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 Food Classification, Description, Nomenclature and Taxonomy on the Web

 List updated 2017-07-28 at 09:36:54

Africa

African Plant Database - Database comprising names of African plants with their nomenclatural status developed in collaboration between the South African National Biodiversity Institute, the Conservatoire et Jardin botaniques de la Ville de Genève, Tela Botanica and the Missouri Botanical Garden.
PROTA - Plant Resources of Tropical Africa

Australia

Australian Government - Australian Biological Resources Study - Australian Faunal Directory
Australian Government - Fisheries Research & Development Corporation - Australian Standard Fish Names
Australian Government - Fisheries Research & Development Corporation - Seafood Fact Sheets
Integrated Botanical Information System (IBIS) - Australian Plant Name Index (APNI)
Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database
PlantNET - New South Wales Flora Online

Biodiversity

BeRMS - Belgian Register of Marine Species
CaRMS - Canadian Register of Marine Species
ECOPORT - Biodiversity database
ERMS - European Register of Marine Species
European Environment Agency - EUNIS Biodiversity Database
FAO - Biodiversity
FAO - Nutrition and Biodiversity
Global Crop Diversity Trust
International Biodiversity Database
Marbef - Marine Biodiversity and Ecosystem Functioning - EU Network of Excellence.
MASDEA - Marine Species Database for Eastern Africa
NARMS - North Atlantic Register for Marine Species
RAMS - Register of Antarctic Marine Species
SCAR-MarBIN - SCAR Marine Biodiversity Information Network

Canada

CaRMS - The Canadian Register of Marine Species

Denmark

Hans Arne Jensen et al. - Anbefalede Plantenavne - Recommended Scientific and Danish Plant Names

Encyclopedia of Life

EOL - Encyclopedia of Life - Project on an electronic page for each species of organism on Earth

EU-Nomen

PESI (2011). Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure.

Eurocode

Eurocode Food Classification System

European Commission

Common catalogues of varieties of agricultural agricultural plant and vegetable species

European Commission - Taxation and Customs Union

The Combined Nomenclature

European Environment Agency

EUNIS Biodiversity Database

European Food Safety Authority

Report on the development of a Food Classification and Description System for exposure assessment and guidance on its implementation and use
The food classification and description system FoodEx 2 (draft-revision 1)

Eurostat

RAMON - Eurostat's metadata server
RAMON - Eurostat's metadata server - Classifications.
RAMON - Eurostat's metadata server - Index of correspondance tables.

Facts about Fish

Fakta om Fisk Facts about fish (in Nordic languages)

FAO

AGROVOC - a controlled vocabulary covering all areas of interest to FAO, including food, nutrition, agriculture, fisheries, forestry, environment etc.
FAO AFSIS ISSCAAP List of Species for Fishery Statistics Purposes

FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Department

Fisheries and Aquaculture Fact Sheets.

FAO Fisheries Synopses - Species Catalogue

Volume 1: Shrimps and prawns of the world. An annotated catalogue of species of interest to fisheries.
Volume 2: Scombrids of the world. An annotated and illustrated catalogue of tunas, mackerels, bonitos and related species known to date.
Volume 3: Cephalopods of the world. Cephalopods of the world. An annotated and illustrated catalogue of species of interest to fisheries.
Volume 4: Sharks of the world. Part 1. Sharks of the world. An annotated and illustrated catalogue of shark species known to date. Hexanchiformes to Lamniformes.
Volume 4: Sharks of the world. Part 2. Sharks of the world. An annotated and illustrated catalogue of shark species known to date. Carcharhiniformes.
Volume 5: Billfishes of the world. An annotated and illustrated catalogue of marlins, sailfishes, spearfishes and swordfishes known to date.
Volume 6: Snappers of the world. Snappers of the world. An annotated and illustrated catalogue of lutjanid species known to date.
Volume 7: Clupeoid fishes of the world (Suborder Clupeoidei). An annotated and illustrated catalogue of the herrings, sardines, pilchards, sprats, shads, anchovies and wolf-herrings. Part 1. Chirocentridae, Clupeidae & Pristigasteridae
Volume 7: Clupeoid fishes of the world (Suborder Clupeoidei). An annotated and illustrated catalogue of the herrings, sardines, pilchards, sprats, shads, anchovies, and wolf-herrings. Part 2. Engraulididae
Volume 8: Fusilier fishes of the world. An annotated and illustrated catalogue of Caesionid species known to date
Volume 9: Emperor fishes and large-eye breams of the world (Family Lethrinidae). An annotated and illustrated catalogue of lethrinid species known to date.
Volume 10: Gadiform fishes of the world (Order Gadiformes). An annotated and illustrated catalogue of cods, hakes, grenadiers and other gadiform fishes known to date.
Volume 11: Sea turtles of the world. An annotated and illustrated catalogue of sea turtle species known to date.
Volume 12: Nemipterid fishes of the world (threadfin breams, whiptail breams, monocle breams, dwarf monocle breams and coral breams), family Nemipteridae. An annotated and illustrated catalogue of nemipterid species known to date.
Volume 13: Marine Lobsters of the World. An annotated and illustrated catalogue of marine lobsters known to date.
Volume 14: Sillaginid fishes of the world (Family Sillaginidae). An Annotated and Illustrated Catalogue of the Sillago, Smelt or Indo-Pacific Whiting Species Known to Date.
Volume 15: Snake mackerels and cutlassfishes of the world (Families Gempylidae and Trichiuridae). An annotated and illustrated catalogue of the snake mackerels, snoeks, escolars, gemfishes, sackfishes, domine, oilfish, cutlassfishes.
Volume 16: Groupers of the world (Family Serranidae, Subfamily Epinephelinae). An annotated and illustrated catalogue of the grouper, rockcod, hind, coral grouper and lyretail species known to date.
Volume 17: Pearl perches of the world. (Family Glaucosomatidae). An annotated and illustrated catalogue of the pearl perches known to date. Rome, FAO. 1997.
Volume 18: Ophidiiform fishes of the world (Order Ophidiiformes). An annotated and illustrated catalogue of pearlfishes, cusk-eels, brotulas and other ophidiiform fishes known to date. Rome, FAO. 1999.

FAO Species Identification Guide for Fishery Purposes

C. Sommer, W. Schneider, J.-M. Poutiers: The Living Marine Resources of Somalia. Rome, FAO. 1996.
F. Serena: Field identification guide to the sharks and rays of the Mediterranean and Black Sea. Rome, FAO. 2005.
Field Guide to the Commercial Marine and Brackish-water Resources of the Northern Coast of South America. Rome, FAO. 1993.
Field Guide to the Freshwater Fishes of Tanzania. Rome, FAO. 1992.
Fishes of the Cambodian Mekong. Rome, FAO. 1996.
G. Bianchi, K.E. Carpenter, J.-P. Roux, F.J. Molloy, D. Boyer, and H.J. Boyer: The Living Marine Resources of Namibia. Rome, FAO. 1999.
G. Bianchi: Field guide to the commercial marine and brackish water species of Pakistan. Rome, FAO. 1985.
G. Bianchi: Field guide to the Commercial Marine and Brackish-water Species of Tanzania. Rome, FAO. 1985.
G.H.P. De Bruin; B.C. Russell and A. Bogusch: The Marine Fishery Resources of Sri Lanka. Rome, FAO. 1994.
Jefferson, T.A., S. Leatherwood, and M.A. Webber: Marine Mammals of the world. Rome, FAO. 1993.
K.E. Carpenter, and V.H. Niem: The Living Marine Resources of the Western Central Pacific. Rome, FAO. 1991.
K.E. Carpenter, F. Krupp, D.A. Jones, U. Zajonz: Living Marine Resources Of Kuwait, Eastern Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Qatar, and the United Arab Emirates. Rome, FAO. 1997.
K.E. Carpenter: The Living Marine Resources of the Western Central Atlantic. Rome, FAO. 2002.
M. Bellemans, A. Sagna, W. Fischer, and N. Scialabba: Guide des ressources halieutiques du Sénégal et de la Gambie ( Espèces marines et d'eaux saumâtres). Rome, FAO. 1988.
M.-L. Bauchot et G. Bianchi: Guide des poissons commerciaux de Madagascar (espéces marines et d'eaux saumâtres). Rome, FAO. 1984.
R. Bonfil and M. Abdallah: Sharks and rays of the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden. Rome, FAO. 2004.
W. Fischer, G. Bianchi, and W.B. Scott: Eastern Central Pacific, Fishing Area 34 and Part of 47: Rome, FAO. 1981.
W. Schneider: Field Guide to the Commercial Marine Resources of the Gulf of Guinea. Rome, FAO. 1990.

FAOSTAT

FAOSTAT Commodity List

Faroese Fisheries Laboratories

Faroese Fisheries Laboratory Fish List (Full List)
Faroese Fisheries Laboratory Fish List (Search)

FISHBASE

FISHBASE - a global information system on fishes

Germany

German initiative on Classifications and Standards for Data Management in Food and Feed Control - Report of the workshop
IPK Mansfeld's World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops

Global Species Databases

AlgaeBase - a database of information on algae
Index Fungorum - the global fungal nomenclator (CABI, CBS, Landcare Research-NZ)
Index of Fungi (CABI)
Species Fungorum (CABI)
The Plant List - a working list of all known plant species.
World Register of Marine Species.

Iceland

Marine Research Institute - Marine Animal Dictionary

INFOODS

INFOODS links to food nomenclature and terminology

International

ECOPORT - Biodiversity database
Internet Directory for Botany
Kirk et al. - Dictionary of the Fungi
PROTA - Plant Resources of Tropical Africa
Tropical forages
UPOV - International Union for the Protection of New Varieties of Plants
ZooBank - The Prototype Online Registry for Zoological Nomenclature

International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature - (ICZN)

International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature - Homepage

International Seed Testing Association (ISTA)

ISTA Publication Catalogue
ISTA Stabilized Plant Name List

LanguaL™

LanguaL™ - an international framework for food description

Mammal Species of the World

Don E. Wilson & DeeAnn M. Reeder (editors). 2005. Mammal Species of the World. A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference (3rd ed), Johns Hopkins University Press, 2,142 pp. (Available from Johns Hopkins University Press, 1-800-537-5487 or (410) 516-6900, or at http://www.press.jhu.edu).

Mediterranean Region

The MEDUSA Network - identification of native and naturalized plants of the Mediterranean Region

New Zealand

New Zealand Food Safety Authority - Approved Fish Names
New Zealand Food Safety Authority - Specification of Scientific Names of Fish (NZ List of Scientific Names of Fish)

Norway

fisheries.no - Norway’s official site for information about seafood safety, fisheries and aquaculture management.
Ministry of Agriculture and Food - the Svalbard Global Seed Vault
Species Nomenclature Database - Artsnavnedatabase
Svalbard Global Seed Vault

Norwegian Seafood Export Council

Seafood Facts - Species Guide

Online Floras

Danmarks flora
eFloras.org
Flora Danica - Royal Danish Library
Flora Europaea
Flora of Northern Ireland
Flora of Southern Africa by Michael L. Charters
Flora of Zimbabwe
PlantNET - New South Wales Flora Online

Project Runeberg - Nordic Literature on the Internet

Bilder ur Nordens Flora (Pictures from Nordic Flora)

Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History (USA)

Species of the World (MSW3, see also above)

Tropicos

Catalogue of the Vascular Plants of Madagascar

Tropicos®

Missouri Bitanical Garden's nomenclatural, bibliographic, and specimen data accumulated in MBG’s electronic databases during the past 25 years..

United Nations Statistics Division

Central Product Classification (CPC) Ver.2

USA

Botanical Society of America
Crescent Bloom - The Compleat Botanica
FDA - The 2010 FDA Seafood Complete List
FDA - Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN)
FDA - Regulatory Fish Encyclopedia (fish images)
Index Nominum Genericorum (Plantarum)
ITIS - Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS)
NIH NCBI Taxonomy Resources/taxonomy Browser
The Wood Explorer
USDA ARS - Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN taxonomy)
USDA ARS - National Genetic Resources Program
USDA ARS - National Plant Germplasm System (related links)
USDA ARS - Systematic Botany and Mycology Laboratory

Wikimedia Foundation

Wikipedia - The free encyclopedia
Wikispecies - The free species directory

World Customs Organization (WCO)

Harmonized Commodity Description and Coding System - Nomenclature 2007 Edition
Harmonized Commodity Description and Coding System - Nomenclature 2012 Edition

WoRMS

World Register of Marine Species

ZipCodeZoo

ZipCodeZoo - Field Guide to plants and animals of the world



 News
New release of the NZ Food Composition Database

2017-05-19
The 2017 release of the NZFCD products are now available on the NZFCD website.
 
FoodOn
A farm to fork ontology.

2017-02-02
FoodOn is a new ontology built to represent entities which bear a “food role”, currently based largely on LanguaL.
For more information,
see the FoodOn site.
 
Indian food composition tables 2017.

2017-02-01
The Indian food composition tables 2017 have been published. A PDF copy of the tables can be downloaded.
For more information see the Indian FCDB site.
 
FAO/INFOODS dataset on pulses published.

2017-01-31
The FAO/INFOODS Global food composition database for pulses – version 1.0 (uPulses1.0) has been published.
For more information, see the FAO/INFOODS website.