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: chocogirl
Posted on: 1st Mar 2016

chocogirl says: I don't pay attention to the star rating but I have noticed it on products especially cereal boxes. I do check however to see where the product is manufactured or grown as I prefer to buy Australian produce where possible. I also look to see that there is no added MSG or artificial additives and preservatives. I think this is important so you can know the source of the product. I sometimes check sodium and sugar levels.

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