What is calorie labelling?
On the 6th of April 2022 new mandatory legislation came into effect in England requiring large business in the out of home sector (over 250 employees) to comply with calorie labelling legislation.
These businesses must now provide accurate calorie information (in kcal) for food and drink items at the point of choice (includes items chosen from a menu or from items on display), as well as the size of the portion to which the calorie information relates and the statement ‘adults need around 2000 kcal a day’.
We have a range of useful information, advice and examples on calorie labelling 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 podcast below!
What do the experts say?
3 tips to master the calorie labelling legislation
Discover how our support tools are able to help provide clarity, confidence and reduce pressure and time on our customers.
Our Talking Food podcast welcomes Samantha Mollart and Natalie Bance from Bidfood, to discuss support tools, overcoming hurdles and how to identify which businesses are in and out of scope ahead of calorie labelling legislation.
How Bidfood Direct MyRecipes can help you with calorie labelling
Using MyRecipes and the Menu Planning tool in our online shop, Bidfood Direct, you can create recipes and menus based on your agreed product range and pricing. Simply use the labelling tool within MyRecipes to generate a download which displays the calorie content, nutritional information per serve and per 100g and recommended calorie intake for adults, all of which can be used to create compliant labels.
For our DayMark customers, the DayMark button sends the calorie content and nutritional information across to menu command.
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