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: Sunshine51
Posted on: 1st Mar 2016

Sunshine51 says: I think the food star system is an excellent start to letting us know what exactly we are eating. It is not perfect yet and would love to see them state whether there is any MSG, colours or additives in the products. We read the labels as we are both MSG intolerant and it affects our health.

This should be mandatory and the companies should not be trying to deceive us, so we are pleased with the current improvements.

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