Seemingly Nanny, in the shape of Jeremy Hunt, has decreed that large puddings served in restaurants, pubs etc are to be banned. In the event the restaurants disobey Hunt, he will name and shame them!
As well as reducing the size of desserts, food chains including Pizza Hut, McDonald’s and Starbucks have also been told to reduce the amount of sugar and calorific content in their food.
As per The Times, Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt told a private meeting of more than 100 food companies that the performance of each individual food chain would be monitored and those that failed to take action would be named and shamed.
“Going out to eat is no longer a treat. It’s a regular habit for many families and is contributing significantly to the extra calories and sugar that we all consume on a daily basis.I thought that, as a consumer and adult, I had freedom of choice wrt what I eat and how much I eat (subject to me being able to afford to pay for it)?
We can't ignore the changing habits of consumers. This means we expect the whole of the out-of-home sector - coffee shops, pubs and family restaurants, quick service restaurants, takeaways, cafes, contract caterers and mass catering suppliers - to step up and deliver on sugar reduction.”
Evidently I was wrong!
Naming and shaming establishments that serve large portions will of course backfire, as it will give them excellent publicity!
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