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



Posted by: Yankeedoodle
Posted on: 1st Mar 2016

Yankeedoodle says: Yes and no as it would not stop me from looking at the ingredients as I developed that habit about 55 years ago when I started cooking with my mom and grandmother. Sugar and salt are two things that I look for in my shopping that my mom and grandmother taught me to look for and I guess you could say that is why I have never put on weight. I way the same now as I did in 1968 when I went into the military so I must be doing something right. I also look for fat content but you have to have good fat and some bad fat in moderation. I would still not trust food companies to do the right thing.

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