Developed through a government-led process involving consumer, public health and industry organisations, the Health Star rating is a front of pack nutrition labelling system, designed to provide convenient, relevant and readily understood nutrition information on food packs to assist consumers to make informed food purchases and healthier eating choices.
The rating looks at the components of energy, saturated fat, total sugars, sodium, protein, dietary fibre, fruit vegetables nuts and legumes (FVNL) and for some products calcium, and generates a star rating based on the levels of these components.
The system applies all packaged food items with the exception of alcohol, and is a voluntary system which many manufacturers will introduce over the next year or so, as packaging is reviewed and updated.
For more information about the Health Star Rating visit www.healthstarrating.gov.au.
If you would like to check out the Health Star Ratings of Vegie Delights products please visit the products section of our website and click on the product to bring up nutritional information.