Christopher Waldrop

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Chris Waldrop is the Director of the Food Policy Institute at the Consumer Federation of America where he oversees research and advocacy. He monitors the USDA, FDA and coordinates the Safe Food Coalition, is on the Partnership for Food Safety Education board, and served on a National Academy of Sciences food inspection review.

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The public has until July 5 to tell the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to require chain restaurants to disclose the amount of calories in beer, wine, and spirits, beverages that play a significant factor in America’s battle of the bulge. In an effort to help consumers maintain a healthy weight and reduce health care costs associated with obesity, Congress passed legislation last year instructing the FDA to require chain restaurants to disclose calorie content…