Calories on Menus in Ireland follows a national consultation earlier this year. Over 3,300 submissions were received by the Food Safety Authority during the consultation last February and 80% of the opinions came from consumers.
Food businesses and health professionals also contributed. The report of the consultation, published this morning, recommends that a calorie labelling scheme should be introduced initially on a voluntary basis. Its purpose is to enable consumers to make more informed choices when purchasing food in restaurants and takeaways.
The FSA recommends that the information regarding calories should be shown on menus and displays for all standard food and drink items.