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: wendel
Posted on: 1st Mar 2016

wendel says: I sometimes look at the ratings mainly for sugar and fat contents. It is a bit of a mindful and don't know if it's all that it's cracked up to be. It should be mandatory. I do purchase products if I think I am making a healthier choice by the ratings. Definitely a clearer more concise ratings system and same across the board would be beneficial to us all. But this is also dependent on how correct and honest they are.

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