IT seems the fight to lift fresh juice’s Health Star Rating above that of diet cola is not over yet with a possible change to how its rating is calculated.
Last Friday, the Food Regulation Forum decided to maintain fresh fruit juice’s 2.5 Health Star Rating, despite outcries from various horticulture groups as well as federal agriculture minister, David Littleproud.
But a communique from the forum released that day stated the issue will continue to be examined until February next year.
It’s another twist in what has become a curious back-and-forth situation over the rating.
In the statement, the forum supported a proposal for a “minor adjustment” to the HSR review calculator to address an anomaly.
“Diet beverages will now achieve no more…