U.S. House Passes Bill to Ease Calorie-Labeling Regulations

February 12, 2016

The bill goes on to the Senate.

The United States House of Representatives has passed a bill that will ease nutritional labeling requirements at American restaurant chains, reports the Associated Press. The bill passed, 266-144, and if signed into law it would put a dent into an FDA mandate issued in November 2014.

The FDA’s mandate called for chain restaurants with 20 or more locations to include calorie counts on their menus by December 2016. The regulations covered all kinds of establishments: fast food, convenience stores, and sit-down restaurants alike. They were the result of a stipulation in the Affordable Care Act, signed…