The legislation amends the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) rules that went into effect last year. Called the Common Sense Nutrition Disclosure Act of 2015, it passed the house by a 266 to 144 vote. It now goes to the Senate.
A significant change to the law would change “the number of calories contained in the standard menu item, as usually prepared and offered for sale and inserting the number of calories contained in the whole standard menu item, or the number of servings (as reasonably determined by the restaurant or similar retail food establishment) and number of calories per serving, or the number of calories per the common unit division of the standard menu item, such as for a multiserving item that is typically divided before presentation to the consumer."
It also allows for restaurants or any foodservice establishment to post calories online, on an app, or anywhere that isn't a traditional menu.