• Under the Health Star Rating system, Weet-Bix scores 5 stars and Up&Go has 4.5 stars.
    Under the Health Star Rating system, Weet-Bix scores 5 stars and Up&Go has 4.5 stars.

Two Sanitarium product ranges, Up & Go liquid breakfast and Weet-Bix cereal, have hit the shelves with their Health Star Rating displayed on the front of their packs.

The Health Star Rating system scores products on a scale of 0.5 to five stars based on nutrient and whole food content, and Up&Go has 4.5 stars and Weet-Bix has 5.

Two years ago, consumer organisation Choice released a scathing report, Liquid breakfasts should up and go, on the health credentials of products in the category.

“Shonky claims on liquid breakfasts such as ‘high in fibre’, ‘fibre for digestive health’, and ‘goodness of three grains’ is a cause for concern,” it said.

Other companies are also showing off their health stars. Monster Health Food, an Australian-made and family-owned breakfast food company, launched the first products to display the controversial Health Star Rating. Its muesli products received a Health Star Rating of 4 out of 5 stars.

Kez’s Kitchen recently launched its Choc Mud Bars which are labelled under a new"Free & Naked" banner that also come with a 4-star rating.

Packaging News

Woolworths has launched a recyclable paper meat tray across a selection of its Own Brand beef nationally in the first step in a plan to make all Woolworths’ Own Brand red meat trays recyclable.

The organisations behind the Australasian Recycling Label this week celebrated the label’s second anniversary and they are on the search for the 500th member.

Online packaging platform Packform has partnered with Footprint, a US-based material science engineering company that develops and manufactures plant-based materials for packaging.