Five year review of the Health Star rating system

Submission to Five Year Review of the Health Star Rating System - Consultation Paper: Options for System Enhancement

A five year formal review of Australia’s Health Star Rating front-of-pack nutrition labeling system is currently underway. The independent reviewer recently identified 10 key issues relating to the products on which the HSR appears and the way that stars are calculated, and proposed a range of options for addressing identified issues.

The George Institute has been a supporter of Health Stars since their inception. Our research demonstrates that the system works well overall, and also notes areas where it could be strengthened to improve public health impact.

 On the basis of our work, we made the following submission:

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