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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

Evaluate your sources using the CRAAP 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?