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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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Kathro

Posted by: Kathro
Posted on: 1st Mar 2016

Kathro says: For these to be of any use, everybody has to be comparing apples with apples, people are going to take no notice if the information can't be trusted. I use them as a bit of a starting point if say I have 2 items to compare, but then I always check the nutrition information as well, especially with things like cereals, yoghurts and snack food aimed at kids

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