Additives & labels

5 classic food marketing traps to watch out for when shopping

5 classic food marketing traps to watch out for when shopping

It’s about time I listed those foods that can be surprisingly NOT healthy! These are a minefield. Sigh. Yes it’s flavoured yoghurts, muesli bars, juices, light foods and – my pet hate – legume chips. Read on for more.

15 June 2022 by Catherine Saxelby

The hidden sources of sodium in medicines and additives

The hidden sources of sodium in medicines and additives

When we’re trying to reduce our sodium intake we need to be aware that sodium is also found in medicines and additives as well as...

9 December 2020 by Catherine Saxelby

5 years of Health Star Ratings – are they working?

5 years of Health Star Ratings – are they working?

Five years after its implementation in June 2014, a review of the Health Star Rating (HSR) has found it performs well. Studies have...

16 October 2019 by Catherine Saxelby

What does ‘natural’ really mean? Is it code for healthy?

What does ‘natural’ really mean? Is it code for healthy?

Stroll down any supermarket aisle and you’ll soon spot foods labelled as ‘natural’, ‘all natural’ or ‘made from natural...

4 September 2019 by Catherine Saxelby

Avoid these 10 ultra-processed foods!

Avoid these 10 ultra-processed foods!

Think processed food only means frozen pizza and bags of chips? Or maybe it’s that white sliced supermarket bread, or anything in a...

20 June 2018 by Catherine Saxelby

10 things that MUST be on a food label

10 things that MUST be on a food label

Here’s a taste of what’s in my new eBook Cracking the Code – The Handy Foodwatch Guide to Food Labels. This short extract is...

14 February 2018 by Catherine Saxelby