Policy Research for Front of Package Nutrition Labeling: Developing and Testing a Summary System Algorithm. 3. Consideration of Options for Developing and Testing Algorithms


In the past, most FOP systems and algorithms have been developed by an expert panel that comes to consensus over time on the nutrients to include, the nutrient criteria, and the ability of the system to rank foods. Based on our review of existing systems and assessment of their strengths and limitations, we identified three options that could be developed or modified, and we selected the options for testing in consultation with ASPE and FDA. Examples of the application of each option to a food item are provided in Appendix B.