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FDA Proposed Draft Menu and Vending Machine Labeling Requirements

Categories: Advertising/Marketing,Food/Nutrition,Health/Medical,Laws/Regulations

http://www.fda.gov/NewsEvents/Newsroom/PressAnnouncements/ucm249471.htm

Press release on proposed regulations that would require calorie labeling on restaurant menus, menu boards, in retail food establishments, and on vending machines as a step to fight obesity in the U.S.   From the Food and Drug Administration

2010 Lobbying Disclosure: Observations on Lobbyists’ Compliance with Disclosure Requirements

Categories: Laws/Regulations,Lobbying

http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d11452.pdf

The 4th annual report on lobbyist compliance with disclosure requirements.  Also covers any challenges that lobbyists report to compliance and the effectiveness of enforcement of the requirements.  From the Government Accountability Office

Key Indicator Systems: Experiences of Other National and Subnational Systems Offer Insights for the United States

Categories: Health/Medical,Laws/Regulations,Statistics

http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d11396.pdf

The Patient Protection and  Affordable Care Act authorized the National Academy of Sciences to oversee the development of a key national indicator system for the U.S.  This report looks at how indicator systems are being used,  how they are designed and developed, and factors needed to sustain such a system.  Includes information on 20 indicator systems from diverse U.S. and international areas.  From the Government Accountability Office