11th June 2021
The Calorie Labelling (Out of Home Sector) England) Regulations 2021were passed by Parliament on 27 July 2021 and require restaurants, cafés and takeaways in England with 250 or more employees to list calorie counts on non-prepacked food and soft drinks. All calorie information will need to be displayed at the point at which the consumer chooses what food to buy, such as physical and online menus and delivery platforms.
The information which must be displayed is:
The regulations include a provision allowing customers to receive a menu without calorie labelling if expressly requested by the customer.
The following businesses are exempt from the regulations:
The regulations come into force in April 2022. Catering businesses need to begin to plan for the changes.