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  • FDA unveils new national calorie-posting rules

    Movie theater chains will have to inform patrons how many calories are in those giant buckets of popcorn and restaurants with at least 20 locations will have to reveal the calorie content of their specialty cocktails under new rules unveiled by the Food and Drug Administration.
  • FDA unveils tougher rules for displaying calorie information

    FDA unveils tougher rules for displaying calorie information
    Just as Americans begin to cook their high-calorie Thanksgiving dinners, the U.S. government is enacting sweeping changes it hopes will push people to pay more attention to how many calories they consume away from their dining room tables. The new rules...

    UPDATE 2-U.S. introduces menu calorie labelling to fight obesity

    (Adds comment from the National Grocers Association) By Toni Clarke and Anjali Athavaley Nov 24 (Reuters) - The U.S. government will publish sweeping new rules on Tuesday requiring chain restaurants and large vending machine operators to disclose...

    FDA requires calorie counts for cocktails, theater popcorn, vended food

    FDA requires calorie counts for cocktails, theater popcorn, vended food
    When you're sipping a cocktail, too often the last thing on your mind is how many calories are in your martini glass. The same goes for when you're ferociously shoveling handfuls of popcorn into your mouth at a movie theater. Well, the Food and Drug...

    White House declares war on drug-resistant superbugs

    White House declares war on drug-resistant superbugs
    The White House announced Thursday that it was mobilizing key federal agencies to combat a growing, global health threat -- bacteria that have evolved an immunity to powerful antibiotic drugs. Antibiotic-resistant bacteria cause 2 million illnesses...