Are you ready for the new Mandatory Calorie Labelling Law
From the 6th of April the government have announced that a new mandatory calorie labelling law will be in place to
help the public make healthier choices when eating out. Calories will be labelled on menus and food labels in and Outof-home food businesses from April 2022
What is it?
To help the public to make healthier choices when eating out. Calories will be labelled on menus and food labels in out-of-home food businesses from April 2022, the government has announced.
Is every food business required to make these changes?
No currently the legislation will only affect large ‘Out of Home’ business with 250 or more employees in England, including cafes, restaurants and takeaways.
For more info on what constitutes ‘out of home’ & any exemptions go to gov.uk
Should I consider labelling this information anyway?
Eventually this legislation may be applied to smaller businesses so definitely worth considering for the future. Also, in a recent Public Health England survey, 79% of respondents said they think menus should include the number of calories in food and drinks – so its something customers may want to see soon.
Dunsters Farm customers can access guidance on how to implement calorie labelling at Erudus.com, speak to our Sales Team about how to access this resource.
There’s also some general information at Gov.uk Calorie labelling in the out of home sector: implementation guidance – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)