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Compliance in 2017 With Federal Calorie Labeling in 90 Chain Restaurants and 10 Retail Food Outlets Prior to Required Implementation.
Am J Public Health ; 108(8): 1099-1102, 2018 08.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-29927646
ABSTRACT

OBJECTIVES:

To examine early compliance with the delayed federal calorie labeling regulation that requires posting calories on menus and menu boards at retail food chains with 20 or more establishments nationally.

METHODS:

We explored implementation of calorie labeling at 90 of the largest US chain restaurants and the 10 highest-grossing supermarket chains from May to December 2017. We contacted corporate offices and at least 2 locations for each chain, made site visits when possible, and supplemented these efforts with targeted Internet searches.

RESULTS:

Overall, 71 (79%) restaurant chains partially or fully implemented labeling, as did 9 (90%) supermarket chains. Fast-food and fast-casual restaurants fully implemented labeling at a modestly higher rate than did full-service restaurants.

CONCLUSIONS:

Most of the retail food chains we assessed implemented calorie labeling policies in advance of the May 2018 compliance date. Public Health Implications. Although implementation of federal calorie labeling has been delayed repeatedly in the 8 years since the passage of the legislation, retail food chains have demonstrated a high rate of compliance with calorie labeling in advance of the required May 2018 implementation date. Despite reports from some retail food industries that compliance will be difficult, current implementation shows the feasibility of complying.
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Texto completo: Disponível Coleções: Bases de dados internacionais Base de dados: MEDLINE Assunto principal: Restaurantes / Política Nutricional / Fidelidade a Diretrizes / Fast Foods / Rotulagem de Alimentos Limite: Humanos País/Região como assunto: América do Norte Idioma: Inglês Revista: Am J Public Health Ano de publicação: 2018 Tipo de documento: Artigo País de afiliação: Marrocos