Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Restuarants Respond to New FDA Mandate

In 2013, food chains with twenty or more locations will be required to have the calories listed for each item on the menu. Starting in September, McDonald’s promptly added calories to their menus, far ahead of when the mandate actually begins. Other companies are hesitant to start the change because the FDA regulations were not clearly stated thus far. These companies do not want to put extra time and work into the process is more details and requirements will be set later this year. Calorie listing becomes complex is restaurants such as pizzeria’s due to the extra toppings, and these restaurants are searching for the best way to accurately display the calorie amounts.

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