Tuesday January 28, 2020

Restaurant owners urged to object to calories on menus

Measure under government’s anti-obesity strategy branded ‘nanny-statism at its best’ by industry body

7th January, 2020
In the US, food chains with more than 20 outlets are required to display calories. Picture: Getty Images

The Restaurants Association of Ireland has urged its members to write to the Health Minister to object to plans that would force them to display calories on menus.

The measure is part of the government’s Obesity Policy and Action Plan 2016-2025. No timeframe has been set for the legislation but Simon Harris has asked food business owners to submit their thoughts on the proposals.

Adrian Cummins, chief executive of the Restaurants Association of...

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