Health Star Rating forums
The Health Star Rating (HSR) is a front-of-pack labelling system that rates the overall nutritional profile of packaged food and assigns it a rating from ½ - 5 stars. It enables consumers to quickly and simply compare similar packaged foods, with the goal of making healthy food choices.
The HSR was developed by the Australian, state and territory governments in collaboration with industry, public health and consumer groups and has been in place on a voluntary basis since 2014.
The Health Star Rating system is currently under review, and during February to April 2018 consultations will be held across Australia and in New Zealand.
An industry forum is scheduled for Melbourne on 21 February 2017 at the Jasper Hotel (489 Elizabeth Street, Melbourne) from 1:30‒4:00pm.
Each forum will discuss:
• the main outcomes of consultations to date
• the principles informing the Review
• options for improving uptake of the HSR
• key HSR system issues
• the governance of the HSR system, and
• next steps including for further consultation.
Further information, including a navigation paper to facilitate stakeholder engagement during the consultations will be made available on the Health Star Rating website.