The GMA (Grocery Manufacturers Association) has made public a second FOP (Front of Package) labeling scheme which is called "Nutrition Keys". In 2010 the previous "Smart Choices" GMA initiative was dismissed by USFDA.

It remains to be seen what position FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg will take on "Nutrition Keys".

Readers who follow the work of nutritionist Marion Nestle should read her 2010 Commentary on this issue published by JAMA.

Nestle, Marion, Front of Package Food Labels: Public Health or Propaganda?, Journal of the American Medical Association, v. 303, No. 8, p. 771, 24 February 2010.

We post a sample of the Nutrition Keys label below: