Health Star Rating

ALDI launch health app

ALDI have a new tool in the fight to lure the lucrative health conscious shopper. The retail giant have described their Healthy Picks app, launched this week, as granting customers “immediate, easy to understand nutritional information”. Designed in consultation with The George Institute for Global Health and using the same formula as their FoodSwitch app, …

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Health Star Rating shake-up

The Federal Government is reportedly set to shake-up the Health Star Rating system. CHOICE, the consumer advocacy group is behind the request for the change. The ABC reported that CHOICE wants the algorithm to penalise food with ‘added sugars’ that are not naturally occurring. If the algorithm was to change, it would see some food …

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Flaws in the Health Star Rating System

The federal government’s Heath Star Rating System (HSRS) has been referred to as flawed and in urgent need of review. Championed to make packaged food choices simpler, the HSRS was launched three years ago but of late has been receiving criticism suggesting there is a fundamental flaw in the system. What exactly is the HSRS? …

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