Industry, watchdogs prepare to battle over dueling menu-labeling mandates

Industry, watchdogs prepare to battle over dueling menu-labeling mandates

WASHINGTON —Debate over the controversial menu-labeling issue is likely to heat up next year when two federal measures requiring the posting of nutrition data in chain restaurants face off in the 111th U.S. Congress.

Both the Menu Education and Labeling, or MEAL, Act, and the Labeling Education and Nutrition, or LEAN, Act, are expected to be reintroduced early in 2009 when the House of Representatives and the Senate reconv

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