Finding Out What’s In Itby Brad Warbiany
We’ll they’ve passed it, so now we can find out what’s in it.
And here’s something that I was a bit surprised to see:
Tucked neatly inside the health reform legislation headed to the Oval Office for a presidential signature is language that will require calorie labeling on chain restaurant menus, menu boards, and drive-through displays, as well as on vending machines. The legislation applies to chains with 20 or more outlets, and requires them to provide additional nutrition information on request.
Similar measures are already in effect or are awaiting implementation in California, Maine, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Oregon, New York City, Philadelphia, and a dozen other localities. The federal standard will supersede the varied state and local requirements.
I wonder what else we’ll find.
Hat Tip: Jacob Sullum @ Reason