The Ministry of Health is the Government's principal advisor on health and disability: improving, promoting and protecting the health of all New Zealanders.
FSANZ is a bi-national Government agency. Its main responsibility is to develop and administer the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code. Enforcement and interpretation of the Code is the responsibility of State and Territory departments and food agencies within Australia and New Zealand. FSANZ, together with some other groups, monitors nutrients in the Australian food supply and uses the information gathered for standards development work and in nutrient databases. These databases include NUTTAB, AUSNUT and the Nutrition Panel Calculator (NPC), which are also used by others for nutrition labelling, research on diet and disease, education and to help consumers make better informed food choices.
The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) is focused on growing and protecting New Zealand.
The National Heart Foundation helps people to make healthy living choices and run programmes to encourage Kiwi heart health. The foundation supports and encourages food companies to reformulate their foods by reducing the fat, saturated fat, and salt levels as well as supporting the up skilling of caterers and foodservice workers to improve the foods they produce.
Dietitians NZ contains information on nutrition-related topics for dietetic professionals and the public. Visit this website to 'Find a Dietitian' for dietary advice.
EuroFIR AISBL is an international, member-based, non-profit Association established under Belgian law. Its purpose is to develop, publish and exploit food composition information, and promote international cooperation and harmonisation of standards to improve data quality, storage and access.
INFOODS is the International Network of Food Data Systems. It is a worldwide network of food composition experts with a goal of improving the quality, availability, reliability and use of food composition data. INFOODS also operates a forum through which international harmonisation and support for food composition activities can be achieved and advocated. INFOODS is organised into several regional data centres with a global coordinator.
The mission of the USDA Nutrient Data Laboratory is to provide leadership and to promote international cooperation in the development of authoritative nutrient databases and state of the art methods to acquire, evaluate, compile and disseminate composition data on foods available in the United States.