A Fresh Look For FOP Rating Systems

Law360, New York (October 26, 2010, 11:59 AM EDT) -- The Institute of Medicine has released the first phase of its report on front-of-package (FOP) rating systems and symbols for food products and recommends that the nutrients of greatest concern to consumers — calories, saturated fats, trans fat, and sodium — as well as serving size, should be highlighted, with calorie-count and serving-size information displayed prominently.

According to IOM, “The inclusion of total calories is one way to emphasize the importance of calories in the diet and may help consumers identify lower calorie foods and track...
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