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Restaurants, vending machines must display calorie information, FDA rules

Restaurant chains and similar retail food establishments—including movie theaters and amusement parks—across the country have one year to conspicuously display calorie information on menus. Vending machine operators with 20 or more locations will be obliged to follow suit a year after that.

The two new rules, recently finalized by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, come as part of the 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and are intended to help consumers make more informed decisions about the food they eat away from home. Upon customer request, establishments will be required to provide additional nutritional information such as fat content, cholesterol, sodium, carbohydrates, fiber, sugars and protein.

Seasonal menu items, daily specials and most condiments will be exempted. However, the menu-labeling rule does include certain alcoholic beverages.