How can we make informed, more sustainable choices if palm oil labelling isn't mandatory?
3 Jul 2014 |
Palm oil is not always sourced in sustainable ways and is high in saturated fats - so why do manufacturers use it and why doesn't it have to be labelled?
CHOICE takes a look at the unrealistic and variable serving sizes provided by food and drink manufacturers and retailers.
3 Apr 2014 |
Unrealistic and inconsistent serving sizes in food and drinks create confusion for consumers and are a source of frustration for those watching their waistlines.
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.
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.