FDA Proposes Calorie Count Rules for U.S. Restaurants
Last week, FDA issued proposed rules that would require some restaurants and fast food chains to post the calorie content of standard menu items. The rules -- which are mandated by the federal health reform law -- would apply to any food-selling chains that have 20 or more locations nationwide and to any businesses that either define themselves as restaurants or devote more than 50% of their floor area to the sale of food.
- "FDA Proposes Calorie Labels for Fast Food Chains, Restaurants Nationwide" (Zajac, Los Angeles Times, 4/1).
- "FDA Sets Rules for Vending Machine Calorie Info"(Walker, MedPage Today, 4/1).