table. All deleted foods are listed by their name and food number in the attachment entitled Changes since 2017, see sheet called Deleted foods. These are found in the following food groups:

  • Milk and milk products (16)
  • Poultry and meat (4)
  • Beverages (2)
  • Margarine, butter, oil etc (3)

About the work of MVT-18

The official Norwegian Food Composition Table is an important tool in the authorities' efforts to monitor diet development. Work on the MVT-18 has been led by the Norwegian Food Safety Authority.

The practical work is carried out by experts at the Norwegian Food Safety Authority and the Department of Nutrition, University of Oslo. The following people have been involved in the food tables since the last update in 2017: Ellen Kielland and Jorån Østerholt Dalane from the Norwegian Food Safety Authority and Nina Norberg, Monica Hauger Carlsen and Anette Hjartåker from the Department of Nutrition, University of Oslo.

The analysis project on egg and chicken as been conducted at the Institute of Marine Research (former National Institute of Nutrition and Seafood Research (NIFES)).