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‘Misleading consumers’: Health star rating system needs overhaul

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Nutrition experts are claiming the health star rating system doesn’t work and needs to be fixed.

The government-backed system gives food a score out of five stars based on its nutritional value, in an attempt to help consumers make healthier choices.

But experts say the system is broken as it isn’t compulsory for companies to display the ratings on packaging.

Dr Nick Fuller from the University of Sydney tells Alan Jones the system also demonises natural sugars.

“It doesn’t work. The way it’s currently set up is misleading consumers.

“It’s allowing the food manufacturers to manipulate the system.”

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Image: healthstarrating.gov.au

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