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Restaurants

Do you want to provide nutritional labelling and calorie counts on your recipes?

Menu Matters can offer your organisation:

  • Full G.D.I. analysis and calorie information for recipes
  • Traffic light labelling
  • Allergen labelling
  • Recipe development to achieve specific nutritional targets, for example, to reduce salt / sugar / fat levels
  • Ingredient cost reduction proposals
  • Achievement of nutritional compliance with regulations e.g. the Public Health Responsibilty Deal or product labelling (FIR)

Does your organisation need to comply to nutritional guidelines? Have you got the correct structure in place to ensure adherence to nutritional guidelines?

Are you keen to reduce costs by eliminating excessive ingredient costs?

Does the healthy eating message give you an advantage in your market place?

Can you gain a competitive advantage through offering independently verified nutritional quality?

New Food Labelling Laws Have Been Introduced: FIR

New food labelling laws came into force on 13th Dec 2014 (FIR) These include changes to ingredient declarations including allergen labelling and mandatory nutritional labelling for most pre-packed food.  You can view details of the regulation by clicking here:  New food labelling regulation published | food.gov.uk

The Public Health Responsibility Deal

Continuing from the 2009 Food Standards Agency (FSA) initiative to develop a calorie labeling scheme for the catering industry, the government have launched a Public Health responsibility deal to encourage caterers to provide nutritional information to customers.  There are currently 563 partners signed up for the Public Health Responsibility Deal (October 2013).

A key Responsibility Deal initiative is the introduction of calorie information in high street food outlets. People will now be able to see calories on menus and menu boards and be in a better position to consider healthier choices.

Additional pledges include reformulating recipes to provide lower fat, salt, artificial Trans Fatty Acids and calorie content of meals. A new collective pledge on calorie reduction was announced on 24th March 2012 with some of the world’s biggest food and drink manufacturers and best known brands making commitments to cut and cap calories. More than three-quarters of the retail market has signed up. For more information CLICK HERE

See who has joined...

Many companies have signed up to the initiative including Harvester Pubs, Mc Donald’s, The Compass Catering Group, Tescos and Sainsburys, with the expectation that nutritional information will be on display in 5000 outlets by the end of the year.

See who has joined up: Government Public Health Responsibility Deal

  • Menu Matters has already provided calorie and full G.D.A. information to restaurants participating in the Public Health Responsibility Deal.  We can work with your company to provide the information you require for your customers restaurant menus.
  • We are also able to undertake recipe and menu development work to help in achieving specific nutritional targets, for example, the reduction of salt or fat levels, or as part of ingredient cost reduction programmes.

What can Menu Matters do for your restaurant?

Provide nutritional information to put on your menu

  • Advise on how to implement GDI (Guideline Daily Intake) labelling on recipes
  • Nutritional labelling – Calorie information, Fat (including saturated fat), sugar and salt levels
  • Help you to ensure that you comply to Government Guidelines & Regulations
  • Allergen labelling


Advise on nutritional claims that you may be able to make

  • E.g. Low fat/ low salt/ low sugar.
  • A good source of fibre/ vitamin C/ provides x portions of your “5 a day”
  • A healthy option

Analyse your menus and advise on how to make them healthier

  • Nutritional analysis
  • Recipe development work to help achieve particular nutritional targets e.g. salt or fat reduction
  • Identify cost reduction opportunities
  • Menu planning

Re-vamp your children's menus

  • Children’s meals should meet recommended guidelines
  • Menu planning
  • Identify cost reduction opportunities
  • This would ensure that children’s meals are not too high in fat and salt while maintaining levels of protein, carbohydrate and other essential nutrients

Allergen Reports

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Current Status of Public Health Responsibility Deal

Pledges

Organisations signing up as partners to the Responsibility Deal commit to play their part in improving public health. In signing up, they agree to take action voluntarily to support the Responsibility Deal’s ambitions.

Collective pledges on alcohol, food, health at work and physical activity set out the specific actions that partners agree to take in support of the core commitments. We have shown below the specific food pledge partners that have signed up to the Public Health Responsibility Deal.  Click on the pledge title below for further information on the pledge, including the full pledge wording and details of how you can help to deliver it.

Food

Below are examples of the type of nutritional information that well known companies, that have already signed up to the Government’s Public Health Responsibility Deal pledge, are now making available to their customers.  Please note that these are not the work of Menu Matters, merely a representation of the services that we offer. Please click on the images below to enlarge them.

If your business wants to sign up to the Public Health Responsibility Deal pledge and needs a dedicated company to analyse your meals and menus and provide you with an easy to read guide for your customers, then contact Menu Matters today:

Email: nicky@menumatters.co.uk. Tel: 07951 440 253

or sally@menumatters.co.uk Tel: 07423 053 105