What the New Look Food Labels Lack: Graphical Integrity Nutrition Keys: Grocery Manufacturers Roll Out New Front-of-the-Package Labels What the New Look Food Labels Lack: Graphical Integrity Nutrition Keys: Grocery Manufacturers Roll Out New Front-of-the-Package Labels
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What the New Look Food Labels Lack: Graphical Integrity Nutrition Keys: Grocery Manufacturers Roll Out New Front-of-the-Package Labels

by Peter Smith

January 29, 2011
That's what the new labels the Grocery Manufacturers Association and the Food Marketing Institute want to slap on the front of store-brand boxes of cereal, crackers, and ice cream. You'll start seeing the new labels in the next couple of months, but maybe not for long. The New York Times reports:

The industry move was widely seen as an attempt to influence the [Food and Drug Administration's] continuing effort to establish voluntary guidelines for front-of-package labeling. Once those guidelines are issued, perhaps this year, the industry could come under pressure to change its packaging again.


The choice seems pretty clear. It's time for a redesign. Now, any guesses as to which foods these labels belong to?

Top image via GMA; bottom image via FSA

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What the New Look Food Labels Lack: Graphical Integrity Nutrition Keys: Grocery Manufacturers Roll Out New Front-of-the-Package Labels