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Calorie Labelling On Menus – Government Launches Consultation

Calorie Labelling on Menus – Government Launches Consultation

The public and business are being invited to have their say on plans to add the number of calories to menus in the out of home food sector including cafes, restaurants and takeaways.

A 12-week consultation, which sets out the broad types of food and drink that would be covered, will seek views on how this could apply to:

  • food and hospitality businesses, depending on their size
  • public sector institutions such as hospitals and prisons
  • pre-packed food such as filled sandwiches
  • online takeaway menus
  • children’s menus

It will inform whether legislation is introduced to make it a legal requirement for calories to be included on menus and forms part of the government’s wider actions to ensure Scotland is a place where we eat well and have a healthy weight.

Details of the consultation can be found here and we would encourage everyone in the trade to respond to this.

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