Recommendations for the HSR system’s improvement will be presented in 2019.
Evaluation Hamlin, R & Mc Neill, L (2016) Does the Australasian “Health Star Rating” Front of Pack Nutritional Label System Work?
If the trans fat content falls below a certain threshold, it may be listed as 0g (eg less than 0.5g per serving, or less than 0.3g per 100g of food product).
Nutrient criteria exist for 60 sub-categories of foods and beverages.
Food and beverages manufacturers wishing to use the symbol must acquire a food analysis report from an accredited food testing laboratory to submit with their application, which is reviewed by the Healthier Choice Committee.
Products must meet nutritional criteria set by an independent scientific committee.
In the Netherlands, the Choices logo was introduced in 2006, and is now actively supported by the Dutch government. In Belgium, the logo was introduced in 2007, in the Czech Republic in 2011, and in Poland in 2008. (2010) Actual use of a front-of-pack nutrition logo in the supermarket: consumers’ motives in food choice.
We developed the NOURISHING framework to highlight where governments need to take action to promote healthy diets and reduce overweight and obesity.