Written answers

Tuesday, 12 April 2011

9:00 pm

Photo of Aodhán Ó RíordáinAodhán Ó Ríordáin (Dublin North Central, Labour)
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Question 383: To ask the Minister for Health and Children the position regarding the Count Me In campaign and the proposal to place a calorie count system on foods; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [7469/11]

Photo of James ReillyJames Reilly (Minister, Department of Health; Dublin North, Fine Gael)
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Nutrition labelling of pre-packaged foodstuffs in the EU is governed by EU Council Directive 90/496. Currently there is no legislative basis available to require restaurants or other food outlets to show the calorific content of the foods served. My Department does recognise the benefits associated with the Count Me In campaign and is currently considering how the Department might assist in broadening the participation rate of food outlets in the campaign.


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