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British Takeaway Campaign comments on Public Health England’s report Calorie reduction

The British Takeaway Campaign, an umbrella group representing those involved in the supply and preparation of the nation’s favourite foods, today (Tuesday) comments on Public Health England’s report Calorie reduction: The scope and ambition for action.

Ibrahim Dogus, Chair of the British Takeaway Campaign, said:

"We recognise the role our industry needs to play in tackling obesity and many takeaways are already offering healthier menu items, including low fat and reduced salt options.

"A 20 percent target for calorie reduction by 2024 is ambitious and small independent takeaways with limited resources will struggle to adapt their menus without government support. This comes at a time when many small takeaways are facing increased costs due to food price inflation and business rates.

"That’s why the British Takeaway Campaign is calling on the Government to support local authorities in providing resources and tools for independent takeaways, including online calorie calculators. This will help small takeaways provide more information so that customers can make informed choices about what they eat.

"Obesity is a complex issue and it is important that Government remembers that together the mainly small businesses which make up the takeaway sector contributed £4.5bn in gross value addedcontributions to the UK’s economic growth in 2016 andsupport 231,000 jobs across the UK.”

Story By: BTC

Date : 06-03-2018
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