Why lawmakers want to give pizza a pass on calorie count rules

The pizza industry has expressed its opposition to new menu labeling regulations that count calories in an unfavorable light. Relief may be on the way thanks to bipartisan legislation proposed to help mom-and-pop pizzerias.

ABC News reports abill introduced by Reps. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Washington, andLoretta Sanchez, D-California, is intended to help smaller stores and restaurants have more guidance and clarity as to where calorie counts need to be listed and the serving size, the lawmakers said today.Among those supporting the bill is the American Pizza Community, a coalition of pizza franchises lead by Domino's Pizza.

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