Langual 2017 - The LanguaL Thesaurus

LanguaL is a faceted food description language that was originally developed by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for food safety purposes.  It has been further developed in Europe for use in food composition tables and databases.  Each food is assigned a set of descriptors, using standardized language, from the following facets: product type; food source; part of plant or animal; physical state, shape or form; extent of heat treatment; cooking method; treatment applied; preservation method; packing medium; container or wrapping; food contact surface; consumer group/dietary use; geographical places and regions; and adjunct characteristics.

Moller A, Ireland J
Focus Area:
Dietary data pre-survey activities
Publication type:
Technical reports