Citrus Australia expressed disappointment at the Nov. 27 decision by state ministers to endorse a Health Star Rating system that gives diet cola a higher rating than fresh Australian juice.
The Food Regulation Forum, comprised of ministers from every Australian state and territory, rejected Federal Agriculture Minister David Littleproud’s proposal to award fresh juice 4 stars in recognition of its nutritional value.
The states of New South Wales and South Australia supported Littleproud’s proposal. Victoria, Queensland, Tasmania, Western Australia, Northern Territory, Australian Capital Territory and New Zealand rejected the proposal.
“We are gutted for our growers that produce world class juice for the Australian population,” said Citrus Australia CEO Nathan Hancock. “What message does that tell the …..
Learn more about the Disappointing Decision on Australia’s Juice Rating on the Citrus Industry website.