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: musicmum
Posted on: 1st Mar 2016

musicmum says: Yes I am aware of the health star rating, but I think it is another way big producers are pushing their products. It may help some people but for me I don't trust it as I have seen it on 'not so healthy' food. I won't use it to decide what to buy. I just want companies to list their ingredients with a percentage of each ingredient and to use plain language instead of all those terms no one understands. For example if it is sugar just put sugar,not glucose, fructose, or any other 'ose'.

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