MEC LAUNCHES INITIATIVE ON DISPLAY OF DATA IN MENUS OF RESTAURANTS, CAFES

A circular issued by the Ministry of Economy and Commerce (MEC), in cooperation with the Ministry of Public Health, stipulates that data on food and beverages should be prominently displayed by stores to enable consumers to choose meals with the calorie intake that corresponds to their daily activities.

Obligations applicable to all restaurants and cafes

The general obligations applicable to all restaurants, traditional food outlets, cafes and cafeterias involve the display of mandatory data related to food and meals, which include, among other labels, the type of meal and country of origin (the country of production of the commodity) in the description of food components provided to consumers, whether the meal consists of meat, chicken, fish or others. The data should also include a description of the condition of the ingredients such as if the meat, chicken and fish are fresh, refrigerated or frozen. It is also mandatory to clearly display the weight of main meat, chicken and fish meals.

Source: Government of Qatar