Counting the cost of calories

Are you in the restaurant or food business? If so, this is your chance to have your say.

Under new plans by Government, it has been proposed that all restaurants, cafes, takeaways and other establishments that sell food will need to display how many calories are in each of their products.

The Department of Health wants to make it a legal requirement as part of its childhood obesity strategy. However, the Treasury has said the move will push up prices and lead to thousands of job losses. It is therefore calling on smaller food businesses be exempt from the proposed law.

Speaking to the BBC, the Federation of Small Businesses’ Chairman, Mike Cherry, says: “Businesses will have to spend hundreds to work out a precise calorie count and when recipes change, which could well incur additional costs unless regulations are written with small business in mind”.

If you are in the food business in the UK, the FSB would like to know your thoughts on this matter. To have your say, please contact Jordan Bhatt.

In this very challenging time for the hospitality industry, what is important is that business owners partner with an adviser who knows your industry and can work with you to resolve issues which can impact on business performance and success. At Beavis Morgan, we have extensive experience of working with clients in the hospitality sector and our professionals are acknowledged experts in issues affecting restaurants, pubs and hotels.

Contact Matthew Burge or your usual Beavis Morgan Partner for further information about how we can assist you and your hospitality business.