A new New Zealand report has revived calls for the government to make the Health Star Rating (HSR) system mandatory in the country after highlighting that almost all leading food brands carried high numbers of ultra-processed foods.
The Health Star Ratings (HSR) scoring system has come under fire yet again as the completion of its five-year-review draws close, with both consumer groups and academics calling for major changes in its proceedings.
Bundaberg Brewed Drinks, Mondelez and Frucor Beverages have been identified as having the ‘least healthy’ product portfolios in Australia as per Health Star Rating (HSR) scores, according to a new report.
The food and beverage industry in Australia is at odds with local health and consumer groups over calls by the latter to enforce usage of the Heath Stars Rating (HSR) System by food firms in the country as a mandatory requirement.
A recent Australian study has identified the selective and partial uptake of the voluntary Health Star Rating (HSR) system for beverages as ‘shortcomings’, a finding that has received short shrift from the nation’s beverage sector.
Australian researchers have found that dual implementation of the Health Star Ratings (HSR) and Nutrient Profiling Scoring Criterion (NPSC) to advertise product healthiness is "likely to result in confusion for consumers".