Consumers, Health/Nutrition/Food Safety, Processing, fries, chips

UK: Dietitians criticise Health Star Rating system which ranks potato chips above fruit

A government-endorsed Health Star Rating System to aid shoppers’ food choices has been criticised as misleading and simplistic. Dietitians complain that some processed foods high in salt, fat, sugar, and in additives and preservatives, are receiving a higher star rating than healthier natural foods. The Herald Sun found several anomalies, including that Woolworths’ Select Straight Cut Potato chips got the maximum 5-star rating — more than the 4½ stars for fresh Pink Lady apples. More

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