Health ministers vote to reinstate healthy food star rating website

 In Australia, NewZealand
State and federal ministers will reinstate a healthy food star rating system that was controversially pulled offline by federal Assistant Health Minister Fiona Nash and her junk-food lobbyist chief of staff.
At a meeting in Sydney this morning they voted to reinstate the website, and affirmed support for the scheme that will allow food producers to adopt a voluntary system for comparing the healthiness of different types of foods.
Similar foods, such as cheeses or drinks, will be given a rating out of five based on their levels of both nutritious and unhealthy ingredients.  Sydney Morning Herald – Read more…

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