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6th April 2022

BBPA response to calorie labelling on menus coming into force on 6 April

In response to new requirements for calorie labelling on menus coming into force on 6 April, Chief Executive of the British Beer & Pub Association Emma McClarkin said:

“Of course, the health and wellbeing of customers is front of mind for our sector, especially after the past two years, but since being announced there has not been sufficient time or guidance given to help businesses prepare for the changes to menus. This is why we called for a delay in their implementation to give pubs some much-needed breathing space in the early stages of their recovery.

“After the pandemic pubs are already under extreme pressure.  Energy costs are sharply rising, there is uncertainty in the supply chain and VAT has been increased. These new calorie labelling requirements layer on an extra burden and costs at an already difficult time.

Notes to editors:

  • New calorie labelling requirements will come into force on 6 April 2022
  • The new requirements are expected to impact around half of all UK pubs
  • Rules apply to companies with greater than 250 employees, there is no obligation for smaller, independent pub businesses to display calories on menus

About the British Beer & Pub Association

The BBPA represents companies in the UK which between them brew over 90% of the beer sold in the UK and own 20,000 pubs. Our members include international companies, family brewers, managed locals, and the nation’s largest tenanted pub estates. @beerandpub

Press release from BBPA

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