Policy Research for Front of Package Nutrition Labeling: Developing and Testing a Summary System Algorithm. 2.6.1 Transparency

05/01/2011

A limitation of summary systems is that the nutrient criteria are not transparent to the consumer at the point of purchase. The nutrient criteria may or may not be available to the consumer in printed information, the Internet, or scientific literature. Most systems reviewed were transparent with respect to providing nutrient criteria from published literature or Web sites, with the exception of Guiding Stars, NuVal, and Pick the Tick, but were not transparent to the consumer at the point of purchase.