Australia’s food rating system needs ‘urgent revamp’

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

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.