FDA_NEWS_RELEASE[1] - FDA NEWS RELEASE For Immediate...

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FDA NEWS RELEASE For Immediate Release: April 1, 2011 Media Inquiries: Michael Herndon, 301-796-4673, michael.herndon@fda.hhs.gov Consumer Inquiries: 888-INFO-FDA FDA proposes draft menu and vending machine labeling requirements, invites public to comment on proposals The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today issued two proposed regulations regarding calorie labeling on menus and menu boards in chain restaurants, retail food establishments, and vending machines. The FDA invites input on the proposed regulations by visiting http://www.regulations.gov 1 . “These proposals will ensure that consumers have more information when they make their own food choices,” said Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius. “Giving consumers clear nutritional information makes it easier for them to choose healthier options that can help fight obesity and make us all healthier.” The menu labeling rule proposed today applies to chain restaurants and similar retail food establishments. Specifically, consumers would see calories listed in restaurants and similar retail food establishments that are part of a chain with 20 or more locations doing business under the
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FDA_NEWS_RELEASE[1] - FDA NEWS RELEASE For Immediate...

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