Consumer Reports tests restaurant calorie count for accuracy

Federal regulations forcing restaurant chains with more than 20 locations to list calories counts on their menus are stalled.

In the meantime, many restaurants are being proactive by already displaying that information on menus.

Consumer Reports tested to see if the calorie counts at a dozen restaurants listed are accurate. At their lab, testers ground the food to analyze its calorie and fat amounts.

Most of the websites were correct, but a few items Consumer Reports tested were off by a large amount.

For more information, watch the video report in the above player or check out the May 2013 issue of Consumer Reports magazine on newsstands beginning on April 2.

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