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Health chiefs may impose calorie caps

Restaurant dishes and supermarket foods could be subjected to calorie limits
Restaurant dishes and supermarket foods could be subjected to calorie limits

Restaurant dishes and supermarket foods could be subjected to calorie limits.

Ready meals, sandwiches and pizzas are among the items which could have their calorific content capped by Public Health England (PHE).

The Daily Telegraph reported draft proposals which suggested main meal salads and sandwiches could be capped at 550 calories and restaurant main meals at 951 calories in an attempt to cut rates of obesity.

PHE's chief nutritionist Dr Alison Tedstone said the food industry had a "responsibility to act".

The draft plans are over 100 pages long and cover dishes from tempura prawns and potato salad to Yorkshire puddings.

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