Restaurants Must Display Calorie Counts on Menus

by Kathy Jones on  April 2, 2011 at 9:44 PM Diet & Nutrition News   - G J E 4
Restaurant diners in the United States will now get to see how much calories they are chomping down after a new regulation by the Obama administration has made it compulsory for restaurants to display the calorie count under each food item in the menu.
 Restaurants Must Display Calorie Counts on Menus
Restaurants Must Display Calorie Counts on Menus

The regulation is limited to restaurants that have at least 20 outlets across the country while coffee chains, grocery stores, bakeries and convenience stores have also been directed to display the calorie count.

More than 280,000 establishments are expected to be affected by the new regulation though the new menus are not expected to be in force until the next year. However movie theatres, airplanes, bowling alleys and other businesses whose primary concern is not related to selling food items are exempt from the regulation.

"We've got a huge obesity problem in this country and its due in part to excess calorie consumption outside the home. Consumers generally when you ask them say they would prefer to have that information", FDA deputy commissioner for foods, Mike Taylor said.

Source: Medindia

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The people cry for new rules and regulations on calories are the people advocate for the large corporations and franchises. They only know how to work for someone else to get the paycheck. They should try to start up a small coffee shop for themselve to see how it works. Only large corporations and franchises can afford to operate with regulations and rules. That's how they prevent competitors from entering their market and perhaps eliminate competitors with more rules and regulations later on. Soon, we can only eat at corporations owned and franchises' restaurants. There will be no small independent restaurants like we used to have and enjoy in 1980s and 1990s. Welcome to USA business competition in 21st century!
Think2011 Sunday, April 3, 2011

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