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Alcoholic Beverages May Get Nutrition Labels So You’ll Know How Many Calories You’re Guzzling

Ah, the sweet, sweet oblivion of not knowing how many calories you’re drinking in that beer because you’ve refrained from looking it up on the Internet! Hold onto that feeling for as long as you can, if you’re the type to stick your head in the sand when it comes to nutritional info. Those facts may soon be staring you down from a bottle of wine, beer or liquor, whether you want to know or not. [More]

McDonald's Menu Boards To Reveal How Many Calories Are Going Along For The Ride With That Big Mac

McDonald's Menu Boards To Reveal How Many Calories Are Going Along For The Ride With That Big Mac

You’re going to have a lot harder time avoiding the plain truth of how many calories you’re ingesting along with that Big Mac and fries at a McDonald’s near you soon. The company announced that it will now be posting the caloric content of all its items on menu boards and drive-thru menus across the U.S. It’s a big move for the fast food industry, one that other chains could feel compelled to follow its lead. [More]

FDA Proposes More Food Establishments Provide Calorie Info In Menus

FDA Proposes More Food Establishments Provide Calorie Info In Menus

Maybe you won’t want to eat that double bacon cheeseburger and large fries if the menu you order it from says its 1,600 calories. At least that’s wht the Food and Drug Administration is hoping with their proposal that menus be required to list calorie counts at chain restaurants, bakeries, grocery stores, convenience stores and coffee chains. [More]

Meat & Poultry To Get Detailed Nutritional Labels Starting In 2012

Meat & Poultry To Get Detailed Nutritional Labels Starting In 2012

In what the USDA says is an attempt to better inform the meat-buying public about the products they buy, many popular cuts of meat and poultry will be required to carry labels with detailed nutritional information. [More]

Behold The 6880 Calorie Burger King Tower Of Meat

Behold The 6880 Calorie Burger King Tower Of Meat

Burger King’s nutritional information page is apparently quite a lot of fun. If you find it necessary you can create a multi-patty superburger with 6880 calories. Instructions, inside. [More]

How Healthy Is This Juice? Depends If You Speak English Or Spanish

How Healthy Is This Juice? Depends If You Speak English Or Spanish

Orchida Coconut Juice displays nutrition data in both English and Spanish, but the values aren’t the same. The English nutrition panels claims that the juice has 240 calories and no fat. Apparently, our Spanish-speaking friends are supposed to read that as 150 calories and 2.5 grams of fat. Pictures of the strange panels, inside…

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.

Oregon Set To Require Menu Labeling For Chain Restaurants

Oregon Set To Require Menu Labeling For Chain Restaurants

Oregon has passed legislation requiring that chain restaurants post calorie information on menus. Oregon’s governor is expected to sign the bill.

Baskin Robbins Death Shake Has 2,300 Calories

Baskin Robbins Death Shake Has 2,300 Calories

Last time I checked, an adult male should consume 2,500 calories a day, and this shake nearly meets that requirement! The saturated fat present in that shake is over 3 times the RDA of 20 grams, which will put you on the fast track for heart disease. Of course, that’s if the Type 2 diabetes caused by all 266 grams of that sugar doesn’t get you first.

Blimpie, Please Put Your Nutritional Info Back Online

Blimpie, Please Put Your Nutritional Info Back Online

UPDATE: Judge Says States, Cities May Require Nutrition Labeling at Restaurants

UPDATE: Judge Says States, Cities May Require Nutrition Labeling at Restaurants

The judge in New York City found that the city’s menu labeling regulation is preempted only in one, easily fixable way.

There's Apparently Not Enough Room For Jell-O Pudding Pops Nutritional Information

There's Apparently Not Enough Room For Jell-O Pudding Pops Nutritional Information

“I was out shopping the other day when a box of Popsicle brand Jell-O Pudding Pops caught my eye. My local supermarket doesn’t carry them, so I thought I’d pick up a box as a treat. When going to open the box at home, I noticed a very suspicious location for the perforated tear-away opening strip.

Attack Of The 2,000 Calorie Appetizers

Attack Of The 2,000 Calorie Appetizers

Uno Chicago Grill’s “Pizza Skins.” “We start with our famous deep dish crust, add mozzarella and red bliss mashed potatoes, and top it off with crispy bacon, cheddar, and sour cream,” says the menu. The menu doesn’t disclose that this fusion of pizza and potato skins–which is meant to precede a meal of pizza–packs 2,050 calories, 48 grams of saturated fat, and 3,140 milligrams of sodium (more than a day’s worth). “Even if you split it with two other people, it’s like eating dinner before your dinner even hits the table,” Jacobson said.

Nutritional info really should be available, don’t you think?—MEGHANN MARCO