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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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maxAU

Posted by: maxAU
Posted on: 27th Jan 2017

maxAU says: The government ratings are a) opt in, and b) terrible.
Many products that are high in sugar but low in fat manage to get through with a decent score. Similarly, products like natural yoghurt, which is great for you for a number of reasons, receives a bad rating.
It is not that difficult to learn to read nutritional information or learn about macronutrients. We should just start teaching this in schools instead of wasting money on flawed ratings systems.

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