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Calorie Count Plus Points Based on Added Sugars, Sodium, and Saturated and Trans Fats Recommended as New Front-of-Package Nutrition Labeling System
Released: 10/20/2011

Federal agencies should develop a new nutrition rating system with symbols to display on the front of food and beverage packaging that graphically convey calorie counts by serving size and a "point" value showing whether the saturated and trans fats, sodium, and added sugars in the products are below threshold levels.  This new front-of-package system should apply to all foods and beverages and replace any other symbols currently being used on the front of packaging, added the committee that wrote the report.

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Report Pinpoints Nutrients of Greatest Concern for Front-of-Package Symbols
Released: 10/13/2010

Nutrition rating systems and symbols on the fronts of food packaging would be most useful to consumers if they highlighted four nutrients of greatest concern – calories, saturated fat, trans fat, and sodium – says a new report from the IOM

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