Conference Highlights Ways of Improving the Diet Of Consumers By Providing Information They Need To Make Healthier Choices

The Better Choice, Better Business event, hosted by the Food Standards Agency (FSA) and Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety (DHSSPS), brings together representatives from the Northern Ireland food industry, environmental health community and public health professionals to find ways of improving the diet of consumers by providing information they need to make healthier choices.

The event focuses on revised industry outcomes in the government’s framework for preventing and addressing overweight and obesity in Northern Ireland – a Fitter Future for All 2012-2022 (PDF, 1.07MB).

MenuCal tool

As part of this framework the FSA in Northern Ireland will also be launching MenuCal. This is a new free online tool to help food businesses identify the 14 major allergens which must be declared by law and calculate the energy values (kilojoules and kilocalories) of the food they serve.

Event details

Date: 24 September 2015
Time: 09:30-13:15
Venue: Stormont Hotel, Belfast
Cost: Free
Register: email

Further details and event agenda.