Label warnings that foods ‘may’ be contaminated with allergens are driving some consumers nuts – and putting them at risk of allergic reaction or anaphylactic shock.
6 Nov 2013 |
Precautionary warnings on packaged foods are confusing consumers. How real is the risk of accidental cross-contamination of potentially dangerous allergens? CHOICE investigates.
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.
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.
Nutrition claims on food labels often don't tell the full story.
15 Sep 2011 |
Seductive labels on food that promise less saturated fat, no added sugar or a bumper amount of wholegrains often don't tell the whole nutritional story.
The jargon surrounding country of origin confuses consumers.
10 May 2011 |
Our survey revealed Australian consumers are passionate about buying Aussie products, but do they understand claims about the origin of the food they are purchasing?
You can't judge a book by its cover – what about food by its label?
20 Jan 2009 |
Food labelling can be a minefield of confusion and misinformation. Labelling legislation offers some relief, but often isn't sufficiently enforced.
New research shows traffic light labels help consumers make healthy choices.
19 Sep 2008 |
A colour-coded traffic lights system, first developed by the UK Food Standards Agency, has been suggested as a more useful tool for helping consumers to make healthier food choices.