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The new laws, announced as part of the Queen's speech on Tuesday, will see make it compulsory for businesses with over 250 employees to add a calorie label to the food the serve.
While drinks were also meant to be labelled, it appears the government has ditched plans to tell punters the amount of calories in their pints.
A briefing note accompanying the Queen's Speech read: "The government will introduce secondary legislation to require large out-of-home sector businesses with 250 or more employees to calorie label the food they sell."
The Prime Minister's official spokesperson said the plan set out in the Queen's speech will be "focusing on food."
"We've listened to the feedback from the consultation and we think this is the right approach to take forward now, and that's why we will set out more detail in a consultation response which is coming out later," they told journalists.
However, there is expected to be a significant backlash from both the hospitality sector and mental health groups about the change in rules.
Having previously voiced concerns about the plans in 2018, eating disorder charity Beat's Director of External Affairs, Tom Quinn, said: "We are extremely disappointed that the Government has continued with their plans to introduce calories on menus, despite clear evidence it is ineffective and dangerous to people affected by eating disorders.
"We urge parliamentarians to protect people with eating disorders and oppose this legislation."
Research by the charity, conducted in 2018, found that the introduction of calories on menus has minimal effect on tackling childhood obesity.
However, the proposed laws "would exacerbate eating disorder thoughts and behaviours, and increase distress for those with eating disorders."
The government has previously announced it will restrict promotions on high fat, salt and sugar food and drinks in retailers from April 2022.
They will also introduce a ban on junk food adverts before 9am on TV, alongside a total ban online.
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