Calorie Labelling on Menus

From 6th April 2022, businesses with over 250 employees are required by law to display calorie information on menus and food labels. The new legislation affects businesses like cafes, restaurants and takeaways, requiring them to display the calorie information of non-prepacked food and soft drink items that are prepared for customers.

These measures are the latest drive by the UK government to tackle obesity and improve the nation’s health.

Why do we need calorie labelling when eating out?

Food and drink that is prepacked is required to display nutritional information, meaning consumers are familiar with seeing calorie content on the majority of items sold in the retail sector, such as supermarkets and convenience stores.

In contrast, the out of home sector (for example; restaurants, pubs, cafes and takeaways) typically sells non-prepacked food and is therefore not required to display nutritional information. This makes it difficult for consumers to make informed, healthier decisions when purchasing food from such businesses.

6th April 2022

250+ employees

Calorie labelling on menus

Healthier options

Find out how IndiCater Menu Hub can help.

We have created Menu Hub to help foodservice businesses with the upcoming Calorie Labelling legislation.

Menu Hub from IndiCater is a powerful solution enabling you to create menus from your digital recipes, design menu templates, add descriptions, display allergens and calorie information, create a cookbook from your menus, and much more.

IndiCater Menu Hub has everything you need for creating compliant menus in minutes.

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Where do I need to display calorie information?

Calorie information will need to be displayed at the point of choice for the customer, such as physical menus, online menus, food delivery platforms and food labels.

Whilst the new regulations may cause concern for some businesses due to the cost and time of adhering, IndiCater are here to help with our cost-effective easy-to-use system.

In fact, businesses that already use IndiCater have these capabilities at their fingertips and can use the information in a number of ways to be compliant with the new regulations.

Count on IndiCater to help you comply!

Our system automatically calculates your recipe calories based on ingredients so they are ready to be used on your menus and in marketing material.

Want to know more?

Contact us to speak to a representative or to book a demonstration.