Monitoring implementation of Health Star Ratings
The Health Star Rating (HSR) system has had reviews at 2 and 5 years since the system was introduced. New Zealand Food Safety coordinated monitoring activities in New Zealand.
2-year review completed in 2016
This review looked at:
- label use and consistency with the HSR system style guide
- consumer awareness and ability to use the HSR system correctly
- nutrient status of products carrying a HSR system label.
The 2-year review report – Australian HSR website
HSR monitoring implementation at year 2 [PDF, 1.7 MB]
Industry uptake of the Health Star Rating system: a qualitative exploration [PDF, 682 KB]
5-year review completed in 2019
This independent review considered if, and how well, the goals of the HSR system had been met. It identified several options for improvements, including:
- system/calculator enhancements.
Food ministers considered this review and agreed to a number of improvements. The enhanced system was implemented from 15 November 2020. The updated system should be used by most foods by 14 November 2022. Long shelf-life foods have until 14 November 2023 to display the updated system.
Find out more about the improvements - Healthrating.gov.au
Health Star Rating Monitoring Implementation for the Five Year Review [PDF, 1.8 MB]
The HSR system in New Zealand 2014–2018 [PDF, 2.3 MB]
The ability of New Zealand consumers to use the HSR system [PDF, 3 MB]
HSR monitoring and evaluation - Health Promotion Agency
Industry uptake of the HSR system [PDF, 682 KB]
Who to contact
If you have questions about Health Star Ratings, email email@example.com