Feedback on the draft updated Health Star Rating Calculator and Style Guide – October 2020
The George Institute has been a supporter of the Health Star Rating (HSR) system since its inception and remains keen to see the system achieve its full potential as a critical component of Australia’s response to diet-related disease.
We continue to systematically monitor the performance of the HSR system using our FoodSwitch database and app. While our research suggests the HSR system is performing well overall, it also highlights areas where the system must continue to be strengthened to retain consumer trust and support the achievement of its primary public health goals.
The George Institute welcomes the opportunity to engage with the Secretariat on the updated Calculator and Style Guide. While we broadly support the revised content of this document, this submission highlights areas where further clarity is required to give full effect to decisions made in the Five-Year Review.
To read our full submission please download the attached pdf.