Legislation Opposing Menu Labeling to be Introduced July 24
Congressman John Carter (R-TX) will introduce legislation next Tuesday, July 24, to prevent the Food & Drug Administration from expanding menu-labeling regulations to grocery store operations.
The National Grocers Association (N.G.A.) is urging grocery operators to show their support on a letter that will be distributed to members of Congress.
A copy of the letter is available here. Sign on by emailing email@example.com.
The letter would help generate additional Congressional co-sponsors and support, as well as highlight the impact of menu labeling at the local store level. N.G.A. and its partners are actively seeking co-sponsors and will continue to do so once the legislation has been introduced.
N.G.A. has partnered with the Food Marketing Institute and the National Association of Convenience Stores, as well as their coalition partners to support this effort.
The menu-labeling requirement is a provision of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act recently ruled constitutional by the U.S. Supreme Court.