2 Dec 2020

Health rating of pure fruit juice slashed

From Morning Report, 8:14 am on 2 December 2020

Pure fruit juice is having its health rating slashed - putting it on the same, or even lower level, than diet coke.

Most New Zealand juices without any added sugar receive an automatic rating of five stars, but new Trans-Tasman rules mean they will be judged on their natural sugar content.

As Catherine Hutton reports, the food industry is furious but nutritionists say the real message is that people should be drinking water.