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# Off the menu

Last year
Poll shows huge support for calorie labelling on menus despite plans being shelved
A report by
Céimin Burke
Nutrition experts are in favour of the measure but restaurateurs have a number of concerns.
New polling conducted by Red C on behalf of The Journal found huge support for mandatory calorie labelling on menus.
Plans to introduce the measure in Ireland, as part of efforts to tackle obesity, have been shelved.
Restaurateurs have raised a number of concerns about the policy including cost and practicality.
All time
Hong Kong kills 20,000 chickens over bird flu fears
Up to 20,000 chickens were killed after the deadly virus was found in poultry imported from mainland China.
One restaurant closing every day: RAI
The group says that 80 per cent of restaurants are running at a loss with a potential coat of €700m to the economy.