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: Jezemeg8
Posted on: 26th May 2017

Jezemeg8 says: I don't take any notice of any "star ratings" on food brands, as it has long been known that these ratings are purchased. Instead my first port of call when shopping is the ingredient label. If that is filled with made up names (such as hydrolyzed protein instead of simply "soy products") or numbers or chemical names, then it goes back on the shelf immediately. Only if I can recognize all of the ingredients do I then consider buying it. I prefer to purchase raw fruit and vegetables and buy very few foods that have had any processing.

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