Government moves to introduce calories labelling to the out-of-home food and drink sector1 have caused widespread disruption amongst leisure and hospitality (L & H) organisations. Some fear this fresh roll of red tape – which follows the introduction last year of mandatory of ingredient lists and allergen labelling on foods – could derail the recovery only just gaining momentum after the devastation the COVID-19 pandemic wreaked on the sector.2
In this Q & A, we examine what the new rules require of which businesses, before considering what measures L & H organisations might take to manage the costs and risks at play.
There might also be reputational risks to consider, with some restaurants already singled out in the media for having the most calorific options. Generally speaking, we would recommend the impact of calorie labelling should be factored into the operational elements of your organisation’s risk register. You may want to engage with risk leaders within the business or external experts to help you articulate and quantify the risks.
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