U.S. Sens. Tom Carper (D-DE) and Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) introduced the Labeling Education and Nutrition Act, which would require restaurants and grocery stores that serve prepared foods and have 20 or more locations to disclose calories for each menu item. Under the bill, calories will be posted directly on the menu, menu board or in one of the approved alternative ways, such as a menu insert or a sign directly next to the menu board. Full Story
Sunday, September 28, 2008
MORE GOVERNMENT RED TAPE
Opinion: The government is creating more hoops for food service operators to jump through. It should be acceptable that calorie and nutrition information be available on a standard sheet of paper or in a digital kiosk. Some supermarkets and fuel centers have computer kiosks for placing orders. Have seen these at Wawa fuel stations and at Ukrop's supermarkets in Virginia. The nutrition information could be part of this system. Might cost big money to have the system upgraded. Just another additional cost of doing business thrust upon the business enterprise.