UKH reacts to reported plans for licensed sites to label calories on alcohol

UKHospitality's CEO has commented on reported plans for licensed premises to label calorie count on beers, wine and spirits sold in venue.

Kate Nicholls said,“If true, these proposals are absurd at a time when pubs and other hospitality businesses are struggling to survive.

'The last thing the sector needs after prolonged periods of forced closure is unnecessary red tape that creates yet more burdens for operators, who are simply desperate to get back to running their businesses.

'The labelling of food and drink is a complex area and we’d urge the Government to work closely with the industry on workable solutions that strike a balance between meeting public health objectives and not creating additional business burdens.”