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Food Firms Bite into a New Scheme

The Mount Charles Group have signed up to take part in a six-month pilot scheme recently launched by the Foods Standards Agency Northern Ireland that will see local food businesses displaying calorie information for the first time.

Caloriewise will encourage consumers to make more informed choices when eating out. The pilot will run from 1 May to 31 October 2012 and is currently being trialled by eight local businesses including The Mount Charles Group, The Streat, Botanic Inns, and three local health trusts.

Pictured (l-r) are Belinda Johnston, The Mount Charles Group’s Regional manager for Business and Industry; Catriona Lennox (back), The Mount Charles Group’s Regional Manager for Education and Healthcare; and Sharon Gilmore, Senior Executive Officer for the Food Standards Agency in Northern Ireland.