Welcome to Danish Food Informatics' website.
DFI - International Expertise
in Food Composition and Food Description
Danish Food Informatics (DFI) is a
consultancy with extensive expertise in
food informatics and specializing in
food composition data - their
databases, food description, and
food classification systems.
Danish Food Informatics provides expertise
in systems for describing and classifying foods. Danish Food
Informatics is the publisher of several of the authoritative
documents of the international framework for food description,
LanguaL (Langua Alimentaria),
and hosts and maintains its website.
Danish Food Informatics has - in collaboration with Polytec,
Nivå, Denmark - developed the LanguaL Food Product Indexer, a
semi-automated system to describe foods using the LanguaL
The software is free of charge and can be downloaded from the
Danish Food Informatics participates in
several European and other
international projects on the
harmonisation and standardisation of food composition databases.
Danish Food Informatics also has activities in other European
countries, as well participation in
Danish Food Informatics was partner in EuroFIR - the European
Food Information Resource Network - a Network of Excellence
under the EU 6th Framework Food Quality and Safety Programme
(Contract No. FP6-513944), and is honorary member of the
EuroFIR AISBL organisation.
Danish Food Informatics has published a
series of documents concerning food description and food data
interchange. For more information about Danish Food
Informatic's publications, see DFI Publications.
Food Composition Databases and
Danish Food Informatics maintains and is
preparing to publish the Danish Extended Food Information
Databank as well as specific information systems on scientific
names in connection with LanguaL.
Danish Food Informatics is providing the Compilers' Toolbox - Food Fact Finder - with important background information for food composition data compilers (to come).
Furthermore, Danish Food Informatics provides the tool, SciName Finder, for
scientific names of plants and animals from authoritative
sources. This tool links information on the internet together is one application, see
The Danish Food Informatics food data consultancy headquarter is situated in Roskilde, Denmark.