There are now more than 4000 food products in supermarkets with Health Star Rating labels on them.

As at 31 December 2018, there were 2385 products from FGC-member companies, with the remainder being the home brands of Foodstuffs and Countdown, and non-FGC members.

The Health Star Rating labelling scheme, which is voluntary, was introduced in 2014 after testing and development by food safety officials, public health representatives, consumer groups, and the food and beverage industry on both sides of the Tasman.

FGC monitors industry uptake of member companies and reports each quarter to the Food Safety division of the Ministry for Primary Industries, which monitors the scheme in New Zealand.

FGC was also part of the five-year review of the system, which is expected to be reported back later this year.

Further information is in the Projects section of this website.

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