US orders calorie labeling for chain restaurants

The FDA said chain restaurants and vending machines with 20 or more locations would be required to provide customers with full nutritional information about their foodThe United States on Tuesday announced sweeping new rules forcing chain restaurants and pizza parlors to publish calorie counts on menus in an attempt to combat the nation’s obesity epidemic. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said chain restaurants and vending machines with 20 or more locations would be required to provide customers with full nutritional information about the food being sold. “Americans eat and drink one third of their calories away from home and people today expect clear information about the products they consume,” FDA commissioner Margaret Hamburg said in a statement.

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