FDA Will Put Calorie Counts on Menus


calorie-menuWhether they want to or not, consumers will soon know how many calories they are eating when ordering off the menu at chain restaurants, picking up prepared foods at supermarkets, and even eating a tub of popcorn at a local park.

The Food and Drug Administration is announcing long-delayed calorie-labeling rules on Tuesday, requiring establishments that sell prepared foods and have 20 or more locations to post the calorie content of food “clearly and conspicuously” on their menus.

Companies will have until November 2015 to comply. The regulations will also apply to convenience stores, bakeries, coffee shops, amusement parks, and vending machines.

FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg said the effort is just one way Americans can combat obesity. Read more.

{Andy Heller-Matzav.com Newscenter}


  1. There is no penalty for lying on the nutrition statement on packaged foods, and probably the same for this new law. It is another food law that is toothless.

  2. In the produce department, each vegetable or fruit or needs a calorie label for its exact weight. Grapes in a cluster need to be labeled individually. Label-makers’ paradise.