Bill would change nutritional display requirements

Bill would change nutritional display requirements

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- A bill that would keep counties and cities from deciding whether restaurants should be required to display certain nutritional information on menus has been passed by a Senate committee.

Bill sponsor Sen. Howard Stephenson, R-Draper, says the decision should be enforced on a state level, instead of letting counties decide individually.

Melva Sine, president of the Utah Restaurant Association, says letting counties and cities require that restaurants and other eating establishments post updated nutritional information puts a financial strain on small businesses. She says as long as healthy food choices are available, nutritional facts shouldn't be required.

Senate Bill 213 was passed by a Senate committee unanimously and now goes to the Senate floor.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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