Where will calorie labels appear? Not just menus

April 25, 2014 by Mary Clare Jalonick

Diners could soon see calorie counts on menus of chain restaurants.

But what about the roasted chicken sold at , or the hot dogs convenience stores offer? Will movie theaters have to tell patrons the number of calories in a giant soda and bucket of popcorn?

The is closely watching the Food and Drug Administration to see which establishments are included in the final menu labeling rules, expected this year.

The idea is that people may pass on that bacon double cheeseburger if they know it packs 1,000 calories.

The agency issued proposed rules in 2011 but has faced pressure to revise them to exclude retailers like grocery and convenience stores.

The rules could be released soon; the FDA has sent them to the White House.

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