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: Ashar
Posted on: 1st Mar 2016

Ashar says: Yes I definitely think that health star ratings should be mandatory on all types of food. The ratings scheme however should be set and monitored by a body like the Heart Foundation and not the food companies themselves as they cannot be trusted. I definitely take into consideration the health star ratings as well as price when deciding which product to buy. I would like the star rating system to be rolled out on all types of products for energy, health, and recycling.

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