Menu-labeling bill headed for U.S. Senate

WASHINGTON Sen. Thomas Carper announced Tuesday afternoon that he will introduce within a week a federal bill mandating nutrition disclosure from some chain restaurants. Although labeling mandates have been proposed on Capitol Hill before, this one is expected to be supported by industry lobbyists because it would pre-empt a spreading patchwork of local, county and state labeling proposals.

At the National Restaurant Association's Public Affairs Conference here

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