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Applied Science: Food Science, Biotechnology and Biological Sciences

This guide will assist RMIT students who are studying Food Science, Biotechnology and Biological Sciences.

Food standards

Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) is a statutory authority in the Australian Government Health portfolio. FSANZ develops food standards for Australia and New Zealand.

FSANZ also produce the Australian Food Composition Database‚Äč, a reference database that contains data on the nutrient content of Australian foods. Release 2 of the Australian Food Composition Database contains nutrient data for 1,616 foods available in Australia and up to 256 nutrients per food.

Evaluating information

CRAAP

Evaluate your sources using the C.R.A.A.P test to find reliable, quality information.

       CURRENCY   
    When was it created?

       RELEVANCE  
    Is it on my topic?

       AUTHORITY   
    Is it by an expert?

       ACCURACY   
    Is it correct and reliable?

       PURPOSE   
    Why was it created?

Fact checking

Fact checking is an important skill when using websites and social media. Learn how to assess and verify your sources with RMIT’s Fact Checking guide.