Australia's food rating system needs 'urgent revamp'

The current system is confusing and doesn't discriminate between products with different sodium levels: review

Australia’s five-star food nutritional labelling program needs an urgent revamp to ensure fruit and vegetables are clearly marked as healthy, a major review has found.

Star ratings

The Federal Government’s Health Star Rating system is meant to help consumers make healthy food choices by allowing manufacturers to voluntarily place an independently calculated, easy-to-read nutritional score on their packaging.

With its logo now on some 5448 products, the program has been billed as a win-win for public health and the food industry because it gives