The FDA's proposal for calorie labeling at restaurants and prepared-food sections of supermarkets would be costly, burdensome and ineffective for consumers, write Reps. Cathy Rogers, R-Wash., and Loretta Sanchez, D-Calif. The lawmakers note FMI's estimate that the first year of compliance would cost more than $1 billion. Rogers and Sanchez tout the Common Sense Nutrition Disclosure Act as an alternative, to give food marketers flexibility in nutrition labeling.

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