Barilla’s Fuzzy Nutrition Information: Four Tortellini Servings For Two People

Barilla’s Fuzzy Nutrition Information: Four Tortellini Servings For Two People

Barilla’s shelf-stable cheese tortellini are a nice quick meal for two. Or is it four? The “dinner for two” branding is all very nice until you flip the package over and read the nutrition information. Two hundred calories per serving – well, that’s pretty reasonable. Four servings per package…wha? [More]

Why A Pint Of Ice Cream Is Never Labeled "1 Serving"

Why A Pint Of Ice Cream Is Never Labeled "1 Serving"

“Serving size: 1 serving,” a bag of frozen ravioli I bought recently read. A pasta Zen koan. It wasn’t a single-serve bag, so could they give me the serving size in ounces? Number of ravioli? Just how arbitrary is this “serving size,” anyway? Slate’s Explainer explains: more so than you’d think. [More]

National Menu Labeling Law Moves Closer To Reality

National Menu Labeling Law Moves Closer To Reality

As states continue to adopt laws requiring chain restaurants to include nutritional information on menus, Congress has been considering proposals for a national menu-labeling law. This week, members of Congress, the restaurant industry, and consumer groups reached agreement on a proposal that they hope to introduce this summer.

Lawsuits Claim Applebee's Weight Watchers Food Has Too Much Fat

Lawsuits Claim Applebee's Weight Watchers Food Has Too Much Fat

Awhile back we posted about some testing done by a group of local news affiliates that showed that the actual amount of fat (and calories) in certain “healthy” menu items from a variety of restaurants was different than what was listed on the menu.

California Assembly Passes Menu Labeling Legislation

California Assembly Passes Menu Labeling Legislation

The California Assembly has passed legislation that will require chain outlets with 15 or more locations to place calorie info on fast food menu boards and nutrition information on restaurant menus. The rule applies only to standard menu items and not to daily specials or custom orders.