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The Slow Food USA Blog posted:
"Yesterday, President Barack Obama signed the health care bill into law. Tucked away inside the massive piece of legislation, there is provision requiring chain restaurants with 20 or more outlets in the United States to list calorie counts on menus, menu boards, and drive-through displays. The law, which affects over 200,000 U.S. restaurants, also applies to vending machines.
The Food and Drug Administration will create standards for the labeling, which should come into full effect within the next few years."
(I looked it up, in the new law, find it under Division C, Title V, Subtitle C, Part 1, Section 2572)
Too little, too late, and in the wrong place?? (It doesn't address healthy calories, the implementation is years away, and the new law is being hotly contested.)