Out of home sector - mandatory calorie labelling: consultation

The public is being invited to have their say on plans to add the number of calories to menus in the out of home food sector including cafes, restaurants and takeaways.

9. Timescale and support for implementation

9.1 To ensure effective implementation of the policy, we would work with industry to develop and publish detailed guidance, setting out clearly the requirements and suggestions to ensure good practice. However, we anticipate that some businesses may require more time and support to ensure they can meet the requirements.

Question 14 – What support, in addition to detailed written guidance, would businesses need to implement calorie labelling effectively?


9.2 We also understand that the time needed to prepare for implementation of the requirements may vary depending on the nature and size of business. Therefore, we would like to seek views on what a reasonable timeframe for implementation for calorie labelling would be.

Question 15 – From the publication of relevant guidance, what length of time would businesses need to prepare to implement calorie labelling effectively ahead of legislation coming into force?

  • 6 months
  • 12 months
  • 18 months
  • 2 years
  • Other
  • Don't know

Please give a reason for your answer.



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