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Food Law News - UK - 2018

DHSC Consultation, 14 September 2018

NUTRITION / LABELLING - Consultation: Calorie labelling for food and drink served outside of the home

DHSC: Consultation on mandating calorie labelling in the out-ofhome sector

A copy of the consultation document is available on this site (click on image). For more details, see:

The government is seeking views on its plans to make places serving food and drink outside of the home display calorie information.  This consultation closes at 11:59pm on 7 December 2018.

Consultation description

This consultation is seeking views on making places that serve food and drink outside of the home show calorie information (calorie labelling).

For example, this could include on menus in restaurants, cafes, pubs, coffee shops and takeaways.

It also asks for views on:

The purpose of calorie labelling is to make sure that people have clear and accurate information about the calorie content of the food and drink that they and their families are eating when dining out, so that they can make informed and healthy choices for themselves and their children.

Nearly 1 in 4 children in England are obese or overweight by the time they start primary school, and this rises to 1 in 3 by the time they leave primary school.

Obese children are more likely to become obese adults, and obesity in adulthood increases a person’s risk of developing:

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