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Calorie Count Information may be Made Mandatory at Restaurants and Pubs

by Kathy Jones on August 9, 2010 at 10:11 PM
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 Calorie Count Information may be Made Mandatory at Restaurants and Pubs

Restaurants and pubs may be forced to divulge information on calorie counts in their dishes.

This may become mandatory unless the food businesses do not voluntarily put such a system in place, Andrew Lansley, the Health Secretary has indicated.

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The FSA was trying out a pilot scheme where businesses like Real Greek and Pret A Manger displayed calorie information on their menus. However Pizza Hut and Harvester recently opted out of the scheme.

A report in the Sunday Times said Mr Lansley could introduce a mandatory system and include pubs in this scheme as well. "We are working with industry on a range of options. At present, there are no plans to legislate," a Department of Health spokesman said.


Source: Medindia
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