Indiana menu-labeling proposal moves forward

INDIANAPOLIS A bill that would require chain restaurants in Indiana to provide a wide array of nutritional information to customers at the point of purchase came closer to becoming law on Monday.

Indiana House Bill 1207 passed out of committee and could be introduced to the main floor of the state House of Representatives as early as this Thursday.

If passed, the law would require restaurants with 10 or more units in the state to list not only each menu item’s total calories, but also total fat, saturated fat, trans fat, cholesterol, sodium, carbohydrates, fiber, sugar and protein. The information could be posted either on a menu or menu board or on another printed document available to customers at the point of sale.

If passed, the law would go into effect on July 1. Violators would be subject to a fine of up to $1,000 per violation per day.

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