What is calorie labelling?
From the 6th April 2022 new legislation will come into effect in England requiring mandatory calorie labelling of products for any large business in the out of home sector (over 250 employees). These businesses will need to provide accurate calorie information (in kcal) for food and drink items on printed and online menus, or/at point of choice.
We’ve been busy pulling together a range of useful information, advice and examples on calorie labelling to refer to, all included in our making sense of calorie labelling guide.
What are Bidfood doing?
At Bidfood, we want to ensure that we are providing helpful advice and support to our customers whilst the industry grapples with another new piece of legislation. Check out our latest podcast below!
What do the experts say?
Preparing for the new legislation
The ultimate 5 step checklist to help you prepare for calorie labelling.
How Bidfood Direct MyRecipes can help you with calorie labelling
Bidfood Direct MyRecipes automatically calculates the calorie content of your recipes. Simply use the labelling tool within MyRecipes to generate a download which displays the calorie content, as well as the nutritional information per serve and per 100g which can be used to create compliant labels.
A further development coming in April will ensure all downloaded PDF’s and label downloads will display the recommended calorie intake for adults too. For our DayMark customers, the DayMark button will send the calorie content and nutritional information across to menu command.