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Background to the Health Star Rating System

Labelling logic: Review of Food Labelling Law and Policy. Canberra: Independent Expert Panel for the Review of Food Labelling Law and Policy, Department of Health and Ageing (2011)

Response to the recommendations of ‘Labelling Logic: Review of Food labelling Law and Policy Legislative and Governance Forum on Food Regulation (2011).

Front-of-pack labelling updates. Australian Government Department of Health (2014 Sep 10)

Final communiqué. Legislative and Governance Forum on Food Regulation (2014 Jun 27)

NZ adopts new healthy food labelling system. Media release, Kaye, N., Hon. (2014 Jun 27)

Front-of-pack nutrition labelling in Australia and New Zealand. Oral presentation at Big Food Symposium, Wellington, 17 Feb 2014. White, J. (2014)

Description of the Health Star Rating System

Health Star Rating – new food labelling system. Ministry for Primary Industries (2014)

The Health Star Food Rating labelling system policy brief. Obesity Policy Coalition (2014 Mar)

New Zealand support for the Health Star Rating System

Benchmarking food environments: expert’s assessments of policy gaps and priorities for the New Zealand Government. Swinburn, B., Dominick, C. H., & Vandevijvere, S. Auckland: University of Auckland, (2014)

NZMA commends Government for food labelling step. Media release, New Zealand Medical Association (2014 Jun 27)

Heart Foundation welcomes health star rating system. Media release, NZ Heart Foundation (2014 Jun 27).

Health stars get go ahead. Consumer (2014 Jun 29)

Expert says star rating for foods should be mandatory. TVNZ, One News (2014 Jun 27)

Obesity News 189. FOE (2014 July 12)

Why the Health Star Rating System is good for New Zealand FOE (2014 July 11)

Australian support for the Health Star Rating System

Cancer Council urges food industry to embrace Health Star Rating system. Media release, Cancer Council Australia (2014 Jul 1)

Heart Foundation applauds green light for Health Star Rating system. National Heart Foundation of Australia (2014 Jun 27)

Health star rating call on food ministers. Public Health Association of Australia (2014 Jun 26)

OPC congratulates food ministers for supporting healthy star rating scheme. Media release, Obesity Policy Coalition (2014 Jun 27)

Food industry responses to the Health Star Rating System

Front-of-pack labelling system positive move, says FGC. Media release, NZ Food and Grocery Council (2014 Jun 27)

AFGC welcomes changes to food rating system implementation. Australian Food and Grocery Council (2014 June 27)

Sanitarium signs up for Health Star Ratings. Sanitarium Health & Wellbeing (2014 Jun 27)

Rankings could mean new recipe for Marmite. Davison, I. (2014 Jun 28)

Woolworths supports health star rating scheme. Woolworths Ltd (2014 Jun 27).

Nestlé Australia and New Zealand implement Health Star Rating. Nestlé (2014 Jul 7)

Obesity News 189. FOE (2014 July 12)


Updated 15 September 2014