F1. Out of Home Energy (kJ/kcal) Labelling
1 January, 2013
Submitted: 23 December, 2011
Nestlé UK has been investing in improvements to the food provided to employees across all UK sites - office based, manufacturing and depot - since 2006. As part of this process, Service Level Agreements, including mandatory minimum nutrition standards, have been agreed with our site caterers which stipulate healthier cooking methods, ingredient standards, menu and recipe planning and daily provision of healthy choices.In addition, as a commitment to helping employees make healthier choices in its staff catering, guideline daily amount (GDA) labelling now appears at point of choice for all non pre-packed, standardised menu options (e.g. sandwiches, hot meals, ready-made salads). GDA labelling is also provided on food offerings such as buffet lunches for meetings as well as at the head office coffee shop.Nestlé UK participated in the food standards agency pilot which developed the technical guidance on voluntary calorie labelling for catering businesses in 2010, and was among the first businesses to roll out the scheme at our sites in York, Fawdon and Croydon. Earlier this year it was implemented across all our remaining sites.GDA information for the five key public health sensitive nutrients calories, sugars, fat, saturates and salt are provided at point of choice. In addition, information about the scheme is provided via posters and table talkers, during training sessions on nutrition and health and via Nestlé Talk, the company in-house communications magazine.Anecdotal feedback from employees has been positive with many stating the labelling initiative is positively influencing their decision of meal choice. All our sites will receive regular internal audits by our company nutritionists to ensure accuracy and compliance and to look for opportunities to improve the scheme.