(Sept. 24/17) The New Brunswick Government has put on hold plans to require restaurant chains with more than eight units in the province to label calories on standard food and beverage items. As part of its action plan on obesity and tobacco, the Government of New Brunswick had planned to introduce legislation this fall that would have required the labelling of calories on standard food and beverage items.
The proposed regulations would have mimicked existing legislation in Ontario and only apply to premises with eight or more outlets in the province and which sell “ready to eat”’ foods and beverages intended for immediate consumption. These regulations would have impacted 27 restaurant chains, however, 21 of these chains are already subject to Ontario’s legislation.
Restaurants Canada believes these regulations will be re-introduced at some point in the future.