Mandatory calorie labelling on food outside of the home

The Department of Health and Social Care, England is holding a consultation on implementing mandatory calorie labelling on all food and drink served outside of the home, including restaurants, cafes and online third party takeaway platforms.

The regulation outline proposes that calories for a portion of the food, along with its percentage contribution to a woman’s daily calorie intake be available at point of choice. The aim is to encourage consumers to be more aware of their calorie intake enabling them to make more informed meal choices outside of the home, as a strategy to reduce obesity.

Initially, the regulation is to be implemented in England by spring 2020, with plans to work closely with the relevant government bodies in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland to ensure similar approaches are taken.

For information on existing work in this area in Northern Ireland, take a look at Calorie Wise.

Posted: 25/09/2018 09:41:15 by Joanna Gallagher
Filed under: Calories, Eating out, Labelling, Menu, Obesity


 

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