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The new menu labeling rules will apply to supermarkets operating 20 or more locations.

Retailers finalize menu labeling rollout

Posting calorie requirements seen as costly to implement, maintain

For most food retailers, the recipes have been analyzed, the calories have been counted and the final preparations have been made.

On May 5, when new menu labeling rules are scheduled to take effect nationwide, consumers across the country will be able to see for themselves exactly how many calories are in that fried chicken tender sandwich from their local supermarket deli.

“We are planning on being ready for the deadline,” said Susan Durfee, director of deli and

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