Last month we told you that movie theaters were lobbying the FDA and Congress to exempt movie theaters from having to label their concessions with nutritional information. It appears that junk food won this round.
Movie theaters will be exempt from labeling restrictions because they are not technically restaurants, even though it is common knowledge that most of the profits come from food. Meanwhile restaurants with 20 or more locations will have to display calorie counts for individual menu items.
The rule also means that establishments like bowling alleys and fairs will be exempt—and the way I see it, its the fairs that made out the best on this deal. It’s just not smart business to display calorie counts on a fried stick of butter wrapped in bacon.
(via The New York Times)