On each beer, the alcohol content is, but not how many calories it contains. For beverages containing more than 1.2 percent alcohol, a derogation for the nutritional information applies to date. The result of this is that for non-alcoholic beer on the label, the calories need to be specified, for normal beer.
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The Breweries want to now on a voluntary Basis, on all Beers and mixed beer the calorie content of drinks. The German brewers ‘ Association and the Association of Private Breweries announced on Friday. However, previously, the EU had pressed for Commission.
The Breweries will implement in this year. “All the major German Breweries”, said Holger Eichele, Director General of the Brauerbunds. It could take in some Breweries a little, because the rest would be used stocks of old labels first. According to the Brewers Federation, many consumers overestimate the calorific value of beer.
A Pils contains, according to the industry 40 kilo calories per 100 grams, a 0.5-liter bottle is around 200 calories. In a survey last fall, 42 percent of the respondents would have the calorie content as is estimated to be higher, 31 percent didn’t know the answer, right 19 per cent had replied. On a par with the Pilsner, the wheat beer is. Export beer has 53 calories a slightly higher calorific value, light Bock beer comes in at around 70 calories per 100 grams.