Food Standards Scotland seeks views on making food eaten outside the home healthier

FSS launches consultation on proposals to improve food eaten outside of the home in Scotland.
Foods eaten outside of home are skewed towards less healthy options, which are often high in calories.
Proposed measures focus on calorie reduction across the sector with the aim of maintaining choice and availability of favourite foods.
Proposals include smaller portion sizes, an increase in fruit and vegetables, provision of calorie and nutrition information for consumers, shifting the focus of deals and promotions from unhealthy to healthier options and the role of the public sector as the exemplar.
There is public demand for change: 68% of people in Scotland believe cafés and restaurants should display calories on menus and 82% support greater availability of smaller and half portions of standard-sized menu items.
The consultation invites views on the impacts of the proposals for the people of Scotland.
The consultation responses will be used to provide recommendations to Ministers for an Out of Home strategy for Scotland.

 

Food Standards Scotland is inviting views from the public, the out of home food sector and all interested organisations on proposals to give the people of Scotland healthier options when they’re eating out.

The consultation, published today (22 November 2018), will be open for responses until 29 February 2019.

Improving the Scottish diet and helping Scotland become a healthier nation is a key priority for Food Standards Scotland. These proposals are aimed at promoting changes towards healthier versions of our favourite foods. They also promote the consumer’s right to information about the food they buy, as well as proposing improvements to food aimed at children and young people when eating out.

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Product details
Product: Gardiners Scottish Macaroon
Pack size: 85g

Batch code
Best Before date

117078
18/11/2018

124078
25/11/2018

114088
15/12/2018

120088
21/12/2018

103098
04/01/2019

118098
19/01/2019

102108
03/02/2019

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