FDA: Calorie count coming to restaurant menus

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration released guidelines requiring chain restaurants with more than 20 locations to post calorie counts for food and certain drinks on menus. The FDA will also require

News 12 Staff

Nov 26, 2014, 4:12 AM

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FDA: Calorie count coming to restaurant menus
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration released guidelines requiring chain restaurants with more than 20 locations to post calorie counts for food and certain drinks on menus.
The FDA will also require calorie counts on menus at chain movie theaters, bowling alleys, amusement parks and even some grocery stores that serve restaurant-style food.
The new guidelines include a calorie count display for vending machine items. Some vending machine owners told News 12 that they aren't happy about the news because they say it's going to cost them a lot of money.
"It is going to cost my business between $100,000-$150,000," said Michael Flazarano, of Deer Hills Vending. He says adding a video display for calorie counts will be costly.
Restaurants nationwide will have one year to add calorie information to menus. Vending machine operators will have to come into compliance with the new rules in two years.
 


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