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: Shanti
Posted on: 2nd Mar 2016

Shanti says: I think the Health Star Ratings should be on all products, but I certainly wouldn't trust food companies to label their products correctly! This should be undertaken by a separate body such as the Health Dpt or the CSIRO. I constantly check the contents in food, as I am on a low-sodium, no-sugar, low GI, low fat diet due to health issues. Anything that makes it easier to check the contents is welcome!

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