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Food labelling

There have been a few stories in the news recently questioning the way food brands are using the health star ratings found on their products. It would seem that some companies are being quite creative when it comes to their labelling. Are you aware of the government’s health star ratings scheme for food? If so, do you think it’s a good idea and should it be mandatory? Do you make purchase decisions based on how high or low a product’s health star rating is? Would you like to see ratings on more products and do you trust food companies to label their products correctly?

Last reply: 15th Jul 2017 / 92 replies / Post by looklively

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Lil

Posted by: Lil
Posted on: 1st Mar 2016

Lil says: Neither do I take a lot of notice of these symbols. They really don't mean much at all. I've been to a course about diabetes and have learnt a little, the main thing being to look at the sugar and salt content per serve and per 100gms. That way you can easily work out whether the product is what you need . It doesn't take that long to glance at the labels to determine that. I also always look at country of origin.

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