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: Angieg
Posted on: 1st Mar 2016

Angieg says: I do look at the government's health star ratings on food and it does influence which products I purchase, especially if trying something new for the first time. I know the best way to find out exactly is in a product is at the back (or side) of the pack on the ingredients listings with details on what is in the product according to per 100g - but if I was to do that with everything I buy, it would take hours to get shopping done.

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