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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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Bella4927

Posted by: Bella4927
Posted on: 1st Mar 2016

Bella4927 says: I am aware of the governments health star rating scheme for food. I think it is a great idea, it should be mandatory whether it is used by everyone or not. It gives the consumer the choice at least to be more aware of what they are buying and consuming.
I make some purchases based on how low the product star rating is; but not all. It depends on what I am making or eating.
I think there should be ratings on all products. I put my faith that the companies label foods correctly; and I believe they should be fined for misleading information.
This would be beneficial for people with dietary requirements ie; diabetics.

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