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‘Healthy stars’ – 4 for chips 1.5 for yoghurt?? What the….

By Alexandra McManus 14 July 2015 News No Comments »

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Awarding 4 out of 5 ‘healthy stars’  to beer battered steakhouse chips and 1.5 stars to plain greek yoghurt  makes an absolute mockery of the front-of-pack Health Star Rating (HSR) system. You may have seen the article in the Daily Mail Australia showing examples of products that are ‘sometimes food’ getting more stars in the ‘Health Star Rating’ (HSR) that foods such as greek yoghurt.  This is of concern given the main reason for the introduction of the HSR was so that consumers could make quick decisions about healthy foods based on a the number of stars (1/2 to 5). Regardless of the reasons or excuses given , awarding 4 out of 5 ‘healthy stars’  to beer battered steakhouse chips and 1.5 stars to plain greek yoghurt  makes an absolute mockery of the system.

http://www.mailonsunday.co.uk/news/article-3158731/Healthy-chips-licorice-two-stars-Greek-yoghurt-labelled-UNHEALTHY-Australia-s-ridiculous-food-labelling-fire.html

 

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