The long expected rules are finally official. The Federal Trade Commission has just required restaurant chains to publish all calorie counts on menus boards. All brands over 20 locations must abide to the rule, and it seems to be widely accepted.
"We believe that the Food and Drug Administration has positively addressed the areas of greatest concern with the proposed regulations and is providing the industry with the ability to implement the law in a way that will most benefit consumers." National Restaurant Association CEO Dawn Sweeney comments.
The NRA, along with 70 other groups, pushed for the national menu labeling standard to be implemented. With a year to comply with the new rule, restaurants are able to obtain these counts from nutrient databases, nutrition facts labels, and 'other reasonable means.' Read more here.