The mission of the Food Composition and Methods Development Laboratory (FCMDL) is to develop innovative measurement systems for the determination of food components that influence human health.
- To design and develop improved analytical methodologies for the determination of food components.
- To transfer developed analytical technologies to scientific communities in the United States and worldwide.
- To improve the quality of food composition data and databases.
Areas of research are identified by considering the need for food composition data in the nutrition and health communities as well as the availability of relevant analytical measurement systems. Intra- and extra-mural collaborations are developed and laboratory research is conducted. Technology and data are shared and transferred to users through peer-reviewed publications, workshops, scientific meetings, and scientific contracts.
Food Composition and Methods Development Laboratory
USDA, ARS, BHNRC
10300 Baltimore Avenue
Building 161, Room 102, BARC-East
Beltsville, Maryland 20705
301-504-8356, FAX 301-504-8314
Home page: http://www.ars.usda.gov/bhnrc/fcmdl