The Moscow Department of Commerce has developed a new concept of food security. The deputy head of the department Dmitry Krasnov told the Izvestia newspaper that restaurateurs will be convinced that the menu should indicate the calorie content of dishes.
According to the current Rules for the provision of catering services, it is mandatory to indicate calorie content only for baby and diet food. The Moscow authorities so far do not suggest any rewards for the availability of this information in the menu of ordinary restaurants and cafes, nor punishments for their absence. They intend to simply negotiate with catering.
Restaurateurs accepted the offer ambiguously: on the one hand, it will not be superfluous to know about the calorie content of food and control its consumption, on the other hand, there are many exotic products on the menu of many establishments, which are not always easy to find out the energy value. According to the Institute of RAMS, the study of only one dish in a restaurant will cost about a thousand rubles.
As Life around was told in the cafe "Jean-Jacques" on Nikitsky Boulevard, now the institution does not indicate the calorie content of the products on the menu and is not going to do it voluntarily, as visitors do not need it. The Strelka bar menu also does not indicate energy value, however, all information about the weight of the dish, its composition and calories is contained in the main approved menu in the office, so if a visitor wants to know the number of calories, they will always be prompted.