Whatever happened to those new chip credit cards & calories on the menu?

(WDEF) – We were promised tougher credit cards that would protect our identities and calories posted on menus.

They both should have happened by 2016.

But they haven’t.

So what went wrong?

Here is a look.

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calories on menus

Calories on Menus
Looking for calorie labels on menus? Not until 2017
By MARY CLARE JALONICK
Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) – Wondering how many calories are in that hamburger? Chain restaurants still don’t have to tell you, despite a 6-year-old law requiring calorie labels on menus.

The rules were passed as part of the health care overhaul in 2010. They will eventually require restaurants and other establishments that sell prepared foods and have 20 or more locations to post the calorie content of food “clearly and conspicuously” on their menus, menu boards and displays.

This month, the Food and Drug Administration said it will delay the rules until 2017. That’s after the agency said last year they would be put in place at the end of 2016.

The years of delays have come as supermarkets, convenience stores and other retailers that are covered by the rules have fiercely lobbied against them.

(Copyright 2016 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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EMV credit cars

New Identity Protection Credit Cards

CardHub’s 2016 EMV Adoption Survey

WASHINGTON (CardHub) – It’s been roughly six months since the October 1 deadline for U.S. merchants to upgrade their payment terminals as part of the country’s shift to smart-chip credit cards. As a result, the credit card comparison website CardHub today released its 2016 EMV Adoption Survey, which gauges the sentiment of both retailers and consumers on the transition.

You can find a few additional highlights below:

  • 42% of retailers have not updated the terminals in any of their stores.
  • 43% of retailers that have experienced data breaches in the past 5 years have not updated their point of sale terminals.
  • 56% of people don’t care if a retailer’s payment terminal is chip-enabled.
  • 41% of people say they don’t have (or don’t know if they have) a smart-chip credit card.
  • 62% of people don’t understand the difference between major card security standards.
  • 41% of people falsely believe debit cards protect them from fraud better than credit cards.

The best and worst compliers so far:

100% (you can use your card anywhere)

Walmart, Target, Home Depot, Walgreens, Rite Aid, Best Buy, Kohl’s, Dollar General, & Gap

Honorable mention to Lowe’s which has hit 93%

0% (you can’t use your card anywhere yet)

Publix, Whole Foods, Food Lion, Aldi, Kmart, J.C. Penney, Bed Bath & Beyond, Ace Hardware, Family Dollar, Staples, Wendy’s, Burger King, Pizza Hut

And these companies have barely begun

Taco Bell (20%), Ross stores (20%), Costco (13%), McDonald’s (13%),  Starbucks (7%), Victoria’s Secret (7%), Bath and Body Works (7%)

Companies that are not compliant right now are on the hook for fraudulent purchases made in these stores.

 

 

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