The NSW Premier Kristina Keneally said that the first measure that they might take to address the issue of weight gain and obesity in Australians could be to make fast food restaurants display the kilo-joule counts on their menus against every food item mentioned there.
As per the recent rules all NSW significant food retailers with 20 or more than those stores in NSW along with 50 or more stores at a national level will now have to mention kilo-joule information starting the 1st of February.
This new rule will be introduced in the Parliament this week and after this is made a law, it will require food chains like, Pizza Hut, KFC and McDonald's to follow with the new law within 12 months or else face heavy fines.
Ms Keneally gave the assurance that following the new laws would be supervised by a reference group which came up from previous August's Fast Food Forum.
She said that more than half the population was suffering from obesity and almost 25 percent children were fat or obese and still these families continued to dine at popular food chains.
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