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Calories on Menus

Posted on 9 July, 2012 at 5:01 Comments comments (14)
FSAI Publishes Report on Calories on Menus in Ireland

The Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) today published the findings of its national consultation on displaying calories on menus in Ireland.  Calories on Menus in Ireland – a Report on a National Consultation was launched today by Dr James Reilly T.D., Minister for Health.  It recommends the introduction of a calorie menu labelling scheme for food service businesses.  The report also recommends that the scheme should be operated on a voluntary basis initially to allow a period of time for the development of a system, including technical tools, to support the food service sector.  The FSAI’s consultation, which was undertaken in February 2012, called for opinions on calorie on menu labelling and received over 3,300 submissions from consumers, food businesses, health professionals and other interested parties.  Almost 80% of responses (over 2,600) were from consumers.

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Valerie Behan
Behan Safety Systems