Shopping - Reading labels

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Label detective: Has your food been nuked and...

Many consumers are not aware that some of our everyday...

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Label detective: How is your food classified?

Is your favourite protein shake a ‘food’ or a ‘meal...

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Label detective: Recipe modifications

Do food manufacturers have to tell you if they change...

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How to boost iron at breakfast

Cereal can be an important and easy source of iron,...

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Label detective: Exaggeration in advertising

‘World’s favourite pie’, ‘Best-ever muesli bar’ – it’s not hard...

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Label detective: Hemp seeds for sale

Cannabis is now legal in New Zealand. Well, not exactly...

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Label detective: Alcohol labelling

Most food products must display ingredients and nutrition information, but...

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Food labelling

Can we trust the ingredients lists on our food packaging...

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label detective: Farm-to-table

What does it mean if your meal is labelled ‘farm-to-table’?...

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Country of origin, the right to know

Do you care where your food comes from? Do you...

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Label detective: Sugar tax

What would it take to bring in a sugary drinks...

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Label detective: Health claims

Lots of product labels make health and nutrition content claims,...

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Geographical indications

What’s the difference between ‘champagne’ and ‘methode champenoise’ when it...

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Celebrity endorsements

How legitimate is a celebrity endorsement, especially in the digital...

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NIPs for your nip

Ever wondered why your potato chips have nutrition information on...

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A simple guide to food additives

Many of our favourite foods these days contain a long...

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What has to be on a food label?

All food labels must have certain information on them. Here's...

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Honey trap

Did you know the New Zealand Government has only just...

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