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Juice industry in damage control after health star rating changed to rank lower than diet cola – ABC News

Fruit growers and processors say they are crushed by a decision to cut the health star rating for no-added-sugar juices, ranking them lower than diet cola.

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Fruit growers and processors say they are crushed by a decision to cut the health star rating (HSR) for 100-per-cent no-added-sugar juices from five stars to as low as two stars.
Key points:

  • The trans-Tasman forum has lowered the health star rating of fresh, pure juice
  • Federal Agriculture Minister David Littleproud was unable to persuade the forum against the move
  • Devastated farmers fear people will drink less fresh juice, causing more fruit waste

The decision came down to a vote at the Australian…

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