Front-of-pack labelling system a positive move

Press Release 27 June 2014

The Government’s decision to join Australia’s voluntary front-of-pack nutrition labelling system is a positive move, says NZ Food & Grocery Council Chief Executive Katherine Rich.

“The food industry has been working alongside food safety officials, public health representatives, and consumer groups in the development of this labelling system.

“The star rating system on food packaging will be another important guide to make it easier for shoppers to identify more healthy choices, and we’re confident they will embrace it.

“Though it's a voluntary system, I’m confident that a significant number of manufacturers will support the new scheme.

“Industry recognises it plays an important part in helping people to make good choices and that's why we've participated in this project.”

Check out our ISSUES page for more on the Health Star Rating system