PRESS RELEASE: Monster HealthFood Co. introduces Australia’s first packaging with Health Star Rating
Australian-made,family-owned breakfast food company takes lead in delivering transparency infood labelling to Australian consumers
Sydney, April 16, 2014
The Health Star Rating system was developed by industry, consumer, and public health groups with support from government. The Health Star Rating gives an overall indication of a food’s nutritional quality and additional information that provides an overview of the key nutrients within the product – such as salt, fats, sugars and fibre – so consumers have an easy-to-reference guide. The higher the Health Star Rating, the better the nutritional balance.
In an increasingly time-poor society, the Health Star Rating provides an authoritative source on what’s included within a chosen product, enabling consumers to compare products like-for-like on a nutritional basis and make informed choices.
With a roll-out period beginning in July this year, and then a two-year voluntary period before the industry is seeking full implementation, MHFCo. is pressing ahead to demonstrate its strong support of the Health Star Rating system. They
“We have been honest and transparent about our products for 21 years,” MHFCo. co-owner Trevor Lauman says. “The Health Star Rating is about delivering honesty and transparency toconsumers about products, so we wholeheartedly support it.”
“We believe the system alsocomes at a time where consumers are more conscious about their food choices,and more sceptical of health claims such as ‘99% fat-free’,” Mr Lauman says.“The Health Star Rating will provide an honest snapshot of what is contained within each product.
“Today we draw a line in the sand for the Australian food industry. We hope companies big and small follow our lead. Consumers deserve to have the food they are eating classified in an easy-to-understand way.”
MHFCo. will include the Health Star Rating on the front of its Berry and Free & Lo Muesli, which will be available at Coles and Woolworths respectively, independent stockists and online at