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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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Tuppence

Posted by: Tuppence
Posted on: 1st Mar 2016

Tuppence says: We are an older couple, children grown up and left home. I agree that some high (very high) levels of sugar are found in foods marked healthy! My husband is diabetic so all I look at is the nutrition panel and country of origin/manufacture. I do not buy much that has been manufactured and prefer to cook at home from scratch. Then I know what is in my food(I hope). Unfortunately on many occasions it is cheaper to eat junk(processed) food so I have to juggle my budget, a lot!

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