Healthy Diet Recommendations – Putting calories on menus for IrelandBy
Health Minister James Reilly has pledged to introduce legislation by the end of the year requiring every business that serves food to display calories on their menus, if they are not complying voluntarily.
Therefore we will be seeing more calorie information on food and drink displayed clearly and prominently at the point of choice for consumers. The calorie information should be clear and easily seen by the consumer before their choice is made. This will be displayed as calories per food portion such as 120 calories per slice of cake.
Calories may be displayed on a menu as calories, kcals or kcal, all mean the same and represent the amount of energy in a food portion or drink.