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Could ‘stars’ replace information on food labels?

By Alexandra McManus 26 May 2015 News No Comments »

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FSANZ has proposed that the voluntary Health Star Rating (HSR) on the front of packaged goods could replace the Nutritional Information panel which is mandatory on all processed and packaged foods sold in Australia. NO WAY

The HSR was designed so consumers could quickly compare the ‘health’ rating of products. As such the information is minimal. It does not include standardised 100g/100ml measures as found in the nutritional panel on the back. The HSR is a good ‘first look’ but it does not include enough information (in my opinion) to allow consumers to make the healthiest example


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