Calorie count to appear
with many prepared foods
Apparently, the FDA didn’t get the memo since yesterday, it served up rules for nationwide nutritional information labeling. The rules apply to all US restaurants and movie theaters with more than 20 locations. That also includes grocery stores and places where take-out-meals are sold. . The new standard also applies to alcoholic drinks listed on menus. My eyes! My eyes! These rules have been a long time coming – menu labeling became a requirement in 2010 as part of the Affordable Care Act, but the final rules were delayed after pizza and movie theater chains put up a fight. (cough, the end of blissful ignorance, cough)
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WASHINGTON (AP) — "Americans eat and drink about one-third of their calories away from home, and people today expect clear information about the products they consume," FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg said.
SEE THE LABELS
WHY THE RULES
WILL IT WORK?
Even before the new rules were announced, some Republicans in Congress had expressed concern that they would be too burdensome.