Saturday, 1 October 2016

Pudding Crackdown

The times of decadent puddings you love to eat in full knowledge they are bad for you could soon be over. Restaurants, cafés and pubs have reportedly been ordered to make their food and drink healthier or face being named and shamed for contributing to the obesity crisis. Major chains including Pizza Express, Starbucks, McDonald’s and Gourmet Burger Kitchen, must cut sugar from their dishes or reduce the size of their cakes and pastries. Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt said restaurants should join supermarkets and food manufacturers to tackle UK massive obesity crisis which Action on Sugar said could “bankrupt the NHS”. Consumers will be able to check the companies' efforts on a website, although exactly how they will be compared has not been decided.