Foods and Analytes in the Total Diet Study

CFSAN/Office of Analytics and Outreach 

The list of foods analyzed for the TDS underwent a major revision in 1991 and again in 2003, to reflect changes in average consumption patterns. Minor revisions to the list occur on an ongoing basis; for example, we delete products from the list that are no longer available in the retail setting. The specific foods and beverages we have analyzed for specific nutrients and chemical contaminants are displayed in the Food/Analyte Matrix (PDF:169KB).

The general categories of foods included in the TDS are:

  • baby foods
  • beverages
  • dairy products
  • eggs
  • food mixtures
  • fruits and fruit juice
  • grain products
  • legumes, nuts, seeds
  • meat, poultry, fish
  • fats and oils
  • sweets
  • vegetables

See Analytical Methods for a list of the analytical methods.

If you have questions about the Total Diet Study, email

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