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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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nannyogg

Posted by: nannyogg
Posted on: 1st Mar 2016

nannyogg says: As long as there is a demand for an easy way to rate a product there will be producers who will want to take advantage of the people who want a quick and simple answer. I have been in a hurry and been caught out sometimes, but I find if you have time to read the label properly, you won't be as deceived.
Misleading label information on the origin and comparative wholesomeness of the product (eg organic/free range/no artificial/non-GMO) are trickier as it seems the legislation itself is designed to help some products slip under consumers watchful radar

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