The new standards will affect everything from chain restaurants to movie theaters. Also, booze.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released new guidelines on Tuesday that will require a sweeping array of establishments and services to provide clearly labeled calorie counts on food and beverages.
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FDA has issued two final rules requiring that calories be listed on certain menus in chain restaurants and other places selling restaurant-type food and on certain vending machines. …
The menu labeling rules take effect in one year for restaurants, and apply to restaurants and similar retail food establishments that are part of a chain with 20 or more locations and that are doing business under the same name; offer basically the same menu items; and sell “restaurant-type” food.
Among the new regulation targets that fall under the criteria of “20 or more locations and that are doing business under the same name”: grocery store salad bars, drive through food, movie theater concessions, and cocktails that appear on menus.