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: Brad
Posted on: 8th Mar 2016

Brad says: Bula Fiji: "It (China) simply does not have the same food standards or transparency of production as Australia and I am not willing to risk my own family's health... (and)... I simply try to avoid all processed food products..."

Both good points, BF. We're finding it very difficult to avoid _all_ processed food products lately, as they're the most common pre-dinner nibblies presented at social gatherings we attend. These events aren't conducive to weight loss, either! Gained a half-kilo during the long weekend, solely attributed to succumbing to continually-offered plates of processed foods that normally don't get as far as our supermarket trolley... .

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