Restaurants could have to provide customers with information on the fat, sugar and additive content of their meals if suggestions by the FSA were passed as legislation.

The UK's Food Standards Agency has proposed that all restaurants, hotels, cafes and fast-food outlets should label the nutritional contents of their food in order to improve eating habits and tackle the growing problem of obesity.

The FSA admitted that any such legislation is a long way off and would have to be passed by the EU, reported BBC Online.

The UK Restaurant Association criticised the proposals, calling them unnecessary and arguing that they would take away the enjoyment of eating out.