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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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Peter

Posted by: Peter
Posted on: 1st Mar 2016

Peter says: Yes-the Government's health star rating is a good idea and should be mandatory-it gives a rating based ion such things as fat content, sugar content ,salt content, fibre content etc which are all important criteria when assessing the health aspects of food and to prevent weight gain diseases associated with diet. I do look at the star rating when selected food items as it is a guide to good health I think. Yes-I would like to see all packaged products food labelled and would require food companies to have an independent assessment done through an accredited Government agency I think.

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