Customers at some area chain restaurants will see a new item on the menu this week — calorie counts for regular menu items the change is part of an obama-era rule implemented in early may that. Under the new rule, restaurants in the united states with more than 20 locations have to display calorie counts on their menus.
The calorie count rule applies to chains with 20 or more locations that sell prepared food similar to what is sold at a restaurant, including grocery stores and movie theaters. Panera bread added calorie counts to menu boards in 2010, mcdonald’s started posting them in 2012, and starbucks added them in 2013 nationwide, roughly 230,000 restaurants will fall under the menu labeling law, according to the national restaurant association.
Restaurants are not the only food and beverage establishments subjected to the new rule either, movie theaters and bars with at least 20 chains must also oblige as you do at home when you are able to look at calorie counts on food packages. New fda rules will put calorie counts on menus and many prepared foods by the associated press, diane cho, abc 7 news calories of each food item appear on a mcdonalds drive-thru menu in new york.
New york became a kind of natural experiment when it began requiring chain restaurants to post calorie counts on menus in 2006 many other cities, counties and states followed with their own rules, prompting the national restaurant association to throw its lot in with the consumer health advocates in an attempt to get a federal standard instead of contending with a patchwork. In 2015, new york city updated its longstanding health code rule requiring chain restaurants to post calorie information for menu items, but delayed enforcement in anticipation of an identical federal rule that would make calorie information available in chain restaurants and chain food retailers nationwide. Calorie counts are displayed on the menu at chipotle kris b/yelp diners can no longer claim ignorance over the 1,950 calories contained in one bloomin’ onion: chains with 20 or more locations will be legally required to display calorie content on menus starting on monday, cnn reports , when a long-delayed affordable care act provision finally goes into effect.
Included in the obama-era 2010 affordable care act, the fda argues that the calorie count rule helps to foster healthy lifestyles before this, calorie-counters at most restaurants had to estimate the nutritional value of what they were eating. New york city on friday agreed to postpone enforcement of a rule requiring restaurants, convenience stores and other establishments to post calorie counts for prepared food the move came in response to an industry lawsuit that was supported by the federal government. That’s because a rule that the fda has tried to enact for ages obligating chains to post calorie counts on their menus (which were forced to adapt to new york’s calorie-count law in.
Calorie counts: new menu labeling rule in effect eating out no longer is reserved for birthdays and other special occasions americans eat and drink about one-third of their calories away from home. Calorie counts will be required to be posted at thousands of food selling establishments starting on monday as part of a provision included in obamacare, politico reported the rule is being.
Restaurants, convenience stores, vending machines and pizza delivery services are among the businesses that will have to provide calories counts to consumers starting monday.