From today onwards all restaurant chains which are present on more than 20 locations in the US will put the calories contained in the food. Congress passed the Affordable Care Act in 2010, that made mandatory to post the calorie content on food.
Many food chain restaurant including McDonald’s, Panera, and Starbucks started to put calories on the food coverings from many years. These stringent regulations are the barrier for a business lobby as there is no escape plan is open currently.
When consumers visit the store or restaurant, they will find a calorie count of the chart for their each of food item available at the store. Then consumers can decide whether they want to buy or not.
Scott Gottlieb, the FDA Commissioner said in his blog that consumers really wanted to have this information of their food and they wanted to decide what o order after knowing its calories and nutrients value.
He added that amount of calorie found small but after a year you will found that you have consumed 10,000 to 20,000 fewer than usual calories. One among three adults are obese and this labeling will help to reduce the obesity rate and also help those people which are struggling to reduce weight.
Cochrane Collaborative – the firm organizes the research findings and avail the pieces of evidence for the health professionals and patients – reviews and analyses several studies and said that purchase of high-calorie food has been reduced significantly.
The awareness regarding the weight loss and calorie count has led these chains to rethink on their offering food product and try to reduce the calories of their food as well. For instance, chains like McDonald’s has noticed less purchase of the food products for kids with higher calories. They worked to reduce the calories amount in such a food.
Following by McDonald’s Cosi and Maggiano’s are working to reduce the calories and improve their salads to make them lighter.