Rating Nutrition: Manufacturer Reaction

The people behind the Overall Nutritional Quality Index and Guiding Stars say manufacturers have been supportive of the programs, which essentially dig through the on-pack claims, graphics and logos and present a true assessment of a product's healthfulness. There's a bit of hand-wringing going on in the industry about a rating system like this possibly having a negative impact on our business, our

The people behind the Overall Nutritional Quality Index and Guiding Stars say manufacturers have been supportive of the programs, which essentially dig through the on-pack claims, graphics and logos and present a true assessment of a product's healthfulness.

“There's a bit of hand-wringing going on in the industry about a rating system like this possibly having a negative impact on our business, our sales, our margins,” said Ric Jurgens, president and chief executive officer of Hy-Vee

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