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The Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI), saying that the steady growth in sizes of soft drinks, snack cakes, candy bars, and other foods that are clearly meant for one person to consume in a single sitting is helping fuel the obesity epidemic, has formally petitioned the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to update its labeling rules so consumers can easily see exactly how many calories they’re getting in single-serve bottles and packages.

Conceding that some manufacturers have begun to display the calories and other nutrients in the entire package of their larger single-serving containers, or to provide nutrition information both for a standard serving and the entire package, CSPI nonetheless wants the FDA to create uniform rules.

“Consumers deserve to be able to see at a glance how many calories or how much fat or sugar there is in a single-serving container,” said CSPI executive director Michael F. Jacobson. “Requiring food manufacturers to play by the same rules would help consumers compare apples to apples when comparison shopping on the basis of nutrition.”
KC's View:
Much as we hate to see the government get involved with anything else (since it can’t seem to handle what it already is mixed up in), it would seem to make a kind of sense to have all the labels following the same rules.