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Calorie labelling regulations passed

On Thursday 22nd July, the Government passed legislation to make calorie labelling compulsory. This applies to larger takeaways, chains and restaurants.

The Health and Care Bill that is passing through Parliament at the moment includes plans to restrict how less healthy food and drinks are advertised. This means that foods that are high in fat, salt and sugar will be banned from being advertised online and before 9pm on television. This is to help minimise the chance of children being exposed to this harmful marketing.

The Government is also planning to introduce rules to restrict shops in England from promoting unhealthy foods. This would mean that shops wouldn’t be able to include these foods in multi-buy promotions. They also wouldn’t be able to keep unhealthy foods by tills, store entrances or at the end of aisles.