The Calorie Labelling Regulations
The Government in England and Northern Ireland has made it compulsory for businesses employing 250+ staff and operating in the out of home sector to publish the calorie content of its food and drink products. Information should be displayed at the ‘point of choice’ for your customers: food labels, shelf edge cards, deli tickets, menus (physical or online) or via your food delivery platform. If your customers can select food and drink via multiple points around your premises, you will need to provide calorie information at each location.
Qualifying businesses should:
- Display the energy content in kilocalories (kcal) of of a single portion of the food
OR if prepared for consumption by more than one person, the whole item
- Reference the size of the portion to which the calorie information relates
OR the number of people for whom the item has been prepared
- Include ‘statement of daily calorie needs*: “adults need around 2000 kcal a day”’
Counting the Calorie with LabelLogic Live
We’ve got your business, no matter what size, covered. Our award-winning labelling app LabelLogic Live, can calculate and add legally compliant calorie information to your labels, shelf edge cards and deli tickets in a few clicks. Please see example below, we also offer two Reference Intake-style calorie box options.
And just like that you’re ready to grab and go, our labelling software does the rest.
For further information please visit:
- Our blog post ‘Counting the Calories: The New Calorie Labelling Regulations Explained’
- The UK Government: Regulations and Guidance
- Labels (for PPDS items)
- Deli tickets, shelf edge cards and menus (for deli counters and points of sale)
Or contact us for further information regarding your packaging or labelling needs.