The hospitality industry is under immense pressure from the Government to provide calorie information on its menus for the sake of the nation's expanding waistline, but doing so could mean even greater costs for the industry that is already feeling the burden of regulations and tax.
Obesity experts are calling on restaurants to reduce portion sizes and provide clear calorie information to tackle the UK’s obesity problem that is costing the country more than the combined cost of wars, terrorism and armed violence annually.
In the world of dietary requirements, allergies and food intolerances, the UK hospitality industry has come on leaps and bounds. Go back just 10 years and a restaurant would stand out for including an ‘N’ on the menu next to dishes containing nuts, while...
Foodservice supplier Compass is the latest addition to the growing number of caterers and food manufacturers who have signed up to the Government’s new calorie reduction Responsibility Deal pledge in a bid to reduce growing obesity rates.
Nearly three-quarters (74 per cent) of British diners claim calorie-labelled menus would help encourage them to make healthier choices when eating out, but research has found their intentions are vastly different from what they’d do in reality.