UK firms sign up to display calories on menus

BMJ 2009; 338 doi: (Published 16 January 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;338:b182
  1. Oona Mashta
  1. 1London

    Several UK high street food, pub, and sandwich chains will begin to display the calorie content of their food by the summer after a campaign by a food watchdog to try to provide more healthy options for consumers who eat out.

    The Food Standards Agency is negotiating with the largest catering companies about the introduction of the voluntary calorie labelling scheme to make it easier for customers to choose healthier foods.

    About six catering firms have signed up to the plan and are preparing to display calorie information on their food; another …

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