Theater chains rally against proposed nutritional information rules
SEATTLE, WA — The nation’s theater chains are filing challenges against new rules proposed by the Food and Drug Administration that would require movie theaters and other businesses that sell refreshments to supply caloric and other nutritional information comparable to that which is currently required on most packaged foods.
“It’s easy enough to blow your whole diet for a week from one snack at the movie theater,” said Margo Wootan, the director of nutrition policy at the Center for Science in the Public Interest in Washington. “Just because you happen to be watching a movie while you’re eating doesn’t mean you aren’t eating out.”
The chains claim that it was not the intent of Congress to require theaters and food stands to provide this information. At least one member of Congress disagrees.
The full story is in the Seattle Times.