Citrus Australia has called for a review of the Health Star Rating (HSR) system to rectify flaws.
The Forum on Food Regulation approved changes to the HSR calculator on Friday, which will see diet coke receive 3 ½ Stars and fresh 100% Australian juice as low as 2 stars.
(15 February 2021)
Rural communities to suffer from flawed changes to Health Star Rating
Hundreds of millions of dollars could be ripped from rural communities nationwide if flawed changes to the Health Star Rating system for fresh Aussie juice are made this week.
Citrus Australia CEO Nathan Hancock has called on Queensland Premier Anastacia Palazczuk and Victorian Premier Dan Andrews to show leadership and direct their respective Health Ministers to support fresh Aussie juice at Friday’s Forum on Food Regulation meeting, comprising state and federal Ministers.
(8 February 2021)
Juice market development program gaining momentum
Citrus Australia formed a market development project for the juice sector in 2019, as part of its juice committee’s objective to drive returns to over $420/tonne for growers. Citrus Australia formed the juice committee, comprising growers and other industry stakeholders, to harness experience and knowledge needed to develop export markets and improve juice quality.
Delegates at the 2019 Juice Forum in Griffith.
Growers at the 2019 Juice Forum, attended by 120 people in Griffith on June 12, led a discussion, facilitated by Citrus Australia CEO Nathan Hancock, on what the Juice Committee should prioritise.
For more information on the Juice Committee contacts, click here.