Formal review of the Health Star Rating System

A government advisory committee has released a revamped Health Star Rating calculator that attempts to address various problems with the original, from the over-emphasis on protein to the lack of focus on sugar, as part of a five-year review.

The government has engaged Matthews Pegg Consulting to conduct the five-year review at a cost of $400,000. The reviewer is seeking feedback on the preferred changes, which are embodied in the improved “test” calculator.

You can make a submission to Matthews Pegg Consulting is accepting submissions until Friday, December 7.

It will publish a draft report for public comment in early 2019, and then present a final report to the Australia and New Zealand Ministerial Forum on Food Regulation later in the year.

See more on the formal review process here

Content frm this article originally appeared at https://www.smh.com.au/national/nutri-grain-s-4-star-health-rating-could-be-decimated-under-new-plans-20181130-p50jf3.html

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