Tesco is phasing out ‘kcal’ from the nutrition information on food products. Only ‘kJ’ will be used. (Information provided by Philip Bladon, and edited by Derek Pollard).
Philip, a member of UKMA, has heard from Tesco that between now and the end of 2009 the use of kilocalories (kcal) as part of the nutrition information provided on its own-label food products will be phased out. From a SI point of view, Philip adds, “Every little helps!”.
Derek noticed during his recent visit to Australia that ‘kcal’ had disappeared from most food packaging, although it was sometimes found on imported food products. Magazine articles relating to cooking and slimming seemed to use only the SI unit, the kilojoule (kJ).