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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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Brad

Posted by: Brad
Posted on: 1st Mar 2016

Brad says: We read the health star ratings and study the contents listed (admittedly with some skepticism). The system isn't perfect, but it's a start... and much improved on (the lack of) information provided decades ago.

We've enjoyed several documentaries (generally while flying abroad) recently. More attention to diet has meant I've dropped my weight 18 kgs since 17th October. Even more surprising, I've maintained that weight loss. Here's a laugh: A friend in the UK, noticing my six-pack*, commented that they're auditioning for a new James Bond... and Daniel Craig should be worried!~

* I'm 70 next year. Haven't had a six-pack since the early 70s... .

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