Senate considers national standards for menu labeling

Senate considers national standards for menu labeling

WASHINGTON —Acting to head off a spreading patchwork of menu-labeling rules at the state and local levels, a coalition of trade associations and foodservice chains has been working with two U.S. senators to craft legislation that would create a uniform national standard for disclosure of nutrition data.

The new bill, called the Labeling Education and Nutrition, or LEAN, Act of 2008, was unveiled publicly at the

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