It turns out that British food isn’t that terrible, after all. A global survey has found that when it comes to having the healthiest packaged foods and drinks, the UK tops the charts, with the USA in 2nd place and Australia coming in at 3rd.
Each year at least 5000 Australians die from sepsis – a life-threatening organ dysfunction due to infection – but Australia has no national action plan to coordinate public awareness campaigns and treatment bundles, according to the authors of a Perspective published today by the Medical Journal of Australia.
Co-founder and Principal Director of The George Institute for Global Health, Professor Stephen MacMahon, has been selected as a finalist for the prestigious Eureka Prize for Leadership in Innovation and Science.
Shoppers understand and like the front of pack nutrition guide – Australia’s Health Star Rating (HSR). However, it is still only being displayed on around a third of packaged foods. The assessment that was published today also found that that the display is mostly on packaged foods those that score at the upper end of the five star scale.