Summary: H.R.3444 — 108th Congress (2003-2004)All Information (Except Text)

There is one summary for H.R.3444. Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

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Introduced in House (11/05/2003)

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.