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: ColletteMaree
Posted on: 2nd Apr 2016

ColletteMaree says: I have seen the new start rating system but I would like more information on what criteria have to be met in order to receive the rating. Mandatory would be great. The star system seems to be a good heads up for both good and bad choices. If a product has a low star rating that is like a flag to look more closely at the ingredients to see just what the problem is. I do not trust food companies to be 100% honest in their labelling. I have to major problems. First one is that there are ingredients with several different names and companies use that to "hide" some ingredients. The second is that they are printed so small which means I have great difficulty reading them.

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