Q. With reference to Health Star Rating system, consider the following statements::
1.Under this, packaged food will be assigned a certain number of stars based on “positive” components balanced against other components.
2.The system is implemented throughout India since 2021.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

[A] 1 only

[B] 2 only

[C] Both 1 and 2

[D] Neither 1 nor 2

Answer: A
Notes:

Statement 1 is correct: Under this, packaged food will be assigned a certain number of stars based on “positive” components (fiber, protein, fruit, vegetable, nut and legume content) balanced against other components (energy, sugars, sodium, and saturated fat).

Statement 2 is incorrect: The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) had recently proposed to introduce ‘Health Start Rating’ (HSR) system. The system is yet to be implemented in India.

Source: The Hindu