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Tweak To Food Act Would Extend Nutrition Labeling

Law360 (May 15, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, has proposed amending the federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act to extend food labeling requirements for menu items in large chain restaurants.

Harkin on Thurday introduced S. 1048, a bill that would extend the Nutrition Labeling and Education Act of 1990 to enable customers to make informed choices about the nutritional content of chain restaurants' standard menu items.

The bill's co-sponsors are Sens. Edward Kennedy, D-Mass., John Reed, D-R.I. and Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y. It currently is before the Senate Committee on Health,...
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