25
Feb

Five Year Review of the Health Star Rating System – Draft Review Report open for consultation

By mpconsulting

The Five Year Review of the Health Star Rating (HSR) System is considering how well the objectives of the HSR System have been met and identifying options for improvements. Since the Review commenced, we have: reviewed 483 public submissions, with a report published in October 2017 met with a wide range of stakeholders including government, public health and consumer organisations, academics and industry across Australia and New Zealand met with the HSR Advisory Committee to observe operations and governance arrangements and. Read more...
12
Oct

UPDATED 1 NOVEMBER - HSR System enhancements consultation

By mpconsulting

The Health Star Rating (HSR) System is a voluntary front-of-pack labelling (FoPL) scheme that rates the overall nutritional profile of packaged food and assigns it a rating from 0.5 to 5 stars. With a focus on processed packaged foods, the objective of the HSR System is to provide convenient, relevant and readily understood nutrition information and/or guidance to assist consumers to make informed food purchases and healthier eating choices. In July 2017, mpconsulting was engaged to undertake a Five Year Review. Read more...
30
Jul

Second round of forums for the HSR review

By mpconsulting

In February to April this year, we facilitated nine public forums across Australia and in New Zealand to hear from stakeholders on a range of issues significant to the five year review of the HSR system. In November 2018, we will facilitate a second round of forums. These forums will enable stakeholders to continue to provide input on key issues for the review, including on options for system enhancements. The forums will be hosted in Sydney, Auckland and Melbourne. As. Read more...
07
May

HSR system Review – Update on release of discussion paper

By mpconsulting

From February to April this year, mpconsulting held public forums across Australia and New Zealand to inform the Five Year Review of the Health Star Rating (HSR) system. The forums have now been concluded. Thank you to all who attended and provided feedback. As flagged in forums, the next stage of the Review includes the release of subject specific discussion papers. In forums, we indicated there would be two papers made available for public comment in May and July 2018. As. Read more...
20
Mar

HSR - Thank you for your feedback!

By mpconsulting

In January, mpconsulting released a Navigation Paper that covered some of the key issues we are exploring through the Review of the Health Star Rating system, as well as providing detail on continued consultation opportunities. We would like to thank stakeholders for their feedback on the Navigation Paper. While we are not making updates to the Navigation Paper, we will certainly take into consideration the comments you have provided as the Review progresses. Your contributions are invaluable. http://healthstarrating.gov.au/internet/healthstarrating/publishing.nsf/Content/formal-review-of-the-system-after-five-years Read more...