Last updated on February 8th, 2016 at 01:09 pm
U.S. House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy says that menu labeling legislation will be voted on in the House of Representatives this week. The bill, House Resolution 2017—the Common Sense Nutrition Disclosure Act—introduced by Reps. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-Washington) and Loretta Sanchez (D-California), is supported by the National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS) and is one of the organization’s top priority legislative issues for 2016.
The legislation would change the FDA’s menu labeling rule, set to go into effect sometime next year, that governs how convenience stores, restaurants, grocery stores and other retail stores that sell ready-to-eat food must disclose the caloric content of those offerings. As written, the FDA’s rule is overly burdensome on the convenience industry. HR 2017 would solve that problem and produce a rule that makes sense for the convenience store industry and others, says NACS.
According to a statement from NACS, “The more members of Congress who hear from their constituents on this issue, the more likely they are to support our position.”