It seems that the Minister for Health, James Reilly, had taken enough of food businesses as he has made it clear to all such makers that they need to put calorie content of food they serve so that consumers can be made aware of the same.
As of now, he is just directing them to do so but if not being implemented, there are fair chances of making it a law which food businesses have to abide by. While endorsing the Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) report, he made it clear that there is dire need of introducing calorie menu labeling.
It is believed that this step would allow consumers to make rational decision about eating or not eating the meal served after get know about the number of calories it would have. In Europe, Ireland has the second highest level of obesity, which has shocked the authorities concerned to the level that they are left with no option but to come into action.
Apparently, some 96% consumers themselves are backing the proposal so that they can track down their calorie intake and take care of their health too. While some companies have excused the same saying that they don't have the desired knowledge to calculate calories, it is to be noted that there is need for the issue to be taken seriously before things go out of control.