The Health Star Rating system

Be a star!

Support front-of-pack nutrition star labelling on food - sign our petition

13 Nov 2013 | CHOICE is calling on consumers to support front-of-pack nutrition star labels for food products by signing our petition.

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Liquid breakfasts

The number of on-the-go breakfast drinks is growing, but is convenience trumping nutrition?

24 Jun 2013 | Tapping into consumers’ increasing demand for meals on the go, liquid breakfasts are a growing category in the shopping aisles. These drinks quick and convenient, but we look at whether their health claims stack up.

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New star ratings for food products

Ministers agree to star ratings for food nutrition labelling

14 Jun 2013 | A new system of star ratings will help consumers make healthier decisions in the supermarket aisle.

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Palm oil labelling

How can we make healthier and sustainably sound choices if manufacturers don't make it clear that their products contain palm oil?

20 May 2013 | It contains high levels of saturated fats and causes environmental damage, so we look into why specific palm oil labelling isn't mandatory.

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Dodgy food health claims stopped in Europe

New European Union regulation lists permitted health claims, bans rest

19 Dec 2012 | Regulations have come into effect in Europe that will only allow food health claims approved by the European Food Safety Authority.

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Food ministers approve health claims standard

One step forward or one step back for consumers?

10 Dec 2012 | New standards for health claims a mixed blessing for consumers.

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The rise of nutritional branding

Pure, natural and healthy or laden with salt, sugar and saturated fat?

20 Nov 2012 | We look at 200 products with implied health or quality claims and discover there is a fine line between healthy and hoodwinked.

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Governments decide future of health claims

Food and health ministers reject proposal for independent evaluation of new claims.

23 Jul 2012 | Food and health ministers in Australia and New Zealand have rejected a proposal by FSANZ for independent evaluation of new health claims in food labelling.

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Big fat loophole for food claims

Proposed crackdown on ‘fat free’ claims must extend to all fat content claims.

3 Apr 2012 | CHOICE wants proposed rules that would restrict ‘fat free’ and ‘% fat free’ claims on food packaging to be extended to cover all claims about fat content.

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Front-of-pack food labelling talks begin

Governments and stakeholders turn attention to front-of-pack labelling design.

3 Apr 2012 | CHOICE has met with key industry groups, and government officials to discuss the development of a single front-of-pack food labelling system.

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