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MOH Introduces Food Calorie Labelling In Restaurant Menus Next Year To Tackle Rising Obesity Rates

today14 October 2022

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Khairy: Health Ministry to start food calorie labelling project in restaurants next year
Source: Malay Mail

Weight can be a sensitive topic for anyone, but not when it comes to a question of health. In the 2019 National Health and Morbidity Survey, 50.1% of our adult population were reported to be overweight (30.4%) or obese (19.7%).

Two days ago, Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin announced that the MOH will implement a food calorie labelling pilot project in restaurants and cafeterias early next year to assess the feasibility of a menu labelling policy in Malaysia.

MOH to embark on food calorie labeling project in restaurants next year | Astro Awani
Source: Astro Awani

β€œCurrently, we are in the planning stage to identify cafeterias and restaurants that want to participate in this pilot project that will be implemented for at least six months to a year.

β€œMOH will prepare the information (calorie count) so that they (entrepreneurs) do not need to spend money on consultants to label their food menus. We just ask for cooperation from the restaurant management so that when the calorie information is…

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Written by: Quinny Tan


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