Poll: Time to ditch the Health Star Rating?

The Health Star Rating has become a topic of much debate in recent months, as the system, now in its fifth year, is under review.

Currently, 31 per cent of eligible products carry the symbol, and there is much debate about whether the HSR should be voluntary rather than mandatory.

Many also argue that the algorithm needs reviewing and whether government promotion has been sufficient enough to position the system adequately within a suite of other healthy eating strategies.

As nutrition research and consumer’s definition of what constitutes healthy food is evolving and changing, food manufacturers, innovators and marketers are reflecting on how well the HSR system is positioned as a tool for communicating the health credentials of foods in the future.

Today, we’re asking what you think. Do you think the current system is working? Does it need some changes to work properly or should a completely new system be introduced?

Do you think the Health Star Rating should be axed?

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