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FMI says labeling of menu items should not include grocery stores

Group says legislation not intended to apply to grocery stores

December 17, 2012

FMI says labeling of menu items should not include grocery stores

The Food Marketing Institute (FMI) is urging “common sense” in implementing the Nutrition Labeling of Standard Menu Items at Chain Restaurants provision of the Affordable Care Act. FMI wants to make sure mainstream grocery stores are excluded from the provision requiring restaurants to disclose nutrition information. Reps. John Carter (R-TX) and Henry Cuellar (D-TX) and Senator Roy Blunt (R-MO) have introduced legislation that would return the scope of the law to what they say was originally intended by Congress, which never mentioned grocery stores.