H.R. 3444 (108th): Menu Education and Labeling Act

Nov 05, 2003 (108th Congress, 2003–2004)
Died (Referred to Committee)
Rosa DeLauro
Representative for Connecticut's 3rd congressional district
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Nov 05, 2003
7 pages

This bill was introduced on November 5, 2003, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Introduced Nov 05, 2003
Referred to Committee Nov 05, 2003
Full Title

To amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to ensure that consumers receive information about the nutritional content of restaurant foods.


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24 cosponsors (24D) (show)

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Menu Education and Labeling Act - Amends the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to require restaurants that are part of a chain of at least 20 outlets doing business under the same trade name to provide the total number of calories, grams of saturated fat plus trans fat, and milligrams of sodium adjacent to any item on menus in a clear and conspicuous manner. Requires vending machines and restaurant menu boards to display the total number of calories of each item.
Requires the Secretary of Health and Human Services to propose implementing regulations within 12 months of the enactment of this Act.
Permits restaurants to provide additional nutritional information. Allows States and local governments to require additional nutritional information.

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