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Food Labelling

House of Commons Commission written question – answered on 14th December 2011.

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Photo of Huw Irranca-Davies Huw Irranca-Davies Shadow Minister (Environment, Food and Rural Affairs)

To ask the hon. Member for Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross, representing the House of Commons Commission, whether the House of Commons catering service plans to implement calorie labelling on menus and display boards.

Photo of John Thurso John Thurso Chair, Finance and Services Committee

The House of Commons catering service recognises that it has a role to play in encouraging people to choose healthier foods. It currently achieves this by using a ‘traffic light' system of signposting healthier choices on its daily cafeteria menus and by running periodic ‘healthy eating' promotions.

Although the service currently has no plans to implement calorie labelling on menus and display boards, it is watching with interest the development of this initiative by the commercial catering organisations that have pledged to do so under the Government's ‘Public Health Responsibility Deal' launched in March 2011.

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