Oregon has passed legislation requiring that chain restaurants post calorie information on menus. Oregon’s governor is expected to sign the bill.
Under the new law, restaurants that operate at least 15 locations in the country will be required to display calorie counts for foods on menus (including drive-thru menus). Although some fast food restaurants already display this information in store or online, others refuse to do so.
California is the only other state with a menu labeling law, although other states are considering similar legislation. Congress is also considering several national menu labeling bills. For lots of information on developing or existing legislation in city, state, and federal government, visit the Center for Science in the Public Interest’s site or be its friend on Facebook.
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