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Faso votes to lessen calorie reveals in restuarants

Feb 08, 2018 3:05 pm
Rep. John Faso (R-Kinderhook) voted with all but one Republican and 32 Democrats to rollback some restaurant food labeling regulations. Faso voted for the Common Sense Nutrition Disclosure Act of 2017 Feb. 6, which passed 266-157. That changes a part of the Affordable Care Act that mandates food establishments that have 20 or more locations and vending machine operators who own or operate 20 or more machines must show consumers calorie information labels. But with this vote, CNN reports, "instead of listing the total calories contained in a menu item when it is offered for sale, such as a shared appetizer, businesses would be allowed to provide just the calories per serving in that 'multiserving' menu item, without disclosing total calories." Carry-out restaurants will only have to put the calorie information on the internet if the bill becomes law.