'Guiding Stars' and ONQI: two new nutrition-rating tools for retailers

January 2008
Progressive Grocer;1/1/2008, Vol. 87 Issue 1, p6
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The article focuses on the food-scoring systems that will be licensed and launched by Hannaford Supermarkets and Topco Associates LLC in the U.S. Hannaford said it wants to make its system available for use by other supermarket chains, as well as vendors and health care groups. Topco Associates said it enlisted a group of top nutrition scientists from throughout North America to develop the Overall Nutritional Quality Index (ONQI), which is designed to score food on a scale of one to 100, with healthier foods getting higher scores.


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