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  • Obamacare Calorie Posting Regulations to Cost Industry $1.7 Billion

    12/04/2014 4:19:39 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 20 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | December 4, 2014 | BY: Elizabeth Harrington
    The federal government formally completed regulations that will force vending machines and restaurants to display calorie information, which can lead to businesses being fined thousands of dollars for not including the number of calories in a mayonnaise packet. The regulations, which originated in Obamacare, total 319 pages and will cost industry $1.7 billion to comply. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published the final rules last week just before the Thanksgiving holiday, arguing the rules are “an important step for public health.” The final rules increased costs by $542 million from the proposed rules, totaling $531.1 million for vending machines,...
  • New FDA rules will put calorie counts on menus

    11/24/2014 10:01:36 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 37 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 24, 2014 8:36 PM EST | Mary Clare Jalonick
    Counting your calories will become easier under new government rules requiring chain restaurants, supermarkets, convenience stores—and even movie theaters, amusement parks and vending machines—to post the calorie content of food “clearly and conspicuously” on their menus. The Food and Drug Administration plans to announce the long-delayed rules on Tuesday. The regulations will apply to businesses with 20 or more locations and they will be given until November 2015 to comply. The idea is that people may pass on that bacon double cheeseburger at a chain restaurant, hot dog at a gas station or large popcorn at the movie theater if...
  • FDA head says menu labeling 'thorny' issue

    03/12/2013 9:11:33 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 7 replies
    FOX News ^ | March 12, 2013 | Associated Press
    Diners will have to wait a little longer to find calorie counts on most restaurant chain menus, in supermarkets and on vending machines. Writing a new menu labeling law "has gotten extremely thorny," says the head of the Food and Drug Administration, as the agency tries to figure out who should be covered by it. The 2010 health care law charged the FDA with requiring restaurants and other establishments that serve food to put calorie counts on menus and in vending machines.
  • Good Taste: Hell on a Plate

    04/06/2012 11:48:15 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Friday, Apr 6, 2012 | Tamara Palmer
    Food news and views on the Bay Area's most surprising flavorsThe perception of a meal ahead can be highly influenced by what's on the menu. Presupposing that it is clean and relatively free of unappetizing spelling errors, what's most important is that a little bit of care has gone into how food is worded. There's a trend amongst high-end restaurants to just describe the barest elements of a dish on the menu ("Beef, Kumquat, Pine Cone") and leave the rest up to the diner's imagination. Others overdescribe so that there are absolutely no surprises. It's all a delicate balance, though:...
  • Muslim lawsuit, response rile Ohio pork industry

    10/05/2011 11:15:19 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 42 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct. 5, 2011 | ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- A decision by Ohio officials to remove all pork products from prison menus in response to a lawsuit by Muslim inmates is not sitting well with the state's pork producers and processors. Both promise action of their own, including a possible counter lawsuit, to address what they consider an unfair and illogical decision.
  • FDA proposes calorie counts on menus

    04/02/2011 10:11:41 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 61 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | April 2, 2011 | Mary Clare Jalonick
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- It could get harder to indulge in a double cheeseburger and fries without feeling guilty. Menu labeling requirements proposed Friday by the Food and Drug Administration will require chain restaurants with 20 or more locations, along with bakeries, grocery stores, convenience stores and coffee chains, to clearly post the calorie count for each item on their menus. "We've got a huge obesity problem in this country and it's due in part to excess calorie consumption outside the home," says Mike Taylor, FDA deputy commissioner for foods. "Consumers generally when you ask them say they would prefer to...
  • America’s ‘cheapest family’: ‘We are hope and change’

    10/02/2010 7:09:35 AM PDT · by Immerito · 58 replies
    MSNBC ^ | September 29, 2010 | Michael Inbar
    Economides clan defend buying aging meat and other frugal strategies As the American economy sputters and families continue to struggle mightily just to keep their heads above water, the Economides family of Arizona believe they provide a model for how to not just survive, but thrive on a tight budget. Eschewing credit cards, car loans and home equity borrowing, the clan of seven stay solvent and then some on just $44,000 a year — and that includes owning a home in the pricey Phoenix suburb of Scottsdale. Mind you, they eat nutritious meals and their children are decked out in...
  • Calorie lists on menus do affect diner's choices

    12/23/2009 11:15:19 PM PST · by Tamar1973 · 30 replies · 842+ views
    Beyond Koreanfornian Cooking ^ | December 23, 2009 | Tamar1973
    USA Today reported the results of a study by the Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity at Yale University, published in the American Journal of Public Health. The Yale University study divided diners into three groups. • One was given menus with the calories listed for the dinner entrees. • Another group was given menus that cited the calories plus a reference number that showed the recommended daily caloric intake for the average adult: about 2,000. • A third group had menus with no calories listed.

    10/15/2008 8:22:08 AM PDT · by HungarianGypsy · 98 replies · 2,196+ views
    While reading another thread I noticed someone speaking of how they were able to spend $400 per month to feed their small family very well. So, I had an idea of asking how everyone budgets for groceries,
  • Halal food lands on menus

    03/30/2008 7:35:59 AM PDT · by TornadoAlley3 · 112 replies · 3,467+ views
    03/30/08 | NIRAJ WARIKOO
    Rules-link only
  • Menu labeling, trans fat ban approved by the Board of Health (King County, Washington State)

    07/20/2007 1:27:17 PM PDT · by Stoat · 53 replies · 649+ views
    Menu labeling, trans fat ban approved by the Board of Health Thursday, July 19, 2007 KING COUNTY, WASHINGTON - People will be able to make more informed food choices and have a safer food supply as the result of today’s action by the King County Board of Health to require menu labeling in King County chain restaurants and to eliminate artificial trans fat in all King County restaurants. Board of Health members expressed strong support for the decision that will improve the dining experience and the health of the community in the fight against obesity and chronic diseases such...
  • County Bans Trans Fats - New rules: Menus must say what's in your meal

    07/21/2007 2:13:28 AM PDT · by XR7 · 34 replies · 856+ views
    The Seattle Times ^ | 7/20/07 | Carol M. Ostrom
    Despite objections from restaurant owners and food-industry officials, the King County Board of Health on Thursday banned artificial trans fat and required nutrition labeling for menu items in chain restaurants. With the vote, King County joins a handful of jurisdictions in the country to ban artificial trans fats in restaurant meals and becomes only the second to require nutrition labeling on menus. While most restaurant owners and their supporters testified against the trans-fat ban -- most said they're already getting rid of trans fats but they simply hate mandates -- they saved their harshest words for the nutrition-labeling requirement. Chris...
  • Chains refuse to put calories on menus

    06/26/2007 12:17:48 PM PDT · by libertarianPA · 66 replies · 1,330+ views
    AP via Yahoo! News ^ | 6/26/07 | DAVID B. CARUSO
    NEW YORK - Don't expect to see the calorie count for Burger King's Double Whopper with cheese on the menu anytime soon. Burger King, McDonald's and Wendy's are among the chains planning to defy New York City's new rule that they begin posting calories on menus Sunday. Other big fast food eateries like Taco Bell and KFC aren't saying whether they will comply, but with just days to go until the deadline, the menu boards in their Big Apple restaurants remain unchanged. All are hoping a New York Restaurant Association lawsuit in federal court will get the new regulation thrown...
  • NYC councilman wants ban on circulars

    04/30/2007 4:43:44 AM PDT · by libertarianPA · 13 replies · 371+ views
    AP via Yahoo! News ^ | 4/30/07 | AP
    NEW YORK - You've heard of e-mail spam — now a New York City councilman wants to do something about menu spam, the unwanted menus and circulars that have a way of appearing on city doorsteps and under doors. Simcha Felder has introduced legislation that would make it illegal to distribute menus, circulars and fliers to homes and apartment buildings that display a sign indicating promotional materials are unwanted. Felder's bill calls for a fine of at least $50 for distributors that leave them anyway. "This drives people out of their minds," said Felder, a Democrat who represents sections of...
  • Why Her Ladyship calls a spud a spud (backlash brewing against restaurant menu verbosity)

    02/19/2006 1:13:28 AM PST · by Stoat · 70 replies · 1,324+ views
    The Scotsman ^ | February 18, 2006 | LAURA ROBERTS
    Lady Claire insists she loves good food, but prefers to call a potato a potato. Picture: Julie Bull   Why Her Ladyship calls a spud a spud LAURA ROBERTS WOULD madam care for some purée of petit pois and hand-cut pomme frites to accompany her confit of ground lamb encased in a baked pastry shell? If the diner concerned is the Scottish aristocrat and culinary expert Lady Claire Macdonald, the answer would be an emphatic No - though she would not object to peas and chips with her pie. The award-winning cookery writer yesterday said pretentious restaurateurs who serve...
  • Nutritional Info May Find Place on Menus

    02/14/2005 11:31:22 AM PST · by FoxInSocks · 4 replies · 461+ views
    WTOP News ^ | February 14, 2005 | ANGELA DELLI SANTI, Associated Press Writer
    TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - Show a group of nutritionists a 10-ounce restaurant hamburger and a side order of onion rings and have them calculate the number of calories in the meal. Easy, right? Well, not exactly. The food experts consistently underestimated the 1,550-calorie meal _ by an average of 685 calories _ in a study of 200 dietitians by the Center for Science in the Public Interest and New York University. "If well-trained food professionals can't accurately estimate calorie content in a plate of food, you can be sure the average consumer is at a loss when looking at a...
  • Officials weigh merits of calorie counts on menus

    11/03/2003 9:55:27 PM PST · by yonif · 5 replies · 139+ views
    Courier ^ | 11/2/2003 | CHARLOTTE EBY
    WATERLOO --- Ever wonder how many grams of fat are in that fettuccini Alfredo at your favorite restaurant? Or how many calories you're sucking down with that apple martini? The answers to such questions often elude diners who worry eating out is wrecking their diets, Americans eat a large portion of their meals outside the home, a growing trend in recent decades. Experts say giving consumers information about restaurant meals is essential to helping them make good choices. The Food and Drug Administration is looking at the idea of encouraging restaurants to print nutrition information on their menus. Thirty-one percent...