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Buried in the middle of the health care reform act is a mandate that will require very visible changes at chain restaurants across the country. When the President signed the bill into law, he set the ball rolling for chain restaurants with 20 or more outlets to post the caloric content of menu items on printed menus, menu boards, and drive-through displays. What will this mean for you?
Millions of Americans enjoy relaxing with a glass of wine, enjoying a beer during the game, or commemorating a milestone with a champagne toast; however, it is important to keep in mind that the old saying, “If some is good, more is better,” can be dangerous when it comes to alcohol consumption. What better a time than during April, Alcohol Awareness Month, to think about the safety of our alcohol consumption habits.
Consumers are paying more attention to their food labels these days, and the federal government is too! The FDA has recently issued warning letters to more than a dozen food manufacturers for putting labels on their products that violate the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act.