Nutritional labelling plays an important role in enabling customers to quickly assess the relative healthiness of a food product and make better choices. Foodstuffs was among the first companies to sign up to Health Star Ratings (HSR) labelling when the scheme was launched in 2014. To date we have put health stars on the labels of more than 600 foods.
The adoption of HSR across the wider food sector has been slower than anticipated. Foodstuffs will take up the cause to champion the wider adoption of HSR.
Specifically, we will:
- Lead by example by committing to complete the roll out of HSR on all private label foods by the end of 2018 – twelve months earlier than originally scheduled.
- Promote the wider adoption of HSR among our supplier community by championing this cause whenever we formally engage with suppliers.