The British Takeaway Campaign, an umbrella group representing those involved in the supply and preparation of the nation’s favourite foods, commented on the Government’s calorie labelling consultation
Responding, Ibrahim Dogus, Chair of the British Takeaway Campaign, said:
“Takeaway restaurants have never had it tougher in terms of business rates and rents; they do not need the added cost of mandatory calorie labelling which could run into the thousands of pounds.
“While some larger chains have voluntarily adopted calorie labelling initiatives, most smaller, independent takeaway restaurants lack the time, expertise and money to carry out such practices.
“If the Government is determined to press ahead with these plans, it should minimise the cost for small businesses – the backbone of the economy – and provide a free tool such as a simple online calorie calculator which would help takeaways provide more information to their customers. 9 in 10 takeaways say they would use such a tool should it be made available.”