Proposed Bill Would Make Restaurants Post Calories

Law360 (March 11, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A Delaware senator has introduced a bill that would compel restaurant chains to include calories, sugar and sodium amounts and other nutritional information on their menus.

The Labeling Education and Nutrition Act, introduced Tuesday by Sens. Tom Carper (D-Del.) and Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) would require nutritional listing on menus in restaurants and grocery stores that serve prepared food at 20 or more locations.

Sen. Carper cited rising obesity rates and faltering public health as an impetus for the bill. “Healthy nutrition and obesity are national concerns...
To view the full article, register now.
Law360 Pro Say Podcast
Check out Law360's new podcast, Pro Say, which offers a weekly recap of both the biggest stories and hidden gems from the world of law.