NBC News reports that new rules from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will require calorie information to be posted on popcorn, pizza, and salad bars, although no other information — like fat content — will need to be posted.
“Covered establishments will list calorie information for standard menu items on menus and menu boards and a succinct statement about suggested daily caloric intake,” according to the FDA. “Other nutrient information — total calories, calories from fat, total fat, saturated fat, trans fat, cholesterol, sodium, total carbohydrates, fiber, sugars, and protein — will have to be made available in writing on request.”
The FDA said the intent is to help consumers make better dietary choices and prompt food companies to make healthier products. The final rules were released after intensive lobbying by the food industry.
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