Industry, advocates reach menu-labeling compromise

WASHINGTON A negotiated bipartisan agreement by three U.S. lawmakers that combines key elements of two existing Senate menu-labeling bills is drawing wide praise from inside and outside the industry.

Sens. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, Tom Carper, D-Del., and Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, reached an agreement to support a single uniform national nutrition standard based on two bills: the Labeling Education and Nutrition, or LEAN Act, and the Menu Education and Labeling, or MEAL,

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