Taking Sides: Menu labeling

Taking Sides: Menu labeling

Do you support menu labeling of calorie counts for supermarkets? To carry out provisions in the Affordable Care Act, the FDA issued a proposed rule in April 2011 that would require restaurants and similar food establishments with 20 or more locations to make calorie counts and other nutritional information available to consumers. While many thought this rule would only affect chain restaurants, it is possible the final rule — which could be released before the end of the year — will also apply to supermarkets. The Common Sense Nutrition Disclosure Act, a bill introduced in the Senate and the House of Representatives last year, would limit menu labeling to restaurants.

Jennifer Hatcher, SVP, government and public affairs, FMI

Sometimes we see regulations that were simply designed in a way that makes no sense and will only exacerbate the problems they were supposedly written to correct. The FDA proposed rule for “Nutrition Labeling of Standard Menu Items in Restaurants and Similar Retail Food Establishments” is one of these poorly designed attempts.

Thankfully, a number of legislators in both parties, and both si

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