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: Pete
Posted on: 8th Mar 2016

Pete says: I don't personally take much notice of the star ratings because there's quite a bit of information out there supporting the idea that the manufacturers are playing fast & loose with the labelling criteria. If we must have a system like this, which to me is a bit "nanny state" anyway, we at least need to have the ratings supplied by a panel of qualified food scientists & nutritionists who DO NOT have connections to any food processors, manufacturers or vested interest companies such as the weight-loss industry, otherwise I think the system's fairly useless.

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