Health Star Rating FAQ2021-03-24T18:08:08+13:00


What is the Health Star Rating on packaged foods?2020-11-03T11:56:02+13:00

The Health Star Rating is a voluntary front-of-pack labelling system that rates the nutritional value of packaged foods. It was developed to provide a quick, easy way to compare similar foods.

How Does The Health Star Rating System Work?2020-11-03T11:47:08+13:00

Packaged products are ranked on a scale of 0.5 to 5 stars. The more stars, the healthier the choice. You can use this rating to quickly compare similar products, such as one type of sliced bread with another type of sliced bread. The Health Star Rating is not intended to compare different types of foods. So, for example, it’s not meant to compare yoghurt with tomato sauce.

How are the Health Star Rating scores calculated?2020-11-03T11:50:12+13:00

The stars are awarded based on the following components:

  • Energy (kilojoules)
  • Risk nutrients – saturated fat, sodium and sugar
  • Positive nutrients – dietary fibre, protein and the proportion of fruit, vegetable, nut and legume content.
Should all bread and other products have a Health Star Rating on their label?2020-11-03T11:51:33+13:00

It’s completely up to the manufacturer to voluntarily put the Health Star Rating on their products.

Does Tip Top® support the Health Star Rating system?2020-11-03T11:58:28+13:00

Absolutely! Bread is found in 96% of homes, but people are confused about its nutritional benefits. The Health Star Rating is one way to make sure that the nutrition information for our products is easy to understand.

I thought bread was bad for you. Why is the Health Star Rating so good?2020-11-03T12:02:26+13:00

Bread has the potential to positively impact the nutrient intakes and health of consumers. Regular bread contains complex carbohydrates, plant proteins and dietary fibre, and is low in saturated fat with little to no added sugar. This results in a positive score with the Health Star Rating calculation, further supporting the need to consume grains as part of your everyday diet.

What gives the bread the colour if it has no artificial colours?2022-01-05T15:53:46+13:00

The vegetable powders in each product give the product the natural colour.

How is this made with 20% vegetables in every slice?2022-01-05T15:54:11+13:00

The vegetable powder used is a concentrated form of the vegetable which provides the bread with the nutrients equivalent to 20% of each slice.

Do they taste like vegetables?2022-01-05T15:54:38+13:00

The products have a hint of vegetable flavour but it isn’t overpowering and some people don’t taste it at all.

Why is this bread a higher health star rating than standard Tip Top Supersoft?2022-01-05T15:55:05+13:00

Due to the added fibre from the vegetable powders and wheat fibre which makes it a nutritious source of fibre.

What are emulsifiers?2022-01-05T15:55:38+13:00

Emulsifiers have the properties to allow oil and water to mix together which we use for all our bread making.

What preservatives are used?2022-01-05T15:56:06+13:00

We use calcium acetate which is an acidity regulator and ensures our product is of a high quality.

Is Super Vege suitable for Vegans or Vegetarians?2022-01-05T15:56:43+13:00

The Super Vege range is suitable for both vegan and vegetarians however, it may contain traces of milk.

What is reconstituted powder?2022-01-07T12:58:19+13:00

Reconstituted powder is vegetable that has been dehydrated and then converted into powder (100% vegetable).

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